- First let me say that my husband &
I are college-educated, professional people, both working for, (what was
then) Bell Laboratories. We were sober, and quite alert - we had our 2
yr. old daughter wth us, coming home from visiting friends. The whole occurrence
so astounded us, we called the Army, Navy, Air Force, police & a UFO
Research facility in Illinois. We called the friends we had visited, we
drew pictures of what we saw immediately upon entering our home. My husband
thinks that what we encountered was possibly new, secret technology. After
speaking with a number of research scientists and engineers at Ma Bell,
I tend to agree with them: we haven't yet cultivated or harnessed enough
- But I jump ahead...My husband & I
were travelling north on Rte. 206, heading home. It was a clear, starry
August sky and I noticed a particularly bright, large, "star"
in the sky straight ahead. I pointed it out to him (he was driving). As
I did, I noticed it was moving due west. It was an odd, yellowish color
& stood out as being different from the stars & planets. We chalked
it up as being an airplane - but I couldn't stop checking it out.
- At the light in Chester, we turned left,
heading west to our town, Long Valley, on Rte. 24. I lost sight of it with
the trees. But as we approached the edge of the valley, there is a long
hill going down into it. At this point, I saw it again, still out with
the stars but bigger and moving faster, it seemed to go the speed of the
car. As we reached the crest of the hill, it came TOWARDS us.
- The light got bigger & bigger, so
big that my husband thought we were about to get hit, head-on. He swerved
off to the side of the road. At this point, "the light" seemed
to slow down, and we could see that it was tilting up above us and that
it was actually 2 large circular lights - side-by-side.
- We jumped out of the car (curiously no
one else was driving on the road, but with my 2 yr. old in the car seat,
I didn't want to leave the car). My husband proceeded to walk (backwards)from
the car down the middle of the road, staring up at this HUGE aircraft directly
above us. It had a smooth, white surface, with blue, green & red rectangular
lights along the perimeter of its underside. The lights dimmed as it hovered
overhead. It was shaped like a stingray, with wide, rounded wings and a
bobbed backend. It seemed as comfortable in the sky as a fish in water,
like it was swimming(??)
- The "nose" (where the two big
lights were) wasn't white, but appeared to be glass. It was moving no faster
than he was walking, so it "hovered" just above him. We were
in awe - but spoke to each other the whole time. We discussed its parameters,
using the aforementioned descriptions so we'd agree, outloud, of what we
- We calculated that the nose could hold
about 50-100 people. The wingspan was 3 football fields in length. It made
a very low, quiet hum and seemed to be just above the trees. We agreed
that we could throw a stone up and hit it. (We didn't, however, neither
of us wanted to look away) It was mesmerizing in that it was travelling
so low to the ground with no wind, and barely any sound. We decided to
wave a friendly hello, figuring that whoever was IN it, was watching us
too (we were feeling more comfortable: we reasoned that there were no markings
on it, it was so amazingly advanced and quite simply, beautiful to watch.
My husband didn't appreciate my humor when I yelled "Beam us up, Scottie!"
He was still tentative about being under the thing...) My daughter woke
up in the car with my yell and said, "Mommy, whatcha doing?"
"Watchin' a spaceship", I said, without diverting my eyes.
- We figured our conversation lasted about
3 minutes as this craft stayed above my husband - he was quite far from
the car. We couldn't calculate the width of it until this point: I noticed
headlights in the corner of my eye, a car was coming. I yelled to my husband
to get out of the road. He came running toward the car & this aircraft
slowly turned to the south and then, in two blinks of an eye, took off.
No sound, no wind. Gone.
- A car came flying by, seemingly ablivious
to what had happened. So, we drove home, checked the time, didn't lose
any. Drew pictures, discussed it, called our friends (who told us we left
our camera at their house!) and they suggested we make the calls to any
authorities. Needless to say, everyone laughed except the local police
who said that Long Valley was a "high activity area" for that
kind of thing.
- When I went to work, I told everybody!
My husband didn't tell a soul - after all, with working at Bell Labs, he
reasoned, these people are the country's top brains - they'll think I'm
nuts. Not me. I was SO amazed, I decided I had to find out anything I could
on aircraft power.
- Three days later a group of research
engineers came to my office because they'd overheard my story (through
the grapevine). They took notes, asked questions and told me that the ONLY
kind of power that could fly an aircraft that low, with no wind or sound
would be through magnetic energy. To that date, in 1982, scientists had
only been able to harness enough magnetic energy to fly a one-man hover
craft, at 60 mph, about 100 miles max with NO capabilities for stopping
on a dime and turning directions. I've read some since then, regarding
magnetic power, and Canadian scientists seem to be continuing research...they
had hoped to sell one-man hover crafts by 1995!!
- Still don't know what we saw - was it
a government project? I asked these scientists. They shook their heads,
chuckled and said THEY work on government projects and there's just no
way that kind of technology exists - yet. They said we were no way near
figuring how to harness that amount of power - for that huge a craft. We
were babes in the woods. What do you think? Know where I can read more
on magnetic power?