It was late afternoon, my father and I were watching a movie. The television was under the front window of the home and our front door was open due to the warm weather. I believe it was maybe May, not positive. Anyway, from our front window you can see through the trees and see another street where there was one street light. I noticed the light was on,
which I thought was strange since it was not dark out. So I noticed after a few moments that it was a big orange looking light. I pointed it out to my Dad, who said it looked like Mars. I went and got our binoculars to get a better look. Mind you at least 30 min had passed and this thing did not move. I stepped out on the porch and it looked like it was moving. I called to my father and he came to look as well. As we both stood in the front yard, this object slowly moved toward us, getting higher in altitude at the same time.
We both looked at it and there were 4 or 5 objects. One was really large saucer like with lights all around it, and there were 3 or 4 smaller ones behind it, following in a pattern. They seemed to hug the tail of it as if they were forming a C form around the tail. As it moved over our heads, it stopped directly above us for about 45 seconds and slowly started to move again. You could follow them with your finger as if tracking a satellite from Earth. After that, they bolted away. There was a solid 30 seconds and then you could hear the sound like jet engines as they fly over head. My father looked at me and said to never repeat what we saw, as no one would ever believe us.
There was a report of others seeing it over Mount Greylock in Adams. I was 14 at the time and I lived on Florida Mountain at the time of the sighting. Not sure if you can find old news archives for 1985 but I do remember seeing it on the 1100 news. (Source http://www.ufoinfo.com)