NUFORC UFO Sighting 179746

Occurred: 1973-06-15 14:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2023-12-17 17:41 Pacific
Duration: Approximately 2 minutes.
No of observers: 1

Location: Madison, CT, USA
Location details: The Madison Country Club

Shape: Disk
Color: Silver
Estimated Size: Large but indeterminate.
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: Straight on. No obstruction.
Angle of Elevation: 26
Closest Distance: Approximately 500 meters
Estimated Speed: Extraordinarily fast
Characteristics: Lights on object

Grey overcast sky with a shard of sunlight breaking thru & hitting the top of a motionless object. After a minute it flys directly away

I’m 68 years old and this is the first time I’ve officially reported this sighting fearing that I would be ridiculed or mocked for it.

I’m not judging what I saw. I only know that I don’t know what it was or what it could’ve been. There’s nothing then or know that can come close to explaining it.

I was 17 at the time and practicing alone for a tournament on a golf course that by all rights should’ve been busier. It’s a beach course and I still remember to this day the 7 iron I had just hit the ball with. When I looked up to track the shot, that’s when I noticed it. It was a grey overcast sky except for the shards of sunlight that streamed through a small opening in the cloud layer that brought the object to my attention. The object was under and in direct line with that beam of sunlight which reflected brilliantly off the top of a metallic (?) disk like object delineating the dark underside of it. The top was undulating or possibly emitting pulsating light, I couldn’t tell. But It was broad daylight and exceptionally bright over that disc. I remember shouting the words “Hey!” Several times to either draw attention to myself by it or anyone else on the course that could corroborate what I was witnessing. That’s when I noticed there was no one else around at least not on any of the holes near me. Not a soul. That surprised me under the circumstances. Over the next few moments that I’ll never forget, the experience was utterly baffling in every conceivable way. Truly, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder that persists to this day.

When I first saw it, it was hovering motionless about 500 meters away from me and roughly between 100-200 meters off the ground and completely soundless. It was large but of indeterminate size because I couldn’t be absolutely sure how far away it was from me. Then, after several more moments, the disc like object slipped silently and directly away from me out from under the sunlight at a high rate of speed and then executed an impossible angular change of direction vertically at a sharp angle and disappeared into the cloud layer. Any reasonable explanation escaped me then and even now I can’t fully understand what I saw. Nothing can. What it was and the way it moved is simply beyond my comprehension.

What I’d like to know is, in all of your archives, are there any similar reports like mine involving a disc shaped object reported along the Connecticut shoreline in the area of Clinton, Madison, or Guilford during the early to mid summer of 1973. I couldn’t find any on my own. It’s frustrating because I know what I saw was real. I just don’t know what on earth it could have been. So If there's anyone out there that might’ve seen what I did, that would certainly be comforting.

Posted 2023-12-20

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