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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 5/15/1966 22:00 (Entered as : 05/15/1966 22:00)
Reported: 7/15/2004 9:21:16 PM 21:21
Location: Mentone, AL
Duration: 10 seconds
|Event occurred when I was a junior in high school, and has haunted me since (I now am 55 years old, and I am also a college graduate and a teacher). Believe the event happened around the second weekend in May, 1966, but I am just now reporting it. You may verify the event as reported in the Chattanooga Times, approximately the second weekend in May, 1966.
Attending a house party (hosted by the Jr. Optimist Club) with a group of high school juniors and seniors from Chattanooga, a group of us were sitting around a campfire in an outdoor clearing, with one girl playing the guitar and others of us sitting around the fire. Adult chaperones were present. In the background at a distance of about two to three hundred yards was a ridge; a dense forest in front of that, with a lake. Looking up at the sky (unable to tell the direction), I noticed two egg shaped objects that appeared to be about the size of a harvest moon appearing just above the ridge, moving from left to right. One object was slightly above and ahead of the other. They appeared to be a silvery-white in color. Both objects skirted the top of the ridge, keeping equi-distant with each other; traveling very fast. Suddenly, both objects stopped, and made a 45 degree turn to the left and upward, racing up until they vanished out of sight. Those of us who were facing the ridge were able to track the event in its entirety; the others turned and looked as soon as we shouted "Look at that!" Needless to say, none of us were able to sleep that night, and talked of the event all night long. Upon returning to Chattanooga, I noticed that The Chattanooga Times ran a short article in their paper referring to Unidentified Objects spotted near Mentone, Alabama. This event can be confirmed by that newspaper report that appeared in the Sunday edition, I believe, of the Chattanooga Times. Would like a reply, by e-mail, as to exact date of the article in the Times, if possible. (I have moved away from Chattanoog).
((NUFORC Note: Date of event is approximate. PD))