Published: 11:48 AM 5/15/2011
Pennsylvania - October, 1974
Somewhat distraught over a relationship breakup, I decided to take a late night walk to try to clear my thoughts.
I found myself walking just outside Newville (half a mile?) when I glanced up to see a yellow light moving across the sky somewhat above the mountain.
My first thought was that it was a satellite or plane/jet with the sun still reflecting off of it.
Watching it, I further thought, "wait a minute...it's almost 2:00 AM, the sun wouldn't still be reflecting at this time."
Also noting that it was moving a little faster than normal nighttime objects, I stopped walking to watch it. As soon as I stopped walking, the object slowed down, dropped lower and SHOT my direction so fast that I ducked down behind the embankment beside the road.
It was at this time that I noticed the crickets were all chirping very loudly. After a few seconds, I got the courage to slowly stand back upright and look.
At this point, I saw a disc with a small dome on top hovering above the trees possibly near the Conodoguinet Creek some distance away.
At this point, the disc appeared to land in a group of trees. I DID NOT stick around to see any more, running as fast as I could towards Newville.
Near the elementary school, a car stopped and asked if I needed a ride. I took the ride into the center of town. On the short ride, the driver, apparently seeing my fear, asked if I was ok.
I thought for a second to ask if he saw it too, but decided he would think I'm nuts, so I just said "yeah, I was ok".
Dropped off at my car just outside a friend's house, I knocked on their door, but his dad came to the door and told me to go after I told them what I had seen.
He thought I was on drugs (I wasn't, nor had I been drinking).
Later his dad said I was "white as a sheet."
The object itself was similar to the one at the top of this webpage, but with a smaller dome and the top part coming down lower, making the bottom almost flat.
The entire object was glowing a dull yellow, but with at least four lights on the bottom glowing brighter and lighting further, sequentially (rapidly)in a clockwise rotation.
The dome was also glowing quite a bit brighter than the body, with the exception of a darker spot on the dome, that made me think it was something in the dome watching outside, causing me great fear.
I can easily draw a picture of it still 37 years later.