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Occurred : 8/14/1957 16:00 (Entered as : 08/14/57 16:00)
Reported: 10/11/1999 13:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 seconds
UFO buzzed B-47

B-47 bomber heading for Plattsburg AFB,NY; tail#***163?;altitude:500+; Dir: N. over Lake champlain; 4pm in the afternoon, temperature 65+; B-47 Spd:300+; observed w/90x wide field of focus telescope; sky; cl, 20 mi.; Observer was reading serial numbers on tail of B-47 when Disc appeared near tip of B-47's tail-(bomber is too far away to hear any jet sound) Disc descended downward toward rear fuselage of B-47;Disc in same focus as B-47;Disc silver-white at 45* angle now in level flight passed over B-47 canopy (canopy has small sun-reflection at bubble edge near fuselage). Disc still at 45* or slightly less flys over nose of B-47; Telescope locked on to horizontal flight path of B-47; Telescope tracking object horizontally; Observer switched to naked eye visual of object; same seen with squinted eyes (nearsighted) and with glasses on. 4 seconds elapsed since disc left bomber nose; Telescopic observation last four seconds as object disappeared into tree line NNW of Observer. Details of disc: Beautiful sight! no sound; Obeerver was able to focus rapidly on far edge of disc, very sharp edge; front edge of disc-very sharp edge; and middle of disc-sort of mottled, not a smooth surface. color whitish-silver- oberserver obtained 3 separate focal points for craft, i/e. was 3 dimensional; Observer was watching B-47 thru 90x telescope due east of his position. Disc covered the quadrant in 8 seconds, i.e., approx. 1350 mph. Observer ran into house to yell at relative but object is lost behind trees. :