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UFO Sighting Report


October, 1976


Oak Creek, Wisconsin,


Bluish-white glowing object hovering near Oak Creek, WI lakeside power plant, jat about the level of a low cloud "layer". Object's glow intensified momentarily as it slowly ascended just above this cloud layer seveal minutes later.

Date Reported:

10/4/2013 9:51:31 PM

Sighting Time: 

7 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



5 min.

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

See above.

Size of Object(s)

See above.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Semi-urban area, beyond heavy population concentration at the time.

Full Description & Details

I was driving westward, and something peculiar about the eastern sky, seen in my rear view mirror, prompted me to pull over near the Root River near Nicholson Road in Oak Creek, WI. There was a "prominent" moon, along with something else peculiar which may have captured my attention. A glowing, oddly bluish-white, semi-spherical object, less than half the apparent size of the moon, but definitely larger in apparent sizer than any other celestial object I had ever seen, "hovered" just about the level of a low cloud ceiling that evening, its lower semi-spherical form being apparent. The familiar 'adjacent' moon (its surface variations, craters, etc. readily apparent) appeared much "yellower' in color, visible to the right (south) and "above" the object. The object's and moon's positions did not overlap. After squinting at the object for a small while without binoculars, etc., there appeared to be an underlying grid-like geometric structure underlying the apparent glow, which seemed to occur outside the structure & permeate the adjacent atmosphere. There was no noise I could discern emanating from it. I observed the object for several minutes, when the intensity of its bluish-white glow increased, it slowly rose just above the cloud level, and was obscured by said clouds. I could not be sure, but it seemed to then be "hovering" silently above said clouds. Observation was terminated when object did not descend. The 1970s car I drove seemed unaffected by the object (no lighting, instrumentation, engine/ignition or AM radio anomalies noted).

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No, particularly distinguished by its color & apparent change in luminous intensity with upward motion, contrasted with the stability of the "adjacent" visible moon.

Witness Background

Was a student at the time.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I had a passing curiosity, not an obsession with more advanced technology.

Reported Sighting?