Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
was standing in the middle of our street and there was
a craft on stilts or legs with a ladder down from the
center. It had just snowed, and I remember windows on
the upper round part... The main body was like an upside
down saucer with a cylindrical 'turret' on the top. The
'turret' was approximately 3 feet across and 2 to 3 feet
high and appeared to rotate."
Sketch of the craft by the witness. "Here is the
drawing to the best of my recollection. In
regards to the viewing ports on the turret, I believe
they are eight sided."
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"I was standing in the middle of our street and
there was a craft on stilts or legs with a ladder down
from the center. It had just snowed and I remember windows
on the upper round part . The craft looked similar to
the one on this web page...4th from the left."
No. of Witnesses: two
Duration: I am not sure
main body was like an upside down saucer with a cylindrical
'turret' on the top. The 'turret' was approximately 3
feet across and 2 to 3 feet high and appeared to rotate.
It had windows perhaps of a green color that may have
been 8 sided. The main body was approximately 12 to 15
feet across and approximately 4 feet thick and was supported
by legs...I think 3, which held the craft 4 feet off the
ground. There was a ladder that reached the ground from
the center underside. The craft was skin was metallic.
the windows gave off some light."
measurements I gave were based upon a city neighborhood
street. The craft could fit in the center of the street
with a car parked on either side."
to Object(s) & Altitude
was 50 to 60 feet away, at most."
was an neighborhood in our city. Nearby there is a small
airport for light planes etc. There is an elementary school
nearby . The streets are lined with houses on either side...
from curb to opposite curb perhaps 30 feet. The houses
are single family ranch style homes built in the early
1950's. We had the normal compliment of telephone poles.
Each house generally had a 10 foot easement between them."
Description & Details
sighting took place approximately 40 years ago. I saw
this as a child, but did not start to remember it until
my late 30's to early 40's. My memory has me standing
in the middle of my street in the winter time. It must
have been in the early morning hours.... there was no
one around and very quiet. It had just snowed and the
reflection of the street lights on the snow made it very
bright. I was directly in front of my house. I had no
recollection of going outside. There in front of me, perhaps
50 or 60 feet was this saucer shaped craft. It had an
upper turret that rotated slowly ... that part had some
windows that might have been eight-sided. The shape of
the craft was similar to a lid on a teapot ...the top
being small and cylindrical. It was supported by legs
...I think 3. It had a ladder from the center underside
down to the ground. A distance of approximately 4 feet
to the ground. The totat size of the craft was 12 to 15
feet across and maybe 6 or 7 feet high. It made little
or no sound."
amazing thing about this memory is that I absolutely KNOW
that it happened because my brother saw it too. About
4 years ago, my older brother and I were hiking (winter
time) at a local area overlooking town. We stopped and
talked for a while about life, etc. I decided to tell
him of my 'memory' of the UFO. I was fully expecting him
to laugh and question my sanity. As I was relating to
him about the craft, he interrupted me and said "I
saw it too"....he went on to describe the way it
looked with details of the windows and the size and shape
and the ladder down from the center, just as I remembered
it!!! He and I had never discussed this as kids. I did
not start remembering until several years ago. My brother
explained that no one would believe him... so he quit
talking about it. In fact, he bought a telescope to see
when they would come back! I have asked my mother and
she does not remember us reporting anything."
information from the witness (received on 4-2-06):
have more to add. The 'turret' or top of space craft perhaps
did not rotate but rather the lights inside cycled one
window to the next following the perimeter of the 'turret'
giving the effect of rotation. I just talked with my brother....'
he was in the house looking out his bedroom window (my
room was next to his). He watched the craft for maybe
'two minutes'. He did not see me and does not remember
anything else.' What is really strange to me is how I
can't remember 90% or more of my early childhood. Prior
to seventh grade, things are a bit cloudy. This is well
known with my mother and brothers. Some things stand out
in my memories, but I have large gaps of time missing."
hope this helps. I am frustrated, to say the least, that
there are so many skeptics out there. And of course, the
government denials I find insulting. Perhaps someday,
the truth will come out."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
am an aircraft mechanic. I have some college and trade
on UFOs, before and after sighting
the sighting, I was probably ignorant of any of it. After
the sighting and in my early adult years, I always felt
like they were real and that we on earth are not alone.
Upon remembering the sighting (in my mid 40's), I absolutely
believe that there are other life forms and we have been
visited for a very long time. I was probably not exposed
to much information on UFO's prior to the sighting, as
I was fairly young."
have often wondered if I was abducted at this time of
sighting . My recollection was of standing in the middle
of the street, at night, in the winter. The angle that
I would have had to see the object from my bedroom was
not the angle that my memory sees it from. I was thrilled
and relieved when my brother shared with me that he saw
the same event."
Location: Anchorage, Alaska , USA