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Occurred : 8/1/1981 20:00 (Entered as : 08/01/81 20:00)
Reported: 4/18/2002 2:22:57 PM 14:22
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Carnes, MS
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10-15 minutes
Trangulat object, with lights on each side, traveling just over treetop high at very slow speed and no sounds. It went directly over.

I had posted this at another site previously so this is an copy of that.

It was the summer of 1981 I believe. Carnes, MS.(35 miles SW of Hattiesburg) About 8pm. My wife and I were walking around outside and talking. It was a clear cloudless night so I was looking at the stars. As we turned to go in I noticed it. It was coming from a West-North Westerly direction. It was moving at approximately 10-15 mph and maybe 10-15 ft above the pines. It was a 3 sided and I think a little longer than wide ( my wife says diamond shaped) with white lights spaced around the sides. Maybe 6 lights per side. Of course I was excited to see this and was making funny comments about being "beamed up" but my wife was terrified so I took her in and calmed her. As quickly as I could I went to the front door and looked in the direction the object should have gone. Seeing nothing I turned to go in and saw it (actually another like it) going back in the direction it had come but it was 1/4 mile north of where it should have been. As it went out of sight I turned to go in again and realized why it wasnt where I expected it to be. There was another (or the original) moving in a Northerly direction about 1/4 mile south-east of me. Just then it makes a turn (more like a stop and turn) back to the same direction it had come from in the beginning; about a 20 degree turn. As it turned the light at the front of the object got brighter, just as a flashlight seems to brighten as it sweeps past your face. This time I stayed outside and watched it, over my wifes objections. It went directly over my home, just above the tree tops, 10-15 mph and at no time did I hear any noise from it. Since it did go directly over my home I was able to estimate it to be about 60-70 ft wide and maybe 80-100 ft long. As close as it was, I could still not make out any other features. Except for the lights, it blended in with the darkness because of its color. It continued at the same speed and altitude till out of sight. I don't know what it was but I do know it wasn't a blimp or weather balloon.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))