Reported By: Alex Mc
This happened to me when I was about 12. I had moved from France a couple of years back, and was now living in Istanbul, on the European side, up on the hillside overlooking the Bosphorus.
A school assignment I had involved mapping out the stars every night. One of these nights it happened. At first I noticed an unusual light on the opposite hillside across the strait. It appeared peculiar for some reason, so I decided to dedicate my attention to it.
At first I thought it could have been a truck, but it moved slowly down the hill obviously over homes and trees, and not on any roads. Then I thought it was a helicopter, but it was much too close to the ground, and was not moving in a manner such a craft would be doing.
It kept going past the shore and over the water until it disappeared out of my sight. Nothing that peculiar had yet happened, so I ignored it, until….This huge oval of light appeared coming up from below my yard. It slowly hovered over this large tree across my lawn. The event was so shocking and amazing, I could not help myself but stare. It had stopped above the tree, and was close enough so I saw the leaves and branches ruffle. The light was enormous, much bigger than my tree, I would estimate it to have been 8 meters high and 15 across. The light wasn’t bright enough to blind me. It appeared to be brightest in the center of it, and turned more yellowish as it got to the edges. It emanated greenish yellowish light across my lawn.
After a few seconds of just remaining over the tree, it suddenly took off again, this time at an incredible rate of speed, and went behind my house and sight. I ran across my house screaming for my family about what happened, and tried to catch sight of it again on the other side of my house, but it was gone.
I can firmly vouch for my soberness, emotional clarity, and general awareness of my surrounding and the situation; this did happen.
I have considered researching into the event a little further, because I am certain this must have been seen by a vast number of people, maybe even reported somewhere. I don’t the extent of research you guys would/can do, but I’m thinking that looking into the Turkish newspapers describing events in Istanbul during that period of time would maybe bring up some kind of sighting report.
Editor’s NOTE: Alex, thank you for sending Mystical Universe the Report of your experience. Unfortunately, the Staff here is extremely limited in size and scope. In addition, with your reference just to the year 1994 and no other specifics, it would be almost impossible to trace/track and research.
Subject: UFO Sighting Location: Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1994 Time: 7:00 PM Witnesses: 1 Number of Objects: 1 Light - Object had an Aura or Haze around it Object hovered Additional Information: Overlooking the Bosphorus