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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1977 02:00 (Entered as : 08/???77 02:00)
Reported: 8/7/2001 16:58
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Portage Lake, ME
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 minutes?
Back in what I believe was 1977 maybe 78 my family and I took a trip to our farm in Portage Lake Maine. At the time I was in the 5th grade and my sister was in first. We had spent all night driving up there in our Grandparents Gremlin (I think) one of those vehicles with the big hatch backs. We arrived in the middle of the night and our parents chose to leave us sleeping in the back rather than bring us in. I remember waking up to a very bright blinking light and waking my sister up to tell her I thought maybe Dad was outside swinging a lantern or something. I sat up to look and saw this huge light. It was shaped long and oval sort of like a saucer, hovering between our two barns. It no longer blinked, but glowed like a giant light bulb. I immediately yelled for my sister to look. She becamed very frightened. We layed down and held on to each other until we woke up in the morning. We told out parents and our Mom told us how she had seen a bright light, but didn't think anything of it until know she realized the house is about 1/2 mile from the road with nothing behind it, but woods for miles. We defintely experienced something very UFO like that night and still wonder about it today.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We have arbitrarily assigned a date so that the report will sort to the year 1977. PD))