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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/10/1970 00:00 (Entered as : 03/10/70 0:00)
Reported: 2/1/2008 2:21:23 PM 14:21
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Shape: Disk
Duration: less than hour
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Encounter with disked shape UFO on campus of Florida Presbyterian College with 30 others

This happened on the campus of Eckerd College (then called Florida Presbyterian College) in St. Petersburg, Florida. Don't remember the exact date, sometime in 1970, I believe in the spring.

There were about 30 of us watching a movie, "The African Queen" in the Student Union in the middle of campus. The movie was over around midnight, and we all walked out of the building. There, hovering approximately 20 feet above the ground in the open area near the Student Union, was a disk shaped, grey metallic craft. It was not small, I'm guessing approx. 50 feet wide. It had red lights in a band around the middle of the craft. It was completely silent, and was not moving.

I had the feeling that time stopped, we all stopped moving, stood where we were, as if frozen in time. No one said a word. I don't know how much time past. The next thing I remember is that the craft lifted straight up, made a perpendicular movement, then straight up again, and was gone. Its speed was faster than one could even imagine. No acceleration time, it was at a standstill, then gone.

No one said a word, we all just walked back to our dorm rooms on campus. This was very out of character, because this was a very "radical" 60's type college, with a very verbal student body! I was walking back to my dorm with a friend, and were walking very slowly, as if walking through mud. I said to her, "Maybe we should tell someone" and she said "No, don't bother". When I got to my dorm, I called the TV station (left a message) and the police (who didn't believe me).

That was it. No one ever spoke about it. I forgot about it almost immediately. Then I started remembering it in detail around 20 years later. This was the only time in my life I saw a "UFO".

If any of the 30 people who shared this experience with me that night in 1970 on the campus of Florida Presbyterian College also remembers this event, please report it on this site.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. We would welcome reports from the other witnesses. PD))