The following exert is an eye witness statement. Please read into it what you will. This has been reported to mufon who I am sure are investigating:
In june of 1966 (cannot recall specific evening), i was outside in syracuse, new york, it was a clear night, after sunset, quite dark. i was with three friends, no alcohol or anything similar was involved.
we noticed a football-shaped light (or, pair of lights), zooming silently and rapidly overhead. it was as if a football had a black band around its shorter circumference. on either side of this dark area were two lighted areas— left of the band was red, the “front” part of the football shape was green. these lighted areas are what gave the object its “football” shape– picture a football, with a black band painted around its shorter circumference. then picture the left hand part of the football illuminated red, and the area to the right side of the black band (the “front” part) illuminated green. then picture this in a black sky. all you could see were the two lighted areas, but they seemed to be part of one object.
it zoomed into sight and suddenly stopped, it seemed, very close to us, let’s say, several hundred feet above the ground. after a pause, it immediately zoomed on in the same direction, and disappeared over the horizon. the whole event took less than a minute.
it was not an airplane, it wasn’t some searchlight in the sky, and the two lighted areas stayed the same distance from each other; to me, it was a black football-shaped object that was lighted, somehow, its “rear” being red and its “front” being green. it was totally silent– no motor noises.
i had never experienced anything like it before, and never have again. i’ve been curious, after all these years, if anyone else reported seeing this phenomenon in syracuse ny in june of 1966.