An induced fantasy or actual observation of a vibrant UFO (mothership?)
Copyright 2017, InterAmerica, Inc.
The opening, non-bylined salvo recounts an experience from APRO files by a 14 year-old boy who had a “consuming interest in aircraft,” was not interested in publicity, refused to give his name, did not try to capitalize on his experience, and was, in no way, a UFO enthusiast.
The boy, with his nephew, were “playing in the front yard of the nephew’s home in Pinellas Park, Fla., at 9:20 in the evening of November 10, 1966 when they saw a cigar-shaped object come out of a cloud and move toward them … They ran inside the house, the younger boy to hide in a closet, the older youth to phone his mother.” [Page 57 of magazine]
The 14 year old “described the object as red when it sped in, changing to bluish-white as it slowed and glowing with the intensity of mercury vapor light … It hovered in a horizontal position … and at the same time, several smaller objects moved in from the north and east, each about 10x20 feet, a fifth the size of the larger craft. These smaller UFOs looked white from a distance, but turned light blue as they neared the ‘mother ship’ [sic].”
“Suddenly a ‘bunch of hatches opened like remote-controlled garage doors’ on the large object and the smaller objects … would enter the hatches one at a time, edge first, right side up. As one entered, that hatch would close and a second would open to receive another object.
“Seven of these objects came from the east and entered the ‘mother ship’ [sic] on the east. Three objects came from the north and entered on the west side. The large craft remained in a horizontal position, north to south … except on one occasion when it went into a vertical position and one of the smaller craft entered from the top. ‘The Captain,’ the sighter suggested.” [This characterization is interesting, RR]
The boy went on to say that “he had seen what looked like clear portholes on the craft and when the hatches opened there was evidence of fluorescent light from the inside,” exclaiming “Boy, I’d like to have seen inside of that.” [ibid, Page 57]
“The APRO investigator questioned the youth” who “had no doubt in his mind the UFOs were occupied. He definitely had the feeling that he was being watched and that he should not be watching the maneuver.” [Interesting, RR]
“… his mother suggested he go next door if he were frightened, [but] he expressed the fear that he might not be safe outside.” [ahem, RR]
The whole affair was thought to have taken “about seven minutes” the boy’s mother surmised, “basing this on a television show [she] she was watching when her son’s call came.” [ibid]
The youth pronounced “I want to forget it.” complaining “that his head itched. He had been sick shortly before the incident.”
A drawing of the thing(s) seen by the boy:
Nothing from the nephew, who hid in a closet?