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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/15/1972 16:00 (Entered as : 10/00/72 16:00)
Reported: 1/8/1999 02:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: North Tarrytown, NY
Shape: Disk
Duration:45-85 secs
Fall of 1971 or 1972 between 1pm and 4pm. Place: North Tarrytown, New York. I was 10 or 11 years old, playing in yard with younger brother. We were called to front of house by mother to see "something in the sky". We saw a metallic, disk shaped object with dome and portholes. Each porthole glowed with lights that were colorful and bright. It was hovering at a height of 10 to 15 stories high. Suddenly, it started to rise quickly and then took off north.

Sometime between fall 1971 or 1972. It was a cloudy day sometime between noon and 4pm. I was 10 or 11 years old and my brother 8 or 9. We were playing in yard when our mother yelled for us to come over to the front of the house to see "something in the sky". We ran over and saw, at a height of 10 to 15 stories high, across the street, and slightly to the right from our position, a smooth, metallic, disk shaped object with a dome and brightly lit portholes. It was stationary but seemed to be slowly rotating and did not make any noise whatsoever. What impressed us about the portholes is that they had bright, pulsing colors emanating from them. At this height it seemed a little over shoulder width in width from my vantage point (I am 6ft tall with jacket lenght of 42-44). After a minute or so, it rose straight up until it seemed the size of a dime and then took off in a northerly direction. It was out of sight in about 10 seconds. This happened when we resided on 138 Beekman Avenue in North Tarrytown, New York. The residence was right next to a police station. We were on the sidewalk looking up and slightly north. My mother recalls the event but refuses to talk about it other than remark that she does remember it as I described it. My brother remembers it clearly. This memory resurfaced winter of 1992 and at first I thought it was of a dream until I checked with my brother and mother. My mother seems scared about that incident, my brother has an interest in the subject and I have been staring at the sky and reading related information ever since. I would like to know if this sighting has ever been documented by others and if there were any newspaper reports in the local papers. I have also had other, more serious experiences pertaining to ufos that I would like to discuss with someone.