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Occurred : 10/15/1982 19:30 (Entered as : 10/15/1982 19:30)
Reported: 10/24/2005 9:27:29 PM 21:27
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Smithfield, RI
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 min
Lights were flashing and I thought to myself "there are no towers here".

It was a dark and overcast night. There was no moon or stars visible as it was a very thick cloud covering.

As I was driving north I was approaching a development called Weinkeeg Valley Estate and I saw these lights that were in a single row, stacked vertically, flashing on and off like the ones on a broadcasting tower. I remember thinking to myself that there was no tower here so what is that?

I started to drive by but for some reason my curiosity got the better of me and I stopped my vehicle and backed up. There was no other traffic on the road at that time so I got out to have a better look. As I stared at the lights I became aware of faint round windows arranged in between the lights. If my memory serves me well I believe there were two lights above and two below with the windows, more like port holes, running horizontally. To my amazement I noticed that the portholes were indicating a round surface as they went from round to elliptical at the edges.

I still had no clue as to what I was looking at until it very quietly drifted away over the tree tops. This oblect was no more than 75 feet from the ground and directly over a small home. I seem to recall a soft humming sound and nothing else. It wasn't a helecopter, no noise, no rotors beating the air, nothing conventional that would explain what I was looking at. It just floated away in total silence.

I would estimate that the diameter of the craft was about 30-40 feet. It was so dark in color that despite being less than 200 feet away I could not see its form. It could have been a sphere for all I know. I honestly could not see a shape to this thing at all.

All of this happened in the early 80's and I never forgot it. All my life I wanted to see a UFO and when I got the chance to I had no clue as to what I was looking at until it was gone.

I have never seen anything again up that close but I sure would like to relive that CE one more time and have the chance to really observe a chance of a lifetime.

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