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Occurred : 8/15/1966 22:30 (Entered as : 08/15/1966 22:30)
Reported: 10/18/2003 1:47:55 PM 13:47
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 minutes
Summer 1966, 10:30pm, 4 witnesses, round/dome shape object appeared , approached then hovered in the sky approx. 200' approx 15 mins.

My husband and I were newly married and lived at ((address deleted)) NW 56th, Seattle, in the Ballard neighborhood, one block up from Market St. and just above the Hiram Chittenden Locks. One late afternoon we were out and decided to drive by his Mother's house. When we arrived, we spotted a telescope on her front porch aimed toward the sky. Since she was a bit off the wall, my husband said, "I don't even want to know what that's about" and kept on driving. A couple of days later his mother and sister who lived with the Mother came by for a visit. During the conversation they mentioned that they had been watching flying saucers and one was above our house. They lived further up from us on Sunset Hill about a mile. I told them that if they ever see these flying saucers again to please let us know because we want to see them also. A couple of nights later at about 10:30 pm there was a terrible banging on our back door. It was the Mother and sister saying that the flying saucer was out in front of our house. So we all four ran out to see and sure enough, off toward the Magnolia neighborhood we could see something in the sky and it was coming our way. It was round with a dome on top and had two or three different colored lights around the area where the dome met the saucer - it is hard after all this time to recall the color of the lights but to guess I'd say they were red, green and white. When it got closer and we could see the bottom the lights were all one color and maybe whitish or off white color. This thing came over by us and hovered above us about 200' or 250' and possibly less. It just stayed in that spot and did not move for a long time -- maybe 10 or 15 minutes. In that circumstance, one does not think about time. Eventually, the saucer/dome moved toward the locks and out toward Shilshole Bay and out of our sight. I don't remember hearing any type of engine or other noise. My husband and I only say this the one time but my Mother-in-law and her daughter saw it many times durin! g that Summer. There was never anything in the papers or news about anyone else seeing this thing. I was careful who I told this story to but it did get out a little and a few other people came up to me at work and said they too had seen such things but none were in the Seattle area.

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