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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/15/1997 22:30 (Entered as : 02/15/97 22:30)
Reported: 2/22/2001 20:00
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Hudson, WI
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
The light made absolutely no noise whatsoever it was so quiet it was scary.

At Exit 4 Truck Stop, in Hudson, Wisconsin, off I94, at about 10:30 PM at night, I was in a friend's truck outside in the parking lot of the truck stop, when a glowing light started to fill the sky above us, it was like a beacon coming closer and closer until it filled the whole space above the truck stop, it was so big, you could not see where the object ended. It was approximately 500 feet above the truck stop. It was a bright white light that had a haze to it. On channel 19, the truckers were speaking many profanities because they couldn't understand what it was. The object laid above us for approximately 5 minutes although it felt like a half hour, I don't remember looking at my clock to see how long it was actually there for. Channel 19 went wild with hysteria and confusion. The light made absolutely no noise whatsoever it was so quiet it was scary. I don't remember hearing the engine of the truck roaring. At the same moment the light disappeared, the lights in the truck stop went out as did the electronic equipment and all Semis and vehicles in the parking lot. This happened in a blink of an eye, approximately five seconds and it was gone. We all were dumbfounded. After the incident, we all looked up to the sky and noticed many helicopters around the area. Not many people talked about it though afterwards, which I thought was weird. I've always wanted to report this incident but didn't know who to talk to.

((NUFORC Note: Date and time are approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Second report submitted earlier by same witness follows. PD))

Exit 4, truck stop in Hudson, Wisconsin UFO spotted.

At Exit 4 Truck Stop, I was working as a waitress, and was out in a friend's truck, and a luminous bright light filled the sky, covered the entire truck stop and illuminated the whole area of the truck stop so we don't know what shape it was. It had absolutely no sound whatsoever. I heard truckers on channel 19 on the CB saying things like "What the *** is that?", "Sh**, I know I haven't drank tonight, please someone tell me what the *** that thing is", "that is no *** airplane", etc...channel 19 was running like a mad house with profanity. the lights went out at the truck stop at the same time it disappeared, and the trucks, all the trucks lost power too, all electronic equipment was shut off for approximately 5-10 seconds while the "craft" disappeared"...the craft just shut off it's light the way it looked, but it was gone. After the lights came back on, we saw many helicopters in the skies surrounding the area which normally was not that heavy with aircraft traffic at that time of night.