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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1959 20:00 (Entered as : 1959 20:00)
Reported: 7/13/2010 2:44:53 PM 14:44
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: New York City (Bronx), NY
Shape: Oval
Duration:Approx. 1/2 hr.
My husband and I didn't believe in UFO's until we actually saw one!

It was a warm summer evening, around 7:30 P.M. My husband was home and my babies were in their cribs sleeping.

I went to the bathroom window to remove my clothes off the clothesline. I had to stand on the edge of the tub to take in my clothes, and in the far off skyline, I noticed a very large orange sun which meant it was going to be very hot the next day.

I stopped what I was doing and looked at the sky, and admired it. Often in the daytime, when hanging out my clothes, when it was clear out, I could actually see the top of the Empire State Bldg.

Anyway, as I looked at the skyline, I noticed blinking lights, and the object was zig zagging coming closer and closer. It was quite far away, so it was small, and the closer it got, the more curious I became.

I went into the hallway of our apartment building and went up to the roof. As I watched the object get closer and closer, I called out to my husband and he came up to the roof. As the object came closer, we could see it was silver and it looked like there were lights of different colors going round and round, like the top of a police vehicles light.

I ran down and got my neighbor and she came up and we looked up in the sky. As the object approached us, it kind of tilted and it then looked like a round shaped disk, and the sound it emitted was a swishing sound.

It cam around and went to the left of us, and it stopped. When it stopped, the swishing sound stopped and their was a humming sound like a motor. I noticed windows in the center of the object, and what we thought were different colored panes, was instead, there was some sort of lights changing colors and it was rotating inside of the craft.

We noticed then two rods, on each end of the craft. They were facing downwards. We looked up mesmerized and we asked each other if we could figure out what it was, and we were just dumfounded.

After what seemed like 10 or 15 mins. the rods disappeared and the object which had become an oval shape took off zig zagging and wit! hin seconds it disappeared from sight. When the object took off, the motor stopped and there was a swishing sound. We were dumbfounded.

We went down to our apartment, my neighbor who didn't speak English, but Italian, I spoke with her as that is my language and she said she never saw anything like it.

My husband went into one room and I in another and we both drew what we saw. We drew the identical thing.

We decided to call the Civil Aironautics Bureau, and they kept me on the phone about an hour asking me questions. They asked me not to call the newspapers or the radio media. We didn't call anyone else nor did we tell anyone else.

The very next day, we looked in the newspaper to see if there was any article of what we saw the evening before and there was none.

We we eventually moved away to upstate N.Y. This was in 1963. After living there awhile, one evening we watched T.V. and saw a program which showed a couple who claimed to be abducted on board a UFO, and they had been hypnotised and they described the object.

We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw the same object we had seen that evening in the Bronx. We then knew we had seen something that was from outer space, a UFO.

From then on, I know in my heart that there are space vehicles of other planets. I no longer feel those who report UFO sightings that they are imagining or not being truthful.

Thank God my husband had been home that evening and saw what I did, for it he wasn't there, he wouldn't have believed me.

This is the truth, and even though it was a very long time ago, it is something I will never forget.

One more thing, when the object took off, it went into the direction of Orchard Beach.


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