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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/15/1973 21:00 (Entered as : 10/73 21:00)
Reported: 10/29/2015 4:36:54 PM 16:36
Posted: 11/6/2015
Location: Waco, TX
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams, The object landed, There were electrical or magnetic effects, Entities were seen
Close Encounter of the Second Kind.

One night when I was returning home from taking a doctorate course at Baylor University, I saw a light over Lake Waco. At first, I thought it was the planet Venus; but as I came closer to where I would turn off to reach my home street, I could see that the light was more and more to my right. Therefore, I knew it wasn't a planet or a star. So, I assumed it was a helicopter.

Two nights later while coming home from my class, I saw the same light; so, I decided to investigate. I took the next exit after crossing Lake Waco which brought me into Speegleville Park. The road which was gravel then curved back to the East. But before I could get closer to the craft, it started moving West and then South over the highway. I decided to follow it as there was enough light that I could see it wasn't a helicopter but was a black triangular craft.

As I took the overpass, I saw the craft nestled down in a pasture behind a clump of trees. I drove pass the area and the road curved back toward the East. I went about 100 yards past where I saw the craft go down, pulled over, turned off my lights and waited but letting my car engine idle, looking into my rearview mirror.

To my surprise, the craft arose from behind the trees about thirty feet in the air and came toward me. It stopped slightly to my right, facing my vehicle, and remained motionless, with no sound. It was just past what looked like a telephone line and on the South side of the fence.

As I was looking up at it through my windshield, I could see a cockpit with 3 round heads looking down at me. There was a green hue in the cockpit and the heads appeared like shadows with no discernible features. The craft itself was triangular about 30 ft. in length and approx. 20 wide. It was jet black in color.

I had been there approximately 5 min., when a green light came down on my vehicle from the craft. My engine stopped running and none of my lights and radio would work. I couldn't get my car to start after trying several times which caused me to get nervous. So, I locked my doors and just waited.

It was a cool and clear night, and I couldn't do anything but just sit there. Every few minutes, I tried to get the engine to start but nothing. It was just me and the three heads looking down at me.

What seemed like an eternity, I finally got the engine to start on my VW Fastback after about 15 min. of trying. I then pulled ahead with my lights off about 70 yards where I turned my lights on and did a U-turn. As I drove back by the craft, it did not attempt to follow me. When I got back on the highway, I looked to my right and could see the craft was still there.

Having had two years of AFROTC and two years active duty in the US Army, I knew this was no known military or civilian aircraft. Since it could hover with no sound and remain motionless, I can only conclude that what I observed was an alien spacecraft.

About two years later as my family and I were headed to East Waco to have dinner my wife's family, I saw the same light again. This time, it was South of the LaVega football field. It was sitting still behind and above the stadium lights. I wanted to go investigate; but my wife didn't want us to get any closer, claiming her parents were waiting for us for dinner. Well, I think that was just an excuse as I had already confided in her my previous UFO encounter.

I do have two pieces of advice for anyone reading this report: 1. Keep looking up, and 2. Have a camera or picture phone available with you.

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