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Sighting Reports Previous to 1990

Woman Terrified by Close Encounter With UFO
Baldwin, New York


Drawing Supplied by Witness Describing the Object

Map Supplied by Witness Showing Relevant Locations on the Night of Sighting

Date of Sighting: December, 1973 (Exact Date Unknown)
Time of Sighting: 6 PM EST
Date Reported: April 9, 2005
Location of Sighting:  Baldwin, NY (Southern Long Island)
Latitude: 40.61667 Degrees N
Longitude: 73.60246 Degrees W

Description: A woman and her seven year old son were driving home from the doctor's office. The woman noticed a large light in the sky and at first thought it could have been a planet or bright star.  However, the light became very large and she knew that it could not be a star or planet.  She stopped at a nearby school parking lot to view the object.  She said that object was hovering about 200 feet above the ground and was very large with many windows (see above illustration).  She heard no sound and was surprised that no one else was observing it.  She then realized that she was alone and immediately become stricken with terror.  She made a "bee-line" for home and immediately locked all doors, windows, and closed blinds.  She has not reported the object until now.  She felt that she needed to report it.  Her seven year old son remembers the object, but can't supply any additional details. (See above map for locations - doctor's office, parking lot where object observed from, location of object, and location of witness's house.)

Additional Details: The witness contacted me again and provided some additional information.  She said that she watched the object for 10 to 15 minutes.  She said that she could clearly see windows, but could see nothing through the windows. She said that the object had a silvery type appearance.  She became seized with fear when she suddenly felt like she was being observed.  At that time she drove away rapidly.  Her son was seven years old at the time and does remember the sighting, but can add no additional details (per discussion with the witness). During the entire sighting the witness did not leave her car. Apparently the object was hovering over a marshy portion of the park.

Investigator's Notes: This is an interesting sighting given the closeness of the encounter and the emotion expressed by the witness.  Given that the sighting was over 30 years ago it will be difficult to investigate.  I will be checking other UFO databases to see if other sightings were made in the area at that time. Any new information will be posted.