October 1973

Meraux, Louisiana, USA; October 12, 1973

Name: Sue

Date of Event: October 1973 sometime between 12th and 17th

Location of Event: Mereaux, Louisiana

Message: My family,husband and 4 young children, was visiting my brother and his wife in Mereaux,(in St. Bernard), LA. We were laughing and joking about the past weeks news involving Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson who claimed to be abducted and examined by aliens in Pascagoula,Mississippi which is not far from where we lived.

That happened Oct.10,1973. Their story had been plastered all over the news all week and it was the joke of our small town. It was approximately 4-6 days later that we were leaving my brothers house, I looked up and said, “Let’s look for U.F.O.’s”, making fun of the news reports. My brothers house was right along side of the Mississippi River.

In the distance, I saw a large glowing light on the other side of the river zipping toward us.It moved extremely fast over the river, over head and past us. It stopped dead in the sky for a few brief seconds and then zoomed across the river again…stopped dead and then zoomed to our side again, this time closer to the river. It was the classic saucer shape much like you see in comic books.

Even though it was dark out, it was a clear night and the saucer was close enough for me to see that it was metallic colored but glowing and almost looked like windows around the top half of the saucer. After several passes back and forth over the river the craft stopped dead over the middle of the Mississippi river.

It glowed and changed color like gold and orange as I can remember. Then we could see the bottom open and something large and on fire was dropped into the river. The bottom of the saucer closed and it zipped off again in a instant. We never told anyone. We didn’t want to be laughed at after all the news coverage about Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson.

Actually, we never spoke of it again, not even to each other and it was strangely forgotten. Many years later I asked my husband and brother if they remembered the incident and they said “Yes, Kind of”. I have always wondered why we never talked about it over the years. My memory is fairly clear and I can picture it still, after all these years. The others that saw it say that they slightly remember. Isn’t that strange?

I would love to know if anyone else reported seeing what I saw. The saucer was large, flew low and close and this was a popluated area. I’ve read a lot about U.F.O’S after my sighting but have never read that anyone reported a burning object being dropped out of the bottom. Sue

Thornton, Colorado, USA; October, 1973

Name: Tony

Date of Sighting: October 1973

Location of Sighting: Thornton Colorado

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Kind of like a police car light shape

Size(s) of UFO(s): Couldn’t tell if they were close & small or far and large

Color(s) of UFO(s): Red lights

Number of UFO(s): 3 – triangular

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Close & small or far & large – couldn’t tell

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): bouncing counter-clockwise – northeast direction

Further Description of Sighting: They (3 objects) were very quiet and hovering counter clockwise in the Northeast direction. An Adams county sherrif also spotted them and put his spotlight on the objects but the spotlight was burned out by the objects. This information was in the Thornton/Northglenn Sentinal back in October of 1973 but I can’t find the article anywhere. Can somebody find this article somehow?

If you do contact a witness, please be respectful to them.

Contact Email of Witness: sosevents@aol.com

Dover, New Hampshire, USA; October 1, 1973

Name: Jo Curran

Date: October 1, 1973; 8:30 pm

Location: Dover, New Hampshire

What did the UFO look like: It was the typical saucer-shape, somewhat more angular than rounded though. It was dark, saucer appeared to be a dark metallic substance, banks of lights circling the entire machine around the center. Lights were white in color. I am not good at estimating size, but it was probably twice the size of a large helicopter.

Did the UFO do any strange things: It was a clear fall night and my husband James and I were sitting outside looking at the stars behind our apartment building. We spotted one star in the distance that started moving horizontally across the sky-movement was rapid-I blinked my eyes and the object moved from the far right to far left of my field of vision in the sky.

We were fascinated and kept watching for several minutes, then the object appeared to somehow be “aware” of us watching. Very abruptly it stopped in the center of the horizon and then rapidly came towards us across the sky-I had the sense that it was “looking” back at me now. I recall one light on the circumference of the machine that acted more as a searchlight aimed in our general direction.

The machine made absolutely no sound at any time-just traveled very quickly and looked like nothing I had seen before or since. Its fast approach scared both of us and we ran back into the building as fast as we could. By the time we had climbed up to the 3rd floor and went to the balcony the object was no longer visible.

Additional comments: It feels so good to tell this story to someone who won’t look at me like I have 2 heads! Good luck with your research. Thank YOU!