Silver Cigar Shaped Craft Over Trees

Silver Cigar Shaped Craft Over Trees

Date: June 30, 1961

Location: Greensboro, NC

My first experience with UFOs was when I was around 7 years old and did not see anything, but my father did.

The time of this sighting is an estimate, I know where I lived at the time of this sighting and I was probably 7 years old.

It happened early in the morning, and I was not in school, so I am guessing it occurred during summer vacation.

I remember my Dad & I were riding in his Oldsmobile 88, and we were traveling East on I-85 near Groometown Rd. in Greensboro, NC.

I know that because we had just left my grandparent's house on Groometown Rd., they lived just ¼ mile off the highway.

It was a very bright & sunny morning, and the Sun was shining directly in our faces.

That's when my dad became very excited and started shouting, look, look, and pointing to his right which would have been southeast.

I turned and looked, but I was blinded by the glare of the Sun and could not see anything, I have very sensitive light green eyes and have squinted all my life when in sunlight.

I said to my Dad, what is it, where is it?

He kept pointing and kept saying to look, just over the trees there.

Again, I looked in the direction he pointed, but I could not see anything, and again the glare of the sunlight was giving me difficulty seeing.

Then, my Dad said that it was gone, it flew away.

I asked him what it was, and he replied that he saw a bright silver cigar standing vertically come up out out the trees to our right, it leveled off horizontally just above the trees, and then just flew away.

It was a very short sighting, maybe 10 to 20 seconds at most.

My Dad was very puzzled at what he had seen, he described it like a rocket, a long silver cigar object, about the length of the trees it came up out of.

I am not sure how far away it was, but I got the impression it was very close.

We heard no sounds, I did not see this object, but I believed my Dad.

He was a very serious & sober person who did not often joke around, he was not one to make up stories at all, he passed away in 2009.

He was a very intelligent, educated man, he was a radar technician in WWII and served aboard an aircraft carrier.

He worked as a civilian for the military as a radar technician until he retired, so he was also very familiar with military aircraft.

That's about it, this was my first experience with UFOs. I saw others years later in Florida where we had moved as a teen, and yet more in Connecticut where I have lived the past 23 years.

But this first experience I did not see anything.

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