Occurred: 1966-04-14 22:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2000-04-15 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 3

Location: Geneva, NY, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Emitted other objects

An glowing, orange colored disk moving from south to north traveled directly over my house...

It was mid-April 1966, and the buds were just coming out on the trees. I was laying on my bed, looking out my window at the sky, about 10:30 PM. I notice an orangish light moving in the distance - heading in my direction. It was unusual, so I ran and got my parents (I was 14 at the time). They both came to my room, and we all looked out my window. By now, the thing was nearly overhead. It looked low - maybe only a couple hundred feet high. No sound. My folks opened the window, and pushed me away from it. I went to a northern exposure window, and watched this glowing disk continue northward. It dropped three small whitish or glowing lights out, then continued northward and disappeared in the distance. The whole event happened in a minute or less. Years later, I saw that same orange color while paging through a magazine about Auroras. Ionized diatomic oxygen gives off that orange glow. Whatever this thing was, it must have been electrically ionizing the air around it! One other thing. This occurred about the same time as the Catalina Island sighting. I have a feeling that one was a real sighting (too)!

Posted 2000-04-26

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