Summer Night Encounter in Northeast Baltimore
It was in the Summer of 1955, I was 10 and living in a nice quite neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. We normally stayed out after dark playing the normal childhood games, this particular night we were in the alley behind one my friends house. The alley was between two sections of “row houses”, well lit, and wide enough for large trucks to enter and exit. I believe there were seven of us on this night, Patrick was the eldest, he was thirteen.
It was around 9 O’clock and Patrick had gone out of the lit up area of the alley and then blurted out, “quick come look at this”, he was looking up. We all went to where he was, we looked up and there it was. Maybe 400 to 500 feet above us was a formation of lights, shaped in a Vee and completely still. We counted the lights and there were about 12 lights on each side of the leading edge. The oddest thing is that there was no sound of engine(s). We continued to stare at this object for minutes, suddenly it rose straight up for awhile and then zoom, it was gone. We stood there just amazed at what we had seen.
Patrick suggested that we all meet early the next morning and go to the library. The next morning we all met and walked about 5 blocks to the nearest library to do some research on UFO’s. After about an hour we found some interesting books with photos that individuals had taken of UFO’s. One in particular had photos that were taken by a sailor off the fantail of a Naval vessel, it was the exact same thing that we had seen, a Vee shaped object taken at different angles.
I can’t talk for the other individuals that were there that night, but I only mentioned this happening to a few people, people who I thought would not scoff at the mere thought of a UFO.
Sent in by Robert Gerard Bonney, Copyright 2010