2/25/2012 5:56:37 PM
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.
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.
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.
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 To:Only to family & friends
Your Location:Montrose, CO - USA