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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/8/2018 20:34 (Entered as : 02/08/2018 20:34)
Reported: 2/12/2018 7:06:28 PM 19:06
Posted: 2/16/2018
Location: Mena, AR
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were electrical or magnetic effects
Near Mena Arkansas, dark object in night sky

On the night of February 8, 2018, I was inside the house watching TV with my wife, when I received a text from a friend at 8:34 pm which said, to go outside and tell me what you see. My wife and I went outside and looked up.

When I first stepped outside, I heard dogs barking at a distance to the west of us, which made me look up toward that direction. I noticed that the stars were being blocked by something, then they reappeared. I could tell the object was moving southwest because of the stars blocking out and reappearing. I could not tell the shape of the object for sure, but the width was a good 100 foot. I wonder if there were 2 objects because there were 2 stars toward the center of the width of the object, which seemed to black out and come back. I asked my wife if she saw what I was seeing which was moving southwest.

I looked at my wife to see which direction she was looking and I asked her, “Did you see what I saw?” and that’s what we always do to! verify with each other. By the time I looked back up, the object was heading into the treeline.

My wife and I realized later that night that a couple of TV shows we were recording at the time we were outside, had stopped recording for about 3-4 minutes. The next day we visited our friend who called us and shared our sightings stories.

My background is I am an avid rock hound, retired from the sheet metal industry.