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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1976 23:00 (Entered as : 06/01/76 23:00)
Reported: 9/16/2006 8:32:12 AM 08:32
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: , TN
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 hour
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright Light followed me while driving and it seemed like forever

Somehow I feel this is important to tell you about it and the timeline was 1976.

I had a close encounter with whatever it was maybe a UFO. On a trip back from Wva to Florida, I was returning from seeing my mom in the hospital in WVa., it was late at night probably around 11pm while driving back through Alabama/Tennessee going south on the interstate highway I-65. What occurred was that an extremely bright light that reminded me of a locomotive train light appeared just behind me about 50yds quite suddenly and it followed me at the same pace I was driving around 60 mph, its movement was so strange because it didnít fluxuate with the contour of the road and I took notice there was no sound as if a helicopter. I wanted to alert my wife who was sleeping beside me in the car but I felt controlled as if in a trance or some hypnotic mind control so I kept my head straight ahead or forced, whatever, I even tried to take my foot off of the accelerator, tried to wake my wife but the only thing I could do was use my eyes to look in the forward direction and glance as well at the rear view mirror from time to time or maybe most of the time to keep track of its movements or was this what I was supposed to do, who knows, last of all I also noticed my palms were sweaty on the steering wheel but I couldnít take them off to wipe them. It seemed like for hours this occurrence was happening or maybe time was standing still or whatever I donít really know. I took notice as well, there were no cars in either direction the total time this was occurring, nothing seemed to be happening until this thing was gone and how did it go away well, Poof the light was gone is the only explanation I can come up with. When I was able to make movements with my body the first thing I did was move my head then wipe my hands off then I stopped the car on the side of the road got out and looked all around including the night sky, this caused my wife to wake and you can only imagine what she thought and said when I told her of this occurrence, finally I noticed life and back to the now time zone cars drove past in both di! rections , so tell me did my time stop or what, now doesnít this event seem strange to you but anyway the years have passed and from time to time I try to take myself back to those memories and ask myself, why me. I have never felt comfortable talking about this subject, even to this day, but it seems like a lot of people are coming forward so why not me. I have had many reoccurring dreams which started from my early teens of flying in some sort of craft and I remember always looking down at the terrain and cities as we were moving and I distinctly remember being asked if I wanted my family to go and I always said no only because either I feared for their safety or maybe I knew it was not my choice to make or maybe I thought I was never going to return again, who knows.