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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/15/1964 12:00 (Entered as : 1200)
Reported: 5/8/1997 07:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Texarkana (outside city limits), AR
Shape: Disk
Duration:05 min
Summary : Saw very large flying object resting on ground on country road in middle of clear day.

Observer background: US Army Officer (retired), Top Secret background investigation, executive and software engineer for fortune 10 corporation. This is something I have needed to talk about for a long time. The event happened as follows: Clear spring day me and friend working on car (no drugs or acho involved) and I broke a spark plug. We had to go into town (approx 7 miles away). I lived out in a very unpopulated area next to a Boy Scout Wilderness Camp. Houses are several miles apart. On the way into town about a mile and a half from my house I turn right to take the road to the Hiway into town and there sitting on the left side of the road, a road I drove at least twice a day for the past several years was a UFO. We pulled up alongside and stopped, it was huge. 70-90 feet across 25-35 high. Color: dark gray, not shiny but almost a dull or parkerized type finish, smooth but not shiny smooth. Typical of a nitrided or titaimum applied finished metal. Shape. Clearly saucer like with rounded edges and viewing ports (round) at the top. Lite smoke or steam from the grass was drifting up around the UFO. The UFO seemed to be bathed in a glow, even tho this was around noon on a clear day. The glow was almost ultraviolet, it seemed to be glowing around the edges. We stopped and looked at it, it being about 30 feet from the truck, then we "got the hell out of there". We went down the road for about 3/4 of a mile then we went back and it was gone. We got out and there was nothing but a large depression in the grass where it had set and the ground was warm to the touch. As the days went by, I noticed the grass died in a large round area where the UFO had sat down.I have thought of this many times since 1964 and every once in a great while I see the guy who was with me, we have never talked about this to anyone since it happened. But I feel its time to tell what I saw!