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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/5/1947 11:30 (Entered as : 07/05/1947 11:30)
Reported: 3/16/2005 2:17:44 AM 02:17
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 to 5 min
Six craft observed that brought people out of their homes to look up.

I was 13 years of age. It was a very clear Saturday morning in the Olney section of Philadelphia, Pa. I am sure it was Saturday because people were taking groceries from their cars. We were playing a childhood game called wireball that involved throwing a tennis ball at the power line wires. As I reared back to throw the ball, I saw something flash in the sky and stopped to get a better look. The object that I saw was round, flat, very shiny (like polished aluminum) and proceeded in a southwesterly direction. "A flying saucer," I yelled." The other kids all looked up and one of them said, "Where?" I pointed up and said, "There." Then he pointed and said, "I see it." I said, "Not there... There!" But when I looked at where he was pointing, there was another one. Well, we counted a total of six saucers. All were very high and flying in the same direction with no apparent formation. As they flew they would turn over slowly so that you would see them edgewise and they would occassionaly shoot off to the right or left but would maintain their southwesterly course. We created such a clamour that people came out of their homes and looked up. I feel sure that at least twenty people must have seen these craft.

I learned very quickly shortly after this happening that you didn't speak of this to anyone that wasn't there that day. If you did you were immediately dubbed "the kid that saw the little green men from Mars".

Also, the date is approximate. It could have been any Saturday during that 1947 school vacation.

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