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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/1/1966 21:00 (Entered as : 04/01/66 21:00)
Reported: 3/30/2001 17:28
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: New Braintree, MA
Shape: Circle
Duration:~ 30 minutes
A large red glowing "plasma cloud" appeared over the woods, then at least 11 smaller white circular objects were seen.

I was 14 years old, and attending a boarding school on a small hill in the "sticks" of western Massachusetts, located close to the town of Chicopee. It was a Saturday night; I and my best friend/classmate had begged off attending a slide show in the cafeteria, and were in our respective dorm rooms, studying. Around 9:00, my friend was banging on my door and babbling in hysterics. I let her in, and heard what I thought was an April fools joke about seeing a flying saucer. I finally agreed to go to her room (which faced the back lawns and woods between the school and Chicopee) and look out the window. There was nothing there but the woods and dark. I was in the middle of saying "there's no such thing as flying saucers", when a very large red glowing (like glowing plasma) "cloud" appeared over the trees at the edge of the woods. Now I was hysterically laughing and babbling and pointing at this thing, while it descended slowly into the woods. Once it had "settled", we couldn't see it anymore. But that was only the beginning - a few moments later, we saw white saucer-like objects flying at very high speeds and at unbelievable angles. They seemed to be able to go from about 1/2 mile to 3 miles away in an instant! At one time during this incident, we counted as many as 11 objects in the air at once. Their movement seemed to be centered very close to, or right over Chicopee, although it was hard to tell because of the tremendous distances they covered so quickly. We never saw any of the objects again, although there were rumors in our dormitory that several girls had seen strange things in the sky. It was very hush-hush; nobody wanted to be labelled a "kook". Understandably, my friend asked me never to discuss the incident. It does take a bit of courage to report something this bizarre.

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