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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 12/15/1970 21:00 (Entered as : 12/15/1970 21:00)
Reported: 8/2/2010 11:45:05 AM 11:45
Location: Newton Centre, MA
Duration: 3-5 seconds
Characteristics: The object changed color
|Vertical trapazoid having a glowing pale yellow cloor and gliding across the sky with a wallowing motion.
I am recounting this sighting because of a reported UFO landing that came to my attention through a Coast-to-Coast radio show a year or so ago. During that show, it was mentioned that a UFO reportedly touched down in Dover, Massachusetts, in the early 1970s, with reported ground sightings. As such, a friend and I may have seen the UFO entry as it approached Dover. The following it what we witnessed.
My friend and I were setting up a telescope to begin some experiments with astrophotography. It was during the late fall or early winter of circa 1970 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. The time was about 9:00 p.m. and it was a clear moonless night, no wind but cold. As I was adjusting the telescope mount, my friend said, "Look at that!"
I looked up and between a large clearing in the trees was an object silently gliding across the sky at about 45 degrees above the horizon out of the NNE heading in a southerly direction
The object had the shape of a pie pan being viewed from edge on or in other words a trapezoid geometry. It was tipped up almost vertical (maybe leaning 10 degrees to the right) with the shorter base of the trapezoid on the right and the longer base of the trapezoid on the left.
The length of the longer base was about the diameter of a nickel held at arms length. The entire surface of the trapezoid was a pale yellowish color, which appeared to deepen to a yellowish-orange as it passed out of our site and behind some trees.
The object made no noise nor emitted any visible exhaust trail as it glided across our view.
Interestingly, it did appear to interact with the air as its movement was one of a wallowing as if it were spilling air as it moved along.
Neither of us had seen anything like this before or since and cannot explain it based on anything we can account for.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))