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Occurred : 4/1/1967 13:00 (Entered as : 04/01/1967 13:00)
Reported: 1/3/2011 1:06:28 PM 13:06
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Opa Locka, FL
Shape: Oval
Duration:2 hours
1967 3 UFO'S above Crestview Elementary School, Opa-Locka Fla., several hundred witnesses

UFO's sighting: Crestview Elementary School, Opa-Locka, Florida, April of 1967.

I was in the 6th grade at Crestview Elementary School, in Miami, (Post Office, Opa-Locka, Fla,) During recess in April 1967, I and hundreds of others students from Crestview and a few teachers, witnessed 3 oval shaped objects coming through a few clouds, on a mostly a clear day, directly over our heads. My teacher gathered our class into a line. We watched as the two smaller of the three oval objects, appeared to be dancing around the larger oval shaped object coming down towards us. The larger object, seemed to be the size of a cruise ship, but it's shape was oval and cigar shaped and shiny metal like. I saw the large object land in the field near our school. I didn't see where the other two objects went.

What seemed like hours before long, we were told to go home. I was one of the students who rode our bikes to the landing area not far from our school. We stepped over a burm and found a field of weeds and grass that appeared to be charred and smashed into an oval shape and seemed to be the size of a large boat. There was no object there, but the remains of something that had recently been lying there.

Before long, men in uniforms and news press started to interview kids. I listened to a boy who had the same accounting as me. The following day, the Miami Herald told the story and said that it was helicopters on maneuvers from the nearby Homestead Air Force Base. I knew otherwise, and understand now that they had to state that to avoid mass hysteria.

In the years to follow, I took my children to the sighting location, as they had heard my accounting for many years. This was in the 90's and we found that in the same location, as where I saw he UFO land, was now the location of the Miami Football Stadium (off Miami Gardens Drive and 183rd Street) which had been built, after they closed the Orange Bowl Football Stadium. The stadium amazing stands in the very sight where I saw UFO land and come to think of it, the UFO was about the size of the stadium floor!


((NUFORC Note: Date probably is approximate. PD))