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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/6/2022 19:30 (Entered as : 08/06/2022 7:30 PM)
Reported: 9/18/2022 11:27:56 AM 11:27
Location: Franklin, IN
Duration: 10 minutes approximately
|Observed doughnut shaped craft moving over my yard with excellent visibility conditions.
Early evening Aug. 6, approximately 7:30pm, I was in my backyard along with our two dogs. My son was in his bedroom, my fiance was dozing in our room. The sky was clear and really stunning, with gigantic thunderheads south of us and a bright moon. In the west the sun was going down but the view was absolutely clear, birds were still singing. Beautiful evening, very still and peaceful. I decided to water all of our potted plants and fill the birdbaths despite a chance of rain. As I walked to the rear of our property, I saw an object moving over our neighbor's trees. It was about the altitude of a private plane, maybe a bit lower, and I could see it very clearly although I had no idea what it was and my brain was just trying to make sense of it. It was a black and thick round disc, looked metallic but not shiny. Graphite came to mind. It moved slowly, silently and *deliberately*. It floated with intent. It came over the trees like a frisbee, but then turned on its side like a wheel, and I could see a hole in the middle, like a doughnut. It kind of undulated when it turned to its side. I was transfixed and everything was just silent for many minutes. Suddenly I came to my senses and ran as fast as I could to the house to grab my phone from the charger. I ran back out trying to get my phone started up and pull up my camera. By that time (seconds had passed) the object had turned due north, oriented like a frisbee again, and had moved with high speed away, to where I could not find it in my camera viewfinder. Then it was a speck, then gone. I was flooded with adrenaline and realizing I'd seen something I'd never ever expected to see. I then had an overwhelming feeling of foreboding and uneasiness, and thought to myself "I hope it didn't see me watching it".
I came in and told my son, who then pulled up a number of YouTube videos, photos, of "black doughnut UAPs". They were exactly what I saw over my yard, although I had no knowledge of that shape prior to my sighting. I've told very few people, and with trepidation.
About me: I consider myself an open minded individual. I am a mom of two nearly-grown sons, age 57, hold a bachelor's degree, am involved with community events and sit on a board for a local nonprofit, and started my own small business in the arts during the pandemic. I'm imaginative but not delusional. I was one hundred percent sober, awake and fully cognizant. I've always been a sky-watcher and find the subject of UAPs/UFOs fascinating and completely plausible. I'm glad that the evidence is finally recieving the grave scientific attention that is warranted.
Side note: the dogs made themselves scarce, I did not notice them near me or any interaction between them at that time.