MAY 17, 2016 – BURLINGTON, VERMONT
An electrical engineer was outside and noticed a bright white oblong object flying from west to east. The object flew right over his house and then towards Lake Champlain. The object was estimated to be the size of a city bus and was estimated to be about 500 feet over the witness’s house. The witness was convinced that the object was not a plane, helicopter or drone. The man felt his “hair standing on end” like there was electricity in the air.
The witness had a red laser pointer light on his key chain. He shined the laser on the object. The object was moving slowly, but stopped when the laser light was shown. The witness couldn’t see the laser light reflecting off of the object. The object at once stopped and shot a white-yellow beam of light close to the witness’s feet and the light burned a hole through a paving stone and into the ground below. The witness scurried into the house right after the light burned the hole through the stone into the ground.
He called and reported his sighting and later retrieved the stone (at my request). He took the stone into his house and the stone was very hot. This was about one-half hour after the hole had been burned. (The temperature outside was about 45 degrees F.) The witness then took photos of the ground below the stone. He said that he saw the object for only about 45 seconds, but that it returned later and hovered over his house for several minutes.