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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/15/1967 18:00 (Entered as : Oct 1967 18:00)
Reported: 6/16/2008 10:05:06 PM 22:05
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Shape: Oval
Duration:five minutes
description of a spaceship spotted over Birmingham Alabama in 1967

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and we found her to be an exceptionally good witness. She speaks quite eloquently about her sighting, and she will have the other two living witnesses submit reports, as well. PD))

The year was 1967. I was 32 years old. I was driving out Montevallo Road, going from the mall to my home. My ten year old son, my nine year old son and my thirteen year old stepson were with me.

I was driving a convertible and the top was down. It was dusk, I don't know the exact time.

All of a sudden we looked up, I do not know why, and saw, hovering above the trees on the right side of the street, a huge craft. It was oval in shape with a smaller dome on top. Around this smaller dome was a row of windows and there were lights in the windows. I heard a soft whirring sound, smooth and barely perceptible.

It stayed there for five minutes or so and then zoomed off to the west with a speed that was incomprehensible.

I pulled off on a side street and pulled over to the curb and parked the car. The boys and I were all stunned. I asked them to tell me what they had seen. We each spoke in turn and we all saw the same thing.

At that time my husband owned a large company in Birmingham and any negative or questionable activity was a threat to his reputation so I told the boys that we would tell their dad when we got home and then we must never talk about it again. We could not risk losing customers. The people in Birmingham were peculiar in some ways and it was better to keep quiet. We did tell my husband when we got home and then we never talked about it again for many years.

A few years ago I began to tell some of my close friends about it. As you get older you worry less and less about what other people might think and I wanted to share my experience. My son who was ten at the time has passed away but I asked my son who was nine at the time if he remembered that everning and he said, "Oh, yes." I cautioned them so much he has not talked about it much but he still remembers it exactly the way I do.

My husband died many years ago and I have lost touch with his children but I am sure his son, who was thirteen at the time, still remembers. You cannot forget because it changes everything you ever thought ab out the world you live in.

I loved the experience and would love to see another one but realize I probably never will. It was a beautiful ship and so far advanced from anything we have on this planet. The material it was made of reminded me of one of those globes you see over a hall light, a glass or plastic globe that allows the light to shine through.

The ship had a yellowish, or golden glow, as if it was lit behind the material it was made of. The lights in the window were brighter than the soft glow of the ship itself. I don't know how big it was, it seemed quite large though not as large as a football field. But I am not good at judging distances so I don't know how high it was but it seemed rather close, though not directly above the trees.

I am 73 now and did want to make some official report before it is too late. I don't know if this is the right place to do it but I will continue to search websites in regard to this.

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