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Occurred : 8/1/1962 15:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1962 15:00)
Reported: 12/2/2003 9:17:23 PM 21:17
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Savannah, GA
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 minutes
a round, disk like craft with circling lights on the underside of it hovered and flew over our neighborhood around 6 pm,8/62

I was playing outside my home as a child of about 11 or 12 in Savannah, Ga. on a summer evening in the early 1960's, around 6pm or so, when my companions and I saw some kind of aircraft that flew low over the neighborhood. We ran toward it, and as it seemed to hover, quite low, we could look right up inside of it-- it was a large, round or oval(disk shaped) craft with a row of lights around the perimeter of the underside of it. The lights seemed to move around the perimeter of the craft. We could see what seemed to be a bright hazy light coming from what appeared to be the bottom of, or inside of the aircraft. After hovering, it moved away, but continued at a very low elevation for quite a while-- all of the kids on our street who were outside ran after it for as long as we could before losing sight of it. As long as we were fairly close to it, we could hear a rather strange whirring or whooshing noise. As my mother had gotten a glimpse of it from inside the house and the porch, she called and made a report to the police department. The next day there was a small article in the Savannah newspaper stating that there were numerous reports of the sightings, but the air force had determined that it was actually a weather balloon. However, I don't think it was, judging from my memory of the object. There was nothing about it to suggest a balloon of any kind. I have long been curious about any other reports of this sighting, but have been unable to find any, and the Savannah Morning News cannot even find the small article about the sightings in their archives (I'm not positive about the date, or even the year, but am fairly certain it would have been the early 1960's). I am a college graduate, professional woman, married to a law enforcement professional. I've never observed any other UFO type objects at any time before or since.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))