|Occurred : 8/1/2000 02:00 (Entered as : 08/01/2000 02:00)
Reported: 2/24/2005 7:58:46 PM 19:58
Location: River Falls/Prescott (between), WI
|Pacing light between Prescott and River Falls
I was coming back from my girlfriend's apartment in River Falls, returning home to Cottage Grove, MN. I am not sure of the date, I cannot pinpoint it in my memory. I do remember that it was near my girlfriend's birthday, which is in August, and that when I went to see her back then, we stayed up late, as I did not have to work early, so I estimate the time as somewhere between 1 am and 3 am, CST.
I was heading west on highway 10, and I was just approaching Prescott, WI when, out of the corner of my eye, over a darkened corn field to my left, I saw something move. I turned my head and looked. At first, I thought it was a reflection of my dashboard lights on the window glass, so I decided to roll down my window. The light was still there, pacing my car, about 1-1.5 miles to the south of me, over the cornfield. after a few minutes of watching this light and not paying attention to the road, I decided to stop my car on the side of the highway.
I looked down for a split second to get my cell phone so that I could call my girlfriend and tell her what I was seeing. When I looked up, I saw the light streak east and disappear.
My cell phone, which is never turned off, and had no mechanical problems, was turned off. When I turned it back on, the time did not register right away, and I had no signal in an area in which I normally have full signal. For about five minutes I sat there, my car idling while I tried to get my cell to work properly. It would not.
It would not right itself until I got home that night, some 20 minutes later.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))