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UFO Sighting Report

Date:

September, 1973

Location:

Bay City, Michigan, United States

Summary:

A yellow shaped saucer hovered over my neighbor's square ranch style home. It was about the same size of the house. The saucer had red and white lights blinking around it' s edge.

Date Reported:

4/5/2013 10:05:43 AM

Sighting Time: 

8:30-9:15pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

2 to 3 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Saucer shaped almost the size of the square ranch home it hovered over. I think the home is around 1500 square feet. The color was a glowing yellow with a pattern of 3 red and 3 white lights all the way around the edge of the saucer. The lights blinked sequencially around the saucer.

Size of Object(s)

Almost the size of a 1500 sq foot square ranch home. I think it was hovering about 20 to 30 feet above the home. The size and how still it was wowed me.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Urban neighborhood with middle income homes. It did go towards the Saginaw Bay. Now that I think of it, there was a power plant near that area but it didn't seem to be going in that area. It left in a hurry and disappeared quickly.

Full Description & Details

I was 10 years old. My youngest sister was already in bed. It was a warm evening because we had windows opened. My mother, my older sister and I were watching television. I heard an unusual swishing sound and could not hear the T.V. I looked around the room and saw that both my mother and sister were still looking at the television. When their puzzled faces showed me that they were confused by the sound, I walked over to the front door of the livingroom. This door was opened and the storm door was closed with the screen opened. I looked towards the northwest across the street and saw a yellow saucer aircraft hovering over my neighbor's home. I yelled to my mother to look. Both my sister and mother came to where I stood. The saucer at this point, exited o the north towards the Saginaw Bay. It quickly, but very silently, flew away. My little sister had entered the room after it flew away. My mother, not wanting to scare her, told her to get back to bed. She asked what was going on and my mother's quick reply was "nothing". We were told not to say anything to my young sister about what we saw. My mother from that day, on refused that she saw anything. She finally admitted that she saw the saucer when we were watching the night sky about five years. I don't think that my older sister came to the door before it flew away. As I remember, we never called anyone to report it. I checked the newspaper for days thinking that someone else surely had heard or seen something that warm evening. When I asked my friends that live next door and behind us, neither of them heard nor saw anything unusual that evening. They also, like us, had their windows opened. I knew that it was around 8 or 9 pm because as I recall we were watching the Partidge Family. All of the children in the neighborhood were always back indoors and showered before the Brady Bunch started. My oldest sister, to this day, has no recollection of that night. My youngest sister remembers that night and how she wanted to know what was going on.

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

No. My 5th grade teacher said it probably was a weather balloon. I was a child that like to star gaze at night. I continued to watch the sky since this event hoping to see what I saw. I wanted to prove to skeptical people that it was real. I have since seen weather balloons. Their size is minuscule compared to the size of the saucer I saw. I still do not understand the sound we heard that our neighbors did not hear. The sound interfered with our ability to hear the tv. The show continued th play without any interference.

Witness Background

At the time of the sighting... I was 10 years old attending a Catholic elementary school. I am now a Special Education teacher with 22 years of experience. I will soon turn 50 and still recall that night. I will draw a pic later if you send me a reminder... Not sure how to do on the iPad.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I was skeptical before and now believe we should be learning from the technology. This has to be a more advanced civilization. I had seen very few shows about UFO sightings prior. I never seen anything on television that looked like what we saw.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Midland, Michigan

Age: 

49

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