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Occurred : 1/1/1954 01:00 (Entered as : 01/01/1954 1:00)
Reported: 12/20/2004 7:26:33 AM 07:26
Posted: 1/19/2005
Location: Lakeland, FL
Shape: Disk
Duration:most of the night
Unusual experience in Florida in 1954

At aprox 1am in 1954 I was awakened by a light shining through the window directed at me. This was 10 miles out in the country, closest neighbor half a bile. I went to the window and the light followed me where I saw a disk hovering above the ground about 20ft. It had lights around the bottom in I believe warm colors. I watched for over an hour looking for some kind of beings and did not see any. The light became more intense and that is the last thing I remember until waking on the floor by the window at daybreak. I was 14 at the time and related the story to my dad at the time and we went down to the area where I said I had seen the craft and we found the usually wet swampy ground to have become hardened like pottery in a roundish shape similar to the size of the craft. After that time I watched for the craft again and never saw anything like it but I began to feel differently and more attached to my own life (could have just been the age at the time?) Anyway I have listened to you on CtoC many times and thought of reporting but just got around to it.

Several years later in Calif when I was returning to my apartment about midnight I saw a similar craft crusing along about 500/600 feet above but it had a short tube up to a small ball on top of it from the dish like craft, same lights beneath. At the time I was a student pilot and called the Lond Beach tower and the Lakewood sherrifs office and they had nothing. After crusing along at altitude it took off upward and outward in seconds out of sight!!

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