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UFO Sighting Report


May, 27, 2006


Johnson, Arkansas, United States


Dark circular object hovering just over tree tops sighted at corner of Main and Carley streets in Johnson, AR. Silver edging. Happened just at sunset, app 8:30 PM.

Date Reported:

6/12/2006 3:09:20 PM

Sighting Time: 

8:30 to 8:40 PM



No. of Witnesses: 

3 known


3 to 5 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Classic disk shape with a "turrent" on top. Dark with silver edges most likely due to the lateness of the day.

Size of Object(s)

It was not much higher than the pine tree tops on the closest hill so I would say about 50 feet above this. The object itself was maybe fifteen to twenty feet.--again, no certainty but it was large. I did notice during it's rotation that as it flipped, it closed the distance about half way to the tree tops than when I had first seen it and as it continued to rotate, the distance grew with proportion.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

See above.

Description of Area / Surroundings

See above.

Full Description & Details

I was stopped at the new stoplight on Main and Carley attempting to turn left onto Carley when I first spotted what I thought was a plane flying low over the treetops from the corner of my eye. As I glanced back at the stop light waiting for it to change so I could make my turn, I realized I didn't see blinking lights from the plane (the NWA airport is within just a very few miles) and I looked toward it again as I completed my turn and then I realized it didn't have blinking lights and it was, in fact, round. I realized it was not a plane and thought perhaps it was a balloon instead but just as quickly dismissed this as well.

It was barely moving forward, and seemed to be slowly rotating. I noticed there was a silver glint from the setting sun just on the edges of it and I stopped my truck in the road. There was no other traffic behind me at that time but there was a man on a bicycle coming down the hill toward me in the other lane. He apparently saw me staring out of my truck window at this and I looked at him in time to see him looking at it too and running his bike into the curb and jumping off to stare up at it as well. By that time, another car had stopped behind my truck and a woman had gotten out of her car and was looking toward it too.

I had gotten out of my truck and the whole time I watched it, it had made 3 revolutions in the sky, maybe fifty feet at the most over the tree tops and the woman had managed to come close enough to me that I heard her ask "what the hell is that?" and when I glanced at her and then back up again at the object, it took off very quickly toward the west and disappeared from site.

What immeidately struck me aside from the strangeness of it all was immediately realizing it could not possibly be a balloon as fast as it moved and I know of no air craft that can both hover, rotate, and excell that quickly. The second thing I immediately realized is there was absolutely no sound from this entire experience. When I realized this, I found myself listening and the only sound I heard was the traffic in the background, and the voices of the woman and cyclist asking each other what they had just seen. I was honestly so wrapped up in my own thoughts that I just went back to my truck, got in and continued the drive home, watching the sky way more than I watched the road.

I came home and just sat and thought about this for a very long time. I have always wanted to see or experience something to give me an inkling of proof of what so many reports from people have said. I also write science fiction, have read many books and articles and have been engrossed many times in debates of UFO activity. I have even scoffed so many stories, especially the reports from Huntsville, AR where there are many reported UFO activity cases because I have gone many times searching the area myself and have seen nothing.

Then I found myself wrapped in my own self doubt. I had thought for the longest time that I would be very excited if this happened to me, even going so far as to more than likely waiving my hands and trying to get a UFO's attention if I ever saw one but nothing like this happened. I had gone into a purely analytical mode of thinking while I watched this happen.

There is no way that I will testify to the size of the object. I have never been good with judging this my whole life. During the three revolutions it made, I realized when I had first seen it and thought it was round, I was only seeing one side of it because as it turned I could see how it bent in toward itself on the other side and there was a "turrent" on top. It was the most classic image of pictures you can find anywhere on the Internet or books or wherever. It was a classic shape.

It just struck me very odd and strange about the silence of the moments while we were seeing this. It was sunset afterall, and the insects are usually in full swing of their cadence of the evening by this time. You can hear birds at any given time of day, but especially in the morning and early evening but not at this time. And this particular area is still rural enough with the hills and the amount of trees and open fields around. Yes, the main road was behind us, and I-540 is due west of where this happened but the background noise of traffic is easily dwarfed by the sound of insects and birds. I even drove back to the same site at the same time the very next day and tested this myself and certainly enough, could hear the insects and birds with absolutely no problem.

This object did not make a single noise. No rush of air. No jet sounds. No tree limbs waiving beneath it--absolutely nothing.

The look of the classic shape and the lack of sound are the largest things that remain in my mind.

I told my partner about this several hours after this had happened when he kept asking me what was on my mind. It was several days later before I mentioned it to even my best friend. I certainly never called a news source or the airport to ask about radar blips and my partner and I both listened to the local television broadcasts and checked the local newspapers to see if anyone else reported this. I had never even asked the other two people their names or any information or had any sort of conversation with them other than agreeing I had no idea exactly what this was to them and then driving away and leaving them to their own.

It's been a while now since my sighting and I am still of two minds on my own expreience. I am truly thankful that finally, I have seen something that has eluded me for my 37 years of life. I am disappointed in the simplicity of it all. But I am satisfied now with the answer to my questions of "does this really happen?".

I stumblied across this link from the Jeff Rense website and am submitting my report here. I will not be submitting anywhere else. I would be happy to discuss this with anyone, but I absolutely do not want publicity of any sort from this.

Thank you,

Shane Sutliff

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

Natural--absolutely not. Man-made: Only if we have an aircraft with absolutely no sound emmision and a pilot capable of withstanding extreeme gravity with the speed it took off with.

Witness Background

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Computer programming and technical specialist Writer Artist

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

See above.

Other Comments

I will not send a drawing of the object as I have already stated, this was a "classic" type shaped craft.

Reported Sighting? 


Your Location: 

Johnson, AR, USA



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