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Occurred : 6/28/1964 21:00 (Entered as : 06/28/1964 21:00)
Reported: 6/16/2013 7:51:32 AM 07:51
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Alexandria, VA
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 minutes
1965 or 64 Chestnut Pl Alex VA dusk saucer like with spinning top like red/blue/green bottom of object

This happened when I was about (I think) 4 or 5 yrs old, off of Chestnut Place, a residential area in Alexandria, VA. I think the area is called Dowden Terrace, several streets back from Seminary Rd in the residential section.

It was almost dusk I around 1965 or 64 early summer, I was at my cousin’s house, and she wasabout 7 or 8. And as I just discovered about a year ago my little brother was there also, although we never talked about it until just recently. I was shocked to hear him explain the same sighting. Anyway we my cousin and I were playing in the front yard. Our parents, my Aunt, my father, and I think my Uncle (not sure if he was there) were in the garage talking with it opened. They were approx 100 to 125 feet away, just from the corner of the front yard to the garage.

All of the sudden there zoomed in from the sky, (we were facing Chestnut Place road-looking towards John Adams school—I think that would have been looking almost northeast about 2:00 into the sky).

This thing was saucer shaped silver with a smaller dome on the top. I remember windows all the way around the dome, the bottom of it was circles of colored lights like a spinning top, like a child’s toy of red/green/blue/white. And as it hovered over we went to the most corner of the yard to look up at this thing. It did not make a sound and it moved fast and quick and then kind of moved closer to us all the time the lights were going like that toy does of blue/green/red…etc on the bottom of it.

We (I only thought it was me and my cousin at the time) ran to the garage to get our parents, my aunt and my father. We told them there was something in the sky come quick, come quick. They finally came out and my cousin remembers my aunt saying “Jesus Chxxxst, what the hell is that? It then kind of moved down a bit, in a kind of dipping jerky fast move, then, zoomed towards John Adams school area up into the sky, still those colors moving like a child’s spinning top, on the bottom of it and making not one bit of noise.

My cousin and I have talked about this for years and my aunt, but it wasn’t until this past year that I found out my brother was there with us. He would have been 3 years old if I was 5 and my cousin was about 7 or 8. It has freaked me out since. When I found out he was there it really freaked me out. I know this was not our imagination especially when my brother began to say that he remembered that same thing that I was talking about. I stopped talking, and asked him to describe what he saw, to see if he would say the same thing. He did in fact; describe the exact same thing above.

Has anyone else seen this around that timeframe and area? I could be off in my years, I could have been 4 but then that would have been in 1964 early summer. Someone surely had to have seen this too.

I went to enter the info on the UFO page and I remembered two things because of 2 of the questions. It definitely glowed like white haze around the whole thing and my cousin has always felt loss of time and she always felt we stood there much longer before we ran to get our parents and looked up at that thing in a trance like state, but I have never felt like that. She was much older and I was only maybe 4 which would have made my brother 2 and her about 7. Oh yea, my dad and aunt have already passed away only us three are here to confirm.


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