|Occurred : 1/5/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 01/05/08 20:00)
Reported: 1/6/2008 11:45:24 AM 11:45
Location: Topeka and Lawrence (between), KS
Duration:less than a minute
|A single strange object in the sky above highway from Topeka to Lawrence
I was driving from Topeka to Lawrence and about the area of a rest stop I notice a strange object in the sky. On first glance I thought it was a low flying plane then that didn't seem right so I figured it was a cell phone tower with exceptionally bright lights at the top. The shape of the object was horizontal bright lights at either end and dimmer lights in between. As I got closer to the object it became obvious that it wasn't a cell phone tower because it seemed to be right over the highway. I was actually able to drive under the lights. As I got closer and was actually under the object the shape seemed different... The bright lights and dimmer lights were still there but I seems to have a different shape...there were more lights and they were different colors. I have never seen anything so strange before, and as I drove under it, the object seemed almost stationary. I didn't hear any noise or experience any loss of power in my car. There were other cars around me at that time but I have no idea if anyone else saw the object other than me. As I passed under the object I glanced in my rearview mirror to see if I could still see the object but it seemed to have disappeared. In an attempt to explain the lights I scanned the area behind me see if I could see where they came from but there was no bright lights or anything that could have produced them...
I am a graduate student at the University of Kansas. I have never before had an encounter with an unidentified flying object.