September 29, 1995
Location: Vejle, Jutland, Denmark
24-year-old man was driving to visit his parents in Vejle
in Jutland, Denmark, when he experienced a dramatic stopping
of his car when a disc-shaped UFO with a powerful light
hovered over his vehicle. The object was only 3-4 meters
above the car, and he could see a number of circular lamps
on the underside. After a short time, the intensity of
the light from the UFO diminished, and it slowly moved
away and out of sight; he was able to start the car again
Artist's impression of the vehicle encounter near Vejle,
Jutland, Denmark. (Evans and Stacey)
Kim Moller Hansen, in Evans and Stacey (1997)
Encounter in Denmark
Kim Moller Hansen
account of the event of 29 September 1995, [in which there
was a dramatic stopping of a car where a very large disc
with a powerful light hovered over the vehicle,] is based
on the witness's written report and the investigation
by Torben Birkeholm, SUFOI's Field Investigator in Jutland.
ENGINE WENT COMPLETELY DEAD...'
was Friday evening. A 24-year-old man was driving southward
from Brande towards Vejle in Jutland, on his way to visit
his parents. ...His only companion was the black Labrador
lying on the back seat. There was hardly any traffic.
was dark with dry, clear weather: the external temperature
was over 10°C. ...The car's clock was showing 21.30,
when suddenly he saw the speedometer shoot straight round
to maximum and the other instruments started to go wild.
The rev counter also went to maximum and the thermometer
shot up into the red, where the needle stood vibrating.
At the same time, the windscreen wipers started going
at great speed - though they were not even switched on!
In bewilderment, he tried flicking the wiper switch, but
this had no effect.
dog started to become agitated on the back seat, and the
witness had to tell it to lie down. [
Soon] the engine
went completely dead and the car came to a stop - in complete
darkness - out in the middle of the country road.
POWERFUL LIGHT EXPLODES OVER THE VEHICLE
the witness nervously peered through the windscreen and
glanced repeatedly in the rear-view mirror, for fear of
any cars that might be approaching, he tried immediately
to re-start the car. He turned the ignition key, but nothing
happened. The ignition light did not come on, there was
no power. Everything was dead.
three or four fruitless attempts [to restart his car],
he suddenly became aware of a strange, oppressive sensation
'from above', like some sort of physical influence
that he found hard to describe...
warning - and without a sound - an enormously powerful
light practically 'exploded' over the vehicle.
The light came from above, and it was blinking or pulsing
quickly at regular intervals. The witness saw the light
through the windscreen, looked up and saw a huge disc
above him. He was scared, but immediately opened the door,
put his left foot on the road and leaned halfway out,
his left hand on top of the door and his right hand on
the steering wheel. His dog was whining and trying to
hide, trying vainly to 'bury' itself under the
light was dazzling and he had to squint to see anything.
He saw a large disc, 12-15 metres in diameter, just three
or four metres above the car. The disc's outer edge was
dark against the background of the starry sky. A little
further in, he could see a number of concentric circles
of light, which were closer together the nearer they were
to the centre of the disc.
light-circle consisted of 'lamps' that were equally
spaced all the way around. Each 'lamp' consisted
of two circles, like a bulb in the middle of a reflector.
The light itself seemed like neon and each 'lamp' shone
as brightly as a halogen lamp.
the centre of the disc, the light was so strong that the
witness could make out no details, or see whether there
was a single light source or a cluster of small ones.
He observed that the light's boundary was very sharply
defined, going straight down rather than spreading out
to the sides as would be normal.
the circumference of the light field on the ground corresponded
to that of the disc above.
colour of the light was white and indigo, somewhat reminiscent
of the light from a welding torch, but not nearly as strong.
It 'quivered' in a strange fashion.
LIGHT GETS DIMMER AND THE DISC MOVES
a short time, he saw that the intensity of the light was
slowly diminishing, as if someone were operating a dimmer
...Through the windscreen, he saw that the disc was slowly
moving forwards ahead of him. It carried on towards the
trees nearby, still very low down, and as it reached the
first trees, it literally had to 'tip' its left-hand
side up to avoid them. It carried on with a faint light
and disappeared out of sight in a matter of a few seconds,
still without a sound.
the disc glided towards the front of the car, he could
see that it was not flat. It looked peculiar, with something
like 'triangles' or 'spikes' which he estimates
were approximately one third of the disc's diameter, or
about three metres high. The outer edges were rounded
off, like a parasol
a short while, he simply sat in the car, trying to calm
his still agitated dog while he collected himself after
what had happened. After maybe three or four minutes,
he turned the ignition key to check if there was any power.
The headlights came on and he noticed straight away that
the digital clock stood at 21:31. He turned the key completely:
the engine started immediately. Lights and instruments
were functioning normally.
was still feeling afraid - his legs were trembling - but
he drove off. For a while, he did not drive over 70 km/h,
but he speeded up when he had calmed down a little.
driving 35 km, the witness reached his parents home and
immediately told them what had happened. The experience
was still affecting him and he was shaking. His parents
asked him to contact someone - there must be some 'UFO
people' he could ring. But he was too frightened and
upset and did not phone anyone
24-year-old man lives in Aalborg (northern Jutland), where
he is a student nurse
He comes across as a surprised
and honest person who gives no impression of being other
than very normal.