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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/20/1967 03:30 (Entered as : 08/20/1967 03:30)
Reported: 8/28/2006 2:49:32 PM 14:49
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Edgartown, MA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1-1/2 MINUTES
WHITE SPHERE STOPS OVER HOUSE

AT ABOUT AND HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE FIRST LIGHT ON THE 20TH OF AUGUST OF 1967, I WAS STANDING ON THE BEACH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ISLAND OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD MASSACHUSETTS, WHEN I NOTICED A WHITE LIGHT APPROACHING OVER THE WATER FROM THE SOUTH. IT PASSED WITHIN 100 YARDS TO THE EAST OF MY POSITION. I TURNED AND WATCHED IT CROSS THE BEACH, OVER THE DUNES, AND TOWARD A SMALL HOUSE ABOUT 150 YARDS INLAND. IT WAS A SPHERICAL OBJECT ABOUT 5 FEET IN DIAMETER, GLOWING SOFT WHITE, NO OTHER COLORS, NO FLASHING, AND WITHOUT ANY SOUND.

IT STOPPED OVER THE HOUSE FOR 20-30 SECONDS BEFORE RESUMING FLIGHT. WHEN IT CONTINUED ON ITS WAY, IT CHANGED COURSE ABOUT 45 DEGREES TO THE NORTHEAST. IT APPEARED TO FLY AT A CONSTANT ALTITUDE (35-40 FEET) THROUGHOUT THE SIGHTING, WHICH LASTED ABOUT 1-1/2 MINUTES, I ESTIMATE ITS SPEED TO BE ABOUT 30-35 MPH. I WATCHED UNTIL IT WAS OUT OF VIEW.

SECOND WITNESS IS UNAVAILABLE.


((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))