Summer 1975

Manassas, Virginia Grayish Silver Craft

Date: 1975
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location of Sighting: University of Maryland - Route
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Too large to describe.

Full Description of event/sighting: On or about late Summer 1975 after graduating from high school a girlfriend and I were cruising around the University of Maryland main drag, Route 1. It's a very busy highway and there was quite a bit of traffic, so I know everyone on the road must have seen it. But as we were driving all of a sudden this grayish silver craft flew over the highway. It literally covered the sky it was flying that low. My girlfriend and I just sat there in awe and just kind of looked at each other and went "whoa". We were not drinking or anything of the sort at the time. I didn't notice any lights from it because it was so large but the strange thing about it was it just kind of floated across the sky, made absolutely no sound and had this strange thing floating from it like wings, not stationary but floating. I never knew after that if there were any reports from the public as I am certain we were not the only ones who saw it. There were just too many people on the road. I will never forget that experience.

Additional Information:

Hi Brian:

Thank you for reading about my experience. I don't know if I can answer all your questions, but will try. First off, the weather conditions were clear, as I remember it was a balmy Summer evening. I don't know the direction the craft was heading but we were driving South on Route 1 which goes right into the District of Columbia from Maryland and the craft was directly overhead and we were almost at the front of the University of Maryland which is a big campus.

The craft moved very slowly and silently, almost like gliding. I'd have to say it was as low as perhaps a 10 story building. As to shape, I cannot say because it was so big and the highway on both sides have a lot of trees, residential and commercial buildings and the highway itself was at the time 4 lanes in each direction, so the craft literally covered the entire highway and we could not see the actual shape of it. This is a very busy suburb of Washington, D.C. We just witnessed the underside of the craft. It was grayish silver in color - a flat finish. I did not detect any lights from it. It was just too big. There is a small airport near the University and Andrews Air Force Base is about 20-30 minutes from there. And I'd have to say that yes, there are quite a few military installations within a half-hour's drive from there like Fort Meade and Andrews.

As to the strange floating thing, I don't know. That is what really had me boggled. The whole thing just kind of reminded me of like a fish swimming and its fins just kind of gliding. Weird. It had something floating from it and it was sheer, like you could see through it. From reports I've read from others, there's been no mention of anything like that. But this craft sounds very much like the triangle one that talked about so much. But again, I'm not sure of the actual shape because it was too large overhead and not enough open space for us to see it totally. And although this happened way back around 1975 or so, I still remember it very vividly. I hope this answers some of your questions. Thanks again.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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