|Occurred : 8/20/2007 04:30 (Entered as : 08/20/07 4:30)
Reported: 9/11/2007 4:34:53 PM 16:34
Location: Middleton, WI
|Column of flashing white lights
I’ve never seen a UFO before but I’ve always wanted too. I’m a skeptic but a believer.
This incident occurred on my way to work at 0430 between Waunakee, Wi. 53597 and Middleton, Wi. 53562. As I was driving on county hwy K and heading west between county hwy Q and US hwy 12, I saw a column of lights that resemble the broadcast towers that dot the west side of Madison, Wi. which is adjacent to Middleton.
Initially, I instinctively interpreted this column of flashing lights as one of the broadcast towers off in the distance. This thought did not follow through in my mind though. As soon as I focused on the road ahead again I immediately returned my gaze to the lights again. This was not hard to do for the traffic at 0430 is nonexistent. I was able to slow my car speed and observe.
What I observed was a tower of flashing white lights not far off in the countryside. My calculated guess would be about ¼ - ½ mile. The countryside here is farmland – dark as night can be. I always enjoy viewing the stars at this time of morning on my way to work. There are few things that I enjoy better than the night sky. I must say that after I concluded that what I was seeing was a possible UFO mimicking a TV tower, I burst into laughter at the thought of concealment by looking like a tower of lights. Beautiful!! This column continued to move in a westerly direction as I turned toward Middleton on to US hwy 12 heading south. I didn’t stop to view it any longer as I continued on into work. Sooo….it was observed by me for approximately 10 min.
I just recently decided to report this observation because I believe that what I saw was not part of the normal fauna of my path to work. I also continued to look each morning thereafter at the towers that do exist there and the distance and size they actually are. They are extremely further away to my sighting and observations.
I didn’t count the number of flashing lights but they were all flashing white. The height of the light tower I find difficult to estimate but will guess at between 100 -200 yds. As for closeness to the ground; It was definitely off the ground. I will not try to guess.
((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))