FROM THE READERS
about UFOs will continue forever, no doubt, but once you've
had personal experience with one, you lean toward "seeing
a chicken ranch in Reseda, Calif., in May, 1947, I had my
first sight of a UFO. The 300 men employed at the ranch
were standing around waiting for the dinner bell about 4:30
P.M. when I noticed this object in the sky. It looked like
a huge eye, just hanging in the sky about 10,000 feet up.
(I had been in the Air Force and we used to make a game
of judging the height of airplanes, so I think I'm pretty
good at estimating the height of the object.)
I studied it I concluded that it looked like the lens of
a huge camera: a black pupil in the center ringed with deep
red and graduated out to pink. The object started to rise
after I had watched it for 30 minutes. It slowly rose straight
up, changing color from orange to pink. I watched it until
it disappeared and it took at least two hours. It was getting
dark at any rate by the time the pink dot in the sky was
no longer visible.
short article in the Los Angeles Times the next day
reported the sighting but gave no explanation.
- Guy W. Grant, Seattle, Wash.