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Occurred : 4/30/1960 12:00 (Entered as : 1960 12:00)
Reported: 6/30/2018 8:14:41 PM 20:14
Posted: 7/5/2018
Location: South Whitley, IN
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 minutes
3 craft spotted in South Whitley, Ind in 1960.

You said last week that you wanted to hear about old sightings so this is why I’m writing.

This event happened in spring of 1960 I was 6 years old. I lived in South Whitley, Ind. We were going to Ft. Wayne on a Saturday afternoon Ft. Wayne is 28 miles from South Whitley on Hy 14. We left after lunch and there was one car in front of us and one following. Approximately 4 miles from South Whitley, all three cars died and everyone pulled off the road. As we got out of the car we saw three discs hovering over this corn field. Everyone was amazed as we all watched them just hover. My guess was that they were 20 ft. Above ground and they stayed there for about 5 min. Then they just veered off to the south and rapidly climbed out of sight in seconds.

Everyone was in shock and the first car owner looked under his hood and found that his battery was completely dry, as was the other 2 cars. We had to walk almost a mile to a house and call Arnolds Gas Station to come and put new batteries in the cars.

This incident has been talked about all through my life and is well known in South Whitley.


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