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Occurred : 7/15/1979 07:00 (Entered as : 07/1979 07:00)
Reported: 10/10/2019 12:43:01 AM 00:43
Posted: 12/1/2019
Location: Haifa (Israel),
Shape: Oval
Duration:2-3 minutes
Oval shaped dark metallic red object moving at mach speed.

My UFO Sighting - This Truly Happened! It is July 1979 at around 07:00 and I am trudging uphill our dead-end street that is located on one of the many hills in Haifa, in order to catch my work bus at 7:10-7:15.

Suddenly, from the far hill above me appears an unusual object and it flies down towards the left side of my street. It surprisingly stops and hovers there and I am just staring at it.

It is hanging in the air over the field with a fence separating us and because of optical illusion, I can’t figure out its size, height or distance from me.

I am alone and starting to be a bit apprehensive, but I try to observe it in order to embed it in my memory. It has an ellipse shaped body and the color is metallic dark red. There is a line in the middle and gothic shaped blackened windows all around, above and below the line. There are no ‘caps’ on the top of it (as seen in movies) and no lower apparatus. No lights are showing on the airship, as it is daylight. Also, no sound was coming from it; no whoosh or engine sounds - complete silence.

Suddenly it flies off in the opposite direction from where it came, towards the Mediterranean Sea at mach speed. It went from one end of the city to the other in a few seconds. The airship must have been hovering near me for about one minute and the whole sighting lasted about two to three minutes.

I said to myself that it must be a remote controlled toy, but that is impossible, as it is summer vacation and kids are not up so early. Another idea I had was that it was an aeronautical experiment but this is not a testing area; it is only an urban city area.

That day I reported this to a professor where I worked and was strongly advised not to say anything about it (remember it was 1979 and the subject was taboo).

I’m wondering why it didn’t “beam” me up. If it really was an UFO; I would have loved to learn more about it. Then again, I should perhaps be thankful that it didn’t.

Or - maybe I scared it off!