8/20/2012 12:25:41 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
They were shinny silver disc's 30 to 50 feet in diameter. No protrusions, flight surfaces, windows, had smooth surfaces rounded edges on the complete circumference with no visible seams cracks or openings of any kind.
Size of Object(s)
30 to 50 feet depending on actual altitude but I estimate they were about 1500 ft above the ground
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
As above about 1500 feet
Description of Area / Surroundings
Sunny day no clouds in the sky. We just came out of the Salt River Canyon. High desert rocky terrain with bushes and rocks
Full Description & Details
On the morning of Novemer 6, 1975 me, my wife, mother and my young son were traveling north on hwy 60 in route to property I bought 14 miles seat of Show Low. We had just passed the Cibecue cut off on hwy 60 and my wife said what is that in the sky. I looked up leaning forward a bit toward my stealing wheel looking up and slightly to the left and seen two flying disc's going the same way I was driving. I was in a 1974 Dodge Colt drive about 40-45 miles per hour. There was an incline in the road and the car lacked power to go any faster. The two disc's remained with us at that speed. We watched while driving and after a minute or two they made a hard right turn and flew across my windshield to the lower right side of the windshield where we lost sight of them for rocks and bushes as they flew into a lower area of the terrain. We couldn't believe our eyes and began to take about what we just seen. We continued to drive north for about 5 or 6 miles and my wife said here they come again now approaching from the east. They took up the same position above my car as they were at our first sighting minutes ago. One disc was a bit forward of the other like the left one was forward and the other was behind a bit on the right. I pulled my car off the road so I could get out to view this in creditable sight. My mother in the back seat with my son said Kenny please don't stop and get out. She repeated that at least two times. I said Ma I have to stop get out to see this. She remained in the car scared to get out. My wife and son both got out with me to watch as they just meandered down the road at what I would say about 1500 feet above the ground. I would estimate their size to be maybe 30 to 50 feet in diameter. As we watched they began to cross the highway heading to the northeast and angled up at about a 60 degree angle. As they flew off slowly they kept getting smaller at distance till we couldn't see they any more. The last thing i said was they looked like silver dollars flying away. We watched for minutes and they were gone. When we arrived home very late in the morning after viewing our property we went to bed. Later that afternoon we were watching channel 10 KOOL News while talking when we seen a blip about a men being abducted in the forest right where we were or very close to where we were. I called KOOL to see what that was about and was told they didn't know much at that time but it appeared a man went missing and was presumed abducted. The man at KOOL told me to report this to the sheriff and I did. A sheriff in Holbrook took my report and said if they needed anything further they would contact me. They never did. I was also advised to call APRO and eventually got through to them and they sent a long report form maybe 4 or 5 pages in length to me which I filled out and sent back. I got a acknowledgement notice from them. As time passed we found out it was Travis Walton who was abducted. I worked at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel as a building engineer and at times could listen to the radio. One night I heard Travis Walton on talk radio being hammered about his exerience and decided to write him a letter in support. After a few days I mailed an 8 page letter to Snowflake not having a box number or address for Travis and he got the letter. A couple weeks later I received a post card from him thanking me for the letter and also advised me to be careful who I tell this story to because it could ruin my life. Two years later I visited Travis in Snowflake while camping on on my property which wasn't far from his home. We talked about this event at length. We left and over the years I have spoke to him a couple of time by phone and one time I took my son up again camping and stopped at his house. My son couldn't remember any of this as he was 4 years old at the time of the sighting, but he sure wanted to meet Travis and did. I talked to Mike Rogers a time or two on the phone and had no further contact with any of them. This past Christmas my daughter bought me a 6 pack set of DVD's History Channel UFO Files. As I watched the DVD's I seen mention of MUFON and decided to contact them to report to them. I indicated that I was 66 years old and a recipient of a heart transplant now 5 years ago and could pass away and wanted them to have a report. They wrote back asking if I'd please do that. I did this several months ago and while viewing web sights seen your form and thought I'd do the same now. Travis' story is true and I'm here to support him one more time. My sighting was directly related to his abduction . I swear to you and the Lord Jesus Christ my story is true and as accurate as I can tell it. Thank you for the opportunity to give you this report as well. Ken Longtin
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
No these didn't have any flight characteristics of any aircraft I know of. They did a hard 90 degree turn with no banking and with great speed. Absolutely no sound. I believe not of this Earth
Reitred journeyman Power Plant Mechanic, Top Secret Document Processing Clerk U S Army HQ VII Corps, Also Building Engineer Arizona Biltmore Hotel Phoenix AZ, USAF Reserve Flight Mechanic/ Flight Engineer CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Helicopters
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
When I was a young boy we seen a dark round object over Lake Michigan at Stevenville Michigan and nothing further until November 6, 1975. Since the Lake Michigan event I've had an open mind to what is or could be in our skies.
They were perfectly round as reported my mother as they passed over my car coming from the east in our second sighting that morning. The top and bottom were slightly curved up from outside edge to middle. A perfect saucer shape.
Reported To:County Sheriff APRO Lorenzens and MUFON Clifford Clift
Name:Kenneth A. Longtin
Your Location:Was Phoenix AZ now Coeur d' Alene ID