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Occurred : 4/15/1964 19:00 (Entered as : 04/15/1964 19:00)
Reported: 7/22/2004 6:05:52 AM 06:05
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Valley Station, KY
Shape: Other
Duration:7 minutes
Very close view of oval/disk shaped craft in the spring of 1964

On a clear spring night before the leaves returned to the trees in 1964 (April I think) just after sunset, my girl friend and I were in the front yard of my parents house with my reflector telescope. The location was Valley Station, Kentucky, about ¾ mile east of Pond Creek on a lightly traveled road with houses and fields. We were checking out the moon and stars. I tried to sight in a large yellow star directly above us but I just could not get the proper angle, so I shifted the scope to a bright star more along the horizon to the southeast. I was adjusting the focus, with one eye on the eyepiece, and the other eye looking at the ground. My friend started yelling, "Look" and at the same time I noticed the ground started to take on a yellow glow. I looked up and there was an oval shaped glowing and humming craft above us. The craft was about 50 foot by 40 foot and about 15 foot tall at the peak of the center. It was hovering about 15 feet above the tree top, approximately 100 feet above the ground and slightly to the south of us about 10 feet. It was somewhat elongated (left to right) and the outer edge of the craft was beveled or rounded and had 3 windows along the edge I saw, and the orientation of the craft did not change very much so I don’t know what the other side looked like. The windows were about 1.5 foot wide by 1 foot tall and they were somewhat oval shaped with a bluish white florescent glow inside, but I could only see slightly inside and saw nothing other than a white overhead. There were some sort of recessed/level red lights around it. We could feel the heat from the craft, no smell other than heat, and as the very low hum rose in pitch, the glow changed from dark yellow to a golden color. There appeared to be some sort of burnt crusty material on the under surface that was a slightly darker glow. As the hum rose in pitch the craft glowed golden, and then slowly moved about 300 feet to the south over a field. A bright spotlight came out of the bottom of the craft and it scanned the hills from east to the north and stopping directly on us. The light was of the intensity of a carbon arc search light even thought the light housing was about football size. After the light shown directly on us for about 5 seconds it turned off and the light was retracted inside. The hum then increased rapidly in pitch, the glow was almost white, and the craft raised and move to the west at an ever increasing speed. As it approached the creek something that looked like a chunk of the crusty material from the bottom fell (nobody could find anything) near the creek. As it moved rapidly off to the west in a straight line, it abruptly changed course about 30 degrees to the northwest and faded off into the distance at an incredible speed. Total time: 6 to 7 minutes. From the time it started to move to the west were screaming for my family to come out and see it but they were too late. We gave my family all the details and I drew a picture of it. The next day my Aunt, who was visiting one of my uncles at a nearby house, told my mom she saw it too. The one thing about this that still sticks in my mind was the exit. As it changed course, it reminded me the way a stick looks when you put it into a bucket of water, how the image appears to bend. I have not told many about this, because I didn’t want to be ridiculed. I am getting old now and thought this may be useful to someone.

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