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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/5/1978 14:00 (Entered as : 08/05/1978 14:00)
Reported: 3/26/2009 11:50:07 AM 11:50
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:3 minutes
Aircraft carrier shaped UFO

During the summer of 1978, while I was fishing near Ketchikan, I looked across the ocean at the island in the distance. I was shocked when I saw a huge, gray UFO that looked similar to an aircraft carrier, hanging in between two mountain tops. I did not notice any lights on the craft, but clearly saw a soft shiny, metallic hue surrounding it.

As I sat in my boat with chills running down my neck, it hung between the mountains for several minutes. Then, in a blink of an eye (literally), it simply disappeared from sight without making a sound.

Having spent my entire life in Alaska, I have witnessed many strange sights, but not many that compared to this UFO.

I am curious to know if anyone else has seen this particular shaped UFO? Since this sighting, I have witnessed strange lights hovering in the sky and then moving quickly out of range, but I have never again had the pleasure of seeing this particular craft.


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