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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/10/1978 01:00 (Entered as : 12/10/78 01:00)
Reported: 3/11/1999 23:14
Posted: 4/2/1999
Location: Mexico, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration: hour +
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Four silvery disk objects observed

I was returning home from a night at the horse races when I spotted four large stationary objects in the sky overhead at Mexico, PA. I stopped to see exactly what these things might be and encountered another couple who had also stopped for the same reason. We did not converse with each other. Since it was Decemeber 10th, it was quite cold and clear. I stood on the side of the road and observed the four lights/disks for some time. To the naked eye, they appeared slightly larger than the moon. They were motionless, hovering at what appeared to be approximately 1,500-2500 feet. A more precise calculation was impossible, since there was no way to gauge their true size. As I recall, some 21 years later, the four "disks" changed formation while I was observing them. Since I had been at the racetrack, I had my trusty binoculars along, a pair of 7x35 magnification. Looking thru my glasses, I could only discern one thing of any interest: these objects, whatever they were, had a colored lights on the outer edges of the diameter; the colors were different; one was red, the other blue. The interior of these disks had no definition whatsover. They just looked light some sort of self-illuminating disk. They did not seem to illuminate the ground below, as far as I could tell. The one thing that was curious to me was that they were overhead in the vicinity of a small, part-time radion station, WJUN, which is comprised of a small cement block building and a transmitter tower. I stood there silently watching this phenomenon for some 10-15 minutes and finally departed due to the inclement weather and lack of any appreciable "activity" from these objects, aside from their changing of formation. They were still overhead when I left. The following day, someone (the couple on the side of the road?) wrote to the local paper, The Lewistown Sentinel about this event. The nitwit at the paper responded that they were probably helicopters. Whatever these things were, they were NOT helicopters. There was no sound coming from these o! bjects. As a footnote to my experience, I noticed several weeks later in the Sunday paper supplement, Parade Magazine, that folks in Australia has sighted the EXACT same four objects down there! Coincidence? Maybe, but I doubt it. This is the first time I have recounted my 1978 experience for publication. I have absolutely no idea what those four silvery objects were.