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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1965 01:00 (Entered as : 06/01/65 01:00)
Reported: 12/26/2005 8:25:09 PM 20:25
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: St. Louis (just outside of), MO
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 1 minute or more
silverish SPHERE 1960s St Louis

I can never forget this as long as I live.

When a young child, around 6-8 years old, I was out back playing in the yard alone during the daytime. My mother was inside. Our house and backyard were very small. Backyards were all ajoined by wire fencing; and most had open space in yard between back of house towards the end of the yard, where most had trees for privacy.

I looked to the left and notice something that I would describe as shiney but dull metal, shaped like a perfect ball. "Silverish or grayish" in color. It was very SLOWly rising up from the ground ... straight up! I first took notice when it was about 4 feet from the ground. "Superballs" (rubber balls of size from 1 inch to fit-in-your-palm size) were popular then. At very first I shouted "wow! a huge superball..." but realized it kept going up ... and up ... and straight up it kept going! and so slow! I watched it till I decided to yell for my mother before it disappeared. I remember it getting shinier but not sure if that was due to the sun reflecting on it or not. My last recollection was a shiney round sphere that ascended very slowly into the "sky", going straight up, and I do not recall thinking it rotated. My mother first said "oh that was a weather balloon" but was clearly shaken. I kept insisting on what I know I saw. I knew that was not a weather balloon. She did NOT let me go out to play the rest of that day.

NOTE: My mother before marriage had witnessed a "cigar" UFO in St. Louis. (This of course I never knew till I was much older and after talking about the sphere incident now and then when growing up.) So this might have been why she was worried that day. UFOs were something she never spoke about. In fact, I remember she would never allow me to watch Outer Limits. She hated that show.

If need be, please edit for posting. Thank you.

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