NUFORC Sighting 42859

Occurred: 1959-09-15 01:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2005-03-10 11:27 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 4

Location: Goldfield, NV, USA

Shape: Light

The object hovered over the pick-up, and raised it from the sand.

In the fall of 1959, when I was 14, I and two friends ran away from our homes in Hollywood, Calif. We ended up somewhere around Goldfield, Nev. south of Tonopah. One night we were in the back of a pickup off a main highway. There were four of us in the truck, which had run off the road and was stuck in the sand. We had spent hours trying to dig out or drive out, but the truck was buried up to its hubcaps. We decided someone would have to walk out in the morning and try to get help.

Meanwhile we were stargazing. We started talking about "flying saucers" as we called them in those days. My girlfriend said, "Let's see if we can contact a saucer to help us." So she and I started trying to telepathically contact a saucer. Not long afterwards we all saw a light approaching. I don’t know the direction it came from. It looked just like a bright star except it was moving towards us. It got much brighter as it drew overhead, about the size of the blunt end of a pencil held at arm’s length.

At that moment we felt the truck move. It rose straight up in the air about a foot or two off the ground, floated to the middle of the road, and gently set down. Then the light moved back in the direction it came from and blinked out.

My memories of that experience were verified by my friend when I contacted her for the first time more than 40 years later. The first thing she said was, "What do you remember about that night?" We agreed on all the details except I remembered screaming and she remembered laughing.


Source of report indicates he works in the newspaper industry. We will invite him to have the other witness(es) submit corroborating reports. One of two interesting sighting reports by same witness. PD

Posted 2005-04-16

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