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Occurred : 10/16/1992 23:00 (Entered as : 10/16/1992 23:00)
Reported: 3/18/2012 5:33:49 PM 17:33
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 minutes
bright light on small disc craft January & October 1992 Bates & McKee Pittsburgh, PA

This event occurred in south Oakland, near Bates & McKee Place, in Pittsburgh, PA.

At about 11pm, on October 16, 1992, just after I reached up to turn off the lamp above my bed, my room was filled with dazzling yellow light, as bright as daylight. Thinking a transformer had blown on the power lines on the next street, I got up to look out the window. The light coming in between the curtains was warm to my skin, like sunlight. The source of the light seemed to be very close to the window. I, then, wondered if someone were on the roof of the neighboring warehouse, shining some sort of light around the roof. Earlier in the day, I the dirigible had made a chugging sound, and this light source made no sound.

When I opened my curtains, I saw a small, round, Oreo cookie-shaped vehicle, with a domed top and bottom. In the center layer were small round lights on the outer ring of the craft. The lights were amber in color. From the bottom, emitted the singular, enormous light beam I had seen coming through my window. The craft was about twelve to fifteen feet above my window and seemed to be about three and a half feet in diameter. It was slowly ascending from the roof of the adjacent warehouse.

By now, the light beam was no longer pointed towards my window, but had swung away from it, shining along the wall to the back garden and the adjacent warehouse that made an L-shaped wall around the garden. It shone on the garden for a brief moment, then, swung back so that it was perpendicular to the craft. Then, it retracted into the craft and the entire vehicle disappeared. It had not made a sound.

I woke my next door neighbor who reported seeing two beams of light coming through his window earlier, maybe 30 minutes before my experience. He said that one beam had been blue and the other had been amber. His windows faced the warehouse wall below where I saw the craft. He had been too tired to get out of bed to investigate.

At this point, it was midnight and I could not account for an entire hour of my time.

We went outside to see if we could see the lights or anything unusual, but we saw nothing. No one on the street seemed to be looking surprized or paying any attention to the building where we had seen the light. My neighbor climbed on the roof of the warehouse to see if there was evidence of something having been there, but he found nothing.

The next day, the elderly woman who lived in the apartment directly above mine reported being frightened by the bright light shining in her window the night before. She did not open the curtains to directly observe the light. She had lived in the building for 40+ years and was terrified of this light that night, deciding, "It was a sign from God!" Also, prior to seeing the light, my apartment had smelled strange, as if something hot and metallic were burning a bit. I even checked my oven to see if the smell emitted from there, but it did not. The other peculiar thing is that an electric alarm clock kept buzzing--not with the alarm sound, but with an electrical hum--in the hours directly preceding my sighting of this craft. This clock was on a bureau beside the window from which I had seen the craft.

Ten months prior to this experience, in mid-January 1992, a bright light had awoken me around 2am. (My room was normally very dark, sheltered from outside street lights.) My boyfriend was staring at the light, but did not respond when I asked him what it was. In this instance, I did not get up and investigate. I was too frightened to get out of bed. The light lasted a moment or two and went out. The next morning, my boyfriend did not recall seeing any light in the middle of the night.

I think that this was the same craft perhaps visiting on two separate occasions. The warehouse on which it was located stores food for a large local restaurant, but particularly houses many whole potatoes that are cut up to make a popular item at the restaurant. My building and the warehouse were owned by the same person. I did verify with the building maintenance personnel that no one had been on the warehouse roof with a light. They all said that they had not been up there and that no light of that candle power was on the property, nor any other thing that could have looked like what was seen.