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Occurred : 8/15/1967 20:00 (Entered as : 08/15/1967 20:00)
Reported: 12/29/2008 3:26:22 PM 15:26
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Westford, MA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:20 min
It appeared to be a satellite until it descended over us at a low altitude and just hovered at 500 ft until it ascended and continued on

UFO Sighting in Westford, Massachusetts It was approximately 8:00 or 9:00pm sometime in August. The evening was a comfortable temperature and the sky was clear and void of any clouds and the stars were visible.

My brother and I were at the edge of the golf course, lying on our backs and gazing upward into the sky. The way were facing I observed a small star-shaped object moving very slowly from what looked like the 9:00 position and moving straight across towards the 3:00 position. I pointed this out to my brother and we were both watching this object at this time.

A short time passed, probably 20 or 30 seconds then all of a sudden this object came directly down towards us, silently and quickly. There were no lights on the exterior of this craft and the craft silently came to rest to what appeared to be about 500 or 600 feet above us and was not moving. The craft was close enough for us to see inside. Windows were visible and there appeared to be two or three long windows with a divider between the windows, a frame that I thought to be part of the outer skin of the aircraft. Inside one of the windows there appeared to be some kind of console. It appeared to be square and tall and the closest thing I can relate to it would be something the size of a file cabinet type shape. There were no beings seen inside these windows that we could see and the craft simply hovered above us silently for about another 20 seconds.

All of a sudden this craft lifted and continued on what appeared to be the same course it was traveling before descending. At the time of this sighting our father had a private pilots license and owned a plane in which we all flew on a regular basis. This is important as we would know what the elevation,(or come pretty close) of this craft. Also, our government had nothing, to our knowledge, that would maneuver like this did. My brother is still alive and our story can be collaborated. There was a family in this town that had boasted in seeing numerous sightings.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))