UFO Sighting Report - USA
1953/1955 : Hicksville, Long Island, New York
Hicksville, Long Island, New York A Strange Formation Of 7 UFOs
Date: 1953, 54, or 55 (?)
Time: Approx: 9:00 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 7
Shape of objects: Perfectly round.
Full Description of event/sighting: Every summer, for at least 5 summers, a friend of our neighbor across the street from us would visit his grandmother. He was the same age as me, around 13 years old at the time. We really got along and I looked forward to his visits. I think his name was Harold. On this particular visit, I told Harold earlier in the day that I got a small hand telescope for Christmas and showed it to him. I said its not easy to see much through it, however, when looking up at night, shooting stars became my fascination. So I told Harold, let's look for shooting stars tonight. He said OK, sounds good.
I told my parents I was going to Harold's grandmothers that night and be home around 10:00pm. She said fine. After dinner I walked across the street, met Harold and said we would wait for dark.
It seems to me now it was just when the sun set, we decided to lay on the ground and get the best view of the sky. Long Island is very long directly East to West, and short North to south. We laid on the ground looking directly East. East of Long Island is the Atlantic Ocean.
Our field of view was approx. 30 degrees up, over small trees East, to straight up overhead. The sky was crystal clear. The Sky was also grayish dark, being that the sun had not set that far behind the Earth.
As we were chatting and looking for shooting stars, approx. around 15 minutes, what we saw stayed with me to this day. Coming straight from the east were a formation of approx, 7 perfectly round objects. We could see them so clearly because they were extremely black against the slightly lighter sky. Also it was so quite where our houses were in approx. 1954. They were passing overhead fairly slow. I don't know what size they were, but I had the notion to raise my hand with thumb pointing out, and with my arm straight over one of the objects, it roughly covered the object almost perfectly. We did not say a word to each other as they passed over. Directly behind us was a gigantic Chestnut tree. We could not see through the tree.
These objects did not make a whisper of a sound, dead silence. When they passed, I said to Harold, "What the hell was that"! Their formation was not a V shape. It was just a random grouping, and the spacing between them was approx. 3 thumb widths.
I have never seen anything remotely like that in all the years since, and have spent most of my life as an amateur astronomer, up to 8 inch scopes, photographing the skies. I only saw Harold for a year or two after that, but I am sure Harold thinks about that day, just like me. Thanks for listening.
Thank you to the witness for the interesting report.
HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]