Occurred: 1974-08-01 21:30:00 Local
Location: Pemberton, NJ, USA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10-15 min
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2006-12-28 18:18:34 Pacific
Posted: 2007-02-01 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object

10 year old local boy sees UFO

In the Summer of 1974, I was 10 years old and had just finished watching T.V. I went upstairs to my room to get something, and happened to look out the window to see what I thought was a C-141B on approach to McGuire AFB. The approach pattern would have plane fly directly over our house at times. I noticed the plane appeared to be extremely low and barely above the tree line behind our housing area, ( Lake Valley Acres ). This got my attention and I watched the plane get closer and closer, but it was moving too slow and low to be a large aircraft. I turned my light out in the room and closed the door so my eyes could adjust to the night time sky. The whole time I was watching this craft, It had a bright, almost spot light like light on it that I mistook for a landing light, but their was only one. As it got closer, I noticed it was only slightly above the roof line of the two story houses, maybe 20-30 feet higher. I was really getting scared now because it was almost over my friends house directly behind our house. I went to open the window to hear it, but the window was already open. It was completely silent, flying at about 5-8 mph. It had a very bright half circle shaped light on the bottom of it, that was bright enough to prevent me from seeing details of the top of the craft. I could see the outline and it was about a 35-40 foot diameter circle with the light about 15 feet in diameter and about half that in depth. As it flew directly over our house, I could see the outline better as it passed. When I could nolonger see it I ran out of my room and frantically ran into the kitchen to ask where the Polaroid one step was. I think my mom gave it to me, but of course it had no film. I then ran full speed out of the kitchen, disregarding what ever my mom was yelling at me, and cleared the entire flight of steps, hitting the screen door handle at the same time and running into the front yard. I could see it real good now it was just crossing the street. I grabbed a couple o rocks out of my ! mom's fl ower bed and got ready to throw a few rocks side arm at the craft. Yes, it was that low, and yes, at the time, I was that good!! Just as I got ready to throw my first rock, and it was just over our neighbors house in front of me I thought, "what if I do hit it and it stops?!" Visions of disintergration, ( 10 years old, remember ) flooded my mind and I dropped all of the rocks and watched it fly towards McGuire AFB at roof top level until I could nolonger see it. I ran back in the house to tell my mom I just saw a UFO and she just said, "That's nice, it's time for you to get ready to go to bed". I repeated my self and she repeated her self. I asked her why she didn't believe me and told me again to go to bed. I went to my dad down stairs and he listened to me but I think that was just a parent humoring a child. I went to bed but did not go to sleep, occasionly looking out my window for another UFO. I think I finally went to sleep at around 3:00 or 4:00 am. At about 7:00 am my mom runs in my room, shaking me saying, "Look what's in the morning paper!!", ( Burlington County Times, or Philadelphia Inquirer ). There was a picture of a man with black hair and a close beard and mustache with glasses smoking a pipe. The caption above read, "Moorestown Man sees UFO" I read the article and his description was just as I described, except it had multi-colored perimeter lights on when he saw it. The paper said McGuire was asked If they had tracked any UFO last night, and a base rep of course said their radar picked up nothing. I looked at my mom with a angry glare, and told her, "I told YOU I saw a UFO!!" She looked at me and her eyes where staring to well up with tears in disbeief. To this day, when I tell my mom to tell my friends about the UFO, she walks out of the room, or says, "I don't want to talk about it", or says absolutely nothing. I wish I could find "The Smoking Man" or find the news paper article to prove to my friends and family I did see something.


Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD

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