I have made some minor corrections in spelling and punctuation based on MS
National UFO Reporting Center Sighting
8/23/1974 02:30 (Entered as: 8/23/74 2:30)
Duration: 45 MIN.
lights that went underwater faster than the speed of light
[I] got up get a glass water looked out on the lake to see 2
extremely bright lights (looked like magnesium when it burns.)
I thought at
first they were backup lights on a car but the brilliance was brighter than
any vehicles backup lights. Also they started to glide across the water from
about a 1/2 mile to within 200yards.
I then thought
that it was a boat with huge spotlights looking for something in the water.
We were on a sandbar and it had happened before that someone would get stuck
on the sandbar.
Just as it got
closer the lights went out, but then a sequence of lights revolving and
changing color from green, blue, orange, red. They kept rotating and going
faster. Finally it was rotating so fast that it looked like a translucent red
like if you take a cigarette and spin it in the dark.
It finally went under water and was gone faster than
you can snap your fingers, underwater up the lake.
The whole event
has stuck in my mind, and to this day I don't know what it was but it has
made me feel very, very afraid at night.
We sold these
cottages in 1998 and when I went back each spring and summer I would think
about it. But I think I got my answer in 1997 Sept. I can't get into that now
but will talk to someone if they will listen, and not laugh as when this
first happened, I told people in the next camp, and they didn't believe me.
So, I don't talk
about it but can't forget my feeling or what I saw.
Witness identifies self as an employee in the aviation industry. For a
similar account, please see the July 04, 1893, issue of the Tacoma
(Washington) News. Multiple witnesses described to that newspaper an
"electric monster" that hovered above Puget Sound, "shot"
a fisherman in the chest, and then submerged into the water and went
streaking off. PD))
This reference: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) http://www.ufocenter.com/ with thanks to
Peter Davenport, director.
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America – United States, Maine, Cumberland
North Windham Latitude 43-50-03 N,
Longitude 70-26-18 W (D-M-S)