An Oregon witness at Keizer reported a 1962 encounter he had as a 13-year-old when a triangle-shaped object hovered just 40 feet overhead, according to testimony in Case 96936 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside “hoeing strawberries” across from his home along Windsor Island Road when the incident began.
“It was on a Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. and towards the last part of May or early June,” the witness stated. “School was not out for the summer yet. I was alone in the field when I heard a buzzing, humming noise that gradually grew louder. And the first thing I thought of was that a swarm of bees was heading my way. My father always told me to hit the ground and lay flat if we heard a buzzing noise because it could be a swarm of bees, and that was just what I did.”
The witness assumed the sound was the result of bees.
“I didn't think to look for them until I was laying on the ground, with my hands covering my head, and when I finally did get brave enough to look towards the sound coming from the west, I didn't see any bees, but the noise kept up and was now coming from above me.”
The witness finally looked up.
“I saw a huge, huge, huge black triangle-shaped object hovering just above me, around a hundred feet or so. It wasn't moving, but the buzzing, humming sound was still there. Then the object started to come down towards me. I was so scared, I didn't think to get up and run. I just figured I was a goner, so I just covered my head again, waiting. When I looked up again it had stopped about 40 feet above me. It stayed there for short while and then it turned to my right, tilted up some and moved towards the sky. While it was moving upwards and away from me, it swiveled again towards the east and then it went so fast, that it was gone out of sight, just like that.”
The witness watched the object move away.