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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1976 12:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1976 12:00)
Reported: 11/19/2006 8:57:00 PM 20:57
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5-10 minutes
Midday observation of cylinder type wingless craft with pointed top which flew horizontally.

I was approximately 12 years old, it was summer break. I had been playing a ballgame with Barry F., Scott K., and Denny W. It was lunch time and those three went to their respective houses to eat lunch. I usually did not eat lunch so I waited in the open carport of Scott's house.

It was approximately noon, it has been a long time so I am estimating the approximately month, day, and year. It was near the intersection of Showalter Court and Seabridge Drive in the Laurel Park Subdivision in Orlando, Florida. Barry's house was on the southeast corner, Denny's house was on the northeast corner, and Scott's house was one house to the east of Barry's house.

I sat in the carport of Scott's house facing north. I observed a white or silver in color craft which looked like a rocket sideways, a cylinder with a pointed top. But the rocket looking craft was not flying upwards like a rocket launch, the craft was flying sideways in a counterclockwise motion from north to the west to the south very slowly. The craft did not have wings.

I lived not too far from what is today the Orlando International Airport, but then it was not an International Airport. And I had lived near McCoy Airforce Base before that house, so I had seen plenty of airplanes and jets.

When I saw the craft I immediately began yelling for the occupants inside Scott's house to come out. I was even banging on the door. Finally, Scott's older sisters which were in high school came out. But the craft had flown to the west out of sight. I was very nervous trying to explain to them what I saw, but it was not there when they came out.

I then ran home as fast as I could. I began explaining to my mom and grabbed her by the hand to come outside and look at the strange craft. But two story apartments were built to the south of our home and the apartments blocked the view of the craft as it flew from the west to the south still in a circular counterclockwise motion.

I had not talked about the incident for almost 23 years when I had a great aunt on my maternal side come visit and have dinner. During the night she mentioned about actual encounters with alien beings which included time loss, implantation of a device (which she states her doctor removed from her abdomen), and several follow up visits by aliens. I had not said a thing to her when she confronted me about seeing an unidentified craft. Her words I cannot recall totally were something to the effect of "And you know because you have seen one haven't you?" I could only explain this confrontation as strange. I never said a word to her about the incident.

I did not know a sight like this existed. I am currently a field grade military officer in the Army Reserves. I am also a sworn law enforcement officer working as a detective. I cannot explain what I saw on that summer day, but it continues to be unexplained and unknown to me what the craft was that I observed.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))