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Occurred : 7/15/1957 14:00 (Entered as : 07/15/57 14:00)
Reported: 4/4/2000 04:21
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Williamsport, PA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:2 Minutes
A small, cigar-shaped object entered my field of vision while I was standing on the back porch of second-story apartment building.

Back in 1956-57, when I was approximately 10 or 11-years old, I observed a small, cigar or oblong shaped UFO. It was during the summer and I had just stepped out onto our back porch which was on the second story of an apartment building. While standing there, leaning up against the railing, something shiny caught my eye on my left. I glanced to the left and observed a small, metallic looking, oblong object traveling east, about tree height, through the neighborhood backyards. If the object had not caught the glint of the sun, I never would have seen it. The color was kind of bronze and slightly shiny and blended well into the surrounding area. I do not remember seeing anything that resembled windows. There was absolutely no sound and no noticeable lights of any kind. Guessing, I would say it was about 20-30 feet in the air. At no time was it higher than any trees in the neighborhood. It was approximately 10-15 feet long, using the trees and length of our back yard as a guide. It was traveling very slow, maybe 1 to 2 miles an hour. It never deviated from a straight line. As soon as I caught sight of it, I followed it with my eyes, watching its progression as it slowly made its way through the neighborhood backyards and I lost sight of it due to distance. I am a 54 year-old female, and looking back on this experience my impression today would be that there was nothing alive in it. It reminds me now more of what a remote controlled probe might look like. I had the feeling that everything in its path was being recorded. The other unusual thing about this sighting is that I never discussed it with anyone. I did not run into the house for more witnesses or mention it to my family. Years later, my daughter and I were discussing strange and odd happenings and I mentioned this incident to her. She was very surprised that I had never talked about it before and in hindsight does appear unusual that I had never discussed it before telling her. In all the years since then, I have never seen anyt! hing eve n remotely similar to this UFO.