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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1967 19:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1967 19:00)
Reported: 4/30/2005 4:04:50 PM 16:04
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Coxsackie, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration:3-5 minutes
Greenish-red, hazy, circular object hangs in sky almost like a "bat signal" in Coxsackie, New York.

This site seems legit so here it goes. I am presently 42 years of age and to the best of my recollection, have never seen what would be considered a UFO since this one experience. I still remember the incident vividly. Unfortunately, I can't recall the year. It was either the summer of 1967 or 1968 with an outside chance of it being 1969.

My older siblings were babysitting me one evening. They used to make colored popcorn but on this night, ran out and had to borrow some from a neighbor. When my sister went outside, she started shouting for everyone to come out. I looked out the window at them and they were all looking toward the sky in our backyard. I went out to see what was going on. When I looked up, I saw a circular pattern of red/green - about the size of a small full moon. The object, if it was an object, appeared to just "hang" there. It almost resembled more of a hazy "bat signal" than something solid. It could have been filtered through the clouds. Not certain about that.

Anyway, our small neighborhood consisted of about 15 to 20 or so homes. Our parents were out so my siblings called other neighbors. All of whom saw the "thing." After a couple of minutes, my sister rushed me back in. I wanted to stay but she wouldn't let me. My brothers came in shortly after and said the thing was gone.

I remember I wasn't afraid because at either 4 or 5 years old, I had no clue what UFO's were. To this day, I keep asking my siblings if they remember that night and they said they still do. No one has ever explained what it was that our modestly middle class neighborhood in Scheller Park saw that night. My parents thought they remembered some explanation of what it was however, the explanation didn't make sense to them and to the rest of us who saw it. I would love to know if anyone else remembers that night and more importantly, if this was a reported incident by other non-government types rather than just our observation.