Sighting occured in September of 1967, 2 years before the moon landing of Apollo 11.
I was very interested in the space race at that time.
UFO, flying disk/saucer, seen first at a distance of about 1 mile to the north of the city.
Approached/descending and came up the middle of the street in housing estate, four miles from city center. Hovered overhead for about 2 minutes at a height of about 20'. Trapezium, trapezoid in the U.S., shaped window on side of the circular craft. Flying machine rotated on its axis 180° and window moved to other side. It was so low that I could actually look into the craft through the window of this machine, whitish interior, nothing else observed through this window. Obviously, if there was a window something could look out of it.
Sighting occured at around 10:00 p.m., twilight, craft kind of blended into the dark sky background. Noiseless/silent. Looked like something out of a film. I was 12 years of age at the time of sighting.
Amazing sight and left me with a sense of wonder at the time, flabbergasted & goggle-eyed, I knew I had seen something really unusual, not from here.
Also seen by my 13 year old brother who can confirm the sighting.
At the time of the encounter we were out for a walk in local area. First thought the object was a plane/helicopter, bright white spotlight underneath the craft turned off as it approached. Knew immediately that it was a classical typical UFO, from watching TV programmes and newspapers/magazines of the time. Object moved/floated up the street over the tops of the houses in a southerly direction for a distance of about 150'. After about 5 minutes the disk/object shot up into the sky at high speed. Dark metallic blue color, very close sighting, typical UFO, very distinct as such. Looked like a flying machine from 200 to 500 years into the future. Impressive, very visual, solid flying machine, unmistakable as UFO and typical of the photographs that I have seen of these things. No markings on craft to identify it. Seen at very close proximity, less than 20' from the ground, saw the underside of the machine. Circular shape.
Hovered above houses in local area, just above the roofs. At one point directly overhead.
Have read extensively about the subject over the years. My personal conclusion:
UFO's are real - seeing is believing.
Origin: probably other dimensions.
UFOs/NDEs, near death experience, possibly related.
We are not just biological creatures but also spiritual beings. There is a bit more to the universe than science/religion tells us or would care to admit, outside their box. Even after all these years since the sighting, 40+, I am still amazed that I saw such an object and have not personally seen anything like it since. Find it very odd that after 60+ years no answer/explanation to the subject of UFOs has been forthcoming from science/religious communities.
Presently interested in astronomy, have 16" Newtonian telescope, & chess. Christian.
The UFO enigma seems to be a conundrum/puzzle/mad hatter's riddle, a world wide phenomena, a question with no answer, as yet.
Yes, people are seeing and photographing these objects. Many hoaxes have been reported but I think a high percentage are geneuine reports. Billy Meier's pictures are very good, possibly real, but I think his story is off the wall, a diatribe which ruins his case.
This testimony is geneuine, honest and true. I have no ulterior motive in reporting it, similar report also sent to Mufon website in February 2006, and would like to remain anonymous.
Do you believe in fairies/UFOs/angels/God? What is the sound of one hand clapping? What is the riddle of the Sphynx? Who are we/what are we? What is the nature of reality? Is there life after death? What do you think of NDE reports? Is the Ark of the Covenant under the Temple Mount? Is this the end of the age? Is the Christian story true? Are there codes embedded in the Bible text? Are crop circles telling us something symbolic? There are more questions than answers and the more you understand the less you know.
Well, that's about it from me, I hope you find this report interesting and believable. Just file it away with the other 1,000,000 sightings that have been reported over the years. I'm hoping that someday somebody will come up with the real answer to this phenomena and enlighten us all.
A logical, lucid, rational, believalbe, provable, truthful explanation will suffice, at the moment we are living in a fog of possible solutions, bubble gum answers with no end in sight.