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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/10/1992 10:00 (Entered as : 05/10/1992 10:00)
Reported: 1/24/2004 1:41:32 PM 13:41
Posted: 1/31/2004
Location: Green Bay, WI
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 SECONDS
UFO VIDEO TAPED BY T.V. CAMERMAN

I WORK AS A PROFESSIONAL TELEVISION NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER....AT THE TIME OF THE SIGHTING I HAD BEEN ON THE JOB FOR 7 YEARS. ONE OF MY ASSIGNMENTS ON THE DATE LISTED ABOVE, WAS TO GO OUT AND GET WHAT WE CALL "WEATHER SHOTS"...THIS IS STATIC SHOT {VIDEO} OF SOMETHING WEATHER RELATED, TO BE USED DURING THE WEATHER SEGMENT OF OUR NEWSCAST.

I DECIDED TO GO AND DRIVE TO THE RURAL AREA JUST SOUTHEAST OF GREEN BAY...I CAME ACROSS A SMALL FARM WITH AN OLD-FASHION WINDMILL. I ASKED THE OWNER IF I COULD TAKE A FEW SHOTS AND HE GAVE ME PERMISSION. IT WAS A SUNNY MORNING...SOME HIGH, THIN CLOUDS...I POSITIONED MY CAMERA { ON A TRI-POD } AT AN UPWARD ANGLE, FRAMING THE WINDMILL BLADES TURNING WITH THE SUN IN THE BACKGROUND. I HIT THE RECORD BUTTON ON MY CAMERA...AND I WALKED OVER TO TALK WITH A COUPLE LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WERE PLAYING ON A SWINGSET BEHIND ME. AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES I RETURNED TO MY CAMERA...STOPPED RECORDING AND PACKED UP MY EQUIPMENT.

I DROVE BACK TO THE TELEVISION STATION TO EDIT THE VIDEO I HAD SHOT AT THE FARM. AS I LOOK AT THE VIDEO. I SAW A SPOT OF LIGHT MOVE ACROSS THE SCREEN VERY QUICKLY...IF YOU BLINKED, YOU WOULD MISS IT. I THOUGHT I HAD A BAD SPOT ON THE TAPE...AND WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE SHOT...BUT AS I SLOWED THE TAPE DOWN...FRAME BY FRAME...I NOTICED THAT THE SPOT OF LIGHT WAS NOT A FLAW IN THE TAPE...BUT AN OBJECT...IT MOVED FROM SCREEN RIGHT TO LEFT...TRAVELED IN A STRAIGHT LINE...FLEW BEHIND THE WINDMILL AND INTO SOME CLOUDS. IT WAS BRIGHT WHITE...AND MOVING VERY VERY FAST. I ASKED MY BOSS TO COME AND HAVE A LOOK...HE HAD SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND KNEW A THINK OR TWO ABOUT JET AIRCRAFT. HE WAS AMAZED. I DECIDED TO CALL OUR LOCAL AIRPORT...THEY TOLD ME THE CLOUDS AT THE TIME I TOOK THE VIDEO WERE AT 20,000 FT. I ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD PICKED ANYTHING UP ON RADAR...THEY TOLD ME NO, BUT GAVE ME THE PHONE NUMBER OF K.I. SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE IN UPPER MICHIGAN...I CALLED...THEY DID NOT HAVE MUCH TO SAY TO ME...BUT THEY ASKED ME TO CONTACT A GROUP IN WASHINGTON STATE...I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THAT GROUP...I CALLED AND GAVE A REPORT. I WAS PUT IN CONTACT WITH MUFON...WHO PUT ME IN CONTACT WITH A GENTELMAN FROM MILWAUKEE. THAT EVENING I SPOKE WITH THE GUY FROM MILWAUKEE...HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP UP TO GREEN BAY TO SEE THE VIDEO. THE GUY...HIS NAME WAS JEFF...HAD A LOOK AND WAS VERY INTERESTED. I TOOK HIM OUT TO THE FARM TO SHOW HIM THE WINDMILL ETC. JEFF HAD ANOTHER MAN WITH HIM, I DO NOT RECALL HIS NAME. THEY HAD ME SET UP MY EQUIPMENT JUST THE WAY I HAD DURING THE SIGHTING...THEY TOOK MEASUREMENTS...CLIMBED THE WINDMILL...MEASURED THE BLADES....SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME GATHERING DATA.

THEY TOOK THIS DATA AND A COPY OF THE VIDEO AND TOLD ME THEY WOULD GET BACK TO ME. LATER THEY HAD ME SEND THE ORIG. VIDEO TAPE TO BE LOOKED AT BY THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE TAPE...THEY FOUND NO DEFECT THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED THE OBJECT TO APPEAR ON THE TAPE.

IN A WEEK OR SO..MAYBE LONGER...I RECEIVED A REPORT ON THEIR FINDINGS. THE OBJECT WAS NO KNOWN AIRCRAFT...IT WAS TRAVELING AT EST. 14,000 MPH...IT WAS OVER 300 FT LONG...AND OVER 100 FT TALL...A COMPUTER GENERATED CLOSE-UP OF THE OBJECT SHOWED IT TO BE A DISC SHAPED OBJECT AS SEEN FROM THE SIDE. THE PHOTO ALSO SHOWED THE OBJECT WAS WARMER ON THE NOSE AND TAIL THEN IN THE MIDDLE. WE AT THE TELEVISION STATION HAD TAKEN THE VIDEO A ZOOMED IN ON THE OBJECT AS IT TRAVELED...YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THE DISC PASSES BEHIND THE WINDMILL...COMES OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE AND DISAPPEARS INTO A CLOUD.

THERE YOU HAVE IT...IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 13 YEARS SINCE THAT SIGHTING...I NEVER SAW IT WITH THE NAKED EYE, ONLY ON THE VIDEO TAPE....AND LIKE I SAID BEFORE...IT WAS MOVING VERY VERY FAST...IT CROSSES THE SCREEN IN A BLINK OF AN EYE...BUT SLOWED DOWN YOU CAN SEE IT VERY CLEARLY.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE OBJECT WAS...BUT I THINK IT MAY BE SOME SORT OF SECRET MILITARY PLANE....BUT WHO KNOWS.

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