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Occurred : 6/30/1988 23:15 (Entered as : 06/30/88 23:15)
Reported: 9/12/2007 10:28:28 PM 22:28
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 minutes
UFO Sighted Thursday June 30, 1988 at about 23:15 N of Elizabethtown and S of Louiseville on I-65 close to State Park

The date was Thursday June 30th, 1988 shortly after 11 PM.

I was moving from Houston TX to Metro Detroit MI. I was traveling alone in a huge 26' Ryder Rental Truck while towing my 1985 Cavelier on a tow dolly behind.

I was heading North out of Elizabethtown, KY but was still well South of Lousville, KY on I-65. I saw a State Park sign coming up so I decided to pull over at that exit and just sleep on the shoulder on the side of the road near the highway so I could get an early start with out getting lost in the morning, plus I was not very acclimated with the procedures needed to back this monster mobile up.

Anyway I merged into the exit lane and turned right onto this road (name forgotten). I proceeded probably a mile or more down this road so I was far enough away to not hear the noise of the occaisonal semi going up the hills on the Interstate. I pulled off on the right shoulder, went over a hill and stopped near the bottom of the grade. I engaged the emergency brake and cut the truck motor. I was smoking a cig and just getting ready lay down on the bench seat and try to get a couple hours sleep before continuing.

Suddenly, I noticed that the interior of the cab was gradually getting lighter. Mind you, I am out in the middle of nowhere parked by the exterior boundaries of a state park. Of course I figured it was a car or vehicle of some kind.

Damn if wasn't a vehicle of some kind! The interior of the truck cab continued to get brighter seeming from behind, but I could not see a vehicle on the road behind me. The lights go so bright it was kind of freaking me out a little. I looked out the passenger window and could see some kind of multi-colored lights on what appeared to be some type of flying saucer. I could not see the whole thing, but it was slowing moving over a hill south of me with an approach that seemed to be coming towards me.

I could not take this suspense. This was a moment when I realized that whatever this was, it was a lot more powerful than I was. I got out of the truck and stood between the truck and trailer watching this thing approach me. I made such an effort to hear something as it came closer but I heard not a sound. Not a single sound. No wildlife, no bugs, no flying saucer. But I could see it! It was not shing a light on me as it was just illuminating the darkness. It continued to move slowly never varying its speed. The object appeared to be huge. My perception was that it was roughly 200 feet across. I walked to the back of the trailer giving up my false refuge because I really couldn't believe what I was seeing.

The object continued north and went over the next hill seemingly to flew just over the tree tops. When the lights faded I got back in the truck ane locked the doors.

I played the radio for about 5 minutes to help myself calm down. I decided I really was exhausted even though I had just witnessed an amazing thing. I turned off the radio, double checked the door locks, and fell asleep.

The next morning about 4:30 I woke up and thought about what I saw. I actually tried to rationalize that I did not see what I thought I did. I went to start the truck, and the battery was dead. Last night I only ran the radio for about 5 minutes before I turned it off. As luck would have it. I had parked on a slight incline so I release the emergecy brake, put it in neutral and we started rolling downhill. I pushed in the clutch, put it in 1st and popped the Clutch. She started right up. Just coincidence I thought. I found the entrance to the park further down the road on the right and made a wide U-turn to go back towards I-65 North.

Hours Later I picked up a station from LIMA Ohio that said there had been multiple UFO sightings the night before. They even gave out a phone number to call if you had seen it. It was probably just their number they were giving out and not an official number, but I was just excited that somebody had seen something last evening and they were describing similar sightings.

I know these areas are 250 miles apart, but it seemed to give my version credability again. I know it was a UFO because I could not IDENTIFY if. Nor have I seen anything like it since.

I told this story a lot at first, but based on the looks people give you, I very rarely tell it anymore.

((NUFORC Note: Date of the event may be approximate. PD))