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Occurred : 8/12/1980 17:45 (Entered as : 8/12/1980 5.45 pm)
Reported: 12/6/2002 1:15:50 PM 13:15
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Taunton, MA
Shape: Disk
Duration:unkown
disk witnessed by parents over taunton mass main street 1980

Hi, Im listing this report, in hopes of confirmation, of this exsperience, it was a warm summer evening in august of 1980, I was riding my bike home from morton hospital where I worked in the dietary dept, as I approched tremont street, where I lived, I saw a fire ball shoot across the sky it was dusk, as I entered my driveway my parents car pulled in first, it was odd to see my mom shaking and then run into the house, my father, was sitting on a embankment next to our porch shaking his head in disbelief this is pretty much word for word what they told me, they had gone down to the cape for an evening, on the way home they stopped as usual at a used book dealer, whe they entered down town taunton, they were on main street, stopping for a train, in front of what was bradleys dept store at the time, they saw a bright red light appear over the top of a four story elderly complexas it approched them it suddenly lit up and into two disk, like a pie plate inverted and another b! eneath, my mother has poor vision and is legally blind in one eye, she described it as a merry goroundi the sky, my father told ,me that it was so large if any one had been standing looking out they would have been the size of match sticks the object had reflective panels revolving around it, and cross lights on its under side, it shot a cross the sky only showing its red light,my question was why did'nt any one else see this object, they made reports to the taunton police, the following day in our local paper, there was an photograph of what was described as a castle floating over a rehobeth mass resovoire, do you have any information on this event, please contact me if so thanks ((name and contact information deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))