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Occurred : 5/1/1970 00:00 (Entered as : 05/01/1970 12)
Reported: 12/27/2003 3:02:36 PM 15:02
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: New York City (Bronx), NY
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Bronx, NY : It was a solid silver -colored pyramid, spinning 100 feet above Public School 54's yard

Bronx, New York. I was a student at Public School 54, an elementary school. At around lunch time I and hundreds of other students and some of the school faculty saw a silver-colored object shaped like a pyramid, about 100 feet up in the air above the school yard, spinning in its place in the same manner as the Earth spins on its axis. I'd say the object was the size of a small school bus. There is no doubt that it was a solid object because the sun's rays reflected off its surface. I was standing next to the assistant principal, who made a comment about UFOs. This was the first time I heard the term ufo. A few minutes into my viewing, a helicopter appeared, which proceeded to fly around the spinning pyramid. Once again this was a solid object that was being "investigated" by a helicopter. The bell sounded signaling the end of the lunch period. I went back in. By the time school was out the object and the helicopter were gone. The school changed its name to CS 54, and was torned down by the mid 1970s.

I have done extensive web searches for articles/news stories about this event but have come up empty. It is as if I was the only one to watch this phenomenon. But there were at least 50 eyewitnesses! The school's vice principal (middle aged then, now perhaps dead) also witness it, along with other staff members. I would like to provide his last name, if this web site's host will allow it. This needs to be followed up. There can not be an unconfirmed UFO report when there are scores of people who witness it! Other witnesses out there, come forward!

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We usually don't allow use of the names of witnesses, although any student at CS54 in 1970 probably would know the name of his/her principal. Witness elects to remain totally anonymous, and provides no contact information. PD))