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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1973 21:00 (Entered as : 73 or 74 9 pm)
Reported: 8/3/2002 7:58:59 PM 19:58
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Decatur, AL
Shape: Circle
Duration: 15 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
mid 1970's UFO over Decatur,Alabama

The summer of 1973 or 1974, my mother,brother and I were sitting outside on a hot summer evening; I was 15 or 16 years old. The sky was clear...

1 by one, bright neon colored round lights in different colors appeared overhead until they formed a HUGE circle formation; it stayed that way until a cloud covered it and it dissapeared,leaving the star filled sky.

we all oohed and ahhed; the radio announced within a half hour that they recieved over 250 calls about this. They said that the NASA center in Huntsville,Alabama stated it was weather baloons; years later, I saw the same type of 'event' in the movie CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.

I have not seen this event posted any place else! It was beautiful,and I'll always remember that moment when I saw my one and only UFO.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))