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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/29/1964 21:50 (Entered as : 06/29/64 21:50)
Reported: 5/1/2009 12:28:10 AM 00:28
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|UFO over drive-in theatre.
This is a very old case that has had me wondering all these years what this thing was. I was only 10 years old at the time, and my Father, Mother, aunt and uncle and cousin went to an old drive-in movie theatre just outside of Atlanta. This drive-in had bleachers at it similar to what you would see on a small sports field.
My cousin and i were watching the movie from the bleachers while our parents were still in my uncle's car when a boy on the top row of the bleachers yelled out, '' look, there goes a flying saucer!'' we all looked in the direction he was looking in and there was this brightly lit white object that looked like the lid to a round candy dish with a dome like thing on top. This thing was moving very rapidly just above the tree line and disappeared below the horizon.
I didn't think about it after it disappeared and turned around and turned my attention to the movie again until the same kid that first saw it yelled, '' here it comes again!!! but this time this thing was coming directly toward us! Every child on those bleachers including me and my cousin ran for cover. We searched frantically for our parents but could not find the car as it was quite dark, so we ran into the building that housed the projector booth and the snack bar. I told my cousin to look out and see if it was gone, and he said he didn't see it, so we stepped back outside and to our horror, this thing was directly overhead! We ran again trying to find our parents in the car, and to my great relief i heard my Mom yelling, '' we are over here!'' and we ran to the safety of our parents and the car.
This thing looked quite different from the way it did the first time we saw it.
It had slowly rotating white lights on it like rectangles stood on end. Nothing else could be seen but the lights in that circular pattern. It was about 1,000 ft. AGL and looked to be about 30 ft. in diameter. This thing was dark in the center. It moved slowly and came from the northwest and moved on toward a southeasterly direction until it disappeared behind some trees in the distance.
My Father was in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years and i asked him what that thing was, his reply, '' I don't have the faintest idea.'' I was horrified by this incident.
I have never seen another UFO. I would very much like to know if anyone else has saw a UFO that looked like what we saw that night back in June 1964. As frightning as this was, i would love to see that thing again now that i am a trained observer.
If anyone could let me know what this thing was, i would sincerely appreciate it.
My witness count is just an estimate, it is possible that over 50 people could have seen this UFO.
((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. PD))