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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/4/1996 23:00 (Entered as : 02/04/96 23:00)
Reported: 3/2/2002 6:55:43 PM 18:55
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Manitoba (rural) (Canada), MB
Shape: Disk
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
While driving on the highway one night, I drove right underneath a saucer shaped UFO hovering about 75 feet above the road.

I've seen UFO's three times in my life. Once during the daytime when I was twelve, and two more night-time sightings as an adult. This isn't counting strange lights or something you're just not sure of, these are actual craft that I could see clearly.

Anyway, my most memorable encounter happened on the night of February 4, 1996 at about 11:00 at night. At the time I was living in Brandon, Manitoba but the man I was seeing (now my husband) lived in Winnipeg, which is where I live now. As he had two small children from a previous relationship that were with him every weekend, it was much easier for me to make the trip in by myself than for him to come out to see me and bring the kids with him (they were two and three at the time). So every Friday night I would drive into Winnipeg and return home Sunday night, usually leaving around 9:00. I would invariably be tired and anxious to get home, so the lights at the Carberry intersection at Highway 5 on the #1 was always a real landmark that I watched for because it meant I only had half an hour left before I was home. I was always glad to see the lights at that intersection as I approached it.

On this particular night it was quite cold and I had left Winnipeg a little later than usual. After checking my watch and doing some calculations I was thinking that by the time I hit the intersection it would be pretty much exactly 11:00 which meant I would be home by 11:30. Having driven this stretch of highway so often I knew exactly when to expect to see the Carberry lights. As they came into view, I noticed that there were two other lights hovering just above the streetlights. I kept watching these lights as I drove and they didn't move at all, up or down or side to side. From the time I first saw the lights to the time I reached the intersection was about 7 km. As I got closer and closer I could tell that these lights were hovering immediately above the streetlights, I'd say 10-15 feet above them. Let's say that the poles are 60 feet and the UFO was 15 feet above that, that would make it about 75 feet off the ground - pretty darn close! As I approached the intersection, I could see the thing that was making the lights was on the other side of the streetlights, so I couldn't really see anything more than a dark saucer sharp as I drove through the intersection because I couldn't see past the glare of the streetlights. It wasn't until I was completely through could I look up and clearly see the UFO. I was driving in the passing lane because as I was coming up to the intersection there was a white van in the right hand lane that wasn't travelling quite as fast as I was, so I was in the left lane going around it. We were travelling pretty close together as we passed through the intersection, so I know someone else had to have seen this.

I was looking at this thing the entire time as I got closer to it. As I got past the glare, it suddenly came into very sharp view. I was driving directly underneath it, it was right above me! I couldn't believe what I was seeing! It was round and flat. I couldn't really see the top of it, but the bottom was very clear. The two lights that I had seen were different colours, but I honestly can't remember what they were now, it's been too long. Blue and white, maybe. Anyway, there was a third light as well on the bottom of this thing (this one was red, I think), which is where the first two were - on the bottom of the craft. I remember thinking at the time that the thing must have been tilted towards the west and that was why I hadn't seen the third light until then. I saw two other vehicles on the other side of the highway headed east towards Winnipeg and thought that they must have seen three lights as they approached from the other direction instead of two as I had. It was hovering over the left side of the highway, not in the middle, so my car drove directly underneath. I looked up at it and thought how it looked just like something out of a movie. It was metallic, dark but shiny, reflecting the lights from below. It was covered with what looked like machinery of some sort, all curvy tubes and pipes, all over the bottom of it except around the edge. It was somewhere around 35 feet across and I did not hear any noise emanating from it at all (over the road noise, of course). It was only about 75 feet off the ground so I got a really good, close look at it.

I have wished heartily ever since that I had pulled over for a better look, but I didn't. First, it was late and I was tired and I had to be at work at 7:00 the next day so I really wanted to get home to bed. Secondly, it was the middle of winter and it was, as I mentioned earlier, fairly cold. Also, I was by myself. If I had been with someone else I probably would have been braver. And I was in the passing lane - you can't stop on the shoulder of the passing lane.

Anyway, that's what I saw that night. I did arrive home at 11:30, so there was no weird time loss or anything like that. I'd be interested to know if anyone else reported seeing anything there that night.