December 31, 1967
Location: Bithlo, Florida, United States
UFO glide over mobile home without sound. UFO was joined
by another craft that came from another angle. Both crafts
landed in a remote area less than a quarter-mile from
mobile home. Moments later, a formation of helicopters
and two jets began flying over the general area of where
the two crafts had landed.
Posted: 3/8/2004 1:04:37 PM
Duration: 7:10 p.m. to 1:50 a.m.
No. of Witnesses: 3
No. of Object(s): Multiple
Description & Details
30, 1967, at approximately 7:10 p.m., while visiting relatives
in Bithlo, Florida. Bithlo is about halfway between Orlando
and the Cape. Watched UFO glide over mobile home without
sound. UFO was joined by another craft that came from
another angle. Both crafts landed in a remote area less
than a quarter-mile from mobile home. Moments later, a
formation of helicopters and two jets began flying over
the general area of where the two crafts had landed."
about ten minutes, the choppers and jets left, which I
thought was rather odd."
approximately 1:50 a.m., New Year's Eve, one of the UFOs
started rising from the location that it had landed, then
the eastern skyline exploded with a brilliant whitish-orange
color. A Minuteman missiles was launched. The UFO then
moved near the rising missile then the UFO fell like a
falling leaf, then it zipped to the right and vanished.
I never did see the second craft leave. That incredible
event was only the beginning of numerous sightings/encounters
that I personally witnessed beginning February 13, 1968
and ended September 15 of same year. The Apollo program
was underway. I witnessed numerous sightings near a lake,
involving a craft and a dark sedan. I had two other witnesses
with me that night. I kept a journal of the thirty-two
sightings that I personally witnessed. The first on 12/31/67
and the most current one 4/24/02."
graduated from high school, did a four-year hitch in the
Navy. I worked for Bendix Corporation during the Apollo
program. I am now semi-retired. I am currently writing
a book about the UFO experiences that I had."
don't believe that UFOs exist. I know they exist. What
I saw was unidentified but definitely extraterrestrial.
I've been told that our military has things flying around
up there that are fantastic, but what I saw didn't belong
by the witness regarding his drawing:
didn't take any pictures of the sightings that I had,
but I have made graphic depictions of those sightings.
Because the sightings happened at night or shortly after
dusk, I had to use the star field at night background.
I did this to provide as much realism as I could. I lightened
the image slightly, so the picture can be seen, but that
night was so dark, the only thing I detected was the amber
orb initially." (Image brightness/contrast has
been slightly modified from original version.)
Name: JE Oglesby
Location: DeLand, Fl
submitted to Coast to Coast AM (.com) w/George Noorey:
1967, I was working for Bendix Corporation. I was 27 then.
The Bendix Logistics department, the machine shop and
the electrical shops were located (and may still be) on
the southwest side of the (VAB) Vehicle Assembly Building.
Complex 39, Pads A & B for the huge Apollo/Saturn
V rockets that launched American astronauts to their historic
journeys to the Moon and back stood like giant sentinels
in the background.
the 1967 Christmas holidays, my brother-in-law,
Jon invited me to spend New Years Eve weekend with
the time the Baker family lived in a mobile home on Sixth
Street in Bithlo, Florida. Bithlo is about 32 miles west
of the Cape and was then a quiet remote area where cattle
and horses grazed amongst fields of grass, dotted with
hundreds of adolescent pine trees and saw palmettos.
the evening of December 30th, Jon, my brother-in-law and
I were standing in the kitchen sipping hot coffee, engaged
in light conversation over one thing or another.
an amber flash of light spilled through the kitchen window
that faced east. I reached around, flung the front door
open wide and stared outside.
thought a meteor had crashed to earth yet there was no
attention was drawn to an orange orb, about the size of
a basketball. It was hovering about a hundred feet above
the roof of the mobile home and at least a hundred feet
east of the trailer.
split second later, the orb vanished, but before it disappeared,
its brilliant amber color reflected off the bottom of
a silent-moving metallic circular-shaped object, that
measured perhaps 50 to 60 feet in diameter.
later, a beam of cone-shaped red light shot out from beneath
the UFO as it moved swiftly east. It was then joined by
a second UFO. The two objects converged then floated like
falling leaves caught on the wind as they dropped below
the dark tree line in the distance and out of sight.
later, Air Force Jets and a formation of Apache Helicopters
converged on the UFO hot spot.
choppers switched on beams of light, and searched the
dark terrain below for the two UFO's.
approximately 1:50 a.m. one of the UFOs began rising
from the exact location where it had landed nearly seven
hours earlier. It continued rising until its outer structure
took on the appearance of a star. It just hung there in
the dark, starry sky.
a thunderous roar broke the eerie silence, as a Minuteman-two
missile climbed into the dark sky. As it initiated its
arch down-range, the UFO performed an incredible display
of anti-gravity feats before it moved near the missile.
The UFO then darted to the right, paused then zipped away.
waited until after dawn for the second UFO to leave but
it never did. If it did, I didn't notice it leaving.
above incident was just the beginning of UFO activity
that continued to happen in the remote area well into
the next year.
cycle ended oddly enough before Apollo 8, the first Apollo
The ET ship is a graphic depiction of what I saw that