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Occurred : 10/5/1978 23:30 (Entered as : 10/5/1978 23:30)
Reported: 8/25/2001 17:58
Posted: 10/12/2001
Location: Zaandam (Netherlands),
Shape: Oval
UFO-report from a sighting near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

It was after a visit to my sister in a small village in Noord-Holland (The Netherlands - Europe) that my mother and I both saw a blinking thing in the eveningsky. It was completely dark and we were far away from any citylights. The onely things preventing us from having a good look at it were the highwaylights and (for me) the fact that I was driving the car at 70 m/ph. I thank the Lord that my mother still has her good mind (I'm writing this in the year 2001 when my mother has reached the age of 86) so she still is a reliable whitness to what we've seen and can tell people we're not crazy or seeing things. The thing we saw just hang there on the left of the highway and had blinking lights all around it. I still remember it were green, red and yellow lights, randomly burning. As we rode along the highway (A7) towards Amsterdam, the object seemed to go in the same direction with a reduced speed. My mother and I saw this thing for about two minutes, while talking to each other about it. We both agreed it could not be a plane, helicopter or whatever we thought of. When this UFO (for us it was the only term we could think of) suddenly took of with a velocity that scared us, we were convincend the thing we saw was not of this world. I'm ready to swear on the bible that what i just wrote is the truth (while excusing myself for any errors in the writing) and so is mother.

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