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Occurred : 6/15/1974 13:00 (Entered as : June 1974 13:00)
Reported: 7/15/2003 8:10:30 AM 08:10
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Albany, NY
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
Airport radar confirms what I saw. Please read my whole discription.

I was driving on a new divided highway heading east at 13:00 hours. There was a large field on my right. I was going about 50 mph and eventualy got up to about 85 mph. I had a glair on my windshield. I think it was a reflection from the craft. When I looked for the origin of the reflection I saw a triangular shaped object about 1/4 mile or less to my right. It was gray in color with out any markings or windows. The craft was going a little faster than I was going and I speeded up to try to keep up with it. The craft moved towards me slightly and banking like an airplane would. That is when I saw that it did not have a vertical tail like an airplane. I followed it for about one mile when it flew over the crest of a hill which was covered with mature trees. They were about 60 feet tall. The craft was only about 100 feet above the ground. When I got on the other side of the trees it was gone. I turned around and retraced where I had seen it and made sure about my bearings. When I got to my sisters house I told her about it and of coarse she thought that I was crazy. This happened on a Saturday and the following Friday on the local tv news they said that the radar at the Albany County airport recorded an object heading south from Saratoga Springs at over 4,000 mph and made a right angle turn towawds the east. They said that it happened a week before which is when I saw what I saw. They also said that there were about 40 sightings of ufo's that same day. They also said that it was not reported on the news until the airport could verify that there radar was working properly. It has been so many years that it could have happened in 1974 or 1975 or 1976, but I think it was 1974. If you have any guestions to ask me my email is ((e-address deleted)) Thanks ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: We have inquired whether any newspaper articles appeared for this sighting. We are surprised that FAA radar could register a velocity of 4,000 mph. Such radars usually filter out objects with that high a velocity, based on the assumption that they probably are artifacts. PD))