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Occurred : 10/6/2007 05:45 (Entered as : 10/06/07 5:45)
Reported: 10/10/2007 2:45:38 PM 14:45
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Johnstown, NE
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:2-3 minutes
My Report to the UFO Website October 6, 2007 5:45 a.m. Central Approximately Three Miles West of Johnstown, Nebraska On October 6, 2007, I was driving to Wayne, Nebraska, for a meeting, and I wasn’t sure if I had allowed enough time. I was in a hurry. It was about 5:45 a.m.Central Daylight. I was traveling from Valentine, Nebraska. The meeting registration was at 9:30 with the meeting to begin at 10:00. I’m including this piece of information because it did have a small part in my actions at the end of this story, I believe.

I was traveling on Highway 20 approximately two to three miles west of Johnstown, Nebraska, just a very short distance west of Plum Creek. (less than a mile, I approximate) It was dark and I was watching for deer, porcupine, etc, yet, trying to keep aware of the time and my schedule. The stars were out. All of a sudden there is a flying object coming parallel to the road in the opposite direction I was traveling, just clearing the trees. In other words, it came from the other direction and was just beyond the fence line on the opposite side of the road. It was flying pretty low to the ground, yet, high enough that I was thinking it was a small private plane because I could hear it so well, and because it was so low. There were a lot of lights flashing, and a pretty loud whirling sound, an unusual sound to me, but the only way I can describe it was like a helicopter sound, but more a whirling sound than a chopping sound. It definitely was not a helicopter. I remember being amazed as there were twenty or thirty lights flashing on this vehicle. At first I thought I was close to Ainsworth, as there is an airport there and it was so low to the ground I thought it must have just taken off. I thought it was a very fancy plane. I said some things out loud, and I believe they had a bearing on what ensued. I will relate those comments in a few paragraphs.

At first I didn’t think much of it, I thought it was a small plane definitely with sophisticated instruments, radar, etc. I continued driving only glancing at it twice. It immediately came back to check me out, as that is when I realized I must stop to see what in the world this was. I was looking at the road, (driving) so I didn’t see it shift into reverse, but that is what must have happened. As I think about it now, at that point, I remember being surprised as I could see stars through it, and the lights weren’t flashing and making as much a noise as it had made an instant before, when it first was visible and coming over the trees. I pulled over, off the road onto the shoulder, put the vehicle in park, and opened my window. That is when I realized this was a very unusual event in my life. I stared at it, and remember there wasn’t much of any sound now, and just an instant later, there was no sound. It was suspended in the air, and just hovering there, about 15 or 20 ft. in the air. I could see through it. The lights weren’t flashing then, and there were only a few lights. Also, I remember thinking that whomever was in there, was not visible, but no doubt was looking at me. The lights I could see were on the exterior of the craft and there were only two or three that I recall along with apparent illumination in the interior. The visible lights were in the position of one or two corners of the craft, I believe, but I remember thinking there weren’t lights in each corner, maybe just three lights. My attention was directed to the interior, illuminated but not a very large space, and I thought two levels. It looked like a large rectangular glass (plastic) box. The interior wasn’t very wide. There were no desks, no panels of instruments, no anything, but it was dimly lighted allowing me to see functional space.

I’ve tried to recall the measurements, but bear in mind, this all happened in a few minutes time. These measurements are the best I can recall, and here they are. The plastic box, which this craft appeared to be, was approximately 18 feet long, maybe a little less, but not much. The height was approximately 13 feet. It was rectangular with the horizontal measure greater than the vertical measurement. It appeared there might be two levels, but, of course, I didn’t see any steps, etc. The space inside was illuminated lightly, I could see some depth to the space, and I’m going to guess that at about 4 feet. The reason I thought it was two levels, it appeared there was some kind of horizontal divider in the craft, in about the middle. I have calculated that I was no more than 120 feet from the craft. 18’x13’x4’ approximately, and about 120 feet away.

I looked in the rear view mirror and saw two large trucks (cattle trucks I realized after I got out on the road) approximately 1/8th of a mile behind me, coming very fast toward me. I got scared all of a sudden, and wanted to be in front of the trucks to protect myself. I remember calculating that it wouldn’t put the trucks in danger if I were to pull out on the road and get up some speed, which is what I did. I didn’t even glance back, even though I wanted to, to see if I could see the vehicle flying away. I was in animal country, and I had two large trucks bearing down behind me, so I just drove and concentrated on the road in front of me. The appointment I was traveling to had a very small bearing on my leaving so abruptly, but primarily I felt I wanted the safety of the trucks to escort me away from this experience. It was a very meaningful experience to me, however, and now I know UFO’s exist. As I was driving away from this experience, I felt a sense of gratitude I had experienced it.

After getting out on the road again, I immediately came to Plum Creek and then Johnstown, and soon after that, Ainsworth. I pulled in at the gas station, and saw the two big cattle trucks go by, and I’ll always wonder if they saw anything. They may not have, because the craft was inconspicitious and the trucks were traveling very fast, and I recall some trees just to the left, or west, of the craft.

The lights of this craft appeared to be the source of the energy to navigate it, and with the many flashing lights and the whirling noise, it seemed like a happy little vehicle, just singing and whistling along, before it spotted me.

Forgive me for being repetitious, but I don’t have time to make this a grammatically correct manuscript. Some of you who are reading this are probably appreciative of my repetition as I don’t want to leave out any important points that I know I experienced. When I was first parked, and looked at it, it shut down to no sound and even though there were some lights, they were not flashing and they were very few in number. The craft was completely stationary, suspended in air about 15 ft. off the ground. I could see through the spacecraft, and could see the interior but could see no objects. I would gauge it just a few feet on the other side of the fence line (standard distance from a road) and suspended approximately 15 ft. in the air.

The last thing I want to relate is what I said, outloud, because I think they heard me, understood me, and that is what caused them to take a better look at me. When I first saw the vehicle (which I assumed was a plane) I distinctly recall what I said, and that I said it out loud. My windows were rolled up incidentally. After glancing at this vehicle initially, I assumed it was some rich person’s vehicle because it would cost a lot (just judging from the power and the energy I could see and hear) and I said, “You’re a sophisticated little plane.” Then I recall saying, as I’m driving down the road not even looking back at it, “little fancy dancy plane!” Then, I remember saying, not having any idea the craft was anything other than being a mile or two away from me, “Wow, twenty or thirty lights!!” more or less to confirm in my mind what I had just seen. (When I first laid eyes on it, it was just having a good old time, clearing treetops and all those 20 to 30 lights flashing, making a lot of whirling sounds. It appeared to be feeling very good.) Then, I realized it had reversed itself, and it was still parallel to the road I was traveling down, at approximately 60 mph, and that’s when I said, out loud, as I pulled off the road, “Boy, I’ve got to have a better look at you!” I stopped on the shoulder of the road, put my pickup in park and rolled down the window. And there was no more talking, just looking at this space craft, as I have attempted to describe it. I definitely remember hearing the small purr being cut even more, so there was absolutely no sound as it was suspended in air.

I sensed no evil or ill feeling. It was a friendly force. I sensed curiosity on their part, and I greatly appreciated this experience, even though I did get scared and wanted to be ahead of the trucks and not left behind.

I hope to see another space vessel sometime, if I am so blessed. If I do, I will try to be braver. But, you have to admit, I was pretty brave the other morning when I had this great experience. Before October 6th, I really didn’t believe in UFO’s. I had not been drinking or smoking anything, I was totally sober and have been for years. I know what time I left Valentine, and what time I arrived in Ainsworth, and there was no great lapse of time. I imagine my encounter lasted only a couple minutes from the time I first spotted this noisey craft, when the craft returned to my proximity, when I parked to observe it and when I pulled out on the road again.

The man I talked to on the phone from this website asked me to draw a picture of the relationship of the size of the vehicle I saw to the sun in the sky. I think this would be confusing, I’ve given you the measurements as best as I can recall them. If I would have to do that, it would be close to the relationship of a 3x5 file card to a penny.

Thank you for your attention.