posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 07:35 AM
Before I describe my experience, let me reiterate that UFO stands for "unidentified flying object," not necessarily "alien craft." I've been
looking for a plausible explanation for this experience for years.
It was 1975, and I was ten years old. I was with my friend (9), her brother (7), and my brother (6). The four of us were lying in the back of a
station wagon looking up at the sky. (The tailgate window was open.) My friend's mom was taking us to get ice cream.
As we approached the intersection, heading north, the light turned red and we were forced to wait. Some sort of craft approached the intersection,
parallel to our course. I don't know how large it was, as I could not tell its altitude. From my perspective, it was about two inches from stem to
stern. So, it could have been a small craft flying low, or a huge craft flying higher.
It stopped just above us, so we all got a clear look at it. It was shaped like a filled-in horseshoe, which was clear as there were small white lights
around the curved parts. Two larger white lights were at its front, and two red ones at its rear. Light was emanating from a vent on its underside. It
made no sound at all.
As we watched, the craft made an abrupt right-angle turn and sped off to the east so quickly that it disappeared from view in a split second. Again,
there was no sound.
To this day, I have no idea what the craft was. I don't think it could have been US military, judging from its movements. Keep in mind that it made
that right-angle turn, then accelerated from zero to really fast in about a second.
Anyone have an idea of what it was?