|Occurred : 12/15/1999 17:45 (Entered as : 12/15/99 17:45)
Reported: 12/17/1999 18:32
Location: Woodville (from, to Weeksville (approx. 16 mi.)), NC
Duration:45 min-1 hr.
|I 1st saw it while heading no. on int. 17 in woodville and followed it all the way to weeksville...it was NOT a plane, OR a helicopter.
I was headed NO. on U.S. 17, coming home from work at approx. 5:45 p.m., just past twilight, when I first noticed it in the sky. At 1st glance, I thought I was looking at a helicopter, because it was so low to the ground and moving at a low rate of speed; (at 60 m.p.h., I was able to keep up with it.) It maintained a position just ahead of me and to the right about a mile away, maybe 300' in the air. as I continued to watch it. I noticed that it had an elongated diamond shape (<>) and lights that were not at all recognizable as navigation lights. The end points had continuously burning amber lights, while the top and bottom points were bright white and strobed in a fashion similar to those on an ambu- lance. As I got closer to my turn off, I noticed it was veering away from it's parallel course to me and taking a more southerly course, but still maintaining its slow pace. Approx. 9 miles after 1st spotting it, I turned so. on Halls Creek rd., and, as luck would have it, I was still hot on it's trail, following Halls Creek due south, as it moved east. I drove the length of the rd. (4.5 mi.) and came to a "T" intersection. I turned left onto Pitts Chapel Rd. with i t still in clear view, so I de- cided to pull off the rd. and get out to get a good look at it. I was able to watch it un obstructed by trees for approx 30 sec. at 1st, it simply did what it had been doing all along...proceeding slowly, steadi- ly east, but just before it disappeared behind the woods, it did some- thing truly astounding that took away any doubt that it was a genuine ufo; although the craft never once wobbled, pitched or yawled, it did make some radical rising and dipping maneuveres. I KNEW then I was onto something extraordinary. MY pulse racing now, I pushed my car to its max trying to get as close to the object as I possibly could, turning on 4 different roads, over another 8-9 mile stretch, until I found a gravel rd. which turned off the paved rd. in the same direction of the craft. By this time (6:20-6:30pm), the sky was almost completely dark, and as I proceeded down the unfamiliar path, I noticed that the ufo had stopped about 1/2 mile away and hovering roughly 2-300 feet above the trees, I was awstruck by this monumental sight. Finally on solid, stationary ground, I watched it hover over the trees, occasionally darting side-to- side, and up and down in a floating kind of way. I found myself debating whether I could make it home to get my camcorder, but I was afraid that it would be gone for good, so I stayed there to take in the entire ex- perience. It stayed right there above the trees for several minutes, until finally, the four corners of the craft appeared to pull toward the center and consolidate, just before accelerating away from me to dis- appear beyond the tree line... I tried to resume chase, but lost all sight of it. I don't know what it was, but I do know for a fact that it absolutely was NOT a fixed-wing or rotary aircraft of ANY kind...and I can only hope that someone else saw it or video-taped it. I will never forget it as long as I live.