NUFORC Sighting 163847

Occurred: 1991-09-20 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2021-06-26 11:14 Pacific
Duration: Seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Penn Yan, NY, USA

Shape: Light

Driving at night on a country road. Thought I saw a falling star. Then it stopped, hovered, and then sped forward at an extreme speed

I was a Middle School Counselor at the time this happened. I was working at the Geneva Middle School and was required to take an evening Child Abuse Course in Penn Yan, NY. It was a long time ago, but I think it was in 1991. It was dark out and I was driving home to Canandaigua, NY on a lonely country road. There were few cars on the road. I noticed a bright light up in the sky up to my right over a farm field. It was falling and I thought it was a falling star so I watched it. Soon, however, it stopped falling and hovered in one place and the shot forward at an astonishing speed….faster than an airplane.

I was shocked at what I saw. I started to feel very alone on that country road and got scared because I couldn’t explain what I had seen. The only explanation I could come up with was a UFO. I started to think….”Oh my God, what if I’m abducted, I’m all alone out here in the middle of nowhere”. To my relief, I made it home without incident. When I got home, I told my husband, who is an attorney, what I had seen. I asked if he thought I should call the police to report the incident in case others might have seen this phenomenon and reported it as well. But, I felt uncomfortable making a report like that and using my name, as both my husband and I are professionals in a small community. I know that isn’t a good excuse, but I just let it go. Then recently with the government investigating UAP, I remembered my sighting all those years ago and decided I should at least report it so it is on record.

I have never spoken to anyone who has seen anything like that and wonder if you have gotten any similar reports. It certainly was other worldly.

Posted 2021-08-16

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