Here’s a snippet from the article: “Peninsula police this morning found numerous imprints in the sand in the Beach Six area, only 10 hours after a Jamestown, N.Y., girl was left hysterical after seeing something settle to earth 300 yards from the car in which she was sitting.”
The girl was identified in the 2016 article as Betty Jean Klem who said the craft also had a beam of light that lit up the area. Grabski’s article noted that “police found impressions in the sand about 18 inches wide and six to eight inches deep that were around 300 to 400 yards from where the car was parked.”
The following day’s headline was “Air Force Launches Probe of Erie UFO” in the Erie Morning News on Aug. 2, 1966. Erie’s History and Memorabilia Facebook page includes a video that summarizes the event.