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Occurred : 9/7/1970 23:11 (Entered as : 09/07/70 23:11)
Reported: 2/3/2014 11:28:56 AM 11:28
Posted: 2/7/2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 seconds
Saucer shaped object with orange lights.

I can remember my UFO sighting as if it happened yesterday. It was September 7, 1970. 11:10 p.m. I was about to start my senior year in high school. We lived on a main highway just up from a very bad intersection where there were always accidents. (Seven miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.)

At 11:10 p.m. that night I was leaving one upstairs room to go into the bathroom when I noticed a light somewhat flickering on the sheer draperies. I assumed it was another accident and the lights of a tow truck. I walked to the window to look down at the intersection and saw nothing. I realized the light was coming from above.

I saw a huge circular metal craft with lights on the bottom. It silently was hovering over my side yard at a slight angle so that I could only see the bottom of it. It was just above the poplar tree tops along the border of our property. I got a very close up look at it. The bottom was slightly convex and a matte colored dark metal.

There were what looked like semi opaque tempered glass panels on the bottom. Similar to a bathroom window. You can see light but glass is not transparent. Those panels are where the amber lights emanated. They were on constantly but yet had a slight pulsating flicker to them. For some reason, although I don't know why, I thought it was due to the power source of the craft.

I saw it for approximately 15 seconds as it hovered silently. Then, faster than I could blink my eyes, it took off at a 45 degree angle to the west. I was so terrified and will never forget what I saw.

I am sending a drawing explaining what it looked like to the email listed on your website.

If you call me I can give you exact locations and any other info you might want.

If it has any relevance I don't know, but I am was not very far from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.