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Occurred : 10/5/1968 21:30 (Entered as : oct 5 1968 21:30)
Reported: 1/24/2003 5:08:33 AM 05:08
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Nunda, SD
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 minutes
My uncle had a close encounter in 1968

This event happened many years ago now but I can remember it like yesterday. I grew up on a farm in eastern South Dakota. My uncle was traveling to his home near Nunda, South Dakota a very small elevator town near Brookings, South Dakota. He had been helping my father cut silage on our farm near Volga, South Dakota. My uncle Gene, said that the object at first looked like a bright star in the southeastern sky. The object then grew in size rapidly and appeared to be coming at him on a pependiclar vector. Then it was very close to him as he was driving over a hill about two miles from where he lived. It was huge now and hovering over a swamp. At first my uncle didn't know what to make of the object. He stopped his car which was a 1959 Ramble Station Wagon. He got out and studied the craft which was about 800 yards away. It was saucer shaped emitting a very bright pinkish red light. He could see what looked like bars connecting the two saucers together. In between the bars were windows and he could see aliens inside looking back at him. This terrified him and he got back into his car and sped off for home. The craft was about 1/4 mile off to his left and kept up with his speed. Then my uncle had to turn left and the craft went over his car at that point and out over his farmland. As soon as my uncle reached home he called my father and told his story. We went outside and sure enough in the distance off in the southwest just above the horizon was a red object. My father and I watched it for about 10 minutes until it suddenly disappeared.

didn't know what to make of the object. He stopped the car he was driving which was a 1959 Rambler station wagon. He got out of the car and studyed the object. It was emitting a very bright pinkish red light.

It was shaped like two discs on on top of the other inverted and connected with what looked to him like bars of metal. To his astonishment there was an area in between the bars there was windows and behind the windows he could see aliens looking back at him. This jolted him back into his car and he sped off the last two miles home. The object kept up with his car and stayed probably a 1/4 mile to his left. He had to turn south at the next intersection and at this point the craft went over him out over his farm land.

((NUFORC Note: We have requested additional reports from the uncle and father. PD))