|Occurred : 10/9/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 10/09/2001 21:15)
Reported: 6/25/2004 4:39:57 PM 16:39
Location: Bowling Green, KY
|Oval light changes to 5 lights forming a triangle between Hwy 68-80 and Hwy 31-W.
I was driving east from Russellville to Bowling Green on 68-80 (Russellville Rd.)after working late in October of 2001. As I approached the Rockfield Elementary School area I noticed a glowing yellow-white oval shape ahead of me. I judged it to be close to the Natcher Parkway overpass (approx.6 miles ahead) and about the size of my thumb with my arm stretched out in front of me. The oval shape was bright, but hazy and was slowly moving south toward Hwy 31-W. I watched it continuously as I drove toward town amazed at the size it must be and noting that I couldn't see any discernible object or craft in the oval light. The attack of 9-11 was still fresh and I was surprised to be seeing anything in the air. If it were a military helicopter searching for something, I thought I should be seeing a beam of light streaming to the ground or moving around, but there was none. As I neared Memphis Junction Rd. just a little before the Natcher overpass, I judged the object to be over Hwy 31-W (which at this point runs almost parallel to 68-80, aprox. 3 miles apart). Suddenly, the oval light changed into 5 separate white lights! They were in the formation of a triangle. It was very odd in that it wasn't a flat triangle. There were three lights forming the bottom base, a light at the top point, and the fifth was on the right side of the triangle closer to the base. It moved upright. (If you form a triangle with your thumbs and index fingers a few inches in front of your face and then extend your arms out still holding the triangle, that is how the lights moved.) I was watching this triangle of lights travel slowly beyond 31-W when they just disappeared! I didn't report it thinking the original oval light was so big that others probably had already called. I checked the local news sources for the next few days hoping for some mention with an explanation, but never heard anything about it.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))