I am a 69 yeard old male. what i am about to describe happened to me when i was 16 years old. i have kept this event to myself my entire life as i believed no one would truly believe me. as i enter the winter of my life i wish to leave my story and perhaps it will help serious investigators with the ufo phenomenon. i spent nearly all of my summers at a friend's family cottage bordering echo lake, in chepachet, rhode island. this is located in northwest rhode island bordering putnam, conn. one early morning in july of 1966 i was up at sunrise and decided to go fishing at the end of our fishing dock which is approximately 20 feet over the water. it was a beautiful sunny morning, i was dangling my feet in the water and paying attention to my line when a dark shadow caught my attention. turning to face the east i thought at first it was a storm coming in over the water when i noticed this gigantic disk coming toward me from the edge of the lake which i suppose was about 2 miles away from me. it had two rows of very large elongated dark windows in the center and descended slightly above the lake. it was no more than 50 feet in front of me when it turned west just above the pines and headed out. i heard several sirens coming from nearby route 44. there were about 4 vehicles racing, police, sheriff, fire trucks following this object. for someone with investigative experience, i'm sure you could get their records. if someone from mufon would contact me i can give significantly more detailed information. date of event july 4, 1966.