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Occurred : 8/23/2001 21:03 (Entered as : 08/23/01 21:03)
Reported: 8/2/2008 4:47:31 PM 16:47
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:30 mintues
A mysterious craft was seen hovering above yard. Expirienced "missing time" following the incident.

Around the night of August 23, 2001, I was walking my dog with my grandfather in the back yard of my grandparents house. At approximately 9:03 PM the dog sat down and began barking quite loudly at something behind us.

We turned to see a bright light coming up from behind the house. It was flying just high enough that it didn’t touch the top of the old oak tree in the yard.

Soon the object was directly above us and I had a very clear view of the craft. It was almost shaped like the spade suit in a deck of cards. The craft was massive and had to be at least forty feet, perhaps fifty feet, wide and perhaps fifteen feet high. On the belly of it were several different colored lights. On the exact center of the craft was a mysterious dome shaped light, it glowed a color that seemed eerily familiar, and yet like nothing I had ever seen before. Also, it seemed as though the light were some form of cross between a solid and a liquid, as if it could hold its shape without need for containment but still allow objects to pass through it.

From this light an arm, with a long needle and a wire coiled around it attached to it, was expelled from the craft. It was from the tip of this needle that a focused beam of light shot down from the craft. The light hit the ground still concentrated, then seemed to explode in a flash. Then the arm was pulled back into the light.

The craft then started to move forward slowly, and, being a fascinated child, I foolishly pursued it, however it sped up and blasted away.

Rather confused by what we just saw, my grandfather and I re-entered the house after what we believed to be only five or ten minutes. My grandmother, however, claimed that we had been outside for nearly a half hour and the clock in the house agreed, while my grandfather’s wrist watch told us that only a few minutes had passed.

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