Large, Beeping Orb With Lighted Spires

Large, Beeping Orb With Lighted Spires

Date: June 30, 1961

Location: Rotan, TX

I do not remember the exact month/year.

I was a young girl and the word UFO, nor the idea of UFOs, was not in vocabulary.

It was summer, the windows were open for ventilation and it was later than 10:00 p.m.

I couldn't sleep because of the heat, so I moved to the foot of the bed and lay with my head and shoulders in the window.

Our house was stucco, with a flat roof.

There were no street lights in our town at that time.

I had checked out the neighborhood, listened to the sounds and was cooling off.

I heard a soft beep, beep, beep, with the beeps separated by 2 or 3 seconds, I couldn't find the source of the sound, it was new to me.

There were no vehicles, at that time, with back up beepers.

I rolled around inside the window trying to locate the sound and had finally settled on my back, watching the stars in a dark sky, there was no Moon that night.

From the corner of my right eye, to the East of the house, I saw something move.

The beeping sound was right on top of me. I turned my head and saw a very large silver sphere.

The sphere had spires at equal distances, all over the area I could see, perhaps 10 to 12 spires.

Lights were on the ends of every spire, some were blue, some white, some red.

The beep & white lights seemed to pulse in unison.

None of the red or blue lights went out when the white ones pulsed brighter and dimmer.

I think I was in about the 5th grade, because I knew about the Russian satellite being launched and that the United States was about to/or had just launched our own.

I remember thinking, Oh, that's what a satellite looks like.

I didn't know that a large round thing' couldn't fly, telephone pole high, with no motor sounds, no landing gear and no noticeable speed.

I rolled over and watched it go out of sight, over the lights of Roby, 10 miles away.

I could hear the beeping sound for about 30 minutes, from start to finish.

I have always wondered what it was, but only told friends about it 6 years later.

I wasn't worried about it, just assumed that it was a satellite.

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