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Occurred : 7/8/1980 04:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1980 04:00)
Reported: 5/20/2005 2:52:23 AM 02:52
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:30 Minutes
DEFINITELY NOT FROM AROUND HERE!

I was taking a girlfriend of mine home. We live in Louisville, KY. She had recently moved way out by a Ford plant, on Westport Road.

At that time (1980) the roads were very winding and the whole area wasn't that developed. There were those huge power lines everywhere on the side of the road like you see in such rural areas. We were both 21 years old, and we had been up late because she wanted to discuss some troubling family issues that had just ocurred.

I took her home and from my house (in Fern Creek)it was a very long way out there. I then drove back the same road and was moving right along in my Mustang when I got to a winding part of the road, and slowed for safety sake.

Suddenly I saw a craft that was similar in body perhaps to a helicopter, in that it was long and may have been wider at the front than the rear. I only noticed it had a high beam light on me. I knew it could very possibly be a police helicopter, and figured it was just what it was. It kept putting the beam on me and scared me. I was afraid maybe they were looking for some escaped criminal or something and may have thought I fit their description.

I saw that the craft though was so low to the ground that it was amazing. I suddenly thought that if it was that low, which was at the first draping power line of the two, that it may get tangled into them and then I'd be affected by the mess.

I was scared that it would cause an accident, so I stopped the car and watched it. It was hovering perfectly still in the air, but was that low, and had NO SOUND AT ALL. I even rolled down the window a bit because I thought maybe they would come on a bull horn or something.

All the time I couldn't see much of the thing because of this beam directed at me. It didn't get entangled, though that close to the lines, and I figured before it did, I'd race ahead and get out of there and did so. Strangely, it went up into the sky then but again, not all that high in altitude.

Then I went all the way home, maybe 30 miles, and it had followed me every inch of the way, sometimes higher up in the sky, others lower, and I was horrified maybe it WAS the police. Then I got home, and parked in our back driveway and saw it flying in the sky slowly, in both directions, no pattern. I thought that was very weird, and it seemed it had followed me so long and far, that I ran into our house. I have always thought it was a UFO though I didn't ever know if I did or did not believe in them and still don't know for sure.

But when I think back on that night, I picture driving and where it was I saw it so close to those power lines, and suddenly I realize I'm recalling the right spot I was driving, but in the wrong direction. I was going homeward on that particular curve, and yet I always recall it as if going toward her apartment instead. That is very weird to me.

The craft had been pretty low when I pulled into the driveway and I watched it after turning out the car lights. Suddenly it zipped up into the sky above my backyard so fast it was a mere speck. THAT is when I didn't think it was a police helicopter and the other reason was that a chopper always makes some big propeller sound, but even close to me as it was on that road by the power lines, it was SILENT.

I also later heard others say that weird sitings happened around POWER LINES and wonder if they someway tap into the power or something.

I am a professional person and college educated, reasonable and have never taken one drug in my life. It was definitely NOT from around here..

((NUFORC Note: One of two similar reports from the same source. We have posted both reports. PD))