|Occurred : 10/15/1981 19:00 (Entered as : 10/15/81 19:00)
Reported: 7/13/1999 12:59
Location: Clark County (rural), KY
Duration:less than 1 hour
|Driving on I-64 we realized that the terrain wasn't right and began checking mile markers which confirmed we had somehow missed both Mt. Sterling exits and were already past the Montgomery Clark County line. We turned back towards Mt. Sterling on I-64. At the next overpass we saw a large metallic saucer shaped craft hovering about twenty-five feet above the embankment to the right of the overpass.
We left Morehead, where we lived before dark and headed towards Mt. Sterling on I-64, which is about 35 miles away. We were driving leisurely and talking, and stopped at the Owensville / Frenchburg exit in Bath County to get a soft drink. We got back on the interstate, still talking, at almost sunset. It was a warm fall day and we were riding with the windows down, having a great time just enjoying the ride. Somehow we must have driven right by both Mt. Sterling exits, but neither of us has ever had any memory of it. All we know for sure is it was dark outside and when we realized quite suddenly that the terrain didn't seem right and we started looking at the mile markers and figured out we were about fifteen miles past Mt. Sterling. We couldn't figure out how we had missed not one, but both exits...but had no choice except to turn around and go back. We were just inside Clark County at that point and got off at the next exit we saw, which is a rural exit on to U.S. 60, and turned around heading back into Montgomery County on I-64 towards Mt. Sterling once more. We were still perplexed about how we had gotten there when we came to the first overpass. There was a large metallic saucer with what I've always thought of as multi-colored "running lights" on it and portals visible. The saucer made no sound we were aware of and didn't disturb the surrounding treetops and other vegetation as it hovered in mid air about twenty-five feet above the embankment to the right of the overpass. We both stared and I slowed down and started pulling off the highway, coming almost to a full stop in front of the craft before my friend freaked out and yelled "hit the gas". That snapped me out of my stupor and I did as I was told, hit the gas and pulled back out onto the highway. We arrived in Mt. Sterling much later than we anticipated, even considering the fact we had gone fifteen miles out of our way, which accounts for an extra half hour traveling time, but we were never sure how much time, if any, we did loose. Since then ! I have realized if we hadn't been headed for Mt. Sterling and had been going on to Winchester or Lexington, we would never have taken note of the fact we didn't see the two Mt. Sterling exits and we also would not have turned around in Clark County to turn back towards Mt. Sterling, so we would not have seen the saucer hovering over that overpass because it would not have been visible from the other side of the interstate (we didn't notice it as we went by the first time as we traveled the other way ... and that must have been about where we were when we realized we missed Mt. Sterling). Neither of us have ever remembered much more than that and remained for the last 18 years afraid to tell anybody.