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Occurred : 6/22/1996 23:30 (Entered as : 06/22/96 23:30)
Reported: 6/18/2007 1:33:20 PM 13:33
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Boekel (The Netherlands),
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 hour
It was june22 1996 on a Saturday we were at my wife’s bosses house in the village of Oeffelt, close to the German border.

It was around 11:30 pm when my wife and I decided to leave. We were the first to leave the party I had to work the next day and I don’t like to go to bed late on work nights we thanked our host and walked outside immediately I saw a disk like object with many lights circling above the farm house. It was nothing like I’ve ever seen before I said to my wife hey look at that. She said yea that’s strange. We stepped inside the car and drove west towards a major road and my wife said that the object was following us flying on the passenger’s side of the car I looked and saw it, turned left and the object turned with us I speeded up and the object did as well, turned right and he proceeded to follow. It was kind of strange. We drove another ten kilometers and this object kept the same distance from the car above us on the passenger’s side.

I guess I got brave our stupid and stopped the car, got out and got a good look at the object that was spinning slowly in front of the car moving over a house then stopped spinning and started spinning counter clock wise coming back towards us. To get an approximation on the size of it I would have to know how high that he was flying, what I do know for sure is that it was close and large maybe the size of a football field and it still made no sound. After a few minutes I got back inside the car trying not to alarm my wife I kept my thoughts to myself and drove on turning left on the middle peel road. We thought that we had lost it because of the trees but that was an illusion, one minute later it was back on the passengers side of the car. When we reached Boekel we were driving under a lot of trees so we couldn’t see anything following us any more my wife said drive fast and hide the car in our garage so I did we got out of the car and ran inside the house. I told the baby sitter and she said that it was a shame that she couldn’t have seen it. Me being of the nosey types had to look outside and to my horror it was hovering above the neighbors house but now it was very close and I could see from the lights that he was slanting down in my direction I could no longer see the under side just one row of lights, looking at me. I called for the baby sitter and my wife to come outside, but when they did the thing took off like a rocket. I mean a blink of your eye as fast as light. Then the two ladies went back inside, a minute later it came back and I called the ladies back. This time the object stayed and the baby sitter turned a little shade of white and said that she was going home because this was scary. Then she departed for her house. Just them my neighbor was returning home from a party. Walked over to me and the object took off again. Then I told him of our “strange night” He laughed and I told him to stay put it will come back, just then it returned and he was surprised He had never seen anything lik! e this a nd a couple of minutes later it took off and we went back inside. While undressing I asked my wife what she thought of all this she said that you should not think about it because it was too scary. And we talked about things and one thing that we are sure of is that we were followed by something that is not from this world. Being an SSgt in the US Air force I know what conventional aircraft looks like this was not anything I’d ever seen before. Total route that this object followed us was 26, 6 km and the time was about 1 hour.

Joe The Netherlands.

This looks a little like the object from the under side. did'nt work pasting the drawing Facts: * Date: June 22 1996 * Time 11:30 pm * Distance followed 26, 6 kilometer * Duration 1 hour * Lights moving clockwise until it turned around they stopped then started turning counter click wise * Totally silent.

* Height unknown * total length unknown but at least as big as a football field.

* speed during the pursuit 80 to 100 km per hour later as fast as light.