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Occurred : 6/30/1966 17:00
Reported: 2/25/2005 1:21:37 PM 13:21
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Wayne, PA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:Half-minute or less
Rocket-like UFO Seen Flying Over Suburban Philadelphia In Summer of 1966 In the Summer of 1966 [last half of June, July, or first half of August] I viewed an unidentified object flying over a site along the "Main Line" suburbs of Philadelphia.

To me, the object looked like a rocket, as it was flying low enough that I was sure it had no wings. However, it was not flying vertically [i.e. flying up]; rather, it was flying horizontally, parallel with the ground, as you would watch an airplane or helicopter flying over. Again, there were no wings and no helicopter blades that I could see. The object was cigar-shaped like a rocket or missile, even though it was flying over land instead of up.

Like an airplane, the object simply flew over. Within a half-minute or less, it was gone. I assume the object must have made some type of sound [although I do not remember the sound], that caught my attention so I looked up to see it.

I cannot give an exact date, but it was seen sometime between the middle of June and the middle of August in 1966. This is when I was attending a summer camp at the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, about fourteen miles west of Philadelphia.

The time of day was, as I recall, late afternoon.

At that time, I was standing near one of the barracks/dormitories {I believe it may have been Wheeler Hall] of the Valley Forge Military Academy. I believe this was the barracks where my dormitory room was located.

At the time, I was ten years old; I would turn eleven in the Autumn.

I did not notify anyone of the siting. It went so fast, I had no time to call anyone. And, since the vehicle was gone after a few moments, it did not seem to be of much value to tell anyone.

Since the object looked like a rocket or missile, I assumed it was of terrestrial origin. However, I did wonder why a rocket or missile was flying over suburban Philadelphia.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))