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Occurred : 6/30/1953 15:00 (Entered as : 1952-54 15:00)
Reported: 7/22/2007 1:41:14 PM 13:41
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Kelso (Cowlitz Co. hills), WA
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 min.
Three UFO's witnessed by local people in the northwest U.S. in the early 1950s still unexplained.

We were in a car driving my grandmother back home. My grandmother, I (in the middle) and my mother sat in the back seat. My parents friends sat in the front. We were driving north, about four miles from town on a major road.

The driver (male) noticed three bright objects 'hanging' or 'hovering' above the green wooded hills east of the road. The objects were not far above the hills.

The driver commented something like 'Do you see that?' The adults said 'yes.' The driver pulled the car over to the side of the road (facing north, east side of road.)

We ALL got out and stared at the objects. (They were appx. 3 miles east & a few hundred feet above the top of the hills). The three objects hung in the sky for minutes while the adults made brief comments and stared.

The three objects were hanging at various altitudes. One on top and to the north of that one and somewhat lower the second object and the third to the south of the first and slightly lower than the second. No sound was heard.

After minutes, the top object suddenly flew up and out of sight. The two lower objects remained unmoving. After a few seconds one of the lower objects also flew up and out of sight. And a few seconds later the third and last object shot upward and out of sight.

My mother said these objects were silver in color and oval shaped. At times the sun glinted off of them. (They would have been east of the sun which was facing their front (behind the road and car) during that afternoon time.

I was a child (4-6 yrs. old). My parents owned an electrical contracting business and were prominent in the local country club social group. We lived in the best part of town.

Our friends also owned a thriving photography business and all were prominent in city society. My grandmother came from Europe and lived on a 5-acre estate. Our photographer friend went to the local newspaper to report this sighting. An article appeared in this newspaper.

Also...this photographer friend of our family was very close to an! inventor in this locale who had a great interest in aviation--and the sighting discussed above was talked about in great detail over the years.


((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We will encourage the source of the report to consult with the newspaper, in order to establish the precise date of the event. PD))