About 1973 or 74. I was about 8 years old in the back yard with my mom,(no clouds in the sky). She said look at that. It was round, patchy, white, like the moon,with a aura type glow. I told my mom, that's the moon. She said no, the moon is over there. I said oh, your right. It started getting bigger faster. My mom got panicked and said, Quick go get your father. I ran inside the house looking all over for him. I couldn't find him. When I came back out my mom looked like a ghost, (in a shocked state) I could still see the shape a little bigger in a more southeastern location, I could see it start getting smaller and rising. I asked my mom what happened, She told me(on my mothers grave)" It got as big as a football field" I couldn't imagine this happened in the short time I was in the house. I watched with my mother as it darted different directions on an instant, and then shot off and vanished, My mom died of terminal cancer all throughout her body two years later. I always wondered if there was a connection.I will never forget that night.