Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Duration: 5 to 10 minutes
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2005-02-24 20:31:56 Pacific
Posted: 2005-04-16 00:00:00
I witnessed a UFO sighting over 30 years ago. I have told this story for over the years and never knew who to go to until tonight after watching the Peter Jennings broadcast.
My friend ((name deleted)) and I witnessed a UFO sighting in Colorado Springs, CO around noon in the summer of 1974. His family lived a couple of houses down from mine on Northcrest Drive located on the bluffs near the foot of Pikes Peak.
I remember it was a crystal clear day without a cloud in the sky. We were lying on our backs in ((name deleted)) front yard talking about things that eleven and twelve year old boys chat about and then he said to me look up into the sky. I looked up but didn’t see anything. Then he pointed up with his left arm and I followed his line of sight and saw eight round disks rotating in a circular motion directly above us. We pondered what they could be and I specifically remember asking him if he thought they were angels. We watched these objects rotate in an extremely tight motion above us for many minutes.
There were a couple of unusual things that immediately caught my attention. The first was that the eight objects were metallic (silver/whitish) in appearance, circular in shape and were flying and rotating in an extremely tight circular pattern. We viewed the objects from underneath and I remember the movement seemed extremely unusual since we were used to seeing military aircraft since we lived so close to the Air Force Academy. Besides both of our fathers worked for a government subcontractor who worked for NORAD and so we were very familiar with all types of military aircraft of that era.
What was most shocking is what happened next. As I stated the eight objects were rotating in a circular motion and then they suddenly stopped moving. The objects remained motionless without falling from the sky and all were perfectly separated from one another. Then they suddenly accelerated at an astonishing speed from one another in exactly opposite directions. I followed one of the objects as it flew over Pikes Peak and when it disappeared behind the mountain I looked back to where the rest were, they were all gone. My Friend ((name deleted)) followed another one of the objects in different direction and was also amazed. After witnessing the finally, only then did it occur to us that we did not see angels.
I swear to God that what I witnessed is true and will continue to believe it until the day I die.
Some facts: Colorado Springs is about 5,000-6,000 feet above sea level. Pikes Peak is about 14,100 feet above sea level. The objects we witnessed must have been at least 8,000 - 9,000 feet above us since one of them cleared Pikes Peak
Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD
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