Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The object was round, silverish, and had slowly blinking green/blue lights around the perimeter. The bottom was relatively flat. the top sloped up to a "dome-like cockpit" with windows. The object made a whirring noise similar to a quieter turbine engine.
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was a flat, isolated stretch of rural Tennessee highway. The area was primary soybean and cotton fields. There were no other cars in either direction.
Full Description & Details
We were the only car on a long stretch of rural highway between Paris and McKenzie, Tennessee. It was a Sunday night and my roommate and I were returning to college. We were talking and listening to the radio. Suddenly, we saw streaks of light coming from the top of our windshield. There was no noise. From inside the car, we could not see the source of the light.
There were no other cars coming in either direction. We stopped the car on the road and got out. Directly above our car was a round disc-like object with windows. It had a raised dome "cock'pit" in the center of the top half. It was hovering and spinning effortlessly about 200 feet directly above us. It made a quiet whirring noise. The sparks of light had stopped. There were lights flashing on and off around the edges of the object.
We watched for approximately two minutes as the object stayed right above us and our car. Suddently, the object went from standing still to a startling speed in 1 or 2 seconds. It was several miles away and made a 90 degree turn to the east without ANY loss of speed. My roommate and I got back in our car to finish our journey to school. We were speechless for about 10 minutes. That night on the 10 o'clock news, it was reported that there were identical sightings of the same object in six different states.
be explained as any conventional man-made or natural
No. The closeness of the object made it very easy to see. The most startling thing was the extreme speed it reached within 1-2 seconds and the 90 degree turn it made without any loss of velocity.
I am the CEO of four companies, post-graduate education, married and the father of four children.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Since a child, I was always interested in science fiction comic books and movies. I was always very open minded to the possibility of UFO and alien existence. After the sighting, I was even more convinced.
The closeness of the experience erased any and all doubt in mind.......this was definitely a UFO........and NOT a conventional (then or now) aircraft.
Reported Sighting? No
Location: Florida, USA