|Occurred : 10/1/1998 23:10 (Entered as : 10/01/98 23:10)
Reported: 11/4/1998 02:11
Location: Mosinee, WI
|I was driving south on U.S. Hwy 51 and I saw a craft that didn't move for 5 or more minutes. The craft also made no noise.
As I stated above I was driving south on U.S. 51, travelling from Wausau, WI to Stevens Point, 30 miles away. Mosinee is approximately 10 miles south of Wausau and the regional airport resides there. As I passed the airport and got away from the lights of Mosinee I noticed what appeared to be a set of automotive high-beams floating above the treeline about 3 miles ahead. I assumed it was an airplane, but as I drew nearer I realized that I was the only one in motion. When I was finally only a mile or so away I saw 2 blue lights on either side blinking in unison, and one light blue flash on top that comes only after the side lights flash. I slowed from 65mph to approximately 30mph and noticed that it had a saucer-like base but it had 2 C shaped pieces sticking out of either side and almost meeting in the center. It hadn't moved since I first saw it and when I was closest I measured it's altitude with my thumb, and it sat one thumbnail or about 25 feet above the treeline. It was also right next to a road that overpasses the highway and winds into the countryside. There are no homes or farms in the immediate vicinity of the sighting. The second witness was not with me in the vehicle, but rather a truck driver who came up behind me. I was in the right slow lane,(51 is a 2 lane freeway), he was in the passing lane. He slowed his rig down to about my speed of 30 mph and I noticed that his attention was fixed on the object to the left of both him and I. There was other traffic on the other side heading north, so this object was very blatant, it didn't appear to be hidden.