Near Plattsburgh, NY Football Field Sized Craft

Date: 1969-1970
Time: Evening.

Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round or possibly triangular the size of a football field.

Full Description of event/sighting: I was driving North on Interstate 87 near Plattsburgh NY, sometime between the Spring and Fall of 1969 or possibly as late as the Summer of 1970. At this time the Air Force had a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base near Plattsburgh, NY. It was late evening, after dark, with a star-filled sky.

I noticed an object hovering just to the west of the highway that blocked out a large part of the starry sky. I braked hard and pulled off on the shoulder of the highway and got out of my Volkswagen for a better look. I stood by the right front fender of my car and watched as the object slowly crossed over the highway at an altitude that could not have been more than 150 to 200 feet. There were no lights or sound emitting from the object. The object was large enough that it covered both the north and southbound lanes of the Interstate.

As it slowly crossed over the highway it was directly above my head. It was so close to me, and so immense, that I cannot say its exact shape. It could have been round or triangular, and at least the size of a football field.

It took all of five minutes or more to get a couple hundred feet past the east edge of the Interstate. As I watched in awe at this monstrous craft it suddenly sped off at an incredible rate, heading in a southeasterly direction. When it did so, it was out of sight in less than a second.

I immediately got in my car and drove to the nearest phone booth. I asked the operator to connect me with Plattsburgh Air Force Base, telling her it was an emergency. A male voice answered the call and I related what I had just seen.

His response was not much more than to tell me that, "We have not had any other reports, and have not seen anything out of the ordinary here." The thanked me for calling, but it was obvious that he was not at all interested in the event

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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