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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

UFO Landing - Anchorage, Alaska - 1966

The following is the raw report for a saucer-shaped craft with ladder and 'turret' that landed in Anchorage, Alaska in 1966. There is a lot of sketchy and vague information by it does seem genuine. I looked for other reports on this incident without luck. There is no specific credit given to a person responsible for taking the report:

Original Report - Summary: 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.

Date Reported: 3/29/2006

Sighting Time: 3am
Day/Night: Nighttime
No. of Witnesses: two
Duration: I am not sure

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

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. 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.

Size of Object(s)

The 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.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

I was 50 to 60 feet away at most.

Description of Area / Surroundings

This 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.

Full Description & Details

This 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.

The 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.


Further information from the witness (received on 4-2-06):

I 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.

I 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.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?


Witness Background

I am an aircraft mechanic. I have some college and trade school.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Before 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.

Other Comments

I 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.

Reported Sighting? No
Location: Anchorage, Alaska , USA
Age: 48

ufoevidence.org - raw report


Anchorage, Alaska Area UFO Sightings / Close Encounters - since 2000

2011-12-07 - Bright white light moving swiftly over Anchorage & Elmenforf AFB, followed by red flashing lights (helicopters?), also radio call in re
2011-10-31 - It was gray and did not move or have any light to it.
2011-03-15 - Driving home after daughters birthday, noticed light ascending from over top of mountain range. Stopped to watch, for it emitted great
2011-11-14 - Stewardess informs passengers that a satellite has broken up and is coming over the airplane.
2011-01-17 - Empl. of KRUA radio station at Univ. of AK calls to report multiple UFO reports 2245 hrs. 17JA95 over inlet.
2011-11-17 - Glowing ball of light
2011-08-20 - Three black saucer-shaped objects quickly take off from the woods.
2011-08-30 - Large, bright, blue/white circular object appeared to do extremely high speed "fly-by" of Earth.
2011-06-10 - Disk encountered operation difficulties and crashed.
2010-12-31 - Two small orange lights flying over Anchorage
2010-12-16 - What The Hell Is that in the sky?? ((NUFORC Note: Possible hoax?? PD))
2010-10-08 - Silent Objects over Anchorage Alaska while northern lights were out.
2009-05-25 - black/silver disc over anchorage alaska
2008-03-29 - it was a definite flying saucer, that made no sound, no lights, rusty colored round
2008-03-29 - Brown rustic red sideways disc shaped UFO and hovering very slowly through the air with pauses at random.
2008-02-06 - orb with tail captured on camera in Alaska 02.06.08
2007-11-05 - Triangular shaped UFO blocks out starlight Anchorage evening sky
2007-01-27 - It was very bright and had lights that were very red, the disk was silver, and it stayed in the air for about 5 minutes.
2006-11-28 - an amazingly fast blue-green light pulsing to the chugach mountains in south anchorage
2006-11-14 - greenish ball of light moving rapidly in northern direction at exactly 11:25 pm Alaska time Nov. 14, 2006
2006-10-23 - Multiple craft sighted above a Anchorage, Ak
2006-10-08 - black disc-shaped object rose from behind a mountain then stopped and moved quickly to the south against a heavy wind
2006-09-30 - Large shiny white disk hovering West and East in afternoon sky.
2006-03-29 - 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.
2005-12-25 - ufo was traveling above the clouds, over east Anchorage
2005-10-18 - These Structures were gyrating, twirling, twisting and dancing like a lariat in a ribbon like manner at extremely high speed.
2005-07-17 - Driving to a wedding reception, my cousin and I saw a pair of alternating lights which were floating still in the sky. We didn't do much more than notice it until it suddenly and quickly flew away.
2005-04-18 - we spotted an ovular light emmiting craft with telescopes in the night
2005-02-25 - very light, pretty much glowing, saucer like with a top. Hazy, not too clear. As if it was a hologram.
2005-01-25 - Bright Orange light moving slowly across the sky
2004-12-30 - Two hovering lights above Anchorage, Alaska
2004-08-16 - 6 Flying objects spotted in anchorage ak
2004-06-23 - Round bright and have video footage
2003-12-25 - black sphere with bright orange spotlight appears on x-mas eve in Alaska.
2003-10-22 - Me and my freinds saw a red light and it whent straight up fast (no plain can move up that fast)then disapered after about 30 sec
2003-09-08 - More stars moving around over Anchorage
2003-08-10 - it was square like shape and the whole underneth of the aircraft was glowing red hot and there were two round shadows behind it
2003-04-19 - "Stars" moving together over Anchorage
2003-02-27 - A strange orange/reddish moving object emitted smaller object and then disappeared over Anchorage Alaska!
2003-01-24 - My brother and I were going to school on mid-hillside walking toward the west when we saw lights in the sky to the south. The object pa
2002-03-09 - Low flying triangular craft noticed traveling south along mountain range in Anchorage.
2002-01-20 - A reddish star like object moved very fast across the sky before dissappearing half-way across.
2001-06-10 - Egg has other egg
2000-12-31 - We could observe red lights dancing across the underside red lights were very bright and very active.
2000-10-26 - Missing time ........ Why is it 7:45 am , when I just looked at the clock and it was 1:15 am a second ago? - ufomaps.com