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Occurred : 6/1/1954 08:00 (Entered as : 1954 08:00)
Reported: 2/17/2000 21:52
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Springfield (rural area near), IL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5-10 mins.
This happened many years ago when I was a child. Object, 3' long, crystal type cylinder, pinkish color came in fast from the East and hovered over me for 5-10 mins. A light glowed over me.

I'm trying to find out if anyone else has ever seen an object of this shape and color. I was playing in back yard when the object suddenly came in and hovered over me 15'up. It was small, pulsing shades of pink and sort of cylinder shaped, but more like a crystal, some areas clear. At first I was startled and afraid, but then a pinkish light came over me and I didn't feel afraid any more. I remember a humming sound. My mother was also outside using the outhouse (we lived on a farm in rural central IL). She came up to me later after the object had quickly flown out of site. I was very excited and asked her if she had seen the pretty pink light. She said no and thought I was "playing a game. This has bugged me for years. I know what I saw. I have only told a few of my friends who I trust, but they said I was very young, so probably didn't happen (non UFO believers). I was 4, not in kindergarten yet. We didn't even have a TV then. All the pictures I have seen of UFO's do not look anything like what I saw. Do you know anyone who has seen something similar? Please let me know by e-mail if it's not too much trouble. I know this is not a very exciting "sighting" for you, but I don't know where else to turn to get information.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))