1968

West Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Mid 1960s

Name: scott

Date of Sighting: Between 1965 & 1968

Location of Sighting: west hartford, conn

Shape(s) of UFO(s): a saucer

Size(s) of UFO(s): @50′ diameter

Color(s) of UFO(s): lights had color, not the craft itself

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: I saw it on the ground, and saw it take-off

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): South

Further Description of Sighting: I don’t recall the exact year. I was @ 10 yrs. old (between 1965 & 1968?). It was @ an hour before dusk. My father, a couple of his friends and I saw it for @ 3 or 4 min. It landed, sat there for a couple of min., took off and then accelerated quickly out of sight.

My dad checked the newspaper the next day. Many viewings of the event were reported, but were dismissed by the air force as a helicopter off course. We never pursued it. Now I’m curious if anyone got a photo. We didn’t dare leave the sighting for fear it would be gone when we got back with the camera.

Morgan City, Louisiana, USA; 1967

Name: Phil Rosenbaum

Date of Sighting: 1967 or 68

Location of Sighting: Hwy 90 somewhere between Morgan City L.A. and Schriever, L.A.

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Oblong

Size(s) of UFO(s): Estimate 40′ to 50′ long, 15′ high

Color(s) of UFO(s): Dark, could only see white light through opaque row of windows

Number of UFO(s): One

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: about 10′ above the trees right on the side of the highway.

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): slowly creeping along above the trees shining spotlight into trees below

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): shaped like a small blimp with no pilot house below – all light came from windows along the middle side that I saw.

Further Description of Sighting: Wife and I were traveling from my parent’s house in Morgan City back to our house in Algiers, Louisiana, early Sunday night.

What I thought was blinding bright headlights from an oncoming car up the road, turned out to be this object hovered over the trees about 2 miles ahead. When we reached the object, we pulled over to the shoulder and I got out to look at it. The object was on the opposite side of the road about 10 feet above the trees. I stood there and starred at the object trying to figure out what it was – no noise at all, no hum, no rurh, only silence.

Lights were searching, on and off, below in the trees. Eventually, it banked, slightly and slowly moved away, further from the road until I could not see it anymore.

My wife was calling to me to “Get in the Car” and we left for home, discussing possibilities all the way home.
You would have had to have seen this to believe it – I see no other explanation other than “out of this earth”

I’ve just recently become interested, again in doing some checking to see if anyone else has seen anything along that stretch of hwy 90. Its been over 40 years ago and I have lived in Texas now for decades – that area is bound to have developed and probably not isolated the way it used to be.

Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio, USA; 1964

Name: Kathy H

Date of Sighting: 1964-1968 sometime in this frame during the winter

Location of Sighting: Portage County–Palmyra, Oh

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Could only see the light

Size(s) of UFO(s): Couldn’t see it but my first thought was that it was a helicopter but it made no noise

Color(s) of UFO(s): could only see the bright light illuminating our pasture and woods

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: just above our trees

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): State Route 225 I saw it lower behind the trees out of vision

Further Description of Sighting: It was dark and cold. Snow was on the ground. My parents were on their way home from Youngstown to Palmyra. I took our dog outside to place her on the run. I saw this bright light across the street behind our barn but to the left. At one time, there had been an airstrip back there because our neighbor had a small plane. But this was not a plane.

It made no sound. Quiet–we are in the country during the winter. Not a sound was hurd. I ran back in the house.

I was afraid but I did think about walking across the way to see what it was, but I didn’t. I haven’t thought about this for years until I read about a citing in Portage County in 1966.

Crescent City, California, USA; 1968

Name: Mike

Date: Circa 1968

Location: Crescent City, California

Message: Approximately 1968 when I was 12, about seven of my friends and I were having a campfire in my back yard in crescent City ca. I was a kid that could name every aircraft by site. I loved airplanes. We were always star gazing at night. I spotted a falling star and pointed it out to my friends. It had no tail, just a white shooting “star”. It fell a good distance from high in the sky at a slight right to left angle towards the earth ,then to our amazement stopped in mid air for just a split second, at which time it went across the sky in a horizontal movement, stopped, fell at another right to left angle, stopped, went horizontal again, stopped, and continued at an angle beyond the horizon, never blinking out but staying bright the whole time. It looked like something going down stairs.

There was no sound and no blinking lights or rotating beacons. I have always remembered this and the the older I get the more I realize that in 1968 there wasn’t anything that could do that. I don’t think there’s anything that could do that today. Am I wrong? Neat stories and neat memories. They made me a believer over the years. It’s fun to share them with someone.thanks again…Mike

Metuchen, New Jersey, USA; July, 1968

Name: Yvonne (Shook) Prohaska

Date of Sighting: 1968 (?)

Location of Sighting: Metuchen, New Jersey

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Oval

Size(s) of UFO(s): A nickel held at arm’s length

Color(s) of UFO(s): metallic dull silver

Number of UFO(s): 2

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: just above railroad power lines

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): toward one another, then straight up

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): tree line, power lines

Further Description of Sighting: On a Sunday evening around 6:00 still daylight, I believe late July, I was running bath water and looked out the bathroom window toward Pearl Street in Metuchen.

Pearl Street is bordered by railroad tracks, and there is an American Legion in one corner of what is now the Pearl St. parking lot. A movement in the sky caught my attention, and I saw a dull silver oval-shaped object moving above the tree line along the railroad tracks from left to right, slowly.

As I called my mother to come look, another oval object came into to view heading from right to left – toward the first one. They were on an equal level and moving slowly. They came to within a short distance of one another, paused a moment, then shot straight up so quickly and were gone – as if jumping into hyperspace.

Although I don’t think the words warp speed or hyperspace where used at that point in time. My mother never appeared in time to see this, so I was the only witness I’m aware of.

Coincidentally when returning to Franklin school that September, my home room teacher had a photo thumb tacked to his bulletin board of the same type of thing. I asked him where he saw that, and the reply was “over a reservoir I can see from my backyard” I believe in Union.

Years later I wrote this teacher and left a phone message requesting a copy of that photo, and although I know he was still around, never received a reply. Needless to say a lot of time has passed and I know what I saw was something that will stay with me as truly a unique experience.