NUFORC Sighting 3146

Occurred: 1983-12-01 02:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1998-02-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2.5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Madison, WI, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object

Object moving slowly down a row of homes. Crossed boulevard and disappeared over warehouse. drove under it thinking it a police helicopter dowing surveilance. Very disturbing and panicked when eyes met driver of on coming traffic who witnessed same.

Ok, so it bothers you're web site doesn't make any mention of this because it was in the local paper the following day as having been witnessed by a cop patroling Milwaukee Street. Anyway as for my experience I was coming home from the Univ of Wisc Madison's library and it was late and very cold out. I pull up to the light going northbound on Johnson Street (just past Tenney park near the police repair shop and old paint warehouses) and about 15 feet above the roof of this house down Johnson Street on my right is this thing. It was black, but appeared illuminated - kinda dim like - underneath. I didn't think much about it. Thought it was probably a police helicopter searching the neighborhood for some East High School punks. But it kept my attention cause it wasn't really a spot light eminanting shining down into backyards. Also it didn't have any blinking helicopter like lights on top. What ever it was doing it was moving slow, steady and smooth and kept following over the row of roofs. From what I could see it look like a rounded off van with a fat base. My light changed and I started on my way about the same time the "helicopter" finished with the roofs and was headed across the street. Alot of observations started coming real fast as I approached to go under it. It was about 15 feet off the ground. It was uniform in its black color but had definite seams. No windows. The one distinct feature I remember the most was a cross like seam (real pronounced like) on its belly. This is about when all the contradictions started pooring in. First off, there was loose snow - if it was a helicopter how come it wasn't kicking up snow? And the bushes in the boulevard - they didn't twitch like they were caught in any chopper wash either. I remember shutting the heater off and coasting without the gas peddle down so I could hear the helicopter. Helicopters are noisy but none of the houses had woken up, and I wasn't hearing anything and I was right underneath it. And I felt kinda funny passing underne! ath it. The car reacted like it was mildly buffeted by helicopter wash and I can recall kinda of a slow down. And something was wrong about the illumination it was casting down. The light was dim but clear and the shrub branches kind of reflected like hotdogs under a heat lamp at the gas station. So I realize now somethings fundamentally wrong. I take my foot of the gas and this thing rises slowly to pass over the warehouse just beyond the oncoming lane's traffic. I'm borderline freaking out and so this guy in this big vanilla colored older model chevy (the kind that seats about twenty) is coming at me in the oncoming traffic lane and he's got his face like smashed up against the windshield over his steering wheel looking real hard at what ever the thing was. And he gives me this blank big eyed look. After that I this wasn't right and went right into an adreniline pump that kept me pacing when I got home for at least a half an hour. The next day it was the newspaper being reported as mussing around on the far east side. I really try not to talk about this. And if I'm not sure I think I entered this same experience into this web site before - it feels good to say something.

Posted 1999-01-28

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