|Occurred : 7/1/1965 12:00 (Entered as : 07/01/1965 12:00)
Reported: 4/16/2005 12:13:14 PM 12:13
Location: Ringwood, NJ
|Daylight sighting of silent hovering disc over Wanaque reservoir
I was about 6 or so years old. Several of my brothers and sisters were with me when my mother brought us food shopping. She had been driving one of those old stationwagons that had the back seat facing out the back window.
It was summertime, I remember because the back window was wide open. We were on our way home and I don't remember which of us were sitting back there but as Mom made a right turn we were facing the Wanaque reservoir.
All of a sudden, as Mom made that turn, we were staring straight at a silver disc hovering not more than 30 feet above the water, only about 50 feet away from us. I remember all of the kids screaming at Mom to stop the car. I just remember all of us screaming, but it wasn't really fear. More excitement, I believe.
Well, Mom had to drive up the road a short ways so that she could turn the car around, but by the time we got back there, it was gone. Mom did see it in the rearview mirror when she heard all the commotion we were making. The disc was about 50 feet long, shining silver and silent as it hovered. I nor any of my family reported it. I'm really not sure why.
For some strange reason, maybe because we were all so young (I'm second youngest of six)none of us discussed the sighting for years. I've talked to a couple of my siblings about it when we got older. We all remember it the same way.
I went to the Ringwood library to see if they had any information or old news clippings about that event. As it turns out, many people saw the same thing. UFO's seemed to make an appearance for that entire weekend. People from all around would park there cars around the reservoir day and night and many reported night sightings.
My mother, who has since passed, remembered men in dark suits but she wasn't sure what they were doing there or how they knew what was going on that weekend. She was never approached by these men.
A few years ago, I read a book-Above Top Secret-by Mr.Goode and sure enough, he had reports in his book about the Wanaque reservoir sightings. Since then, I have spoken to a few "old" Ringwoodites about whether they had ever had sightings and to my surprise, many had. But none had seen a daylight sighting. Only the night sightings.
(NUFORC Note: One of several reports from same witness. We have spoken with the witness, and she sounded quite credible to us. PD))