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Occurred : 6/15/1978 22:00 (Entered as : 06/15/78 22:00)
Reported: 7/6/2003 9:34:05 PM 21:34
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Mancelona, MI
Shape: Disk
Duration:20 minutes
On a warm summer night, we saw a saucer shaped UFO that hummed very loudly.

Back in June of 1978, my boyfriend ((name deleted)) and I were in the back field sitting in the front seat of his car (65 Chevy Impala). There was a breeze coming in the side window of the car. The radio was on, the key was in the accessory position. I think the Steve Miller Band was on the radio at the time. I was sitting back with my feet on the dash, so I had a good view of the sky. The car was facing west, on the two track road behind the house in the field. I saw a light that looked like a bright star, far off toward the northwest. The light got brighter, as it zig-zagged downward in a pattern. It stopped every few seconds and just froze there for a second or two before moving again. It got larger as it came down, and I said, "((name deleted)), what the hell is that?". I sat up straight in the seat and by then the UFO was directly in front of the car to the west. The windows were down on the car, and I heard a very loud deep humming noise that I still remember to this day. I will never forget that sound! I would guess it was about 300 yards in front of us and about 200 feet in the air (?). At that time the radio went dead. I could see colors rotating around the UFO around the very edge of the craft. I saw greenish, blue and white colors. I began to get scared, and told ((name deleted)), "Lets go back to the house and get ((name deleted--witness #3))!" ((name deleted)) tried to start the car, and it only clicked when he turned the key on. It was the first time that car ever didn't start!! We opened both doors and RAN back to the house, scared to death! We went in the back door and started to tell ((name deleted--witness #3/male)) and ((name deleted--witness #4/female)) to come outside quick! I said, "Something is bizarre outside in the sky!!" We all went outside, and stood near the little shed in the backyard. ((name deleted--witness #4)) stood on the step of the shed, and ((name deleted--witness #3)) told us, "Feel the building! There is vibration going through it!" The sound was so loud that we could feel the vibration inside our bodies. We just stood there, and I remember saying something about, "We should tell ((name deleted--individual #5)) about this". (He was a man in Central Lake who studied UFOs and had a large antenna in his yard). The UFO was shaped like a pie-plate. It stayed there and hummed for about 10 minutes and then slowly drifted off toward the southwest. I remember all the crickets and grasshoppers quit making any sound. It was totally silent after the UFO left. We stood there at least another five minutes and ((name deleted)) and I were too scared to go and get the car. We left it in the field all night, and when we went back the next morning, it started right up! All of the details were kiind of like a faded dream even right after that. I wish someone would figure this out and let us know what we saw.

Thank you for being interested in my story.