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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1946 13:30 (Entered as : July, 1946 13:30)
Reported: 5/20/2008 3:15:07 PM 15:15
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: South Portland, ME
Shape: Oval
Duration:10 seconds +/-
motionless, dark oblong, noon sky over ocean, felt Energy-Pull of Observing craft; when spotted,accelerated straight upwards fast

Full Sighting Description:

It was the first summer following World War 2; in July,1946, when my husband and I were having lunch, as we sat outdoors beside our home, facing NorthEast, on a cliff overlooking the shipping channel, less than a mile North directly up the coastline from the mega-landmark lighthouse called Portland Head Light, Maine, on the Atlantic Ocean; (Portland Head Light is technically geographically located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, about 3 miles outside of the City - itself - of Portland, Maine).

I felt the pull of an Energy upon me, and felt as if I were being Observed. In response to that Energy Pull and the definite feeling that I was being watched, I looked up at the clear blue summer sky high over the ocean water beyond; there I saw an unknown object in the sky, a DARK LONG-OVAL SHAPE, motionless when I spotted it, which, the instant I focused back at it, (as it seemed to be observing me), the object accelerated so fast straight upward so fast that I never was able to hold it in my vision to "return its gaze," and then it seemed to disappear.

I felt at the time, and still do now, that this was a "flying saucer," a "UFO;" and have never forgotten the incident, though I had no official to whom to report it.

End of Full Sighting Report.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. Report submitted by daughter of witness. PD))