An amazing account of a close encounter with a large, silver-white metallic UFO was related to me by one Ed Towers. The extraordinary sighting occurred on July 13, 1979 in the Santa Clarita Valley in California. The other-worldly disc-shaped craft was witnessed by Ed and his wife at 9:00 PM. The UFO hovered about 50-75 feet above the ground to the astonishment of Ed and his wife.
The incident began as Ed was cleaning his swimming pool, readying it for a day of fun for the kids. The pole he used required him to reach up to push down, so Ed was standing on a high platform by the pool. As he reached to the upper end of the the pole, he saw a craft approaching their home from the west a couple of blocks away, heading southeast.
UFO Directly over House:
Ed knew immediately that the object was not a helicopter or a plane-it was flatter and wider with lights around the outside of the main front area. He ran to the house, calling his family, but only his wife joined him. The object, some 75-100 feet in diameter, was now directly over their house and pool. The silent object only made a slight wobble as it sat for 40 seconds, 75-100 feet above them.
Description of Craft:
The Towers were frozen as they observed this strange flying object over their home, knowing that it should not be there. According to Ed's description the shiny, metallic object had a small porthole and lights around in the upper dome section. The dome was seamlessly integrated with the rest of the ship. The section underneath was concave toward the center with two rectangular shapes along side each other, and about 7-10 feet in width.
In Ed's own words, "I also noticed ski like devices on the front and on each side of the front leading edge window. What caught my attention was that the devices were not in the center or the "center of gravity" for the craft's length and design but very forward. The skis were S-shaped with the top of the S facing forward but a design I could not replicate. Upon the craft leaning in a downward motion we could see a window or cockpit like glass that was situated in the underside. It was on the front lower edge of the round craft."
Object Slowly Moves Away:
A soft orange-blue emanated from the inside of the object, as it sat at a forward and downward angle for around 10 seconds. Both Ed and his wife felt as if they were being watched. The UFO seemed to generate light through its hull or skin. Though Ed and his wife did not speak to each other during the sighting, Mrs. Towers repeated, "Oh my God!" many times. Soon, the UFO slowly moved away as Ed stood on a wall around his property to see it as long as he could, which was about 7 miles away.
Ed tells us that what he and his wife saw was real, solid, and beautifully designed. Ed is educated in Group Propulsion Systems and has served as an executive for several major companies. His background is in aeronautical engineering, and he knows that we have no technology that can match what he saw over his own home in 1979. The witness' credibility and professional background make this a sighting to be believed without hesitation.