Form: 97 Research
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 12:30:28 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: February 21, 1968, Winsted, Connecticut, UFO Reports
Cat: 3
To: Francis Ridge <>
February 21
1968 - On this night at 12:12 a.m. Ms. Cecilia Brewer and five companions were driving home from work between Barkhamsted and Winsted, Connecticut and heading west when their car's engine started to miss and they encountered a silvery domed disc-shaped UFO on the left side of the highway in a forest clearing. The object was at a distance of about 150 feet, and had a cone of white light coming from the bottom of the object. It also had a green lit, rectangular window in the dome. They stopped to watch the UFO before it flew away, the total duration of their close encounter being around 15 minutes. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Flying Saucer Observer, citing Lawrence Fawcett, APRO field investigator).

Winsted, Connecticut Close Encounter - 1968

1968 - At eleven o'clock that night Miss Amato, a 12-year-old girl, heard a "bloop-bloop" noise outside her bedroom window and looked out her window at the abandoned Winsted, Connecticut railroad station behind her family's house. She saw a white egg-shaped UFO, a little larger than a station wagon, hovering close to the ground beside the building and railroad tracks. A short beam of light came out of the craft, pointed downward at an angle like a ramp, and 15-20 little men about three feet tall walked down the light beam in single file and jumped from the end of the beam to the ground. They were dressed in dull silver coveralls and wore fishbowl-type helmets. They proceeded to climb up the side of the station, one after another, with a hand over hand movement as if they were swimming or had suction cups on their hands. When they reached the roof, they spread out in different directions and appeared to be interested in looking down inside the building through a skylight. The girl became frightened at this point and went to bed, covering her head with the bedcovers. The building was being used as a storage site for ammonium nitrate fertilizer. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Flying Saucer Observer, May 1968, citing Larry Fawcett, APRO field investigator; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-17; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 38, citing Larry