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Occurred : 5/15/1962 21:30 (Entered as : 5/15/62 21:30)
Reported: 3/8/2006 8:42:34 PM 20:42
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Pittsburg, OK
Shape: Changing
Duration:20-30 secs.
Large, red light, flanked by smaller red lights that appeared to change shape

I was a young boy, appx. 10-11 yrs. old at the time of my sighting and living in a small, farming community in SE Oklahoma. I was an airplane enthusiast and modeler at the time, but UFO's were not in my vocabulary. I had never heard the term before.

One spring evening, probably late May or early June (appx. 1962-63), I went to bed at 9:00 pm which was my normal routine. My bed was placed next to my window (which faces west) and, as usual, I would stare out into the night sky prior to falling asleep. This time, just as I was drifting off to sleep, I saw an unusual object floating in the sky, seemingly just outside my window. Coming fully awake, I was startled to see a large, circular red light, appx. the size and color of a traffic light as seen from about 100 ft. away, hovering at a height appx. 50-60 ft. above the ground. On either side of the large light were two smaller red lights, about one-fourth the size of the central light, and angling upwards at about 45 degrees so that the entire object appeared V-shaped.

I continued to watch the object for appx. 15 secs. at which point the following occurred; the large, central light dimmed to about half its former luminosity and the four smaller lights winked out completely leaving only the large light visible. Appx. 2-3 secs. later, the four smaller lights reappeared only this time in a straight line, two above and two below the central light. The smaller lights were also dimmed this time to match the brightness of the central light. I continued to watch this arrangement for appx. 15 more secs. before the lights winked out completely.

I remember that my window was open that night and at no time did I ever hear any noise from the craft nor did it change position while in view. I also remember there being a stiff breeze that evening as evidenced by the rustling of the tall grass in the field directly behind my back yard which would seem to rule out a balloon of some kind. I also believe that all of the lights correlated to just one object and not that all of the lights were individual objects.


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