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Occurred : 5/5/1958 20:00 (Entered as : 05/05/58 20:00)
Reported: 4/13/2003 8:11:37 PM 20:11
Posted: 4/22/2003
Location: Palmer Park, MD
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15-20 min.
I saw a white spherical light zig zaging across the sky leaving a plasma trail at unthinkable speed.

This occurence happened in 1958 or 59 when I was about 6 years old,I am now 51. I havn't told this to anyone but close family. It was getting dark as I was walking home from the park when I saw a light shooting up from the horizon in the eastern sky. It was traveling at unthinkable speed zig zaging making right angle turns and reversals. As it came closer to my position, I could see it giving off a trial of light not like a contrail but more like neon.I stood and watched as it came in my direction. It was a sphere shaped white glowing ball. I was standing next to the electric power substation at this time when it came overhead and stopped dead in the now dark blue sky. It only took a few maybe 30 seconds for it to come from as far away in the horizon to directly overhead. It was radiating a halo of sparkling blue/white light.I starred up at it for maybe 5 mins. and it suddenly shot straight up and dissapeared into the clear night sky faster than anything I had ever see then or now accept for the speed of a meteor witch could be comprable. I ran home and told my dad who contacted nearby Andrews AFB. They reported no radar activity and no missle firings from any nearby sites ie. Goddard spaceflight or Nike missle site in Davdsonville. After all these years it still seems like yesterday. I haven't seen anything like it since then accept for a video clip a few years ago on the history channel. I jumped out of my chair.It was exactly what I saw.I wish I could find that video.

((NUFORC Note: Source of the report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))