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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/21/1975 19:00 (Entered as : 09/21/1975 7:00 PM)
Reported: 4/29/2022 10:59:08 AM 10:59
Posted: 5/31/2022
Location: Newburyport, MA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 25 to 40 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Massive craft about the size of an aircraft carrier that was hovering and was silent and appeared to be rotating.

It was a Sunday night and I had just got out of the shower and was getting ready to watch Walt Disney, when I looked out the window in the stair way going down stairs I saw it, I giant UFO. I ran down the stairs to the front door screaming, "A UFO! A UFO! as I opened the door in my PJ's with my older sister yelling Get in her Jimmy! I think she thought I was lying or something and pulled away and got outside and was Screaming my head off to intentionally draw attention from neighbors and it worked. Doors began opening and people started to the street and followed me and we all just stood there looking up in amazement.
There were about 60 to 75 people in my neighborhood in Newburyport Ma., that all watched something very out of the ordinary and amazing in September or early October of 1975. It was 100% a UFO, Made no sound and watched it hover for about 25 to 40 minutes. This craft was Massive and appeared to rotate in place and also had what appeared to be bright luminescent Windows in about the middle of the craft that ran all the way around. When I tell you it was Massive - Think US Aircraft Carrier in the sky (about 800 - 1000ft long and a Hight of about 80 to 100ft). This was at the end of Dennette Drive and Turkey Hill Road that we all watched this and looked to be about 1 mile away at an elevation of about 600 to 700 ft off the ground. When the craft left it made no sound and was lightning fast on it's exit. I ran home and called the police and they thought I was making a crank call so I told them I would get my big brothers shot gun and shoot it down, the officer on the other end told me not to touch the gun and he'd dispatch a cruiser. The responding officers name was Wayne Hooper. He tried to tell us that it was a "Helicopter towing a lighted banner over the High school stadium". We all knew that was a line of BS because the high school was 6miles to the South East from where the craft was and Helicopter's don't tow banners unless they want to crash...not to mention Banners are not 1000' X 100'. The closest version of what we all saw was in a film release 2 years after the event, "Close Encounters" but the big difference was I don't remember and vast assortment of colored lights. The were some that were colored green and mauve perhaps some purple and blue but the big white lighted windows was what caught my attention, each window panel seemed to be long and rectangular with slanted ends. I was 9 years old when I saw this and can still remember everything like it was yesterday and I can tell you everyone that was there. Some of my neighbors grew up to become Ma. State Police CSI - Others State Troopers - Some even High Ranking Military/Government Officials all with Solid Solid Solid credibility. If you grew up in the Newburyport Area and witnessed this event, Flip me an email Jim Waldrip