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Occurred : 6/23/1954 02:00 (Entered as : 06/23/1954 02:00)
Reported: 11/4/2003 9:06:51 AM 09:06
Posted: 11/8/2003
Location: Lorton, VA
Shape: Other
My Mother heard what she believed was a UFO.

My Mother has told me this story twice with about a thirty year interval between the tellings. I believe it was an experience that greatly impressed her and the story was substantially the same at both tellings.

When I was approximately 24 months old (born 1/16/52)my Mom and Dad and I lived in the two upstairs rooms of my grandparent's house in Virginia. At that time the area was very rural. My Mom said that she woke up one night after midnight and I was crying. She was also aware of a loud buzzing sound like bees. She went to the crib and tried to quiet me but was unsuccessful. She began to become frightened and the noise was intensifying and hurt her ears. She tried to awaken my father unsuccessfully. She said that her thought was that the noise was coming from a UFO. (I guess they were often in the papers at that time.) She thought of going to the window to look but was frightened and reports feeling they did not want her to look. Eventually she picked me up and rocked me until the noise gradually faded. When the noise stopped I stopped crying and, eventually she went back to sleep. The next morning at breakfast she tried to tell the family about the experience but was ridiculed. Nobody else heard anything. However, when the paper came that day the headline story was about UFOs over Washington. The one thing that doesn't make sense to me is the date. Apparently the date of the big DC sighting was July 1952 when I would have been only 6 months old. I was in my early twenties the first time Mom told me about this. It is possible she got the dates wrong or was confusing the Langly AFB chase, which I believe also made headlines with the Washington sightings.

It also seems that the way she discribes my behavior, simply crying might be more characteristic of a very young baby that a two year old. I spoke quite well by the time I was two. In any case when Mom told me this story again this summer and was so consistent I thought it was worth recording.

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