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UFO Sighting Report - USA

July/August 1975/1976 : Portland, Maine

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Portland, Maine USA

Date: July 23 1975 [see description]

Time: 11:30pm

Number of witnesses: 2

Number of objects: 1

Shape of objects: Viewed from below, disk-shaped or oval

Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No

Weather Conditions: Clear, hot

Description: Please note: I do not know the exact date. It was July or August and it was most likely 1975, but could have been 1976.

It was a hot summer night around 11:30 pm after the news was over. We lived in an attic apartment (3rd floor) which was very hot in the summer, so we had a window fan running in our bedroom window. My husband went downstairs to move the car from the street to the driveway to avoid getting an overnight parking ticket. I heard him calling to me, so I turned off the fan, removed it from the window and leaned out. He was pointing straight up and said, "What is that?" I looked up and directly over the house, maybe 15-20 feet over my head, was a large silver round object. It was at least 20-30 feet in diameter and it was just sitting there, silent. It had some white lights around the outer edge-I think they were square, but they did not look like windows and they were not moving or changing color. Then it simply zipped away over the trees, rooftops and a nearby church steeple, and was gone. It went from hovering over the house to gone almost instantly and absolutely silently, not even a "whoosh"

TV/Radio: According to the news, "multiple sightings" had been reported over a period of a week or so, and that the object had been identified as an advertising plane with a Budweiser logo circling the plane. Many people denied that this is what they saw. What I saw was too close for me to misidentify a plane, as well as the fact that it did not behave like a plane.