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Occurred : 3/2/1967 19:50 (Entered as : 03/02/67 19:50)
Reported: 6/13/2013 1:56:26 PM 13:56
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Hickman, KY
Shape: Formation
Duration:20 minutes
6 objects disappear and reappear jumping about 5 miles of airspace to dodge an airplane.

March 2, 1967, was the date of this event. I am now a Christian minister in Tennessee. I am now 61. When I was 14 the following event took place 8 miles SW of Hickman, Kentucky. I was out in the back yard (country without street light) with a pair of cheap binoculars just looking around. It was dark and appeared to be no clouds in the sky. A full moon was shining as it came up in the east. I was looking west across a field and woods. About 23 miles SW of Hickman is Tiptonville, TN. Southwest into Arkansas is located the Blysville Air Force Base in Arkansas.

As first I noticed 3 lights in a V formation. I looked around in other directions and looked back and saw 6 lights in two V formations. They were just above the trees from my view but were close to the location of the winding Mississippi River about 5-10 miles away. These lights appeared to be following the course of the Mississippi River. I went into the house and told my daddy and we went out on the front porch facing north to observe them. They were about 2-4 miles NW. They were bright and there was no sound. Daddy said they were probably airplanes with landing lights on. I said ‘but there is no sound’. Daddy went back in the house. I watched with curiosity. I heard an airplane coming from the east (probably from Union City direction). It was making the usual sound a plane would make.

The airplane appeared to be on a collision course with the 6 lights. I was intensely watching because I expected something to happen to the airplane if these were real UFOs. My eyes were focused on the airplane. My side-view I could see the 6 lights. I looked quickly left and only saw 4 lights. By now the airplane was in the air-space of the first 2 lights. Out of the corner of my right vision I saw the 2 lights about 5 miles away.

I turned my attention back to the airplane. Again I took a quick glance to the left and only saw 2 lights. I immediately looked to the right and saw 4 lights in the distance. Then I figured out what they were (impossibly) doing. This time I focused my attention on the last 2 lights left of the airplane. As the airplane was approaching near their air-space the 2 lights started to sparkle bigger at the top and narrow at the bottom (kind of like a top). When the 2 lights went out I immediately turned my gaze to the location of the 4 lights at my right. Then I observed the 2 lights starting to sparkle (bigger at the top and narrow at the bottom) and then come on like a light bulb glowing. The airplane was all by itself. The 6 lights were still in formation and they never broke stride (speed).

I looked at my watch. It was 8 o’clock. I stayed out in the yard. At 8:10 I heard the roar of jet planes coming from the SW in the direction of the Blysville Air Force Base. They came very low over our house. They were F4 Phantom jet fighters. There were 2 of them and they were proceeding in the direction where I last saw the 6 lights.

This means there should be a record at Blysville Air Force base of this event on radar. I do not know if the airplane pilot made any report on this date.