Quincy, California — July 1950
Shape: Disk — Duration: <6 minutes
Three teenage males, while driving in the mountains, witness a shiny silver-colored disc.
Dear Sir: As per our telephone conversation two weeks ago, following is a report of my sighting: On a summer day in July of 1950, I was driving my car on a rural road in Sierra Nevada Mountains of Plumas County, California, about 4-5 miles from the town of Quincy, California.
At the time, I was almost 19 years old, and I had two friends with me in the front seat, both of whom were a year older than me. The boy in the middle was about a foot shorter than the other two of us, who were nearly six feet tall, this giving the middle boy a much steeper angle of vision out both side windows.
The road was winding alongside an open field, and I was going about 25 mph. As we approached a ranch house, the boy in the middle asked, ‘What’s that up there?’
Since we were just driving under some electric wires crossing the road to some sheds, the two of us near each side window saw a bird sitting on the wire, and said to the middle boy, ‘It’s just a bird.’
Then, the middle boy said, ‘I don’t mean that up there, I mean that out there,’ pointing out the side window.
The other two of us leaned down to look out, and I immediately stopped the car and shut off the engine, and we all got out. We saw a bright, shining, silver colored disc-shaped object, like two saucers put together face to face.
There was no sign of any windows or ports, just completely smooth. There was absolutely no sound whatsoever. The object would spin completely smooth and straight for a few seconds, and then start to wobble for a few seconds, much as if you spun a metal pie pan on a pointed shaft and then hit it on its edge.
The middle boy had been watching it for several minutes before he called our attention to it, and it had apparently been going about the same speed we were (25 mph). We watched in complete astonishment until it went out of sight over a nearby mountain.
I then raced to the top of that mountain to see if we could see it again, but we weren’t able to see it anymore. I became a private pilot a few years later, so I am able to give an estimate of size and height as follows: It was about the size of a small private aircraft, like a Piper Cub, or similar (aircraft), and was flying about 2,000 feet above the terrain.
At this time of my life, I am 85 years old, and I remember it all like it was just yesterday. I appreciate the time you have taken to speak to me.
Regards, Mr.((name deleted)), Bonners Ferry, Idaho