Summer 1972

Lawrence, Massachusetts Eighteen Witnesses To A Disk Shaped Object

Date: 1972
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 18+
Number of objects: One.
Shape of objects: Disk

Full Description of event/sighting: What occurred on an August 1972 Summers evening was witnessed by at least 18 people in the range of 12 to 18 years old.

This incident was directly above the "Old Lawrence Library" on Parker Street in Lawrence Massachusetts. We were playing basketball in the Saint Patrick's school yard. There were basketball hoops at the time. And it was spot lighted.

When someone noted something hovering about 75 feet above the Library. I mean exactly above this building. I remember the object to be the same diameter as the building, it was a round disk-like oval shape with colored lights of yellow and red around the perimeter. The thing that awed me was that it made no sound and emitted no air flow or exhaust. We were all just starring at it, for the most part we were all very quiet. The object hovered motionless for about 45 seconds and then went swiftly vertical and out of sight in an instant.

From what I could see, the object was definitely a metallic finish close to nickel or aluminum in color.

The amazing thing with the whole thing is that nobody seemed to be panicked and even mildly interested and I never heard too much of any chatter about the incident until about 8 years ago, when my wife told me of the story she was told by someone who also witnessed this amazing incident. She restated it as I remember.

The diameter of the object was almost exact to that of the building and this is what I assumed to be what attracted it. The building would look like a landing pad from the sky. Flat roofed and square. The other intriguing thought was that the darkness and flood lights illuminated the group of people and attracted the object for a closer look.

That is how I remember it and often think of this incident. When "UFO Talk" comes up. I always say that I do believe that one would be extremely small-minded to think that within this vastness we are the only living beings.

Thank you to the eyewitness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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