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Occurred : 10/15/1968 23:30 (Entered as : 10/15/68 2330)
Reported: 1/22/2000 22:34
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Shadyside, MD
Shape: Oval
Duration:40 sec

coming home lat I saw an oval or round flat bottomed object about 100 to 150 ft above the road. It had multi colored rotating or changing lights around the circumference about six feet wide.The colors were orange/red/blues constantly changing.There was no noise ,sound,or wind.It was a perfectly clear night with stars but I do not remember the phase of the moon.I got out of my 56 chevy and looked up at it [WITH MY GLASSES ON] trying to see if i could see anyone or anything in the lighted area for about 10 or15 sec. but all it was were the multi colored lights. The object then started moving slowly overhead to the west then increase speed to be a dot and gone out of sight or sped off and just disappeared. It did move quite a way in any event before going away. It was thrilling to see it. I did not seem to lose any time while this occured or seem to be affected by it.But some years later on the show The Greatest American Hero on I think the second episode the y portrayed the same craft, lights, and the way it went out of sight. I would say exactly, so I always assumed that there must be many others who had seen this oject because it would be difficult to exactly imagine the object I saw, But then again who knows? It was interesting that when I got home I woke my father up and told him what I saw and he said it must have been a helocopter. He was the director of tracking for NASA.The next year or so after he was one of 17 scientist scheduled to go to Woods Hole to discuss Phenomina in the Bermuda Triangle. He passed on right before the meeting and the first Moon Landing I might add. The Fellow who,s house I saw the object over died of cancer at an early age, but the rest of his family are living fine.