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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1982 20:00 (Entered as : 07-01-1982 20:00)
Reported: 9/6/2007 10:42:41 PM 22:42
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 seconds
Walking home in Manhattan summer 1982 we witnessed a huge brightly lit disc hovering over us.

One evening, at the age of 4 (summer 1982), my Mom came to visit me at the babysitters' (near 106th and Park Ave, NY). She wanted to go to the store so the two of us walked about 2 blocks over to the local bodega. We were walking back and for some reason, I caught myself looking down at the ground. I remembered being told not to look down, and so I shifted my eyes to the horizon. It did occur to me to not only look at the horizon, but to check out the stars while I was at it. We were crossing the street, and I looked straight up as far as I could see. Suddenly, I tugged at my mother's hand and pulled her further into the street; "Look, Look!" I shouted as she pulled back on me. What I saw in that moment was a HUGE metal disk with bright lights all over it. It was suddenly hovering right over us. You could not see the sky it was so close. When she looked up, she yanked me back with the most chilling grasp, close to her waistline. I can still hear the desparate breath she took. Once I shouted look and was yanked back, I noticed everyone in the street stopped and was staring up at the sky. Once I looked back up again, it was gone, and everyone started walking again as if nothing had happened. The next day, when I went outside I heard nothing of the incident from adults. I knew of the news at the time, but was too young to understand what time it came on t.v.

Years had passed and I never forgot what happened, but as I aged I began to question if it was a dream. My mom and I had never discussed it after that night. I approached her one day and asked her if it was true we had seen a UFO. She sounded annoyed and said "Yes!" (she is not fond of such topics). I told her I did not beleive her, she was just trying to appease me, and asked her to recount her story. Here is what she said: "I looked up and saw the UFO and lights, I was scared so I pulled you closer." I told her that when she pulled me closer, I looked around at everyone else looking up. I asked her what happened in that moment because when i looked back up the ufo was gone. "The UFO ascended into the air, and sped off, like a bright white light, it just disappeared. It went up and out."

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