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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1973 22:30 (Entered as : 1973 or 74 22:30)
Reported: 6/16/2011 10:50:45 PM 22:50
Posted: 6/20/2011
Location: Arad (Romania),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 45 minutes
Large fireball like object rising from over distant rooftops straight up for almost one hour and blending into the stars

MY STORY: Hello, I dont have a processor, so i do as best i can..

I happened to listen to Jeff's show tonite and so i finally decided to tell my story here .

This happened in the summer of either 1973 or '74.

As i was driving towards the outskirts of the city in a souteastern direction and suddenly i saw a large sphere/fireball-like object rising above the rooftops in the distance .

i was almost panikstrucken and so pulled into the next sidestreet, halted the car as fast as i could, while keeping my eyes on the object .

it slowly ascended straight up .

As far as size, all i can say is it was the size of the moon! only brighter. And distance, i assume it was more then a mile away, maybe several miles.

So to my judgement it must have been the size of a house, possibly larger .

i remember leaning to with my back to the car, eyes riveted to that thing for almost one hour, till it shrunk the size of the stars.

At that altitude it appeared shifting in all directions, but i assume that was due to the atmosphere, or my eyes being tired concentrating on it.

this is what i saw, and to this day i havent found an explenation. .

I also would like to mention that i dont believe in UFO's , at least in the 90++% of the materiel thats being reported ..

but what i saw that evening was big and it was real.(at lest to me it was) Jeff was urging his audience to report things, so here is my story .

and it is NOT a hoax!!! lol Oh! almost forgot.. the next day i took my friend Rudy and his gf to the site and we wondered for hours thru bushes, tall grasses and along the Mures riverbank, but didn't see anything unusual .

I have to say at times i kinda felt a bit embarrassed .. :-) this isen't easy to tell people, so therefor i mostly kept it to myself.

regards, ((initials deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))