Location: Noxen, PA, USA
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2010-04-09 14:41:39 Pacific
Posted: 2010-04-13 00:00:00
bright silver 75-100 ft long cigar shape, dark horizontal slits hovering silent 50-75 ft alt. over Schooley's Peak, Noxen, PA.
The dates I listed of the sighting are approximate as it was a long time ago when I was young. I've never seen anything like it again, and would never claim to anything that I did not firmly believe I saw. I am 45 years old, and saw this when I was approximately 10-11, so I'd say it was in 1975. I havn't told anybody about it until a couple years ago as I thought nobody would believe me. I can see it as clearly in my head as I could when I saw it as a kid.
It was a clear, bright sunny blue-sky day around high noon when I was walking home to my grandmothers' from a cousin's house on one of the backroads of Noxen. No drugs, booze, glue-sniffing etc. I was a pretty clean and straight kid and had just spent the morning hanging out with my cousin.
The road runs along the back side of town at the bottom of a mountain known as Schooley's Peak. The peak of the mountain is clearly visible from the section of road I was walking.
Something caught my eye and I looked up at the top of Schooley's Peak and there was this large bright metallic silver cigar shaped smooth object hovering at an angle of approximately 20 degrees directly over the top of the mountain peak at an altitude I would guess to be about 50-75 feet from the top of the peak, just well over the treetops. It was large, and the length of the craft was a longer than the hover altitude so I'd say it was somewhere around 75-100 feet in length. There were small dark horizontal slits dead center of the object running the entire length. If I were to guess I'd say there were about 15-25 of them.
There was no sound, no lights, it was completely silent and just hanging over the mountain top. I observed it for about 10-15 seconds, I remember a feeling of fear setting in and I looked away for a moment, then looked up again and it was gone, just vanished silently and did not return.
I don't remember anything else after that happened that day, I don't even remember the walk the rest of the way home, I'm sure it was due to the overwhelming sight that I saw.
I just found your website today and searched Noxen, PA. I was surprised to see there was another sighting there and decided to post my experience. It's a very small, backwoods town. The only thing unique about Noxen is that it is bordering a very large area of deep woods with practically no population at all, and no passable roads with the exception of some logging roads and rudimentary dirt roads.
I'll sketch a quick drawing of what I saw and include a google maps link to show the area I was in.
Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD
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