|Occurred : 7/27/1978 00:45 (Entered as : 07/27/78 00:45)
Reported: 3/27/2000 09:42
Location: Union, MO
|At approximately 12:10a the witness left her brother's home in Beaufort Missouri returning to her home in Arnold, Missouri; a trip she had made many times before. There had been a bad storm earlier, the road was wet and she drove cautiously at about 35/40mph over Highway 50 East. She went through Union, about 11 miles from Beaufort, and was heading toward the Bourbeuse River Bridge, a steel truss bridge, when she saw a brilliant light approaching in her rear view mirror...
Before she could make an evasive move the car was hit. No sound was heard. Upon impact the car heated up, the windows fogged and the inside was bathed in light. The rear end was lifted. There was a vibration throughout. She could neither steer nor stop. She could see she was heading for the bridge,suddenly the car was dropped and she regained control. The light lifted over her car and disappear to the north. She crossed the bridge, got out, inspected the car, saw no damage,drove to the Arnold Police Dept. (Jefferson Co.). It was now approx. 1:40a. Arnold tells her to go back to Union. She got her husband and returned to Union. Union Police discover two shallow dents in the trunk lid about 22/24 in. apart, no other damage. A complaint is filed. Witness had aches, and bleeding from nose and ears after incident. Also remarked that weddings rings were off her hand and on front seat of car after incident. The witness later filed a claim with her insurance company for damages to the trunk lid. When asked what vehicle had hit her, she replied "UFO". They paid.
Source: Personal Interviews. B.Becker (B.Becker@iname.com) The Enigma.Vol.1,No.1. Sept.1980. Chief Inv. Leo Wicklinski