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Occurred : 4/30/1988 22:00 (Entered as : 00/00/88 22:00)
Reported: 7/3/2007 12:59:34 AM 00:59
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: McNeill, MS
Shape: Cigar
Duration:15 minutes
Cigar shaped object, whose ends rotated and blinked lights, the ends separated from main object and shot up quickly above the main one.

My Boyfriend and I were heading back to my house in the country late one night on a dirt road in 1988. I cannot remember the date exactly, only that it must have been springtime, because of where I lived during that time. As we drove we noticed some strange lights in the sky. I was intrigued and told him to turn around to get a better look. We turned around and headed back the way we came. We drove slowly, and there were 2 other cars on the road. One car was heading in our original direction. It slowed down and then took off quickly. The other car was coming up slowly behind us. We began driving very slowly, looking at the object. It was cigar shaped and had blinking lights. There were colors but not a big difference in color, more like changes in shade. Anyway, the lights were on the ends of the object forming circular rings around each end., appearing like rotating ends. We put the windows down to see if we could hear any sounds, but heard none.

Then suddenly, the ends of the object came off and suspended for a second, then shot in an upward direction so fast that it left a light trail. We weren’t quite believing what we were seeing but the ends that had come off then began a zigzag like pattern in the sky, traveling very fast. We couldn’t believe how fast. We were thinking out loud trying to figure out what type of craft could move that way, but never could think of one.

The main object remained stationary, but still had lights blinking. The 2 objects that had split off also had lights blinking. They returned to the main craft after a few minutes. The object remained where it was and we were trying to decide what we would do. Then it appeared to get lower in the sky. I was very excited, but my boyfriend was scared. I was acting like I was high on something and wanted to get closer to it. I was really afraid, but more excited. I don’t know , I must have had an adrenaline rush. We had totally forgotten about the car behind us and then noticed they were right behind us and watching too. We motioned for them to come up next to us.

They drove up parallel to our car and we started talking about what we were seeing. They were obviously scared and didn’t want to wait around for whatever “it” was to come closer. We did agree that we could not explain what we were seeing. They decided to leave and sped away. It was 2 women, but didn’t get any names.

We stopped in the road and looked at it, then realized it was moving slowly along the tree line. The road we were traveling on was next to a young pine grove, with older trees behind it. It was hard to judge how close we were to the object, but I’d estimate within a half mile. The object was moving above the older trees and there didn’t seem to be too much distance between it and the tree tops.

We didn’t say anything to each other for a little while, then I said I wanted to get closer. We sped up along the road to catch up and then realized it seemed to be drifting towards us, purposefully. Well, this definitely sounded alarms and we both decided to get the hell out of there. It was almost like, they had “spotted” us.

We get home and we tell my parents and siblings all about it. We go over everything with them to try and come up with a rational explanation. We never did.

Time has passed. I wish I had gotten the names of the other people who saw it. I wish I had pursued more information. I have never been able to come up with anything of this earth that could have done what “it” did. That feeling has never left me. I married that boyfriend and he has been plagued with “night terrors”, or so they say. He will wake up all hours of the night screaming, or talking out of his mind about “things” coming to get him. He has a scar that no one in his family can remember an injury that caused it. We joke about it being where “they” took him and did experiments. I know it is not funny. I truly believe that we experienced something from beyond our understanding. An interesting thing about that is we moved away from Mississippi in 2004 to the northwest US and he has not had one “night terror” since we moved.

I had 2 other interesting events occur like this in my childhood that I had put away as a trick of the mind, and didn‘t let myself see it any differently. I took in a lot more of this event than the others.

I am a Christian by faith. I believe the Bible, I believe in my salvation. I am not afraid that there is something else out there. Many people believe it is blasphemy to believe that there are “others”. I don’t.

Who are we to believe that we are the only ones in the universe? That there isn’t room for more. I don’t know what we saw that day. I may never know. I do know that, because of my belief in an all powerful God, that ANYTHING is possible.

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