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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/20/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 7/20/01 22:00)
Reported: 7/4/2007 6:01:47 PM 18:01
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:5 min? 30 min?
Strange teardrop shapped object appeared in the sky above us!

Years ago, around July 20, 2001 I stepped outside, along with a family member, at about 22:00 to let our dog go to the bathroom. It was not long before we heard a humming sound in the distance. My family member and I simply ignored it and continued to wait for the dog to go to the bathroom. Mysteriously, the dog began to bark at something behind us.

The two of us turned to see the most unbelievable thing we ever set eyes upon coming towards us, over the tree tops. It was a black, teardrop, shaped craft, about the size of house. After a few moments the craft, still humming, was hovering above our heads. To our shock, it froze there and then lowered until it was only about twenty feet above our heads! It was then that we were able to see it quit clearly. We observed several lights on the belly of the craft, one of them glowing mysteriously in the center.

To our surprise, from this strange glowing light, a long, pointed needle, with a wire wrapping around it and meeting at the point, ejected. This needle then sent down a focused beam of light, which suddenly expanded, then the light was gone and the needle was drawn back up into the light.

The teardrop shaped craft slowly began to move forward again. I, being curious, chased it, not wanting to allow it to escape. The faster I ran, the faster it moved. Suddenly, it sped forward in the direction the trees. I thought for sure it would crash into them, but the moment that impact would have occurred, there was a dazzling flash of light and the craft vanished altogether, leaving behind only one trace: a patch of dead grass where the original beam of light had projected.

Unsure off what had just happened we rushed back into the house, where another family member had watched the craft appear behind us from the window. We assumed that this whole event had taken about two or three minutes, five at the most to occur, however she, and the clocks in the house, told another story: that we had been out for about a half-hour! She also said that the television signal was lost during this event. This mysterious occurrence puzzles us all to this day.

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