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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/14/1999 14:00 (Entered as : 03/14/99 14:00)
Reported: 6/7/1999 06:18
Posted: 6/23/1999
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Circle
Duration: Approx 30 sec.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
My friend ((namne deleted)) and I were getting out of my car when I noticed a silver ball in the sky. I pointed it out and said"What the hell is that?" ((name deleted)) said he had no idea, then it abruptly vanished.

It was about a mile in the distance, judging by familiar landmarks. It was, guessing for distance and altitude, about fifty feet in diameter, spherical, silver, and NOT a weather balloon. It moved rapidly about one mile in a couple of seconds, parallel to the ground, then stopped. Then it was gone, no explosion, no descent or ascent, just gone. Thats about the extent of it. Not very exciting, just odd. However, in 1970 in Eau Claire, WI, My sister and a friend were walking to my parents house from her friends house. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about twenty minutes. My sister noticed a large brightly lit saucer in the sky, as did her friend. They observed it for a couple minutes, then got scared and hurried home, running most of the way. Upon arriving home, my sister was grounded for being 2 1/2 hours late. She said that she couldn't be late, she ran home and it only took her about ten minutes. My mother didn't believe her, so the grounding stuck. For the following 15 years, my sister was afflicted with stange buzzing sounds in her head. She also remembers that when they started to run, the saucer was no longer there. Deputy Sherrifs in Eau Claire County obsreved a similar object over a hill near my parents about a month prior to that, but that one was a couple hundred yards in diameter. It scorched the tops of the trees on the hill, which was observable for about ten years after. I remember the trees being burned, as I grew up with the hill visible outside my bedroom window, about a half mile away. I was born about 9 months after these events took place.