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Occurred : 6/1/1963 18:00 (Entered as : 06/01/63 18:00)
Reported: 5/27/2007 10:32:28 PM 22:32
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1-3 Minutes
A hovering triangular craft, with moving white lights on the sides and a red light on the bottom.

This was 43 years ago--A trianglular shaped object glided very slowly accross an early evening sky, it seemed so close that had it been a plane we would have been able to recognize it as such. But it was not a plane or small aircraft as we would recognize. My father had just got home from work and several neighborhood kids were playing in my front yard. We all just stood and watched it as it seemed to move ever so slowly from the North-east to the South-west accross the sky just behing my house. It had three main white light, that moved like flashing lights down its side, and a red light underneath it. It moved slowly for about 2 minutes, then litterally shot off into the sky and was gone. There was no noise. We all watched it, and although my father tried to convince us it was a "special balloon of some kind", I remember the adults talking about it for weeks it seemed. No one ever reported things like that back then. Until I saw the special on Travel Channel tonight, 05-27-07 about the Florissant, Illionois UFO sighting and the engineers rendition of the witness' sightings, I thought no one would ever believe me about what we saw. It was a perfect likeness to what we had seen. My father admited only 15 years ago to me that it was an UFO as far as he knew. He admitted he did not want us kids upset by what we had seen. Thanks to the TV special this evening, I will never again question myself about what I saw with my Dad and friends on that clear summer day. It is as real to me today as it was 40 years ago.

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