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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/16/1977 22:00 (Entered as : 06/16/1977 22:00)
Reported: 9/23/2010 8:19:53 AM 08:19
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Interstate 65 (between AL and TN), AL
Shape: Light
Duration:30
Bright Light hovered and followed me

Date of Sighting: June 1977 Location of Sighting: Alabama/Tennessee Keep Private

My true story experiences, I am now 57 yrs old and have never gotten over my experience at a time around June 1977, while driving through Alabama/Tennessee going south on the interstate highway I-65 and late at night, probably around 10pm and please keep in mind that I never have really talked about my experiences, just so I was not looked at as being crazy. It seems now is the time to talk about it, why now?, why you?, who knows.

I was driving south on a summer night when all of a sudden, I felt like I had a close encounter with whatever it was. At the time, my now exwife was sleeping beside me in the car, so she new nothing about it, as it was happening and when I woke her up after this event was over, she shrugged it off as a figment of my imagination even though she noticed that I was flushed and sweaty.

What occurred was that I saw an extremely bright and very large light that reminded me of a locomotive train light just behind me about 50 yds just appear suddenly and it followed me at the same pace but its movement was so strange to me because it didnt fluxuate with the contour of the road and there was no sound as if a helicopter.

I wanted to alert my wife but I felt controlled as if in a trance or some hypnotic mind control and the only thing I noticed was that I could only use my eyes to just look in the forward direction but I kept glancing in the rear view mirror from time to time and I also noticed my palms were sweaty but for sure this was all I was allowed to do, I felt like I could only keep my hands on the wheel. I felt like it seemed for ages that this strange event was happening or maybe time was standing still or whatever, I dont really know, even to this day, its always in the back of my mind, haunting me.

I also noticed that there were no cars in either direction until it was gone which also seemed strange but anyway the years have passed and I was watching the history channel and it talked of ufo's and strange sightings so I was compelled to go on the net and do a little surfing and your site came up and well now you know mine. I never felt comfortable about talking about this subject even to this day but it seems like alot of people are coming forward, so why not I.

But after this episode my life literally changed around me, it steered me away from the RF communications (New Products prototype engineering) and into the New Products or unusual products of Defense electronics as well as travelling into far away lands for Defense Corporations.

It's funny how a strange experience can help drive you into different arenas or was I being driven by something else, but anyway, I have had a lifetime of experiences working in and around the unusual, which has lead me to either live or travel into 16 countries, why me?, but they are finished with me now and its only a matter of time before I fade from existence.

Oh by the way, when I was around 15, a few of my friends and I were just hanging out late one night and we all saw what I can only say was a flying cigar shaped craft with no wings and lights around it travelling across the sky and we noticed it for at least 5 minutes but we just shrugged it off and by the way I went into the studies of Electronics after this episode at this young age, was it my choice or was I being driven, who knows?


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))