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1958 - Close Encounter in the "Devil's Canyon"
of Hunter, New York

UFO Depiction
Published: 1:14 PM 8/15/2011

October, 1958 - Hunter, New York

It was just prior to deer season, my hunting buddies went to town to hang out in Hunter, New York, and let me out at my request at a point between Blackhead and Roundtop mountains so I could hunt bobcat.

Where they let me out I marked the side of the road with a pile of stones and proceeded into the woods heading into an area called Devil's Canyon.

I only went approximately 100 yards toward the canyon when I came to a clearing.

When I was at the edge of the clearing I saw a large object in the center. I asked myself why would anybody put a building in an isolated place like this?

I crouched down at the edge of the clearing and checked out this (building). Upon further examination I evaulated what I saw.

What I saw was a landed flying saucer, the bottom of which was mostly flat, only curving up toward the outer edges. It was about 8 feet over the ground, I could only observe 2 landing legs, the third one had to be on the other side.

I then saw 2 very tall what appeared to be almost stick figures who were communicating with each other. I could not hear what they were saying nor did I see any facial details. They were at the far end of the craft.

This craft had a band of dull lights about 12" high and each color segment was about 24" wide. The colors blended into each other; violet, orange, blue, green and all colors that may come out of a prism.

There was a low but audible hum coming from the ship.

The top half of the craft had a small dome about 2' high X 3' wide. What struck me as odd was that it was not centered on top, but toward one end.

The entire craft was about 12' top to bottom. I spent about 15 to 20 minutes taking all this in.

I then heard a click, and saw what was a walkway coming out of the center of the ship. It stopped and a third figure came down to the ground and walked over to the other 2 figures.

The 3 communicated and the one that come down pointed right at me where I was hiding at the edge of the clearing.

One stood there, one went left, and one went right. They were in the process of surrounding me.

I decided it was time to go.

I had an 8mm Mauser with me, put it on 1/2 safe and backed up the way I came in. I hid in the culvert in the side of the road.

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