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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/29/1995 02:00 (Entered as : 08/29/1995 2:00)
Reported: 11/27/2003 9:35:06 PM 21:35
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Black Triangular shaped craft with 3 pulsating red lights.

First off, I have a horrible concept of time so the day and year are estimates. However, my memory of the encounter is clear as if it happened yesterday. If verification is needed, proof could probably be provided by contacting one of three sources. First, one could contact The News Enterprise since a short article was ran documenting the appearance of the object. This article noted that two witnesses had seen the object, two policemen in fact. I've no idea if they filed an official report on the matter but contacting either the Kentucky State Police post in Hardin County or the Elizabethtown Police Department might yield further information on the subject.

As for my encounter, I was driving home very early one morning around 0200 after playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends at the comic book store I owned when I saw the object. I was on Hutcherson lane, about a half mile off US1600 when I experienced a compelling urge to look up in the sky. What I saw surprised me. Hovering above a field, roughly 500 feet in the air (hard to tell depth due to visibility and no frame of reference) was a triangular shaped object that would have likely dwarfed a football field had it landed. At first it was difficult to discern the shape of the object since it was black and I was viewing it at night, thankfully it was a clear night. Due to the three orange/red lights, which seemed to pulse slowly, I was able to make out the silhouette of a triangle. The craft just hovered there as I drove under it, making no noise at all. As far as I know, the military does not have an aircraft with VTOL capability that can hover without noise for an extended amount of time. The cops that viewed the object spotted it from Ring Road, as far as I know, I'm the only one that got a close look at the craft.

As for the article in the paper, it stated that further investigation into the matter would be handled by one of the government agencies (I forget which one they mentioned now). A few days later after the initial article, it was determined that the "craft" was, in fact, reflections from the fireworks at the Heartland Festival.

I assure you, what I drove under was no reflection from fireworks (fireworks that were over well before midnight by the way), nor was I high, drunk or no medication of any kind at that time.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))