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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1981 22:00 (Entered as : 08/81 22:00)
Reported: 11/21/2006 1:49:34 PM 13:49
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Murphysboro, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 mins
I was camping out with a friend in another friend's Christmas tree farm north of Murphysboro. We had dragged two lawn chairs out into the area and were laying in the field enjoying the summer weather.

We were sitting there talking when all of a sudden I noticed something coming towards us in the distance. At first, it appeared to be a plane, but as it got closer, it was clear that it was shaped like a circle and had lights of different colors around the bottom. It was completely silent and seemed low to the ground, not as high as an airplace. It blocked out the stars as it passed very slowly directly above us.

My friend freaked out and began shooting at the object with his pellet gun. Seriously. He was an unusual fellow. I told him to put it away, because they may take it as a threat, so he stopped and we watched it continue over the woods to our north.

Of course, this is something I will never forget and I remember it like it was yesterday.


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

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))