NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/15/1986 20:30 (Entered as : 12-15-1986 20:30)
Reported: 5/5/2011 4:10:17 PM 16:10
Posted: 5/12/2011
Location: Attleboro, MA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 minutes
large disc, no more than 80ft above our car, 4 witnesses, 2 full minute sighting

My mother, sister and a friend were driving home from an evening of Christmas shopping. At the time I was 16, my friend 17, my sister 15 and my mother, 37. We were on a desolate road called Read St. Read Street ran through old farm land with a few industrial complexes along the way. There were also big power lines in the vicinity. We were driving by an old farm when we noticed what looked like 2 headlights coming out of the sky. The lights were coming down towards an old field lighting up a dilapidated barn. The lights were so bright that we couldn’t make out the shape of the object so we assumed it was a small plane or helicopter making an emergency landing in the field. My mother slowed down just in case we needed to lend a hand as there were no other cars around (which wasn’t unusual). Suddenly, the object stopped descending and became level. It was then that we saw the actual shape and size of this object. It was slowly moving towards us. The object was silver, an immense disk with a big reddish bulging light on the bottom and little white lights around its widest section. It hovered.

At this point, I started yelling at my mother telling her to drive away. I was pushing her seat from behind (I was in the back seat) and telling her "go, go, go!!" She stayed put and to this day, she can't explain why she didn’t drive away. The craft made no sound at all despite being no more than 80ft above us. (my mother smoked so she had her window cracked) It stopped and hovered above us just ahead of our car where we could all see it. When my mother finally started to drive (slowly) the craft mimicked our movements forward. Then in one swish, it moved to the left side of the car, and hovered over a small stand of trees which it illuminated. It stayed there for about 15 seconds then whisked away over the trees and out of sight.

We were all very shaken and upset and after dropping my girlfriend off, we went home and my mother immediately called the police. The local police station literally answered the phone "UFO Hotline" in a joking manner (Attleboro was a small town back then!) My mom reluctantly told the officer about our sighting and he indicated that there had been many calls that night and that an officer was sent to check things out.

The next day, there was a tiny blurb in our local paper about the area of Read Street losing power over night. It went on to say that the outage was due to a squirrel eating through a rotted power box.

My mother, sister and I still talk about that night but overall, I've been reluctant to share my experience with others simply because of the stigma that comes along with such an admission. I don’t know what we encountered that night but to this day, I've never seen anything like it nor have I seen any technology that comes close to what we saw that December night.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

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