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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1965 20:45 (Entered as : 08/15/65 20:45)
Reported: 3/20/2012 10:31:11 PM 22:31
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: Oneonta, NY
Shape: Oval
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: The object changed color, The object made a sound, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Large Illuminated Oval Disk - Oneonta NY - 1965

Out of respect for Peter Davenport and for posterity, I am now recording my sighting of an extraterrestrial craft.

This event happened in the late summer of 1965 just prior to returning to high school, I am fairly confident the month was August, however I do not remember the day, I suspect the it was a Friday. I was 15 years old at the time, I am now 61 years of age. This event was later confirmed by hypnosis as a contact event and certain details of this event which I did not consciously remember were uncovered and many years later corroborated by my friend L.V. who accompanied me the evening of the sighting.

My friend L.V. and myself had spent the evening at the movie theater. The show lasted approximately 1 1/2-2 hours and started at around 7pm. It was around 9pm when the movie got out and we walked home up Main Street. The walking trip home was approximately 30 minutes. I remember that I didn't want to go to the movie that evening but my friend insisted and afterward I was very anxious to get home. I remember I had a sense of dread walking home, I was on edge. As we approached the street where my friend was to turn down in order to go home, leaving me alone to walk the rest of the way to my house, something happened which caused an argument between my friend and myself. I consciously could not remember what it was (explained below). The argument caused us to not speak to each other for several weeks. What I consciously remember is I angrily walked off leaving her on her way as I proceeded home. As I approached the turn off to my street approximately 2 blocks away, I b! egan to hear a very peculiar noise which grew louder and louder the further I walked. The sound was akin to something metallic revolving very fast which I attributed to the axle of a tractor trailer in the distance. I kept expecting to see traffic on the street but oddly there was none -- not one car passed the entire time, yet the sound continued increasing in volume. I realized I couldn't determine which direction the sound was coming from -- it sounded as if it was coming from all directions. The sound took on the tone of what is described as 'metallic bees' but what was remarkable is there were no other sounds -- nothing -- no crickets, no traffic -- just the noise. It frightened me a great deal as I picked up my pace anxious to get home. When I reached the corner of my street, the sound became intense and I realized it was coming from directly behind me. I swung around and there in the air just above house top level was an oval-shaped brightly glowing disk hoveri! ng above Main Street. It was arc welder white with swirls of ! various scintillating colors and almost hurt the eyes to look at it. It was approximately 40 degrees above the horizon and above house top level. At arms distance the craft was approximately 32". It was as wide as a Victorian house. It was approximately 6 times wider than it was thick. When I first saw the craft it has been moving very slowly in a southward direction and gave the impression that it was following behind me as I walked up the street. Immediately after I turned around and saw it, the sound became extremely intense and it sped up, I could see it go behind a stand of tall spruce trees traveling parallel to the ground, I lost sight of it behind the houses for a few seconds, to see it emerge at the end of the street where there was a large drop off. It arched skyward and I watched it until it disappeared among the stars. The sound I had heard dissipated the further the craft went away from me. Afterward, I ran directly to my house screaming to my mother that th! ere was something strange in the sky. I noted the time to be 10 minutes to eleven p.m. after my mother commented that I was late returning home -- which was more than an hour later than it should have been. I had no explanation for the time lapse other than my friend and I spent some time talking before she went home.

Years later I had a reoccurring dream where my friend L.V. and I had an argument about a UFO we both had seen which first appeared as a "shooting star" that approached us from behind. It stopped dead in the air and dropped at a right angle to the ground behind some trees in a near by park. In my dream my friend insisted it was a UFO and I vehemently denied it and we argued about it. She walked off in a huff. I never attributed this dream as relative to the conscious sighting described above. In 1995 under hypnosis, 30 years after the conscious event described above, I recalled the conscious sighting event to be the end of a contact experience where 'shooting star' dream was the beginning of the contact event. The unremembered contact event happened in the park where L.V. and I had seen the 'shooting star' drop to the ground. Under hypnosis, I witnessed a large oval craft on the ground and its occupants. I'm not going to go into all the details of this hypnosis sessi! on here, except to say that there was one 5' tall grey being with large black eyes which politely led me to the sitting craft where I met many other beings which appeared as extremely thin bug-like mantis creatures with whitish skin and very large black eyes. They were non hostile and the event seemed to be some sort of meeting which I was not able to recall the details of under hypnosis. I did recall under hypnosis that the beings were very amused that I couldn't figure out what they were and they had been given me information which was extremely important that I would remember later. It is notable that this hypnosis session was more than 20 years after I'd lost contact with my friend L. V. However ironically a few years after the hypnosis session I accidentally met her again. When we saw each other at a distance, we nearly ran to each other saying we had to talk -- and we both knew what we had to talk about. L.V. confirmed that she consciously remembered the 'shooting star' and that was the source of the argument the night of the sighting. L.V. also disclosed that a few days after this event she and another friend mutually had another sighting of their! own of a large glowing craft where there was about 10 minutes missing time experience and she and the other girl found themselves in a different location several blocks away from the location of the sighting.

Thank you for allowing me to record my sighting. Hopefully it will be of benefit to others. After a life time of pondering various unusual events in my life, I have come to the conclusion that we are definitely not alone in the Universe and the entities which have made contact with human beings are benign, highly advanced and represent civilizations billion of years older and wiser than human beings. I am no longer fearful of these events or the unknown in the Universe. My only wish is that humanity will be able to some day achieve the technological expertise to peacefully traverse the stars and in turn welcome meeting other sentient extraterrestrial races rather than spend their time and resources killing life here on Earth. Life is precious in the Universe, and that is a lesson human beings have yet to learn.


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