UFO Sighting Report - USA
Summer 1981-1983 : St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri Possible Same Boomerang Craft And Again Passive Witnesses
Date: Summer of 1981 - 1983
Time: Daylight sighting.
HBCC UFO Research Note: This is getting rather interesting to hear about witnesses reactions to some UFO sightings. In the below report the witness is referring to the Fort Stockton, Texas A Huge Boomerang Shaped UFO at:
http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2383 - Also available here on UFOINFO.
Also HBCC UFO Research did telephone the gentleman at his home in St. Louis, Missouri today, (April 28, 2007) and we spoke at length about what he remembered and saw. While I sat on the phone he used a cell phone to call his son straight away, saying that I, Brian Vike from HBCC UFO Research was on the telephone right now and asked his son would it be ok for me to call. I was given the man's son's phone number and called straight away. We had a really nice chat and received more detail about what was witnessed, which I will type up soon. I also sent the son to my website so he could have a look at the photos/graphics over the Fort Stockton UFO, he believes it appeared to be the same shaped craft, at least from what he does remember.
Hello, I just read the report about the 1974 Texas sighting, and the witnesses' astonishment at people's behavior. I have lived in St. Louis, Mo. all my life, and always within a mile from my current location, which I have been at since 1972.
My report has little value, as I cannot remember the exact year or month, having gone through a virtual 'hell' in my personal life since then, with a nervous fatigue situation that almost took me out, but that was not related to the sighting or even concurrent with it, as my problems did not arise until the late 1990s.
I only saw the retreat of the ship. It was probably between 1981 and 1983, in the Summer on a Sunday afternoon, around 2:00 p.m. My son saw the ship, along with his playmate little girl from up the street and my wife.
The ship was noiseless and very low over our subdivision street. Perhaps 200 feet altitude, and at first seen by my son, it was 'hovering' directly over the street.
My son's drawings of it and description fit the 'sport' category that I have since heard about, a real classic.
It was a warm day, my son, his friend and my wife were all outside, with my son playing on his bicycle and my wife working in the herb garden. I was inside, watching a documentary of interest on the TV. My son came rushing in the house, yelling for me to come out and see a UFO right over the street, and to hurry, and that 'mom' said for me to come out right away. Unfortunately, I assumed they were either trying to trick me or were entertaining some kind of misidentification or whatever, so I told him, "okay' I'll be out as soon as the commercial comes on!" He went back out, came back in after a few minutes, almost hysterical, begging me to come out as the ship was starting to move. I finally gave in and went out on the porch and looked to where my son pointed and saying that it was almost gone now.
The only thing I personally saw was a "brilliant" white light moving off. Perhaps a quarter mile away, very low and about 200 feet and towards the northwest at a gradually increasing speed.
I was amazed at the sight, so bright, even during a sunny Summer afternoon. I immediately walked over to my wife and asked if she had seen the ship, she said yes but she was afraid of it and tried to keep her head down. The playmate also confirmed seeing it and was very scared.
My son and I bantered about it the rest of the afternoon, and I had him draw me some pictures of it. By 4:00 p.m. my wife was fixing dinner when I approached her with my son's drawing, and got the shock of my life. She had no recollection of the incident whatsoever ! I saw the little girl on Monday outside with my son again, and asked her about it and her memories of it were intact.
Later the next day and week, I casually mentioned it to some of my neighbors, all of whom I had seen outside doing yard work that day and no one saw anything, despite the obvious appearance of the craft at low altitude, etc etc. No One! There also wasn't any media mention. I know how the reporter (eyewitness) from Texas feels ! Very odd, indeed.
To this day, my son and I still bring it up on occasion and he can still render a drawing of it. He cannot get the image out of his memory, nor I the vision of the brilliant light retreating. When my wife went blank and the neighbors all were blank, I decided to not mention it anymore, at least to anyone but my son. I didn't and don't need extra crazy points! I don't really understand, and my education did not involve psychology or any other knowledge that would help me explain other folks behaviors, including my wife's.
As a layman, the only thing I can think is that it is so scary and so outré that people go into instant denial or something. But children do not as they have not been completely stigmatized. If you would wish to talk to my son about it, I think he possibly may offer his memories of the event. But he has never 'broadcast' it around to others at all, sensing my uneasiness about pursuing it with others, with the exception of one family friend, (deceased) who believed him. Having known him since he was a child and knowing that he was not a 'storyteller' per se. (he is now 34 years old.)
I would like to thank you Father for taking time to write up this report and for sending it in, I also would like to thank him and his son for taking the time to explain the UFO event on the telephone with me today. It was a wonderful conversation.
HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]