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Occurred : 2/1/1967 16:00 (Entered as : 02/01/67 16:00)
Reported: 2/19/2009 12:07:49 PM 12:07
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Martin, TN
Shape: Disk
Duration:Not sure, missing time
I saw a daylight disk in the afternoon followed by missing time, and seeing a small white humanoid.

During my 2nd year of college at UT Martin, a friend and I were scouting the area south of Martin Tennessee for sites to take girls in the car. We had just turned off of highway 45 going east onto a road that made a hard left turn shortly after turning onto it. In front of us, before the left turn there was a huge (presumably) oak tree, and hovering over and behind it was a very large saucer shaped disc. The diameter of the disk was approximately the same as the tree in front of it from our perspective, and I would estimate to be about the same as a saucer for a coffee cup held at arms length. We could see what appeared to be a row of windows around the perimeter. One of us, I don't remember which, said "wow, look at that" and pointed to it. We watched it descend, and presumably land in the field behind the tree. Then I, who was driving, said "lets go check it out". It was afternoon, but still broad daylight at that point.

The next thing I remember us is being on the other side of highway 45, back on a farm next to a creek. My friend and I were looking around a small meadow on our side of the creek, and there were woods on the other side, and it was dark, although there was a full or near full moon, so we could still see pretty well. We were both very apprehensive, but did not know why. Then we suddenly saw a white figure standing beside one of the trees on the other side of the creek. We looked at it, and it darted behind a tree. Curious, but also anxious, we crossed the creek to see what it was, but could never find it. When we discussed what it might be we finally decided it was an albino bear cub, standing on its back legs in an upright position. That sounds stupid today, but we could think of nothing else it could be. Many many years later when I was walking through a bookstore I saw it on the cover of a book, and almost fainted. The book, which I bought, was named Communion.

The odd thing was that at that point I did not remember the craft we saw earlier at all. And we never mentioned the sighting of the craft or the "being" to each other after that time to each other. Only after years did the memory of the entire event come back to me, and by then I had lost contact with the other fellow. Also it was years before I realized that the two events were really the same event with a time between them that I still do not recall. I have considered having a hypnotic regression done to try to find out what may have happened during the time I can't remember, but have not done so. I did take several people to that area in the following months because I was completely unnerved to be in that area and thought they would feel it as well, but no one I took there later had any strange feelings like I had when I went there.

Decades later I dreamed of the event, and in the dream saw a huge flying saucer ascend from the field near the creek. I however have no conscious memory of this, but still remember the dream quite vividly. Also neither of us had been drinking as we were both under 21 at the time.


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