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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/1/1999 17:30 (Entered as : 03/01/99 17:30)
Reported: 3/11/1999 19:13
Posted: 4/2/1999
Location: Piney (Lawrence County (rural) ), TN
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
hovering light, no sound, exited at very high rate of speed

Five separate individuals reported seeing a light, something like a spotlight, hovering above a ridge about 15 miles west of Lawrenceburg, TN, in an area known locally as "Piney." It made no sound whatsoever. It changed locations several times, moving at the speed that would be expected of a helicopter, hovering over several different ridges. After between 5 and 10 minutes, it suddenly shot away at an incredible speed, impossible for an airplane. The next day, unknown to the other witnesses, several people came into the local country store and asked if others had seen the object, describing it in exactly the same manner. This has been going on intermittenly in this area for years, but no one likes to talk about it. There have also been numerous cattle mutilations, the most recent reported one occurring about a year or so ago. It was reported on the radio news as a crime, describing the bowels and eyes of the cattle appearing to be cut out surgically with a knife!!! Locals say it was just coyotes. This is a very rural, conservative area, and most people out here would never admit to a stranger that they might have seen a UFO. Witnesses are farmers, factory workers, and laborers. The common explanation is that it must be secret government testing of aircraft. Over the years, the lights have appeared many times, usually hovering over ridges, sometimes appearing to land and then take off. I am not aware of anyone saying they have witnessed any aliens or having been abducted, but I will admit here that I have had marks appear on my inner elbow that look just like where I have had a blood test (i.e., needle mark). I have never used IV drugs and I hate needles. Also, shortly after I moved out here to the country, I began having excrutiating joint pain, for which I was tested for lyme disease. All tests were negative, and no explanation was found. After a couple of months of this, I had a feeling (please don't think I'm crazy) that something was in the skin between by left thumb and index finger. I got a needle and dug out an object that looked something like a poppy seed, but not exactly. I studied it but couldn't figure out what it was, so I threw it away. I have never had those type of joint pains since that day. I never thought much about it until the last couple of weeks when I have been reading when I have been reading about alien abductions. I have no counscious memory of anything like that, but I do have a just-beneath-the-surface memory of "something" terrible and frightening happening, and I think I know when and where it happened (1975, Murfreesboro, TN). The almost-memories are brought back by certain chemical smells (like poison) or some types of music. I don't know what to make of any of it.