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Occurred : 4/1/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 04/01/1996 22:00)
Reported: 2/25/2005 9:01:07 AM 09:01
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Shape: Formation
Light formations over Harrisburg, PA on 4/1/96.

My roommate and I were returning from the Mall in Harrisburg. The mall was ready to close so the time was about 10pm when we were driving back to our apartment which was located off of progress avenue on the hill above Widener University school of law. I was riding in the passenger seat and notices a round, yellowish light in the sky. Then what seemed a few feet to the right of that light another light "turned on". Then another and another. Ultimately, there were six lights in the sky that looked like this: O O O O O O. I told my roomate to pull the car over. When he did the lights were gone. I got out of the car and noticed a very small red dot in the sky. It was a light. It was moving very, very fast from right to left, then up and down and all over the place. Then it would stop. Once it was stopped, a few seconds later the light formation would start again like I described above. We drove around the backroads there for about an hour following it. What scared my the most about this UFO was that someone apparently saw on 9/18/02 (posted on this site on 3/21/03).

The strangest part is when we got very close to the lights. Right by this old farm house that has a big pond on the side of their home. I was very familiar with this road becuase it was a very beautiful place to walk/run as I would often jog on that road for exercise. We pulled over into the driveway of the farm house. We pulled over because there was anohter man who had seen the light and pulled over also. We got out of the car. At that time there was only one light and it was floating toward us. It came over a bunch of pine trees and across a field directly toward me and my roomate. He got scared as it got to about 40 yards from us. He begged for me to get in the car but I couldn't move. I wasn't scared. I was amazed. He got back into his car. The light came toward me and the stranger that had pulled over. It was getting closer and closer. It was a large, warm glowing light. It was beautiful. I felt no danger. It's weird to say this but I felt very safe, almost like I was being comforted a bit somehow. It sounds stupid but it's true. Well, as the light got closer, now it was about 20 yards away, a car came down the road from our right and the way the road bends the cars headlights blinded me and the stranger. When the car passed us the light was gone and that's how the entire incident ended. The stranger jumped in his car and took off. My roomate was yelling at me at that point to get in the car. We went back to our apartment and called all our frineds. They didn't believe us becasue it was April fools day. I called 911 and told them what I saw.

Well, the next day in class I drew a picture of the formation of lights for one of my frineds. One month later that friend called me and told me to turn on the tv. In May of 1996 there was a similar sighting in Arizona and it was on videotape. My friend was freaked out becuase of my drawing and how much it looked like the UFO over Arizona.

We wereI was apparently not the only person in Harrisburg to see that UFO that night as it made the local news. They discounted it as a flare from an f-16 which is used as a decoy from heat seaking missles. I found it interesting when the Arizona UFO was discounted they same way, saying it was a flare. If the government has a flare that can float and hover and light up for over an hour then fine. That's what I saw. However, the flare that they showed on the news that the f-16's drop fall to the ground like a brick. That's not what we saw. I'd love to talk to the girls that saw the similar UFO on 9/18/02. I think we saw the same thing.