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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1962 20:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1962 20:00)
Reported: 4/30/2004 8:48:24 AM 08:48
Posted: 4/30/2004
Location: Booneville, NC
Shape: Disk
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object landed
Just overhead, slightly above the trees, saucer, very large. Good long view, good details.

My father and Uncle took me along on an evening fishing trip. I have clear memories of this evening...even to the clothes I was wearing. I remember I sat in the ashes of a previous campfire and my father told me that my mom was going to spank me for ruining my clothes.

We were sitting on the river bank with my father on my right side and my Uncle on my left. My Uncle had a clear space on his left, but my father had a large tree (oak?) on his right. It was leaning out over the water as river-bank trees are wont to do. As a result of this every so often, my fathers line would snag in the overhanging tree branches. He would curse and reel the line back in. Although there were trees to the sides of our spot, there were none directly over head.

My father had just cast his line and it must have snagged the tree, because something made him look up. I felt him go very still. He nudged me and said "K., look up." I looked up and directly over our heads was a very large flying saucer. It looked as big as a house....bigger. I could see that it was bigger than the relative size of the large tree beside my father...even at the height it was at. Which seemed to be not much higher than the tree top.

The sky was black and there was no moon that I recall or could see, but I could see this object very clearly. Obviously it was round. It had 6 round white lights on the bottom. 5 surrounding one, all the same size, and the 5 rotated counter-clockwise. It was dead silent. It was a silvery pewter color. Not shiny, and as I recall with....seams in the metal. In other words, it was not a perfectly smooth skin. I knew I was seeing something extrodinary, but I wasn't the least bit frightened. We watched it as it crossed the river. As it got about half way across, I saw that it was a shallow dome, like a lens. But instead of a smooth top, it had a little bump on top. A true dome that sat in the center of the ship. One the right upper side of the dome was a white light. The color of an incandescent light bulb. (in contrast to the lights on the bottom which looked more "bluish" and did not "shine" like a light.

It crossed the river slowly and moved on a little further. Then it hovered for just a moment. Then it just dropped slowly into the woods. I looked at my father. He was still looking across the river. I guess they figured that they were far enough away, because as I recall, my father and uncle kept right on fishing.

As I was young and it was late, I don't recall going home. I was most likely asleep.

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