5/3/2006 8:04:39 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The object was massive and huge, Oblate Spheroid shape. I could only see most of the bottom of this silver-gray object. At the distance at the first set of clouds, but above it, this "object" hovered between that layer and the second set of clouds.
Size of Object(s)
If this "Object" were to sit on Earth, I swear it had to be more than a football field in size. I could not see anything but a clean underbottom. It was perfectly round, but at that distance, I could see a slight tilt in the way I sat in my car, and the way this object was hovering above. I actually did measure with my hands that day, using both hands to measure the height above ground and distance across. I was a bit nervous of my first sighting that I did not want to lose sight of it. I kept wondering what will people think when I tell them of my accounting of what I had seen.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Military Base. Fort Carson, Colorado, USA.
Full Description & Details
While periodically glanced upward to the traffic light, a huge, silverish-gray disk suddenly appeared through the first set of low clouds! It hovered up there above that first level of clouds. I was in disbelief! I continued to shout aloud inside my car, "Holy Jesus!" and other things I cannot recall. I simply would not have believed anyone's stories of UFO sightings until I saw that one that day. Before the red light turned to green, and me smiling from ear to ear as if I was one lucky or unfortunate guy, this huge disk took off in a flash to my right, making it appear as if there was a tail trailing behind it. I believe that "tail" was actually due to the fact that my eye could not keep up with its speed! I reported this incident to my fellow soldier, SSG Celso Lujan and to CPT Raymond Wixom, who thought I was losing my mind. The following day, SSG Lujan, while reading the Colorado Springs Telegraph Gazette or The Sun paper, started screaming out to me to come quick. In that paper was an article by the UP that reported that over 500,000 people in Australia or New Zealand had seen the exact same object that I had just seen the day before! CPT Wixom and SSG Lujan then did not know what to make of what I had reported to them the day before. I think the date was in April 1986 or sometime in early 1987.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
After having seen this Object, NO WAY could this have been made or designed by Earth people as I know today. This thing took off at a speed to hard to imagine. In an instant, it moved slightly to the left and like a blink of an eye, it took off to the right of my view!
I was a Legal Noncommissioned Officer at the time of my sighting this UFO "object". At the time of my service around 1986, I had been about 13 years of active duty.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I would never have believed anyone's accounting of seeing a UFO or such. I NOW BELIEVE, BECAUSE I WITNESSED ONE MYSELF. GIVE ME A TRUTH SERUM, AND THE TRUTH COMES OUT, WHAT I SAW. CONTACT THOSE I REPORTED TO, AND THEY SHOULD RECALL. THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, REPORTING THAT OVER 500,000 PEOPLE CONTINENTS AWAY, DEPICTING THE SAME THING I REPORTED TO SSG LUJAN AND TO CPT. WIXOM.
I still look to the skies. I now live in Connecticut. I have not seen anything since. I will remember this event of what I saw until the day I die. I am a believer now. I often wonder why Me, of all the people stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, that day, was I the only one to have seen it. Or was I? I ask myself, "Why was I permitted to see this above me while at a traffic light at near noon-time" and "Am I lucky to have seen this, or was this a curse" Was I supposed to see this to discount my disbeliefs of those other's stories? Stories of UFO sightings really did bore me Until That Day.
Reported To:Staff Sergeant Celso Lujan, and to Captain Raymond G. Wixom, at Staff Judge Advocate General's Office, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Name:Gregory M. Hansford
Your Location:Meriden, CT, USA
Age:in my 50's