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Occurred : 6/1/1966 15:00 (Entered as : 06/01/66 15:00)
Reported: 7/15/2001 15:29
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Coyanosa, TX
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 minutes
Summer 1966 (or 1968): Small saucer seen by 3 youth to land and take off in dry creek bed near Coyanosa, Texas.

Probably summer of 1966 (maybe 1968). My youngest sister (age 11 in 1966) and brother (age 8), and a boy friend (age 9?), were alone at our farm house 9 miles from Coyanosa, Texas (near Pecos). They were looking south and saw one saucer flying close to the house and close to the ground. It flew from west to east and landed 1/4 mile from the house in the Coyanosa Draw (a dry creek). It then took off and flew away. Myself (age 17 in 1966) and my brother (age 15) arrived at home at suppertime and were told about the UFO. We believed what the kids said. We went to the creek bed to see the landing site. I walked directly to the site. My brother rode his horse but the horse would not approach the site...he had to also walk to the site. The weeds/brush were flattened in a circular shape as if something about 30-40 feet in diameter had crushed them. There was no evidence of fire or heat, and no major indentations other than the crushed weeds/brush. I walked back to the house and called the Midland/Odessa airport control tower (about 120 miles away) to ask about radar observations or unusual aircraft and they reported that they saw nothing out of the ordinary. We occasionally discuss this UFO at family gatherings. To this day the three (now adults) who actually saw the UFO swear that this event happened, and my brother and I did see the spot where the UFO landed and took off.

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