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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1975 13:00 (Entered as : 6/1/1975 13:00)
Reported: 1/9/2018 2:19:01 PM 14:19
Posted: 1/12/2018
Location: Greenfield, IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 10 minutes
Large cigar-shaped object moving in an unusual way.

Though some time has gone by, this is my story...

I know it's been a while back that my sighting took place, but the experience has always stayed clear in my head. With it being in the 1970's when it happened, I did not know of any one to tell and that was way before computers.

I was in my 20's and living with my mother at the time. We lived about 5 miles from the nearest town. She was gone that day. I was an average country boy, no drugs, very limited drinking.

It was a very clear day, bright sunshine, no wind, unusually still. I decided to lay in the sun out next to a small pond that was about a quarter of a mile from our house. The pond was surrounded by a wheat field and there were no trees near it.

I had just gotten comfortable on my back lying on a towel near the water. I closed my eyes and shortly after doing so I opened them because something briefly blocked the sun.

When I looked up there was a large cigar shaped object, dark grey or black that had just passed over me. It was amazing! I kept my eyes on it as I stood up. I did not see any windows, no lights, just a large dark cigar shape slowly passing over in absolute silence. From its appearance to its movement, nothing about it looked familiar. I wasn't afraid, but I was so curious and shocked by what I was looking at that I ran to follow it as far as I could, but couldn't keep up. It stayed ahead of me passing over our house. The house was 2 story and the object was either very low or very large because it didn't appear to be very high above the house & trees.

It's difficult to explain its movement because it didn't spin nor did it move like a balloon or airplane.

Movement was - Imagine dangling a pole with cord tide in the middle of it. The pole is suspended vertically. Then you tap one end of the pole to make it turn.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))