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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/19/1976 21:00 (Entered as : 07/19/76 21:00)
Reported: 1/10/2015 10:31:43 PM 22:31
Posted: 1/16/2015
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
large metallic disc over central tucson in thunderstorm

One night during a thunderstorm in july 1976, while watching lightning striking outside, thru the south side facing back door window of family house at age 8, I saw a very large (300+feet diameter) metallic disc floating stationary inside of the thunderstorm.

It had lights around outside bottom of disc, and 4 hemispherical protrusions, and bright bluish light in the center bottom.

I was totally amazed to watch the lightning strike the craft several times, and noticed when the light reflected off the highly polished metallic surface.

I yelled for my mother, who came running, and we then watched the craft for about 3 or 4 minutes through the backdoor window. Then it slowly moved upwards thru the clouds and vanished.

My father, who was retired from air force 3 years earlier, was told the story next day, and was very interested. I remember parents talking about an article in the local newspaper the following day, where hundreds of people saw the same thing.

I have never been able to find article, but i know what I saw, and it was the real deal, an unforgetable experience.

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