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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1964 20:00 (Entered as : 09-01-64 20:00)
Reported: 11/13/2002 11:56:10 AM 11:56
Posted: 11/16/2002
Location: Oxen Hill, MD
Shape: Oval
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Witnessed a blimplike craft moving slowly, no sound, wide circling lights speeding off and out of sight within 5 seconds

My friend and I were playing in the parking lot of our apartment complex. It was dark and we saw a slow moving, low altitude blimplike craft. There was no sound. We initially thought it was a blimp, but as low as it was flying, we should have heard the motor.

It moved to the rear of my apartment building and we ran into my apartment which had a balcony.

My Parents and Brother were in the apartment and joined us on the balcony. We saw it again moving slowly from left to right at about the speed of a blimp.

It had lights which appeared to circle the craft. They were about the size of lights on a blimp but were not letters. Letters would have been easily read as low as it was positioned.

What really convinced us that it wasn't a blimp was that after about 30 seconds of moving after we got to the balcony, it suddenly took off directly away from us and was out of sight within 5 seconds. Again, making no noise whatsoever.

I am 48 years of age and am open to the possibility that ufo's exist, but have not experienced another sighting since that night.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))