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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1971 22:00 (Entered as : 9/1971 22:00)
Reported: 5/5/2014 9:28:52 PM 21:28
Posted: 5/8/2014
Location: Orono, ME
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:5+ minutes
craft was about 30-40feet in length with very defined corners rectangular in shape and glowing red from inside, hovering at a slight an

I was driving back to campus with 3 of my friends. When I came up around fraternity row I immediately saw a red object floating stationary over the campus adjacent to Carnagie hall art building.I pointed it out to my friends and immediately pulled over.

On an impulse I jumped out of my Volkswagen and ran down to where it was. Keeping the trees between me and it, I was able to get real close to it. I remember several small beings in white suits with head coverings who looked somewhat oriental. They seemed to be possibly taking samples or something similar to that. I was behind a large pine tree observing them and impulsively,again, stepped out into the open and said HI or hello.

This startled them and I took off running back to the car. About halfway back I stopped and looked back at the craft. It remained motionless but changed in color from red to light red to dull yellow to white and shrunk into a small dot just like the tv picture tubes of the 60's used to do. Then that small light shot into space in the blink of an eye.

I ran the rest of the way to my car and we were all excited by the event.My friend MJ said he saw green and white lights on the bottom and I remember being upset with him because I did not see them. This sighting really changed my life.

That night I called the Orono police to find out if anyone else had seen it as it was in a prominent place over campus only maybe 40' in the air and also next to several dorms. The police said no reports taken and the next day I posted a flier at the student union asking if anyone had seen it, but got no response back. The sighting was very clear in my mind but after that I have had very unclear memories of seeing profiles thru Windows (of the craft?) And of being inside it (lit up bright and open and empty)


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