8 November 1966
(The Gazette-Virginian, South Boston, Virginia)
Source: Fold3.com, Lindon, Utah.
The whole article:
“Sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFO’s) were reported in the Alton-Turbeville area on separate occasions Friday and Sunday evenings.
Mrs. Annie Long of Alton said a huge object larger than a 6-room house flew over her house from behind trees, emitted violet to red lights in revolving fashion, and then shot straight upwards ‘like lightning.’ She said she was frightened as she watched the UFO for about 10 minutes around 10 p.m. Friday night.
A Danville couple, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. McDowell were returning home Sunday about 7 p.m. from Alton, and shortly after turning into Route 58 sighted an object that McDowell said was going east to west, and that they watched it for about 10 minutes. It had a red glow and was on a fairly fast course. They were sure it was not an airplane.
Stopping at Shifflet’s store about five miles west of Turbeville, they stopped at the Landrum home off the highway, still sighting the first object when a second one came into view, giving off red and white lights and going on a zig-zag course. They reported it to the Landrums, and the Landrum couple, two daughters and Donna Shifflet, saw both objects.
Judy Landrum, 17-year-old Halifax County High senior, took up the narrative from there.
‘It was zig-zagging, funny-like. It was red, then white, and I didn’t hear it make any sounds.’
Like Mrs. Long, was she frightened? ‘No,’ replied Judy, ‘I wanted to see it land to see what it looked like.’ ”
Satellite photo of Alton, Virginia (tageo.com)