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UFO Sighting Report


June, 1971


Ridgewood ,Queens, New York, United States


Family returning home from an afternoon at the cousins. Witnessed by my brother,my sister and myself.

Date Reported:

1/22/2017 10:17:54 PM

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10-30 seconds

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The Disc shaped air craft was completely dark blue/gray to light black in color. Scrolling red and green lights spinning around the diameter of the craft. There was a dome in the center of the disc.

Size of Object(s)

The craft was extremely massive and close as I would have had to cover my eyes to block it from view. The elementary school was about 100 feet across and 6 stories high.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Typical city neighborhood. View of the elementary school was unobstructed as it was surrounded by a large school yard. This is a Queens neighborhood. I believe the Brooklyn Navy Yard was in operation at the time but that was located about a half dozen miles away.

Full Description & Details

Family returning from an afternoon at the cousins. It was evening not quite pitch black. The street lights had not turned on yet. Walking along Seneca Ave. towards Woodbine st. As we were crossing the street noticed this massive object hovering over the elementary school located on Cypress ave which was a street block away. It had blended in with the color of the evening sky.

Stationary ,slightly tilted, noiseless with scrolling red and green lights ( not flashing ) around the diameter of the space craft. I remember pointing it out to my brother and sister and as you have it we were excited. Looking to get my mothers attention found our parents payed no mind to our childhood chatter as they were involved in their own conversations. When I looked back into the night sky, the craft was gone. I have not spoken about this incident for over 40 years. I recently retired and got together with my brother and sister and asked if they remembered that one summer evening. I was stunned to see that same look on their faces as they recollected that moment so long ago. I was able to provide a drawing of the craft. The event happened over 40 years and possibly deteriorated the way I remember things but one thing is for sure; I'll never forget the feeling of awe and those scrolling red and green lights up in the sky.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

The only thing plausible that would make an earthly sense would be a dirigible/blimp. But I would have been to young to know if any were possible to be in operation and in the vicinity at the time.

Witness Background

Retired Mechanic with over 35 years of service.. Retired Evening Instructor.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Not much at all before the sighting. Too young and to irrelevant to give it any thought. As a young child remembered reading an occasional Comic book or watching an old black and white Sci Fi on TV. Too busy as a working adult.Only after I retired did I start reminiscing on my childhood when I remembered this incident. Today my feeling are different. I have grown to learn that the odds are getting smaller and smaller for humans to not be alone in this universe/s...

Other Comments

Space exploration is important for the future existence of mankind. There is only so much room on this planet. The human population keeps on growing with no end in sight. One day we are going to have to make a decision. Reduce the population or get on out there and find more places to live. If there are other forms of intelligent life besides us they must be thinking the same thing. They also may be just one step ahead of us. Those visits to our planet could be an "Oops.! Let's move on. Some one's living here! "or "Hey.. Pay dirt. Just found a new food supply!"

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Remembering that jaw dropping moment as a child back in the early 70's

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