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Occurred : 5/19/1973 20:10 (Entered as : 05/19/1973 20:10)
Reported: 6/7/2004 10:05:36 AM 10:05
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: Huntsville (Redstone Arsenal), AL
Shape: Disk
Duration:45 minutes
We were in the U.S. Army at the time and 18 years old.

The night before we watched the Skylab as was reported on the radio to do a flyby. We saw what looked like a star moving from east to west. Another star like light moved from the north to the south and intersected with the craft. Followed it for a distance and then headed south. I can't remember if it was the next day or that same night.

Then the radio reported that the shielding was missing.

Sometme later i can't remember when my brother in law motioned me out to watch what appearred to be a saucer shape craft over Redstone which was the secret part of the base. We grabbed the binucalers and camera to watch the event.

After 15 minutes of watching the craft then two c-134 aircraft rotatiated around the craft and diving at it. It fired a white beam like a laser at the plane and the plane flew overhead and left.

5 minutes later a jet fighter flew in and dived at the craft and circled it until the craft went below tree top level.

Watched for another 45 minutes and the airport for Huntsvive was quiet until 2am.

If you have any questions I cann be reached at, 330-((number deleted)) or cell 330 ((number deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Time and date are approximate. PD))