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Occurred : 6/15/1976 22:00 (Entered as : 06/00/76 22:00)
Reported: 11/15/2007 6:44:56 PM 18:44
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration:35+ minutes
This was the biggest reported u.f.o. sighting as long as i can remember it was the summer of 76 in hanover and wilkes-barre. it was around 10 p.m. and this thing, a disk the size of a high school football field with red, blue, and yellow lights circling around the perimeter of the disk sat hovering over the sesquehanna river for 30 to 40 minutes. everyone in the entire luzerne county saw this thing.

after, it started to move slowly towards us, low enough to see the details but still far enough above the ground. it proceeded to move to the east towards the avoca airport and over the mountain out of sight. the kicker is this thing made no noise and had no windows.

the part about hanover pa, is it landed in an open field before hovering over the river and left a circular burn pattern on the ground that was found at daylight. the police were flooded with phone calls and the news stations and airports were also contacted. no aircraft was reported on radar.

two days later the airforce reported it a commercial airliner. roughly 40,000 people saw this.

and after 30 years and being in florida for 19 of them i bumped into someone who lived in the area, for no reason said she remembers seeing a u.f.o. not sure of exact date and there is no records to be found not even video shot of the craft. does anyone else at that time remember this? speak up, we are not alone.

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