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Occurred : 2/3/1951 22:00 (Entered as : 02/03/1951 22:00)
Reported: 7/16/2004 11:07:32 AM 11:07
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Thompsonville, CT
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 seconds
A golden-orange glowing bowl, flat on top, 2 ft in dia hovered overhead for about 30 sec. then was gone in a streak without a sound

As I recall, It was my junior or senior year in high school, after a basketball game in January, February or March, 1950, or 1951. Time was about 10 PM. My buddy, Bill and I, and our dates, Just drove in to the parking lot behind the Friendly Ice Cream in Thompsonville,CT, when my date spotted a small golden-orange glowing ball in the distant southern sky toward Hartford. In a few seconds, the object was overhead and the shape was that of a bowl, flat on top. It looked about 2 feet in diameter, but made no sound. It hovered motionless for about 30 seconds, then in a streak lasting about 3-4 seconds, was gone in the direction from which it came.

We drove the car to the parking lot in front of Friendly's and got out and ran into Friendly's telling all what we saw, and everybody inside looked at us as if we were dilusional. Needless to say, we were embarrassed. The next day in school, several classmates from other parts of town confirmed what we saw.

The observers were 2 basketball players and our cheerleader dates, ages about 17.

I served in the USMC from Jan 53 to Jan 56 as a radar operator.It was sometime in 1954 or 55 in K-3 Korea, Po Hang Dong,while on radar watch, I observed 3 blips on my radar scope which crossed Korea from east to west in about 20 seconds. The object was not identified. I hold a BSME from the University of Hartford, class of 1961. I am the inventor of a lightweight golf club carrier, U.S. Patent #6,471,055, which can be viewed on

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