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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/1996 21:00 (Entered as : 4/?/1996 21:00)
Reported: 6/2/2013 8:47:25 PM 20:47
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 minutes
1 LIGHT SEPARATES INTO 3 & HOVERS OVER TREE TOPS, THEN COMBINE & DISAPPEAR

ME & MY MOTHER (I WAS 22 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME) WERE DRIVING UP THE NEW HIGHWAY INTO NORTON, VA, OUT OF BIG STONE GAP, VA AT ABOUT 9:00PM. TO THE LEFT OF US IS THE MOUNTAIN SIDE WHERE THE HIGHWAY HAS BEEN CUT IN. TO THE RIGHT OF US IS A GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE LIGHTS DOWN IN THE VALLEY.

TO OUR RIGHT THERE IS A MOUNTAIN RANGE CURLING AROUND ENCOMPASSING "POWELL VALLEY." ON THE VERY TOP OF THIS MOUNTAIN WAS THE OLD "HIGH KNOB" OBSERVATION TOWER, WHICH BURNED DOWN A FEW YEARS BACK.

THERE IS A ROAD THAT FOLLOWS THE TOP OF THIS MOUNTAIN FROM HIGH KNOB ALL THE WAY AROUND THE MOUNTAIN AND BACK TO BIG STONE GAP VIA A SMALL HOLLOW CALLED "CRACKERS NECK".

MY GRANNIE ALWAYS TOLD ME STORIES OF SEEING LIGHTS MOVING AROUND THE SIDES OF THE MOUNTAINS IN DIFFERENT COLORS SINCE SHE WAS A SMALL CHILD. SHE WAS BORN IN 1919.

ON THIS PARTICULAR NIGHT MY MOM & I WERE DRIVING UP THE MOUNTAIN AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS HUGE BRIGHT LIGHT DROPS OUT OF THE SKY BUT SPLITS INTO 3 DIFFERENT LIGHTS BEFORE HOVERING OVER THE TREE LINE ON THE MOUNTAIN TO OUR RIGHT...WHERE HIGH KNOB IS.

THE ONE HUGE LIGHT SEPARATED MAYBE 200 YARDS ABOVE THE TREES...ONE WENT LEFT...ONE STRAIGHT DOWN...& THE OTHER TO THE RIGHT BUT THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE DROPPED STRAIGHT DOWN WHILE THE OTHER TWO MOVED AWAY FROM IT MAKING A TRIANGLE SHAPE AS THEY WENT DOWN.

THEY ALL HOVERED MAYBE 100-200 FEET OVER THE TREE TOPS FOR APPROXIMATELY 3-4 MINUTES...THEN STARTED BACK UP & MET BACK INTO ONE LIGHT BALL.

IT THEN PROCEEDED TO TRAVEL STRAIGHT UP, INCREASING IN SPEED THEN VANISHED INTO THIN AIR!

MY MOM & I WERE BOTH QUIET FOR A FEW SECONDS BEING IN SHOCK…

THEN SHE ASKED…"DID YOU SEE THAT?"..

.I REPLIED, "WHAT DID YOU SEE?"…

SHE SAID, "LIGHTS"…

I SAID, "YES, I WONDER WHAT THAT WAS?"…

SHE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW AND SURE DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT!"

WE NEVER SPOKE OF IT TO ANYONE ELSE BECAUSE IT SCARED US TO DEATH & WE FIGURED PEOPLE WOULD THINK WE WERE CRAZY! EVER SO OFTEN WE'LL BRING IT UP AGAIN JUST WONDERING WHAT IT WAS!


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