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UFO Sighting Report


August, 1956


Colorado Springs, Colorado,


Mild summer evening after dark in Aug 1956 several UFO's put on quite a show that lasted up to about 1/2 hr. It was broadcast on a radio station so numerous people saw this show.. There were 3 saucer-shaped UFO's, one came quite close.

Date Reported:

2/25/2012 5:56:37 PM

Sighting Time: 

9:30 pm MT



No. of Witnesses: 



about 1/2 hour

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The nearest UFO was a round disc-like, or saucer, shape with rotating bright red, white & blue flashing lights. Very easily seen against the very starry night sky, and appeared to take up a larger portion of the sky. The other two UFO's were a little harder to make out because they appeared further away. Their lights were white.

Size of Object(s)

Relative size for the nearest UFO appeared to be about 12-14 inches across. Actual size would be impossible to determine after this many years. It easily blocked out a small portion of the starry sky. The other two could be blocked by one hand.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

My own estimate would be about 1 mile or a little less.

Description of Area / Surroundings

This sighting took place in a densely populated residential area of town. ENT Air Force base was to the north but there was no air strip nearby.. At that time ENT Air Force had only office buildings.

Full Description & Details

While listening to the radio one evening, I noticed neighbors next door standing in the driveway, looking up & pointing to the sky. I joined them for the most exciting event I ever saw in my 72 year lifetime.

There were 3 UFO's darting back & forth, very fast, in the sky (We still don't have anything that moves that fast, even today in 2012). One came quite close, hovering in one spot and flashing red, white & blue lights around the outside edge of the saucer-shaped ship (not much different than what was seen in the movie UFO's, except there was no particular sequence). This went on for some time before it rejoined the other 2 UFO's in their fast "dance" around the sky. If my memory serves my correctly, they all used only white lights, except for the one who put on the show for us. The UFO's disappeared in a "blink of an eye" shortly after that. I use that expression because that is the best description of just how fast they disappeared.

I figure most of the Colorado Springs residents must have been watching that show put on by the UFO's. Unfortunately, I failed to take a picture or save anything the newspapers might have reported about this incident. I regreat that to this day, but I will forever remember that night in August 1956.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

In no way could this sighting be anything but UFO's due to the size and speed of those ships. We had nothing that rivaled that UFO at that time, 1956, nor do I think we have anything like that in existance now, in 2012.

Witness Background

Now retired from US West, a telecommunications company. My job was data input for information technology. I now live in western Colorado where there have been UFO sightings for years. I too, have sighted a few UFO's but none like the first one in Colorado Springs when I was 17 yrs old.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Don't remember ever hearing of UFO's until that sighting.

Other Comments

There has to many others who have reported this particular sighting in Colorado Springs, especially since it was also covered by one, or more, radio stations. I've always felt that our government has kept this under cover all these years.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Only to family & friends

Your Location: 

Montrose, CO - USA



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