Large UFO with windows reported by Florida witnesses
FORT PIERCE, FLA., NEWS TRIBUNE, JAN. 20, 1974
—Four witnesses reported sighting a large UFO about 10 p.m. Jan. 18 over Ft. Pierce, and two of them said the object had windows.
Danny Prezkop, 13, and Jeff Snead, 10, said they saw the object approach from the north and descend to Indian River level. "It was bright orange, almost too bright to look at," said Prezkop. "And it hummed something like an airplane, but it was going far too fast for that." Both youths said they saw what appeared to be windows in the aft-section of the cigar-shaped object. "It was big," said Prezkop, "maybe 20 feet long and 10 feet high, but this is only a guess. And it was coming fast. It had a tail of orange fire coming from the tail like a comet, but we knew it wasn't a comet." He said the object began to slow down and drop toward the water. "It got real low until we thought it was going to land. Then we could see a barge or yacht traveling up river and for a minute we thought the thing would hit it, that's how low it was. Just as it looked sure there would be a crash the object lifted, increased speed, and vanished to the south. Always I have wanted to see a UFO, and now I have." The boys notified the Coast Guard and were told to call again if they saw the object again.
A neighbor, Michael Small, 16, also reportedly saw the object, as did his mother, Mrs. Thomas I. Small. “It was so bright you could hardly look at it," said Mrs. Small, "and it seemed to come right down on top of us. I've never been so frightened in all my life. She said the orange-red object was "huge. It was round with some kind of fins sticking out from the sides. It came down so low I just didn't know what was going to happen. Then it began to lift and went off so fast you could hardly keep track of it. I thought it went straight up, but nothing in this world travels as fast as that thing did." The family called the sheriff's office and were treated politely.
Reference for the above text is: Skylook (early MUFON UFO Journal), #079, June 1974, p. 02.
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
North America – United States, Florida
Fort Pierce Latitude 27-26-48 N, Longitude 080-19-32 W (D-M-S)
Indian River Latitude 27-29-12 N, Longitude 080-17-57 W
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