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Occurred : 6/17/1953 07:30 (Entered as : 6/17/53 7:30AM)
Reported: 5/9/2001 14:15
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Galveston, TX
Shape: Cigar
Duration:3 Minutes
It had been my habit before I opened my place of business each morning to do my early morning fishing. This one particular morning I had just finished my fishing it was time to leave. As I walked up the stairway of the seawall I noticed a group of people looking upward. I glanced up and saw this huge Cigar shaped craft it apparently had come in off the gulf of Mexico. The size I estimated to be approximately 300 ft long. It was extremely low I estimated it to be no higher than 150 ft. It had no windows made no noise no apparent means of propulsion no type of emission. It moved very slowly. One of the people in the crowd nudged me and said "Am I seeing what I think I am seeing?" After which I replied yes you are. This craft moved about a block away made its own cloud and disappeared. The weather was a perfectl;y clear day. In the next few days I did not see anything in the news media. I however called HUFON and reported my observation. The person I talked to said that particular craft had been sighted all over Texas.


"Peter B. Davenport" wrote:

Dear Mr. ((deleted)),

Thank you very much for the most interesting reports! I suspect that there must be millions of sightings similar to yours, experienced many millions of Americans, and the overwhelming majority of them have gone unreported.

If you ever find one of the newspaper articles about the 1953 incident, I would be most grateful if you would mail us a copy. We will post it to our website.

With regard to your second report, you state that it occurred March 03 of this year, but you indicate March 06. Which was the correct date, please?

Thanks again for taking the time to share your sighting with our Center!


Peter Davenport
Peter B. Davenport, Director
National UFO Reporting Center
PO Box 45623
University Station
Seattle, WA 98145
Hotline: 206-722-3000 (From 8AM to Midnight Pacific preferred)


Sorry about the date. It was March 06. I listen frequently to your broadcasts on The Jeff Rense show. Thank you so much for your information. Nothing has ever appeared in the 1953 citing as far as the Media is concerned I tried to find some info, but nothing doing. Thanks

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