By Dan Erdman
The UFO Chronicles
Editor's Note: Dan reached out to us after reading the Air Intelligence Information [UFO] Report (1951) concerning F86 Fighter Jets being scrambled to investigate reports of UFOs over Long Beach, California. We tip our hats to him for sharing his mother's sighting–FW
First off I would Like to say that this is not my story but one told by my now deceased mother. As she related it to me the story goes as follows:
In 1951 in Long Beach California she was at school and on recess and playing as kids do. At some point during this time every ones attention was taken skyward. Whether it was someone pointing and saying look she could not recall. Anyway, she said over the top of all of them was a half a dozen UFOs. No higher then just above the nearby tree tops.
The description that she gave was that they looked like two thin saucer plates on top of each other and about the size of a large car. Slightly curved on the top and bottom. Discs basically with a bulge at the top and bottom perfectly symmetrical. There appeared to be no seams, no doors, no windows, or markings of any sort. The color was described as a metallic dull platinum. She said they sat there for several minutes and never moved. Almost like they were a part of the sky. There was also no noise whatsoever.
At some point, she said they raised very high into the air and then formed a "V" shaped formation and shot across the horizon and out of view in a couple seconds. Again no noise and no sonic boom and I have no idea how fast that kind of speed is. She said they were almost instant pinpoints as far away as you could see.
After that she stated that the teacher said that they were not allowed to talk about what they saw at school. I asked her if at any point was she afraid and she said no we just all kind of stood there dumb founded and awestruck.
I can remember trying to put my mom on the spot in front of my grandmother and I asked her if she remembered mom talking about UFOs as a kid when they lived in California. She said "Ooooh yeah that's all your mother talked about for months." I remember grandma saying she didn't believe in that kind of stuff and chuckled. My grandmothers account of what mom said matched though.
Over the years we would talk about it here and there and the story never changed. In fact she talked about it until the day she died. An experience as a young kid that she said was just like yesterday it was so vivid you would never forget it. She said it completely changed her ideas on religion and life at a young age. She believed in a form of a higher power though and always said in no way shape or form did she believe what she saw was from this planet or man-made.
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