NUFORC Sighting 68901

Occurred: 1966-07-04 00:00 Local
Reported: 2009-02-23 12:27 Pacific
Duration: hour?
No of observers: 2

Location: Cape Rosier, ME, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

glowing green ball moving across the horizon on July 4, 1966, in Cape Rosier, Maine

It was the night of July 4th, 1966. Cape Rosier, Maine, is on the coast and is fairly remote and very rural. I had a summer job there at a bed and breakfast kind of place. A friend had come to visit me, and we had been to the 4th of July celebrations nearby. She was staying in one of the cabins down by the ocean, so we decided to sit on the shore and visit a while. It was very late – perhaps 11:00 or midnight. We noticed that across the bay, just above the tree line, there was a big green glowing ball, and it was moving slowly to the right. We continued watching it until it went out of sight behind us and to our right. This may have taken a half hour. A few minutes later I sensed something, and I turned to see the green ball hovering above the trees just behind and above us. Then we heard a splash, and turned to see a white raccoon emerging from the water in the little cove we were sitting by. It was a big raccoon and instead of being afraid of us, it was coming straight to us. I could see the phosphorescence dripping off his body. My friend said, "Hi, little raccoon!" I instantly felt scared and I grabbed her wrist and yanked her up and we ran to the cabin. We stayed in the cabin for a while, but eventually went back outside. There was no sign of a raccoon or a light or anything.

The next day we asked people if they had seen the green light, but no one we asked said they had. I don’t remember seeing anything written about it, either.

For years after that my friend and I would mention that night and wonder what we had seen, and what that raccoon would have done had we stayed put. Unfortunately I have lost touch with my friend now.

I just noticed that you asked for background: I was a 19 year old college student. This was a summer job. My friend was a few years older than me, maybe 22 or 23, and I think she may have been teaching at the time. I can’t remember. We were both in our right minds, and didn’t drink or do drugs or anything. This sighting was completely unexpected and unexplainable to us.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. Date may be approximate. PD

Posted 2009-03-19

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