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Occurred : 1/24/1974 22:00 (Entered as : 01/24/74 22:00)
Reported: 1/24/2003 7:05:39 PM 19:05
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Shape: Disk
Duration:1 hour
R.I. sphere shaped object landed on flat top three door garage. 1974 .the beams still show cracks that developed from the weight

It was a cold winter night on a thursday. My mother realized that my brother and I had not put out the garbage yet and it was getting late. It was about 10 or 10:30 at night. so we put on our winter coats and headed out. My younger sister wanted to join us she was 9 years old I was 10 and my older brother was 14years old at that time. As we walked in the snow covered ground and slippery ice the night sky was beaming with stars. We had too walk down the long driveway to place the garbage cans out for tomorrows pick up by the garbage trucks. enroute we ran into a friend of my brother who lived two houses behind ours. He would take the short cut home often cutting threw our backyard. He helped us finish throwing out the trash, but there was one can stuck in the deep ice. My brother kept chipping away at the ice with his boots to free up the garbage can as we three were talking about school. my sister than tried to get our attention. She said there was something over head flying towards us, but we payed no attention to her. Again she said I think you three should look up to the sky theres something flying towards us. But we were so focused in trying to free the garbage can that we payed her no mind and said it's probably a plane. Her voice then became alarmed and she screamed! Look straight up above us. We looked up to see a craft hovering above us it was maybe 100 yards over us 16 ft. in diameter with a reddish pink like lights that flashed around it with a blinding white light at the center of it that would flash on and off as it hovered above us it seemed to get closer too us and it would pan up and down slightly causing the perfect circular lights to appear as a semi circle. Now from that time on we don't remember what happened. All I know is we found ourselves looking around for the craft. It somehow disappeared on us. Until our friend said there it is, it's right over your garage roof. The craft hovered over away from the garage roof took a slight altitude flight. made like a letter z ! formatio n and shot out of sight into the night sky with a woosh sound with such velocity that no jet plane till today could achive leaving behind a trail of two flourescent green laser like lights with a red and white light ray within the two laser green lights that slowly dissolved in the air.

((NUFORC Note: Interesting report; date is approximate. We have requested that the witness attempt to have his brother and sister submit independent reports of their recollections of the event.

The case is very similar to a report we received in December 1994 from a mother in Traverse City, MI, in which she described how her children, who had been out sledding, came rushing in the house in their underwear, babbling about the disc they had seen hovering over them. The next thing they knew, the disc was in another part of the sky, and they found that their outer clothing was neatly folded and stacked on their sleds. The mother was alarmed by the situation, and reported that she knew something peculiar had taken place, because it was unthinkable that her children would fold and stack their clothing in neat piles. PD))