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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/15/1993 (Entered as : 2/??/1993)
Reported: 11/25/2005 1:44:02 AM 01:44
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Mississippi (rural; location unspecified), MS
Shape: Sphere
Duration:~5 minutes
squat spheroid ufo with fanlike underside structure and evenly spaced lights around equator of object

We were driving through Mississippi on a two lane state road southbound. It was late at night...I don't know how late...but probably after midnight. The road was through a pine forest. We were travelling toward sea level and as a consequence the plane of the land ahead of us was visible for a few miles to the horizon (we could see the tops of the trees for a ways ahead due to the downward slow incline of the land). About near the horizon, I see this lighted object. I first think that it must be an airplane. This is for a good minute or two. As we approached it however, I realized that the object was not moving and that it was shaped like a squat spheroid and had lights evenly spaced around its equator. I then assumed that it must be a water tower. As we got closer it became apparent that the thing was hovering right on the left hand side of the road about 3-5 feet above the trees. It was no more than 30-50 feet away from the car at the closest point. The lights on it were bright white and were shining downward. I guess it must have been 30-50 feet in diameter. On the underside of the object, there was a fanlike rotor structure composed of many thin metallic looking fan blades. There were so many blades that you could not see a gap between them...but it my also have been that they were spinning too fast, so maybe there were fewer blades and it was more of an optical illusion do to the spinning. There was a slight fog around and above the trees, and the convection of the fan was sucking the fog into the object. I was filled with a very definitive fear and hightened anxiety like I have never felt before. I pointed at the object and could only say, "look, a UFO!" and kept driving. All 4 passengers in my car verified a short while later at a diner that we saw what we saw. I still know one of the people today.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))