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Occurred : 10/1/1989 21:30 (Entered as : 10/01/1989 21:30)
Reported: 11/23/2003 9:09:05 PM 21:09
Posted: 11/26/2003
Location: Orono, ME
Shape: Disk
Duration:15-20 seconds
Silent Lo-flying Craft with Dome and Bright White Lights

The following account is related here as told to me by my sister.

The approximate coordinates of the house from which my sister observed the UFO are: 44:55:00 N 68:41:00 W In the fall of 1989, my sister, then 16 years old, returned home after seeing a movie with a friend. It was probably between 9:30 and 10pm.

She looked out of her bedroom window and saw a large, gray object with a dome top and one or more rows of white lights around the lower edge. There was one very bright light illuminating the path ahead of the object, which was flying "just high enough to clear the tree tops" -- (probably 50-75 feet above ground level) She estimated it to be "about the size of an average house." What struck her most was that the object made absolutely no noise, and was traveling too slowly to be an airplane. The bedroom window faces due north, and the flight path was south, toward the house. When the craft passed over the house she ran to a back window to see if she could catch another glimpse, but she saw it just for a second as it disappeared behind the tree line and disappeared.

My sister was slightly shaken by the incident, but did not tell anyone about the sighting for years because she feared ridicule. She eventually told me and one or two others.

I have heard many accounts of sightings. This one is unique because I do not believe it would be possible for my sister to imagine or create what she described. She has always been a very down-to-earth, responsible, and realistic person. She is a college graduate with a degree in Human Development, was the director of a private pre-school for several years, and is currently a Case Worker for a Social Services Agency. She was a popular, well-behaved high school student with good grades and had no reason to seek attention. (She doesn't even like science fiction!) The only nearby military airports are unlikely to be involved in experimental aviation. There is an ANG refueling wing at KBGR (8 miles) operating KC-135 aircraft, and a Medical unit with Huey and Bell helicopters. Brunswick Naval Air Station is nearly 100 miles away. I believe Loring AFB was still operational at the time of the sighting; it is almost 200 miles to the north.

My sister provided a pencil sketch of what she saw which will be submitted.

If you have any questions about the incident, please feel welcome to contact me via e-mail and I will contact my sister.

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