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Occurred : 6/15/1955 08:00
Reported: 2/28/2005 3:35:35 PM 15:35
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Youngstown, PA
Shape:
Duration:1 min. (est.)
In Retrospect...I definately saw a UFO!

Youngstown, Ohio. Located Northeast of Youngstown near Pennsylvania. (PA is apprx 30 to 40 minutes from where we lived. The Year? Maybe 1955 to 1956.

**************************************************** I was apprx 3 or 4 years old (not yet started school) when I was up early in the morning w/ my mom and dad. Dad was preparing to go to work and it was in the summertime. I recall it being early in the morning (break of dawn) and walking outside w/ dad, giving him and hug, kiss, and waving as he drove off for work. I was in the driveway on my red bike (along w/ my Cocker Spaniel named Pedro). I looked up towards the north and saw a huge black blimp-looking thing moving (from east to west)over our house and moving over the apple/cherry trees that we shared w/ a long distance cousin next door who we called "Cousin Odell". It was moving at a slow pace and as I stared at this huge black thing...it slowed down and hovered over the orchard trees and just stayed there. My dog and I moved closer towards it and Pedro was barking at it when suddenly his tail tucked, ears went back and he ran up on the breezeway and sat down. I was so intriqued by this gigantic baloon and I just stood there in awe! I stared at it for the longest.I then heard a faint humming sound. When it made this humming sound I saw these tiny red lights (like dots) around the belly of this "balloon". And because it hovered so long..and then made this humming noise, I dropped everything and ran into the house to tell my mom to come outside and see this "big gigantic and huge black balloon" She finally adhered as I grabbed her hand and led her outside..only to find that this gigantic balloon was gone. I tried to explain the big baloon to her, etc. etc. That was it! Nothing else. Nor have I seen it again. Whether my mom mentioned it to anyone else or whether other phenomonen was reported...I couldn't tell you...I was very young at the time. Although I looked for it incessantly until I was in my teens and thought nothing of it until one day, I saw a report on TV about UFOs and saw a picture of what this person had seen...and wala! There it was! Exactly the same thing I saw! It was shaped just like a huge gigantic black cigar! It was black (kind of like the goodyear blimp w/out the tail, etc).This object is still vivid in my mind today. I wanted to share this w/ you because looking in retrospect....I definately saw a UFO!

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. We have assigned an arbitrary date for the event. PD))