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Occurred : 8/1/1996 22:15 (Entered as : 08/01/1996 22:15)
Reported: 8/6/2009 5:54:55 PM 17:54
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Woodlawn, MD
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 minutes
A news story on 10 o'clock Fox News Baltimore broadcast stated that there had been a current UFO sighting on west side of town

I am not sure of the exact date of this sighting, but it was after the release of the movie, "Independence Day," in July 1996, and the month may be August, September or October. I even believed the sighting to be some kind of promotional stunt for the movie.

I saw a news story on 10 o'clock Fox News Baltimore broadcast that stated that there had been many calls to police and to news outlets from the west side of town, near Woodlawn, report a current UFO sighting. Someone else must remember this news story and they might remember the date. There isn’t a posted story archive at WBFF 45 (Fox News Baltimore) but someone there who read the news at that time might recall the story.

I live on the west side of town, so I went outside to see if I could see the UFO. It was about 10:15 pm and the weather was warm, and the sky was mostly clear with some small thin clouds. I immediately saw the UFO flying just above the trees, slowly moving east, as if following Rt. 40 toward Baltimore. The craft was huge or the size of a stadium, and it made no sound what so ever. The craft was saucer shaped, like two plates put together. Around the midline of the craft were rotating red and white lights that rotated in a counterclockwise direction. The body of the craft was silver in color, and there were windows in the front, or cockpit, and smaller round windows along the side I saw. A pilot could be clearly seen in the cockpit window, in shadow, and was humanlike in shape. It was not an airplane.

I went back into the house to rouse others to view the craft, to no avail. My Mom was in the bathroom, and my boyfriend was asleep on the bed and refused to get up. I ran back out to my front porch, and I saw it proceed east, toward town, and it disappeared behind the trees. I am not sure what it was, but I drew a picture of the object I saw. A similar craft was seen by two girls in South Africa near this same time, or so I heard, on some UFO show on television on the History Channel.


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