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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/25/1995 09:15 (Entered as : 08/25/95 09:15)
Reported: 10/29/2008 10:39:51 PM 22:39
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Olean, NY
Shape: Triangle
Duration:4 to 5 minutes
Low, slow moving Triangular shaped craft with lights on pionts of triangle and one in center on bottom sighted

In late August of 1995 while driving on route 16 northbound out of Olean, NY, I and my children saw what at first appeared to be three lights moving very slowly in a triangular fashion. As it came closer to our position, it was moving west to east, I realized that the lights were all part of one craft which was triangular in shape and a fourth light underneath became visible as well.

When it was nearly overhead I pulled my van over and got out, much to the dismay of my children and a friend who was following behind, she kept screaming to get back in my car but I couldn’t I just could not believe my eyes. The craft seemed to then hover directly over my position and I was looking directly up at the middle light which glowed a yellow reddish tone while the outer lights where more a blue white tone. They didn’t flash or blink, nor was there any detectable noise though the huge craft was maybe 100 feet above me.

The craft measured approximately 60 to 70 foot across (front being decided by the direction of motion) and was dark in color. It was just after dusk so to be able to distinguish whether it was dark blue, grey or what, I only know it was a dark color with three lights around the perimeter at its triangular points and one underneath.

The whole incident took nearly 4 minutes and I got the feeling we were also being scrutinized by the craft’s occupants as we were doing the same to them. Then the head lights of a third vehicle flashed behind me my gaze went to the oncoming car then quickly back to the craft. Then without any sound which was audible the craft rapidly accelerated until it was a mere flash, in a split second it was gone moving eastbound at a rate of acceleration impossible for any known craft to do going from a stopped hover to a speed at which the lights began to blur as the craft raced off to the east.

I have not reported this incident until now as I know people will think I am nuts but I am a Licensed Practical Nurse by profession and trained to observe and report, though this incident is permanently etched into my memory.

The other driver, the friend who was following is afraid and refuses to report the incident.


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