NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/16/1997 13:00 (Entered as : 08/16/97 13:00)
Reported: 8/3/2018 1:38:41 PM 13:38
Posted: 8/10/2018
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Changing
Duration:3 minutes
White Object Constantly Changes then Vanishes Instantly.

This sighting happened during the summer and a few years after the passing of my father, which would put it in July or August of 1997. I'm thinking it was August because my initial thought, when I saw this UFO, was that it must be a bundle of helium balloons that must have gotten away from someone at the Kentucky State Fair (KSF). The KSF normally begins in mid August and last about eleven days. The sighting happened about four miles to the east from the KSF, which would put it down wind. I wanted to take a picture of it so I ran in our house and grabbed a 35mm disposable camera. Fortunately, the object was still there when I got back, and I was able to get a photo of it.

The object appeared to "Boil" in slow motion or constantly changed shape. It continually drifted east as I watched it, and after a minute or two a jet airliner flew past and at that moment the object instantly vanished. The closest thing I can compare it to was the "Nellis AFB UFO" video that's out there on YouTube. The object seemed to be about 1,000 to 2,000 feet in altitude.

I'm starting to get older and just wanted to share this with the world.

I'm e-mailing a photo image called "UFO1.jpg".


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