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Occurred : 8/12/1996 13:00 (Entered as : 08/12/1996 13:00)
Reported: 1/29/2008 1:32:30 PM 13:32
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Shape: Disk
Duration:10-15 Minutes
Very large dark grey object over small community in Western New York frightens non U.F.O believers.

On August 12th 1996 at approximately 13:00, I was watering some plants at my landscaping buisness. It was a hot overcast day.At this time something had caught the corner of my eye and I looked up.In between the break of the heavy overcast clouds there was a very large disk shaped object just hanging there approximately one-hundred to one-hundred and fifty feet above the ground.It was a dark grey in color.No lights,no noise,no crew compartment.Just hanging there like it was looking at me.It appeared to be approximately sixty to eighty feet in circumference.Very large.Up unto this point I was a total disbeliever.I dropped the watering hose at my feet,and ran to a small engine repair shop that shared the same building with my company.There were two mechanics working there at the time.When I arrived there I immediately called the two mechanics outside to where I was standing but the clouds had filled that area of the sky again.I had told them what I had just seen and they began to laugh and make some expected comments until when just then another small break in the clouds had proven my sighting.The object had still been there except it was approximately an added three-hundred feet above the previous position.Both men became very frightend and ran bak to the shop.They said "call news or police" "did you see that thing"? oh my God! We continued for awhile trying to figure out what to do.The main mechanic said " I wish we had a camera" I'll call nine one one and the news.The news never took us serious until other calls came in but it had been forgotten about pretty quick by the local news and authorities although they confirm that something had been there and no records of any aircraft had been in that area that day.

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