Egg Shaped Craft Lands
Near Family Home in
Lake City, Washington
This Drawing is of the UFO as Described by DV's
of sighting: Approximately November, 1965 (on a school day)
Report given by: DV, now 50. (This is a second-hand report from her mother, BD, 1918
- 2001, who was 47 at the time in 1965).
Sighting was at
family residence in residential neighborhood in
The home was at the point of a five-way intersection and likely
quite noticeable from the air.
DV's mother worked
at Boeing and had to rise extremely early. DV was fourteen at the
time and her sister and brother were 16 and 19, respectively. The
children usually rose after the mother was already out of the house
and on her way to work, although her brother, MV, was in the Air
Force at the exact time of the sighting, and heard the story from
his mother when he came home on leave shortly thereafter.
morning at about
, the mother was
fixing her lunch at the sink when a very bright light at the front
window through the blinds alerted her. She had never seen such a
bright light in her life, according to DV. Fearing the worst (a gas
explosion or a fire), she raced to the window and peered out. What
she saw was to remain fixed in her mind for the next thirty-plus
She saw a large oval
craft that emitted both a hum and a bright, yet hazy, blue light
that pulsated noticeably. Both the color and intensity of the light
seemed unearthly to DV's mother and she repeated many times, but
only to her own trusted family members, that she had never ever seen
a light like that which she observed in her entire life. The craft
was sitting on at least three short tripod-like legs was made of
some metallic looking material. It had small windows around the
entire portion of the craft that was visible from her direction.
The windows were like a ribbon around the horizontal girth of the
craft. Shadows of persons or beings could be seen at the window of
the craft. She was mesmerized, according to DV.
Such a report would
seem inconsequential except for the fact that DV's mother was a down
to earth person who never told a lie and who never said or did
anything out of the ordinary during her entire life except to relate
this story over the years to her husband and children. She warned
them never ever to say anything about it to anyone. Indeed, she
told them all about it when she returned home from work that very
evening although her husband was aware of it because she tried to
waken him to see it before it simply vanished. He was too late, but
could tell by her trembling that something was certainly out there
to have scared her like that. As a matter of fact, he believed her
every word about this event from that day until they passed away.
He too warned the children until they were adults to never breathe a
word of this to anyone!
If you knew my
mother, you would know she'd never make something like that or
anything! These were the words that DV said to investigator Joe
Ryan over and over.
Although the area was
built up, the point where the five roads came together was very
large and blacktop at the time. The craft was on the family's front
lawn overlooking this large intersection.
DV's picture was of a slightly
flattened egg-shaped craft with a belt of windows all around it and
short legs beneath. Her best guess at the size was about 75 feet in
diameter, but she never actually saw it since she was asleep the
entire time. She has since spoken to both her sister and her
brother and they all had similar memories of their mother's
description of the event and the craft. She (DV) was careful not to
ask leading questions and yes, they all recalled hearing their
mother speak of the blue pulsating light, for example and the short
legs, metallic surface and the hum. But it was the brightness of the
light that their mother remembered most vividly. Although hazy, it
was a bright blue light.
The family had no
interest in UFOs before or after the event and her mother (the
first-hand witness) didn't even believe that such things existed.
She only knew that her job and security clearances at Boeing would
be jeopardized if anyone in the family ever let this event slip out.
Investigator Notes: The
fact that this sighting occurred nearly 40 years ago and that the
primary witness (DV's mother) is deceased makes this sighting
impossible to verify. Joe Ryan (co-investigator) has
interviewed DV and feels that she is honest and credible. We
intend interviewing other family members who were privy to
information revealed by their mother. We hope to interview
other family members and learn more about this exciting case.
Any new information will be posted on this web site.