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Occurred : 7/15/1970 23:30 (Entered as : 07/15/70 23:30)
Reported: 6/1/2000 01:57
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Shape: Light
Duration:15-20 minutes
I was fortunate to have witnessed 2 unidentified objects over a 15-20 minute period in Western MA around 1970.

This incident occurred years ago, but it's fresh in my mind. I saw the following from the front of my tent while on a Boy Scout camp out at October Mountain in Western Massachusetts. The date and time information is only approximate since I didn't record that information at the time. However, the weather was calm and the night sky was clear. A white light came in from the horizon rather rapidly, however, no quicker than a jet. The light wasn't spectacular or anything; something you'd expect from an aircraft. It then slowed down once above the camp area and continued along until it went out of site. There were no sounds heard from the object. A few minutes later, another light came in rapidly from the horizon just as the first. My first thought was that it was an Air Force interceptor investigating the original object. However, it gradually stopped and hovered above the camp area. It was fairly high up, perhaps 500 feet (it was difficult to know exactly). There were no sounds from this object as well. It hovered for a short while until the next event occurred. The original object came back from where it went out of site. It stopped and hovered fairly close to the most recent object; perhaps within 50-100 feet. This went on for about 20 seconds or so. The 2 objects then went off together and went out of site to where the first object did. About 5 minutes later, the two objects came back and hovered above the camp ground again. Suddenly, one object moved out of the way a bit and carefully adjusted it's position. It then accelerated vertically. I could follow it for about a second. Then it suddenly picked up tremendous speed and literally bolted into the heavens. At that moment, I knew I witnessed a very special technology in action. I didn't know what it was, but I knew it was very special. The other object went to the same takeoff position about 5 seconds later. It then took off in an identical fashion. I don't know what these objects were. However, I'm glad I saw them and will never forget them.

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