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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/12/1947 22:00 (Entered as : 08/12/1947 22:00)
Reported: 3/17/2004 11:38:21 PM 23:38
Posted: 3/23/2004
Location: Saranac Lake, NY
Shape: Disk
Duration: approx:6 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object made a sound
6-7 Disc shaped objects.

Date of Sighting: 1947-August
Time of Sighting: app. 10 PM
Location of Sighting: Saranac Lake N.Y.
Number of witnesses: 5-6
Number of objects: 6-7
Shape of objects: Disc shaped

Full Description of event/sighting:

I was about 4 years old, were at our cabin in the Adirondacks and several neighbours were visiting us as we just arrived for our summer vacation. As I was young I was put to bed earlier but was listening to the adults talking in the living room.

We had no electricity or running water so when I wanted to go to the toilet which was an outhouse in the corner of the shed my father escorted me to the shed and went back inside the cabin door to get away from the mosquitoes where he could still see the shed. While in the outhouse every minute or so I could hear a whirring from far away getting nearer then going away. When I ran back inside the cabin and told my father he said it was probably just an owl or other creature.

A few minutes later all the adults were outside the back door as someone had gone to the outhouse and saw this disc shaped object which seemed to be slightly lit up and making a whirring sound coming into view from the south, passing almost overhead and disappearing around Mount Baker. I sneaked out and actually saw one ( one passed every minute or so) before I got caught and was sent back in. We had an old battery radio (tube) and when listening to the local news the next day we heard several reports of the same sighting from the village.

Thank you to the witness for sending in this interesting report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Home - Phone 250 845 2189 email: Website:

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere to Brian Vike for sharing the information with our Center. PD))