Early Fall 1966

Fort Collins, Colorado A Dozen Lights Moving Quickly & Strangely

Date: Early Fall 1966
Time: Approx: 9:30 p.m.

When I was a student in Fort Collins Colorado in the early fall of 1966. My date and I were returning from dinner downtown and were walking back to campus, crossing a football practice field. It was a beautiful clear night around 9:30 p.m. We decided to sit down for a few moments and watch the stars that evening.

As we were watching the sky, out of the South came what looked like a number of bright stars, except that they were moving as a group in a northward direction along the foothills of the Rockies. I drew my date's attention to them and then we both watched the entire 'pack' move in a straight line across the sky. What was interesting about this particular sighting was that they played a game of follow the leader, in that one particular UFO would suddenly dart ahead of the pack, a distance of about a quarter mile (in as fast as you could snap your fingers). Then the remaining pack would catch up to that leader in another 'snap of the fingers'. Then, a different UFO would jump out front and then the rest of the pack caught up to that leader in the snap of the fingers. This 'game' was repeated for what appeared to be about two minutes until they all disappeared out of sight.

I asked my date how many she thought there were and she said a dozen. I agreed and we laid back talking about the whole event. About five minutes later, the whole UFO pack returned along the same pathway, except now a North-South reversed path. They repeated their 'follow the leader' game until they disappeared out of sight heading south. We then decided we had seen enough and went back to our respected dorms. When I got back to my dorm, I told my roommate about the incident and he said that our neighbor about an hour earlier made a comment about us, saying, "Wouldn't it be funny if they saw a UFO tonight." I went next door and told him about our sighting and he about 'lost it'.

Thank you to the witness for their report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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