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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1950 (Entered as : 1950)
Reported: 1/10/2008 7:22:40 AM 07:22
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Crowder, MS
Shape: Unknown
Large circular area of cotton plants appearing "scalded" which subsequently died leaving bare dirt. No evidence of infestation found.

During cotton growing season, my father discovered one field with circular area of cotton wilted with the appearance of being "scalded".  He arranged for local ag teacher to come and give his opinion. 

I was approximately 4 years at the time and was present during the examination of the crop field.  I remember much discussion initially of this event.  In the late 1900's, I brought this up at a family reunion; all family members expressed on remembrance of the event.  My mother privately told me I should never discuss again as "people will think you're crazy". 

Following the actual event I spent a lot of time thinking about the event/occurence and grew up making jokes about an alien craft landing on the field and swapping me for the human child living there to gather information and experience about humans.  So my mother's belieft that I could be considered crazy isn't so off base. 

You must know however, we did not receive any newspapers, magazines or have TV during those early years and our social interactions with others outside family were limited to church.  I well remember the first time I learned of crop circles in the high school library and how profoundly I was affected by the pictures. 

This is the first time I've told this to anyone outside the family.  I'm now 61 years and until 10/06 hadn't thought much about the event.  At that time, living in Las Cruces, NM, I did see a strange light in the sky at night.  This event was also reported by me today.

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