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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/1977 05:00 (Entered as : 09/1977 5:00)
Reported: 10/20/2016 10:54:57 AM 10:54
Posted: 10/21/2016
Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Shape:
Duration:1-3 minutes
Sound of possible USO that was most like a Bullroarer

Oct. 20, 2016

Dear Peter,

I heard your session on Coast to Coast AM in August and there were two new reports on sightings in early August.

Both reports mentioned a sound that they heard and described the sound as a whirring sound.

This prompted me to share my information because I also heard a sound too and have never heard this sound before until this experience.

I have wanted to share this information for many years and now is the time.

I went camping with X at Pearl Lake near Steamboat Springs CO in late fall/September.

I had a little boat that I loved to get out on the water with.

When we put the boat into the lake and began paddling I immediately got a strange sensation and was so uncomfortable that I paddled to the side and got out right away. While in the water I looked into the water and it appeared black and could not see down into the water and I just assumed it was very deep.

We had a camping spot away from the water a bit and surrounded by trees so that you could not see the lake from that spot.

There were only two other campsites occupied at that time because of the lateness of the season.

About an hour before dawn we were awoken by a loud noise. The sound was a whirring sound that was so loud and seemed to penetrate and permeate every fiber of being.

I was so scared, I lay in my tent with my eyes wide shut and was afraid to even move.

This sound was coming from the direction of the lake and lasted maybe a minute or so and was gone.

When it was quiet again I could hear dogs barking form the surrounding area and far away.

I then spent the rest of the time until the sun came up laying right outside the tent so that I could see if anything else was going to happen. I didn’t want to be snuck up on in the tent.

When the sun was just coming up two vehicles (the other campers) came past our campsite quickly heading out and away from the camping area. I am guessing that were they were camping they were also able to see the source of the sound and got out of there as quick as they could.

I could never describe exactly the sound until years later I was watching the movie Crocodile Dundee and he used an Australian Bullroarer to contact his partners that were being held captive in the outback.

This is the closest to the sound I heard that night that I have ever heard. If you were to take a Bullroarer and swing it as fast as you could and never let up in revolutions would describe the sound I heard only it was so much more. So very loud and all enveloping.

I was afraid to ever go back to Pearl Lake after that but now I am ready to explore a bit and want to go back again.

I believe that what I heard was a USO and that there is something definitely going on in this lake.

Would love to know if any other reports have come from this area and wish I could have seen the object as well as hear it.

Really wanted to try to explain the sound to you and wonder if what is being described as a whirring sound by others actually is the same sound as what I heard.

Looking forward to hearing back! Thank you for your time and interest!!


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