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Occurred : 6/1/1962 21:30 (Entered as : 1962 9:30p.m.)
Reported: 9/19/1999 17:06
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Benton, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 min.
Saucer shaped object in daytime nearly landed next to me. When my mother ran out to me, it flew away.

I was a small boy when this event happened to me. This took place in late summer around 6:30 p.m. It was in the evening and still light outside. This was at my grandparents farm. They were away on a trip and my mother and I went out to water plants and feed the dogs for them. My mother was inside watering the plants. I was outside by myself when all of a sudden I looked up and saw this silver object come over the house and out to the back between the house and barn. I think it was going to land. It was a silver object with a dome in the center and round windows all around it. It made no sound except a humming sound. It began a slow decent around 25 feet from me. All of a sudden my mother comes running out of the house towards me. At this time the craft was maybe 15 or 20 feet from the ground. As my mother neared me it began to go up very slowly to around maybe 150 feet, them zipped very quickly to the east. My mother thought there intentions was to pick me up. After this happened I had an encounter with a "man in black." Through the next several years me, my mother, brother and aunt had several sightings in the same area. We seem to think maybe they somehow know us. Is this possible? Do you want me to Email you about my "men in black" experience? Also about our other sightings? We never reported any of this and not told hardly anyone about this. I thought since this is your business I would write you. Thank you.