4/15/2013 1:28:28 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Very large, wedge-shaped/triangular, metallic looking flying craft. Four white-to-amber spotlights in a square on the bottom. Several (six or seven) smaller red, flashing lights. Two rows of oblong-shaped windows, toward the bottom of the craft, emanating a pale greenish light.
Size of Object(s)
I'd have to hold my hands out 4 to 5 feet to be able to contain the length of it.Holding my hands in front of me vertically, one on top of the other, my hands would be at least two feet apart. The thing I saw looked huge. It blocked out a large portion of sky, hiding all the starts behind it.
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was in a rural area, about five miles east of Eureka Springs, and two miles north of Highway 62. I was on a high ridge dirt road at night, so going slowly. No military bases or power plants nearby that I knew about.
Full Description & Details
While driving home, between Berryville and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at around 9:30 in the evening on FEC. 15, 1977, I saw a very large wedge or triangular shaped UFO. it was flying fairly low in the sky, not far above the treetops, and was nearby, so I could see it well. It was moving quite slowly. The UFO had four white-to-amber spotlights, arranged in a square. There were also several red blinking lights. There were two rows of windows, with a pale greenish light emanating from them. I heard absolutely no sound coming from it. I watched it for several minutes, spellbound. Then this huge thing sort of folded up on itself (sort of like origami) very quickly. The compacted version of itself then zoomed north, toward the Misspuri state line. I wrote down as many details as I could Rememner when I got home. The next morning I went to work at the Eureka Springs Times-Echo and told the owner, Bob Wheeler, what I had seen. At first he was incredulous, but soon the paper's phones were ringing with reports from police, the sheriff's office, and the radio station. I heard that Ira and Frances Whitney had sen it. I walked from the newspaper office down to their Gem Store, where I interviewed them. I also interviewed a local man named Tex Belt who had seen the UFO, called a Berryville police officer who had watched the UFO for quite awhile, Unfortunately, our weekly paper was pasted up and ready to go to print, so Bob made the decision to insert a small article rather than run a front page story.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I have a BA in Business Management and an MA in Counseling. I worked at two Carroll County newspapers in Arkansas, and later as an associate editor for the Anglican Digest. I was later a nursing home administrator in Eureka Springs. After completing my MA in Counseling, I worked for 13 years at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ. I am now semi-retired and live in Florence, Oregon with my husband of 40 years.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I gave them little thought prior to actually seeing this one. I saw this before popular movies such as Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and E.T. were released. Though some of the people I interviewed seemed to be afraid, my experience was one of awe and wonder. In fact, I stayed up for hours that night watching the sky, hoping the UFO would come back.
Reported To:Bob Wheeler, owner of Eureka Springs Times-Echo, a weekly newspaper where I worked as a journalist and advertising sales rep
Your Location:Florence, Oregon, USA