|Occurred : 4/5/1971 18:00 (Entered as : 4/5/1971 18:00)
Reported: 9/20/2008 8:34:15 PM 20:34
Location: Orlando, FL
|Orlando, Pine Hills Disk
As a child in the early 70's (date in report is approximate), I was playing kickball with my friends in the street in the Pine Hills area near what is now Meadowbrook Middle School. All of a sudden, the girls started screaming and pointing at the sky. Looking up, I observed a disk shaped UFO with two rows of blinking light panels located on the bottom and around the perimeter of the disk. I distinctly remember that as an inner panel glowed an outer panel was illuminated and vice versa. The panels turned on and off in a checkerboard pattern continuously and almost appeared flourescent. I say "almost" because no "bulb" was observed, either directly or as if hidden behind an opaque or transparent cover--the entire panel glowed evenly with no observable concentration of light. The craft traveled from south to north no more than 50-60 feet above our heads. It moved very slowly, in complete silence, and then disappeared behind dense trees (what is now the area immediately south of North Lane in Pine Hills). The Orlando International Airport was a SAC strategic bomber base at the time and, as an adult, I now believe that the craft was somehow connected with the base. I have no evidence to back that supposition. I find it interesting to note that a 1966 report and a 1976 report on this site also note glowing light panels.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))