My third up close sighting was very dramatic as well, that took place in Connecticut where I live now.
It was one solid color orange. There was also a haze or fog that surrounded the object that those photos do not show. But it was easy to see it was a solid object surrounded by a haze.
I have drawn all of these UFO in paint (it will be obvious I am NOT an artist) and saved them in Photobucket long ago, I will post them here.
Here is my drawing of the 1973 UFO.
That shows how it looked when I first saw it, how it looked when it flattened out, and how it looked when it shot off over the horizon. But again, it was shaped more like those images you showed, with straight edges and angles, kind of like a diamond. I am simply not an artist.
My 1969 UFO looked like this;
And here is what my third close sighting looked like, which I will tell you about afterward
As you see, all of my sightings were pretty boring. I know this sounds stupid, but I have always been a little disappointed with the UFOs I have seen. I have always wanted to see the classic disc with the rotating colored lights going around it. My UFOs were all pretty plain. Oh well.
Now about this third close sighting. This took place maybe 1977 or 78 up here in Connecticut. I do not know why I do not know the exact date like the first two, but for some reason I did not make a mental note of that. All I know is approximately the date, as I was working 2nd shift in New Milford Ct. and was driving home every night to Waterbury Ct. which HAD to be either 1977 or 78. I once thought it was 1980, but that cannot be correct.
Anyway, I was coming home on I-84 which is one of the busiest highways in the state, although this was around midnight and there was no traffic at the time. It was in the winter, because it was very cold with a beautiful clear sky. There was a full moon that night, with the moon almost directly overhead when I saw this UFO.
I was coming down a big hill with a long straightaway maybe a mile long. From this hill you can see Waterbury off to the left, about 5 miles away. I was traveling east. Officially I was in Middlebury, Ct.
I happened to look to my left and I saw this long cylindrical UFO flying right beside me. It scared me, because it was so close. It was just on the other side of the highway, no more that a 100-150 feet away, and just over the treetops, maybe 75 feet up at most. This object was large, maybe 100 feet long, and maybe 20 feet high. I cannot tell you the color because it was dark, but I could see the moon's reflection on it, that showed it was metallic. I am guessing it was either silver, or a dark gray. The moon was so bright that night I could plainly see this vehicle. It had no elevator fins or rudders, it had no gondola underneath. It was a very simple cigar or "hot dog" shaped object.
However it did have one very interesting feature, it had three perfectly round "portholes" on the bottom, with a soft blue light shining out. They were just like the portholes on a ship. These were windows, and I could clearly look up into the craft, but all I saw was blue light, as if this object were hollow.
The first thing I did was roll down my window to see if I could hear it, but all I could hear was the wind passing my car. This object was going east just like me, only slightly faster. I was probably going 65-70 MPH, so this thing was probably going around 80 MPH. It was not more than 20 feet over the trees.
This object scared me, because I absolutely felt it appeared just for my sake and was observing me. I was afraid it might land in front of me and block my way. I know that sounds funny, but that's what I thought at the time. It was also amazing that there was absolutely no traffic on this normally very busy highway, I was all alone with this thing.
Anyway, this vehicle just continued to go down the hill like me. As it got ahead of me, I saw that it had another porthole on it's rear end, except green light was shining out of this window. I could also clearly see inside the ship through this window, but again, all I saw was green light inside, as if this vehicle were hollow.
At the bottom of this long hill, the highway takes a fairly sharp 90 degree turn to the north. When the vehicle got to this turn, it turned and followed the highway! I don't know why, but that really freaked me out, this thing was using the highway to navigate! That amazed me for some reason.
I also came to the bottom of the hill and the sharp turn to the north. Now all I could see was the green porthole on the end. It is at this point you start to come into Waterbury and there are bright streetlights lining the highway. I lost the vehicle in the glare of the streetlights.
When I got home, I told my wife and she believed me. She wanted me to call the police, but I thought they would just think I was a nutcase, so I didn't call. I read the paper and listened to the radio the next few days to see if anybody else reported this UFO, but nobody did.
So, that's it, not too spectacular except that this thing was so close to me. I do not believe this was a man-made craft or secret military vehicle for several reasons. The military would never fly a secret vehicle 20 feet over the trees at night in hilly countryside, right beside a major highway with lights on so everybody would see it.
I like you believe these crafts are real, but they are supernatural. I believe you could actually go up to one and touch it, I believe it would make noise if you hit one with a hammer, but I believe they are demonic, and intended to deceive people. I NEVER questioned WHAT I saw when I saw these vehicles, the great question in my mind was WHY did I see these things? I really believe the devil was especially trying to trick me, and doubt the Genesis story and how man got here. It did not work, and never will, I believe the Bible is perfectly accurate, I am a young Earth creationist that believes Adam and Eve really lived around 6000 years ago. But this is what I believe is the reason I saw these vehicles, to make me doubt God's word.