|Occurred : 6/30/1967 21:30 (Entered as : 06/30/1967 21:30)
Reported: 12/2/2003 6:01:49 PM 18:01
Location: Aiken, SC
|Strange oval shaped silent metallic object about 2000 feet ovrehead with four oscillating lights
At sixteen years of age I was observing the sky in my own yard with a new refractor telescope my parents had bought me. A family re-union was taking place inside my home at the time and several others were with me while observing. Out of nowhere an oval craft appeared about 1,500 feet directly over our heads. The craft was completely silent and appeared to be about 30-50 feet long. It was metallic on the bottom and had four oscillating soft looking lights. The color of the lights were white, amber, purpleish and green. Ocillation events for these four lights occurred about every second or two. The craft stayed in this position long enough for me to grab a few of the other relatives inside, one of whom was my uncle who had a commercial flying liscense. My uncle immediately called a nearby radar station at a local airport. They stated they didn't see anything unusual on their screens. After about three minutes the object left out of sight at a 45 degree angle at tremendous speed (no trail and still no sound). I estimate its speed must have been every bit as fast as a meteor since it completely disappeared from sight into a clear night sky within two seconds. To this date I am still mystified by what we saw and can not begin to even guess at the technology employed by this object. The Air Force Project Blue Book mission caught wind of the report in our local paper and sent me a 20 page report to fill out. I was already deeply into astronomy at the time and even then found the report criteria quite insulting (ie; where was the moon, how big was the moon, etc). All I know is that I have seen strange aircraft, the planets, and lots of other celestial objects most of my life but this was not even close to being an astronomical event or piece of earthly origin equipment. Thirty six years later and I still find myself considering hyposis to try and better understand this unusual event. I think I'll make that promise to myself as a New Year's resolution.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))