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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/10/1973 02:00 (Entered as : 02/10/73 2:00)
Reported: 12/25/2015 8:30:13 AM 08:30
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Moundville, AL
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 90 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, Missing time was experienced
cigar shaped low flying after heavy snow storm

I was released from the army on February 9, 1973. I drove a fellow enlisted man to his home in Birmingham. The south was blanketed by a huge snow storm that was causing many people to avoid the roads. I was from Iowa and used to driving in snow. It was an all-night drive to Baton Rouge to see my brother on the way home. The clouds were very low and it had stopped snowing after I departed Birmingham. I was almost alone on interstate 20 in rural Alabama. When I saw clearly a cigar shaped object, under the low clouds, flying back and forth over a large area. It was very clearly visible.

I completely froze while driving and have not been that scared before or since.

Before this encounter, I had graduated in the bottom ten percent of my high school class and had accepted that I would be a labor the rest of my adult life. After this date, I attended a state university earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees and passed the CPA exam prior to graduating.

Although I have no idea if this encounter had anything to do with changing my life, my life was changed dramatically after this event.