Location: Puyallup, WA, USA
Duration: a few seconds
Reported: 2005-02-26 19:28:57 Pacific
Posted: 2005-04-16 00:00:00
The object was hovering above the treetops over the road a short distance in front of my car...
In August or September of 1954, as I was on my way home (in my car) from a friend's house about 9:15-9:30 in the evening, I turned west at the corner of the road on which we lived (which was in the country then) and started up a slight incline. I suddenly saw a craft hovering over the tree tops right above the road just ahead of my car. It was just getting dark and trees still lined both sides of the road in those days, so the outline of the craft was very prominent. I remember screeming out loud: "Oh, my God. It's a blimp...no it's not a blimp" as I was trying to rationalize what the object might be. At the same time these thoughts were racing through my mind, I was slamming on my brakes and backing out from under the craft as fast as I could. I somehow found a driveway to turn around in as I was shaking and crying so hard I could barely drive. When I got to my friend's house, I found she and her family were all in bed asleep and it seemed to be much later than it should have been (around 10:30-11 p.m.) My friend's family wanted to report my sighting to McChord, but for some reason I felt like I needed to get home right away. I drove back past the same spot (very cautiously) and made it home okay. I was still so frightened that I jumped into bed with all my clothes on and went to sleep immediately. When I awoke the next morning the sun was shining and birds were chirping and it was as if nothing had happened the night before. I am now almost 72 years old and I have never forgotten this incident.
Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD
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