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Occurred : 1/1/1982 20:00 (Entered as : 01/01/82 20:00)
Reported: 12/11/2002 8:17:22 AM 08:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Orange County, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 minutes
this was no helicopter squad

as my girlfriend at the time and i drove along state highway 54 outsdie of chapel hill we were on a hill top going down the hill and heading back up the next hill when we saw a round lighted object sitting across the road. it was about 60 feet in diameter and just sort of hung over the road it made no sound at all...as we approached it rose up into the air only about 50 feet or so....as we passed under it the inside the car turned blue and my girlfriend freaked out on me....i slowed to 10 mph...as we moved the object stayed right over us...the whoile inside of the car lite up....i rolled down my window and looked up...it was round and had bright lights...they lights seemed to change some how...as i calmed down my girlfriend and assured her we were not going to die, i got her to grab my camera and snap off a few shot of the object. as i continued to drive the cars behind me all stopped...the object stayed right on top of us as we drove along. when i turned it turned...i noticed that the on coming traffic did not move either...traffic was light at this time....after about 15 minutes the object went straight up at such a speed and then just shot off at an angle into the darkness......we drove back to cary and went to se my girlfriends next door neighbor....he had worked on project blue book...so he seemed like the right person to talk to...he wanted my film bad...but i would not give it to him.....he left the room and i could hear him make a few calls....we left....i took the film to the drug store for processing...when i got it back...all the negatives of the object where gone...the pictures i took before the encounter and after all came out fine, but i was shot by 5 negatives..not even blanks were in the pack...i wernt home after leaving my girlfriends and told my dad about it...he thought i was nuts....but i know he was in the air force too...and i am not sure...but i do think he worked on blue book also....i did not tell him about the pictures i had taken.....a few years ago when i was home for a visi! t...my d ad made a point of telling me that my experience had been report a few weeks ago in the local paper as a squad of helicopters...now mind you...this is some 18 years after the actual event.....i knwo that at the time there was a small article in the paper...and some 300 people repprted the sighting.....well...that is my story...i dont tell people about it.....i dont want to be considered a nut...so i keep my mouth shut....so thanks for letting me tell it here.

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