NUFORC Sighting 12465

Occurred: 1984-04-15 15:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2000-03-28 00:00 Pacific
Duration: My viewing lasted apprx.
No of observers: 2

Location: Elizabethtown (2-way highway en route to), KY, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted other objects, Changed Colo

While waiting for grandpa to return from gas station, I observed a circular craft with an elongated oval ring, emmitting small lights to the ground. As one stream of twinkling lights fell to the ground, another stream of lights rose from the ground to the craft

Because the incident happened so long ago, and I was at such a young, I don't remember exactly where the event took place or on what date. However, as I remember it, I was traveling on a 2-lane highway with my grandpa and older cousin. While driving towards Elizabethtown KY my grandpa pulled off into a roadside gas station to pick up some snacks. As he exited the van, I was sitting in the back seat reading a book. Seconds after he entered the store my cousin who was sitting in the front seat (he was around 13 at the time?) began to yell and point frantically. I climbed to the front seat to see what he was doing. He was screaming "Look, Look!" As I looked to the horizon across a corn field I saw a rather large object in the sky. (As soon as I can draw a decent diagram, I will send it in.) As I looked to the (East?) I saw a round, circular object in the sky that looked white in contrast with the sky. Around the center of the object was an oblong oval shaped disc. It looked like a big belt all the way around it. Within the belt there were approximately four circles of light. These circles were glowing red, green, and purple, and seemed to be alternating color schemes. I would estimate that the object was around 200-250 yards away, and was located in the horizon where the corn field, and woods seemed to meet in the distance. While watching the object, I remember being almost hypnotized by it; I had never seen anyting like it. In fact at that time, I a positive that I did not know what an alien or a UFO was. The craft just hovered the where the woods and corn met. As it hovered it was emitting small twinkling lights down to the ground. As one line of lights went to the ground, there was a second line of lights that traveled upwards into the craft. The whole time this was happening, my cousin was screaming and yelling. After about a minute of observation, I snapped out of my fixation and asked him what it was. He replied "That's a UFO! It has some aliens onboard who are probably going to kill off everyone and destroy the earth!" "They are going to blow everyhting up!" Being 7-8 years old, I was pretty impressionable so naturally I believed him. As my grandfather came back to the van with food and drinks, I went to the back seat and cried, all the way to Elizabethtown where we were to visit my great-grandma. My grandpa asked what was wrong with me but I didn't answer him. Actually, I did not stop crying until the next morning when I realized that we were not all dead. As I recall, my cousin and I did not talk to anyone until the next day. I only bring this up because it really illustrates how absolutely terrified I was with the experience. I thought for a while that my cousin was just trying to scare me, but he was genuiley terrified also. I am now 22 years old, and about to graduate from college with a degree in Law Enforcement. To this day I have never seen any object even remotely close to this. I haven't seen or talked to my cousin, who was present since I was around 10-11. We had never talked about at all outside of the gas station parking lot. Actually, I believe he is in prison now. My grandpa does not remember my strange behaviors that day; but there are a lot of things that my grandpa does not remember. I am hoping that someone out there can validate this story, or have seen something similar. I am very eager to talk to anyone about this, including investigators, or even go under hypnosis to possibly recount the incident in more detail.

Posted 2000-04-01

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