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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1960 12:00 (Entered as : 08/01/60 12:00)
Reported: 7/18/2003 6:25:56 PM 18:25
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Allentown, PA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 1 hour
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Historical color video of major USA event shows presence of UFO

This week I saw a color video on TV of the opening day of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I think that was in 1960 or earlier. Up in the sky over one of the cloverleafs was a shiny metallic object much like a blimp but it had no gondola and at one tip was a circular area of air turbulence. I had heard from someone in college back in 1966 that a UFO had hovered over the PA turnpike on its opening day. The PA turnpike was a big event for the people of the region and the UFO presence a few hundred feet up made it all the more noteworthy.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We believe the Pennsylvania Turnpike was operational at least as early as the late 1950's, although it may have been formally dedicated at a later date. I travelled over it enroute from the Midwest to NYC in 1958, and perhaps even earlier. PD))