NUFORC Sighting 71254

Occurred: 1967-06-30 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2009-07-23 11:58 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: New Market, AL, USA

Shape: Triangle

Discs in V-formation flying over Northern Alabama in the summer of 1967

Unfortunately, I don’t remember the exact date, but it was a starry night in the summer in northern Alabama (about 15 miles north of Huntsville). The Milky Way was overhead and extremely brilliant. It must have been a new moon and I lived in a small country town so there were no lights and lots of stars. My father was in the garage working on his car when my boyfriend and I came back early from a date. We parked in the yard away from the house and decided to lie on his hood and see who could find and name the most constellations. We were parked facing an easterly direction. I was looking toward the south and my boyfriend toward the north.

Suddenly he grabbed me and said, "Look there." At first I didn’t see anything. Then my eye caught a movement under the starry sky. No lights, no sound. It appeared to be 7 disc-shaped objects flying in a tight V formation. There were 3 discs on one side and 4 on the other, so not even. Or at least it appeared that way. We weren’t sure if it was one object or seven. The only reason we could see it was because the star light reflected from the bottom and the fact that it moved across the star scape.

Since we had no perspective we could not tell how far above it was. But I saw it at about 11 O’Clock (my left) and it moved very quickly to the south.

After it left, we listened for a few seconds but heard nothing. I yelled for my Dad but he didn’t come out in time. Something that I feel is very significant is that the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville at that very time had the Apollo missile. I remember a big to-do about transporting it to Florida. Also, my father who worked for IBM had just been told he was being transferred with the contract to Cape Kennedy. I have always felt there was some kind of connection.


Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD

Posted 2009-08-05

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