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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/16/1972 17:30 (Entered as : 07/16/1672 17:30)
Reported: 5/11/2017 4:22:11 PM 16:22
Posted: 5/15/2017
Location: El Paso, TX
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 minutes
Saucer 50 ft. above hovering over us.

It was a summer night in Texas in 1972, I was 11 years old at the time. I remember very vividly the local news channel my parents were watching saying there were strange sightings of flashing lights in the sky around town that were unexplained. It didn’t seem very alarming to my parents at the time so being kids, we were not very concerned, just kind of excited to see them.

My sister and I went outside to see if we could get a glimpse of any of these so called lights in the sky. She was 6 at the time so of course she followed me. We went out to the back yard to see if we could spot any, it was around 5:00 PM, so the sun was still out. It was about 15 minutes and we didn’t see anything so we decided to sit on the brick fence and watch for a few more minutes, nothing.

We were just about ready to jump off the fence when we spotted 3 flashing lights in the distance, probably no more than a few miles away. They were still and were like flashing orbs. We got excited and jumped off the fence (it was a small brick fence) and were going to go inside to tell my parents when all of a sudden we heard a humming from right above us. At that point we were in the middle of the back yard. I looked up and to my amazement, saw a ribbon of round flashing lights not 50 feet above us. It was a disk, sort of like the flying saucer you see in comic strips. The lights were different colors and they were flashing around in circles. It must have been no more than a few seconds when I looked at my sister to see if she was seeing the same thing. She had fallen to the ground, passed out. I was scared and shook her to see if she was OK. She opened her eyes and I heard a whoosh. I looked up and the saucer and gone. Both of us were shocked and couldn’t talk. She got u! p to run in the house to tell Mom and Dad. I stopped her and said, “Don’t tell Mom and Dad, they won’t believe us. This is just our secret”. Surprisingly she did not say anything that night, or even the next few days. I had dreams about that evening for days, not bad dreams at all, just like it was watching over us.

Years went past and we didn’t tell a soul about that night. We have two sisters and a brother and kept this all to ourselves. She was very young so I thought she just forgot. I had so many dreams about that night and after all the years went by, I convinced myself it was just a dream.

Thirty five years passed, it was Thanksgiving and we were talking about when we were kids. I mentioned a dream I had about seeing a flying saucer when we lived in Texas. My sister flushed, turned as white as a ghost and said she had the same dream. She explained her and I were sitting on the back yard fence looking at the skies when she saw flashing lights in the distance. She remembers running and looking up seeing some kind of saucer with different colored lights at the bottm and passing out after seeing it. She remembers me waking her up saying, “Don’t tell Mom and Dad, they won’t believe us.”

Did we both have the same dream? I don’t think so. I believe what we saw was real and deep in my heart, I know there are peaceful beings out there watching us. Maybe knowing our hearts and letting us know we are not alone.


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