Summer 1973

Indiana, USA; Fall 1973

Name: greg

Date of Sighting: summer/fall 1973

Location of Sighting: northwest indiana

Number of UFO(s), including the Color(s), Size(s) and Shape(s): one ufo was made of a sphere with a rotating circle ring around it that had 3 lights mounted on it in the form of a triangle. green,red,blue. the center sphere also was sort of lit white but very dim and not distinct like the ring lights. it was about 60-80 yards across which looks HUGE when its floating 30 yards above you.

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: from about a mile away to right overhead maybe 70 ft. up, hard to say but i think i could hit it with a rock when i was 12 years old.

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): came out of south-east then left straight east

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): it was as big as a 747

Further Description of Sighting: this is a picture i made of what we saw-

in the summer of 1973 i was 12 or 13 years old(my birthday is in july) i was watching TV(the six million dollar man) it was a new TV show and the only thing my stepfather watched.(until A-Team came out) my mother asked me to take out the paper trash to burn, we lived on a dead end street beside a very large swamp area and separated our paper to burn. we had a large mowed field next to our house before the swamp started, we always burned our paper trash at the edge of it before where the ground got too wet.

i reluctantly pulled myself away from the TV and ran out the back door grabbing the large paper grocery bag full of paper trash and a pack of paper matches. i ran to the edge of the field dropped the bag and flicked a few lit matches into it, waiting only a half second to make sure one lit the paper inside. and ran back into the house to return to the TV show. as i ran in my mother was still standing on the back porch holding open the screen door with her back,once i was in the kitchen but not yet to the living-room and TV, my mother said “greg, what IS that?”..twice..i turned around and she was still standing on the back porch , i walked to where she was and she was gazing off into the night sky,it was just after nightfall, maybe 6pm.

i looked to where she was looking and saw some flashing light in the distance and said “oh that’s just a…” that’s as far as i got, i realized it was not a was too low, and wobbling and the wrong colors and too slow.. i stared a moment before walking down onto the driveway to escape the light from the kitchen and see it better,and also to move toward it a was not a plane too slow,a helicopter,no sound, not a blimp too fast.

i realized rather quickly it did not fit any category of flying things. i stared at it intently and it was green and red and blue and some whitish light..and they were pulsing not flashing, and it seemed to wobble forward, kind of jerky looking, like 2 steps forward one step back..but it was headed our way and as it got closer i felt an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder and inside i knew this was unidentified and heart was beating but i felt calm and excited. hoping it was true but thinking any minute it would reveal itself to be a helicopter or something mundane.

it didn’t, it came directly to me and this huge craft silently floated above me and my yard and my house and was now so low i felt sure it intended on landing in the field next to me. i was thinking love and peace and i want to meet you and let me see inside your ship..and it seemed to be in agreement as it approached,i squinted to look for windows in the center sphere, i think i saw some ports but they were small and with all the glare and lights and it being night i could not be sure, but i did feel watched. more than that i felt “telepathy-ed at” or heard.. or understood or something.

it was going to land, i knew it. i realized it was so close i could hit it with a rock! or my BB gun..or the 22 rifle behind our back door!..and call the news and be famous..and the very next rotation of that glorious ring drifted the ufo away from me…it had changed directions..they heard my thoughts!

i ran in the house and the gun was not behind the door. i ran back out and it was really slowly did its rotate slide rotate slide to the east away from me and my chance to something.

it went east and over I-65 again a half mile north of where i first saw it and disappeared into the distance.
i was never the same after that.

after all these years i have come to some conclusions. it was held aloft the same way a magnet is when held over another magnet with matching poles facing each other- i could “feel it” was not antigravity, it was suspended inside the earths magnetic field somehow, it was manipulating the magnetic fields around itself.silent.smooth. efficient . it had lights even tho it seemed to try to broadcast the night sky on its underside., why cloak itself and have bright pulsing lights?,,why would aliens need or care to follow FAA rules or any earth laws..why have lights at all if you want to sneak?

it did not want some normal plane or something to crash into IT..the only thing that makes sense, or it was just taken for granted that of course anything flying at night especially, needs lights..right? by humans this logic holds.

i was amazed at the technology of that thing, hundreds of years ahead of mankind if not more!..but i think the lights were man-made.
and the more i think about it the more i think it was a ufo for sure but not from space.

maybe the original idea or some tech in it was from space, but we were the ones who had it now. we were hundreds of years ahead of man kind… now after seeing the tic tacs old 1973 ufo seems like an old fashioned version, almost a laughable funny machine.

Rochester, New York, USA; Summer, 1973

Name: Roberta Castro

Date of Sighting: Summer of 1973

Location of Sighting: Rochester, NY

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Round

Size(s) of UFO(s): Baseball Field

Color(s) of UFO(s): Multi Colored Windows

Number of UFO(s): One

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Just above tree tops

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): South

Further Description of Sighting: I went to the store just down the street from my house about 9pm. When I came out about 15 minutes later and headed on foot back home and reached the corner bar I noticed people standing outside looking up at the sky. When I looked up I bout fainted when I saw this UFO.

It just glided and made no sound. Each window (what appeared to be windows)was a different color.(red, blue,yellow,green & orange)and went completely around the craft. Everyone there was completely silent, just watching it in disbelief of what we were all seeing. Then someone said, what is that? A man answered “it’s gotta be a UFO”.

I then went on home still amazed at what I saw. When I entered my home my then husband asked me what took me so long that I was gone an hour and a half. I looked at the clock because I thought I was only gone about 30 minutes but he was right. Where had I been for all that time??

I still cannot answer that. I called the airport and told the man that answered the phone about what I and other people saw but I don’t think he took me seriously.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Summer, 1972

Name: Ron Freund, M.D.

Date of Event: summer, 1972 or 1973

Location of Event: Ottawa, Canada

Message: A friend of mine and I went to Ottawa for a weekend of looking for Canadian girls.  We ended up without any the first night, sleeping in my car on the side of the road.  A Canadian trooper woke us up at 4 AM to check us out, then left.  We sat in the car, eating some bread we had when we saw it. The terrain was flat with a distant mountain range.  A slowly moving disc-shaped object was coming across a large field toward us.

It stopped and hovered around fifty feet above the highway and two hundred feet in front.  The thing was probably 75 to 100 feet across, with moving lights around the perimeter, completely soundless.  If only my camera had been along.  It stayed in place for 5 to 10 minutes, then gradually moved away, diagonally upward toward the mountain range, then rapidly sped away and, when it was just a light in the sky, made a sharp 90 degree turn to the left and sped out of sight, completely soundless.

We just sat there, speechless the whole time. Later that morning around 6 AM when the radio stations began broadcasting, they were reporting hundreds of sightings down the whole Eastern seaboard from Canada down through Maine and New England.  The official Air Force explanation reported later that day was “luminous gas from a factory”. I know what we saw that morning, and there is no doubt in my mind regarding these other reported sightings.

Moorestown Township, New Jersey, USA; Summer 1973

Name: Anonymous

Date of Sighting: Summer of 1973 @ 2:45 AM

Location of Sighting: Moorestown N.J.

Color(s) of UFO(s): Intense Bright Blue Light

Further Description of Sighting: It was in the summer of 1973 I was 11 years old on summer break from school. I woke up in the middle of the night and my bedroom was lit up bright as day in a very strange blue glow. There was a faint humming noise present. I looked at the clock on my nightstand and it said 2:45 AM.

I became scared and ventured into my parent’s bedroom where I saw the both of them standing in front of the window looking outside. I remember my mother saying “What is it?” My dad saw me and told me to go back to bed. I began to cry because I was scared to death. We all moved to our living room where there was a picture window that looked out to the back of our property, which was on 3 1/2 acres of wooded land.

We could see a very bright blue light shining through the trees back in the woods that could be compared to the brightness of a welders arc.I will never forget the sound this thing made, it was a humming noise in a very low key that tickled the inside of my ears. The duration was only a few minutes and suddenly you could see this thing rising above the trees and it was gone in an instant, as our living room went black.

Well…needless to say, none of us got any sleep that night. My father was afraid to report the incident, as he did not want to be labeled as a crazy person, and I was told not to tell anybody what I saw, for the very same reason. That same morning when the sun rose, my father and I walked back in the woods together to have a look around, and to our surprise there was a clearing with a tree knocked down, and the leaves on the ground were scorched in about a 30 ft circle.

If you were to draw a square around the circle, at all 4 points, there was an indent pushed down into the leaves also scorched. About 20 feet to the left of the site was an area I was always warned about as a kid. It was a 6 foot hole in the ground, maybe a sink hole?

I was always told it was an old water well that was dug by native Americans. I used to throw things down the hole but you never heard anything ever hit bottom. My father always feared it was an accident waiting to happen so he used to throw large branches and wood debris over it so no one would fall into it.

The interesting part of this story is the fact that the hole was uncovered, as the branches and debris were strewn everywhere. The only other thing I can recall from this incident was my father saying to me…”Don’t tell your mother”. I have never been quite the same since… I am a true believer, and only a few people have ever heard this story.

Moorestown Township, New Jersey, USA; Summer 1973

Date of Sighting: Summer 1973

Location of Sighting: Moorestown, NJ

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Round

Size(s) of UFO(s): Huge, seemed to cover several homes on our street

Color(s) of UFO(s): Looked Silverish-metallic, lots of lights underneath/on bottom

Number of UFO(s): 1

Further Description of Sighting: I saw it cone down from the sky and hover over my house. It was dusk. I ran to get my neighbor because nobody was home, I was 13 years old. We both stood out on our front yards in amazement.

It hovered for about 5 minutes and then shot straight up in an instant and it was out of sight. We stood under it and watched the different colors of light link before it took off. I called the police and made a report. I found out later that there were many other reporting of the same thing that night.

My parents did not believe me and told me not to talk about it. They wished I hadn’t called the police. My neighbor was known as an alcoholic so no one believed her. She wasn’t drunk that night. We were outcasts in the neighborhood after that.