Gardner, Kansas, USA; 1976


Name: Debbie M.

Date of Sighting: early evening 1976 or 1977

Location of Sighting: hwy 56, between Edgerton and Gardner, KS

Shape(s) of UFO(s): extremely large glowing ball

Color(s) of UFO(s): looked like a full moon with colors

Number of UFO(s): one

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: looked like it would crash in field, than vanished

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): coming downward

Further Description of Sighting: My first thought was it was like the moon coming down in the field, by the huge size(larger than a hot air balloon-only perfectly round) and it was glowing. I thought it was going to crash, but then it vanished.

I never forgot about it, to this day. I was too embarrassed to report it. Was wondering if anyone else ever seen this besides me. I don’t know that it was a weather balloon.

Southbury, Connecticut, USA; 1972


Name: john platt

Date of Sighting: 1972 10PM

Location of Sighting: purchase brook road southbury Ct

Shape(s) of UFO(s): silent, huge, hovered over 6 of us, my parents, cousins and me and sister

Size(s) of UFO(s): size of a zeppelin, cigar shaped, light scouring the ground in a vacant cow field

Color(s) of UFO(s): black

Number of UFO(s): one

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: very low, 300 feet?

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): west, very slow, hovering

Further Description of Sighting: very quiet, 6 lights in body compartment went flashing twice, then total darkness, flash light did not have any effect on lighting up, beam on ground all around us, we were all waving and yelling to it, just hovered there beaming light on the ground, never on us. Mothered gathered us all up and ran back into woods and path back to house, all were shaken, parents explained it away as maybe a hot air balloon? I was only 10 yrs old.

Newport, Pennsylvania, USA; 1970s


Name: kevin hockenberry

Date of Sighting: i think in the 70s

Reported: 12/3/10

Location of Sighting: newport pa

Shape(s) of UFO(s): disk

Size(s) of UFO(s): i would say it was 60 to 80 feet round

Color(s) of UFO(s): silver

Number of UFO(s): one

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: very close i would say it was 60 to 100 feet in sky

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): newport to harrisburg pa

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): no seen it up close never seen anything like it and will never forget it

Further Description of Sighting: I seen it when i was a kid close up 5to10 min. I was riding a bike it was right there at a play ground about 60 feet round or more and a 100feet or less in the sky no noise at all.

Then i watch it take off no noise at all it was just there in the sky. It took off slow at first. And i followed on my bike , And then it was going like in a split sec i will never for get it i am 46 yr old now. My mom seen it too. I think others seen it too. I am shore how old i was or what year it was i would say 1970s

Mayfield, Pennsylvania, USA; Fall, 1977


Name: Bill

Date of Sighting: Fall of 1977 approx 6 PM

Location of Sighting: Mayfield, PA

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Oval

Size(s) of UFO(s): Approx 200 ft

Color(s) of UFO(s): Silver w lights around the middle

Number of UFO(s): One Lg, 5 Sm

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: 3 miles

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): NE

Further Description of Sighting: I was driving on south on Route 6 when I noticed a slow moving silver object in the sky. I got out of my car to watch it, and two people stopped behind me to look at it.

Suddenly 5 small objects came out of multiple directions at very high speed. The small objects followed the large one for about 90 seconds, and then took off at extremely high speed in multiple directions. The large object then continued at low speed until it disappeared over the horizon.

When I got home My wife told me excitedly about her sighting of the same UFO. She was a mile ahead of me on the highway. I did not report it because I had a Top Secret Security clearance and did not want to jeopardize it.

Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, USA; July, 1978


Name: Ed

Date of Sighting: 7/78 9:30pm

Location of Sighting: valencia california

Shape(s) of UFO(s): circular

Size(s) of UFO(s): 50-75 feet diameter

Color(s) of UFO(s): white

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: 50 – 75 feet from us

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): southeast

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): none

Further Description of Sighting:
Subject: Very close view of UFO

My wife and I had a very close up experience while living in Santa Clarita Valley. This occurred in 1978 but the memory lives in our minds as it were last night. We feel highly appreciative for the experience and are not afraid to openly discuss it without any intentions of financial gain. You may publish this account and we would be most willing to discuss it in public.

It was the summer of 1978. Santa Clarita Valley is located north of the San Fernando Valley and north of Los Angeles. Santa Clarita was a small and laid-back community mostly referred to as Valencia. We recently relocated back from a two-year international management assignment followed by a two-year management assignment in Arizona. We then were transferred to California and chose Santa Clarita because of the open spacious country living, low crime statistics, no smog, and nice neighborhoods. I purchased a two-story corner house with a swimming pool.

One Friday evening, I was using a long pole with an attached brush designed to sweep the walls of the pool. Our children would probably swim early the following morning and I wanted the pool to be clean.

As I reached upwards on the pole to push downwards I saw a craft approaching. The craft was at a distance equivalent one or two short blocks away and not flying parallel to streets but at an angle on a southeastern direction. It was immediately obvious to me that the craft was not a helicopter nor airplane since these would not normally fly that low and the physical characteristics did not match these. At that distance the craft seemed wider, luminous with lights in circumference to the frontal section (referred to as leading edge). I stared at it for a brief perplexed moment.

After realizing that it was something out of the ordinary, I ran down the steps from the poolside deck platform where I had been standing. The platform was about four to five feet higher than the pool water and the opposite surrounding pool deck area. It was about 15 fast running steps from there to the backyard entry to the family room. My wife and two children were watching television there.

I yelled for them to come outside and see but only my wife Gloria came out. We both walked fast towards the side of the pool opposite the platform side where I had been standing. By that time the craft was right over our pool area at an altitude of no more than 50-75 feet and perhaps even less.

The craft had come to a stop right over our pool area as we stood bellow it. The craft made no sound whatsoever. It wobbled slightly as it were moved by the wind but there was no noticeable wind at that moment. The craft leaned forward and downwards and then we saw a large forward angled window, located bellow the leading edge that was perhaps 8 feet in length and 3-4 feet in height. We could see an orange bluish glow from inside but no occupants or controls.

As the craft leaned forward I could see light emanating from its upper section and not from the pool lights reflection since the pool lights would be unable to reflect on the upper section. The craft seemed to be manufactured as one solid piece. There were no visible seams or rivets. The bottom of the craft was concave towards the center. In the deepest section of the concave center two rectangular objects were visible and ran the length of the deep concaved section and seemed to be a few feet apart from each other.

The craft had an upper dome with porthole like windows but no internal visibility. The upper dome was round and centered in relation to the lower part of the craft with no visible seams. The total height of the craft appeared to be the equivalent of a one and half story typical track residence or less. I calculated the height by comparing it to our two-story house. The diameter was approximately 50-75 feet or less. There were no visible markings, insignias or identification like character on the craft.

Under the front leading edge of the circular craft was some ski like devices with two side-by-side configurations. The design I cannot replicate even though I always scored high in I.Q, tests where design progressions (similar to mathematical progressions) had to be decided from multiple drawing choices. I also remember thinking they were too far forward from the crafts center of gravity something we studied in Group Propulsion in relation to the length and loading of aircraft. The ski like devices were similar to the letter S with the top of the S facing forward but with more elaborate details filling the gaps. At the time my conclusion was they were some type of hanging or anchoring device.

During the entire experience lasting some 45 seconds, my wife kept repeating “Oh my God!” over and over again. I tried to concentrate on details and in my mind kept repeating “take me with you.” We were both frozen in awe and disbelief. It was like seeing a large bus that I previously described as a Greyhound bus floating over your house. Both of us look upwards and did not speak to each other during the sighting.

There was no fear, an unprompted paralysis, and a high respect to what we were seeing. We both had the sensation of being watched primarily because the craft maneuvered downwards at an angle towards us and then regained a level position parallel to the ground. As a part of my analysis during the experience I listened for other engines, other crafts, the possibility that this craft was being suspended from another craft as a hoax but concluded there were no other man-made craft in the vicinity.

The craft then began to move at a very slow speed of around 20 miles per hour. I jumped on a wall that surrounded our backyard so that I could see the trajectory. I saw between houses as it continued at that speed for at least 7 miles from our house and heading in a southeast direction from Santa Clarita over a mountainous section of Los Angeles County. I instructed my wife not to discuss it but to try to draw what she saw and then we would compare drawings. My drawings had more details. Then we began comparing the experience and both had seen the very same details.

My conclusion is that the craft wanted us to observe it or perhaps was examining us. I am 100% sure this was not a man-made craft or technology. I am also convinced by the event that U.S. Government intelligence agencies know we are being visited by extra-terrestrials and are hiding facts. To me the only rationale reasons is because they lied once about their existence (perhaps Roswell and others) and may cause the loss of statutory governmental powers as citizens realize that borders, religions and global federal governments are meaningless and helpless. My conclusions lead me to think that visitors do not wish to work with a single government as they are roaming global skies making their presence.

There were lingering questions in my mind after the sighting. Since the craft must originate from an advanced civilization why do they need windows? My technical assumption is that an advanced civilization would have cameras on the exterior to duplicate exactly what is visible outside of the craft. Why were we allowed to see the interior through the large window but not the occupants?

After reporting the experience to the local Sheriff said they had no reports. Years later after writing the experience on the Internet someone who claimed he was with NASA automated airport sciences called me and said that his call was unofficial.

The only somewhat related experience was during a father daughter overnight camping event. The event was prior to our sighting experience. Several of my neighbors were FBI agents. During the outing two of the agents who had daughters were standing close to each other looking at the visible stars. One of them whispered to the other that he heard that strange crafts were often visible in the area. I was standing a few feet away from them and could hear them.

During my earlier education, I graduated and was certified in Group Propulsion Systems and had a choice to either continue studies as a Flight Engineer or Aeronautical Engineering. I selected Aeronautical Engineering and attended Northrop Institute of Technology. In Group Propulsion Systems we became highly familiar with aircraft, mechanical and electrical systems and all flight disciplines, flight and design configurations and propulsion sciences. I am still more familiar with aircraft functions than an automobile. After two years of study I switched to business management at another university, was an early participant in IT as a systems analyst followed by executive positions in the computer and software industry eventually forming my own international management consulting and international business services integration organization. I am now an active portfolio investor and international business but retired.