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Occurred : 8/1/1967 19:00 (Entered as : 08/01/67 19:00)
Reported: 11/6/2005 1:42:32 AM 01:42
Posted: 11/8/2005
Location: Roseburg, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 minutes
3 round craft , with red-blue-green swirling lights, ( no sound) , and sparks emitting from beneath them.

During the summer of 1967, I was about 5 years of age but have been having recurring memories of a 3 day event that happened.

My mother and sister are still alive and have validated my memories of the event. I went back home to Roseburg Oregon and interviewed the neighbor lady and her husband who still lived there who also remembered the event.

In August of 1967, approx 7:00pm in the evening, 3 saucer aircraft appeared from the west traveling toward the east, and hovered above our neighborhood (we lived in a valley), approx 500 feet off the ground. I rememeber my sister ran in the house telling us her car was enveleoped in a blue light as she was heading to work in a local movie theater. I recall being scared as my mother turned all the lights off in the house.

We watched them from inside our home for about 5 minutes, then slowly went outside to look. There was no sound. Silent. In the air above our home approx 500 feet up were 3 disc shaped objects, with red-blue-green swirling lights rotating around the craft in a clockwise circular pattern. They were about the size of a house, quite large.

I remember the colors being very striking, almost a neon glow only more intense. On top was a large orange glowing dome, which reminded me of a lantern.

After 10 minutes, sprarks began to fall from beneath the crafts, at the same time. Long showers of sparks falling with NO SOUND at all.

Suddenly, they accelereated so fast in a northly direction that it almost looked as if they disappeared. There was NO WIND either, as the sparks were all that remained falling in the air where the craft were. The sparks did not blow around as the craft left. It was as if the craft "disappeared".

This event ocuured precisely at 7:00pm for the next 2 evenings. Exactly the same things happened, with the sparks falling after 5 minutes of them approaching from the west.

On the 3rd day, my sister went to her wealthy friends house on top of a nearby hilltop. They had a telescope for star viewing. My sister said when they appeared, she plainly saw what appeared to be round black windows where the orange glow dome was. The craft was metalic. The lights swirling around the craft were something she said she has never seen before. Beautiful colors just swirling around the outside edge of the saucer shaped craft. There were flames and sparks emitting from the bottom/center of the craft.

The airport was called during the 3 day event. They said they saw it, as the airport was only 5 miles away. They said there was nothing on the radar screen, yet there they were. The local news station had a report on the objects on the evening news the next day. But right after that, no one spoke about it. There were military officers I remember in the news, but not a word about any craft. My mother, sister, friends all talked about it amongst ourselves, but never to anyone else as people would think we were were crazy, so we never talked about it.

I began recalling this whole thing about 15 years ago, and it has been getting more vivid, as if it just occured yesterday. If I could take a photo of them from my mind, you would also agree this was not a helicopter or airplane that we know of.

I am sure there were pictures taken by townsfolk. There were FAR too many people who witnessed this. But what was weird was that it was NEVER talked about by the media again.

At any rate, I felt I needed to report this.

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