Location: Farmville, North Carolina, United States
the witness: "I grabbed the binoculars and looked
at it. This time I could see a distinct shape. It was
like an ice-cream cone pointing upward. The flat part
of the cone was facing the earth. On the back of the cone
was what looked like a small hull or house or hut of some
kind. It was about a fifth of the size of the cone itself.
Out of this hut came a very faint blue light. It passed
directly over our heads at about 15 MPH. Thats how
slow it was going."
UFOCasebook.com (B.J. Booth, editor)
to original source]
- Farmville, NC UFO Sighting
home from Greenville, NC to Wilson, NC, US 264 had recently
been bypassed, making for a quicker ride through the country.
was about 2:00 a.m. A friend and I were driving home after
visiting friends in Greenville. Neither of us had been
drinking or doing any drugs. We never did, and were considered
"uncool" for not partaking.
friend was an avid aeronautics fan, and he could identify
most aircraft from any country. His knowledge was phenomenal.
There was no moon. The night was clear and star-laden.
We passed a housing development and shortly afterward,
saw what appeared to be a bright helicopter headlamp shining
towards us about 800 feet in the air to the northwest.
As Mike peered at it, he noticed it was not moving and
was getting brighter. So I pulled off the road and we
got out. I had binoculars in the truck, so we looked at
it through them. We could only see a bright light
no material object.
we took turns looking at the light, without warning, a
craft appeared over the tree line to our right, about
400 feet up, and glided directly toward us. It came closer
to the earth and moved at a constantly slowing speed;
no earthly aircraft could move as slowly without falling
out of the air. It was not a dirigible or "weather
balloon". It was nothing Mike could identify
and this intrigued him. It made no sound.
grabbed the binoculars and looked at it. This time, I
could see a distinct shape. It was like an ice-cream cone
pointing upward. The flat part of the cone was facing
the earth. On the back of the cone was what looked like
a small hull or house or hut of some kind. It was about
a fifth of the size of the cone itself. Out of this hut
came a very faint blue light. It passed directly over
our heads at about 15 mph. Thats how slow it was
it passed over us, it banked clockwise and came to a standstill
over the adjacent field on the other side of the road.
It simply stopped. It did not fall. It did not quiver.
It sat there motionless, about 100 feet off the ground.
It was about 60 feet tall and the flat part was about
30 feet wide. It had a pewter-like ability to reflect
ambient light. There were other small lights on the craft,
but it looked like someone had thrown a wadded-up ball
of very dim Christmas lights onto it, and it stuck. In
other words, there was no pattern (as we would know it)
to the placement of the lights on the craft. They were
red, blue, and white. Some were fainter than others. Perhaps
20 in all.
a light shone down from the craft in a complete circular
pattern, about 8 feet wide, very much like a spotlight
on a stage. In fact, it looked very earth-produced. It
shone the light onto a copse of trees in which an old
barn was hidden. The light passed over the ruin, traveled
across the ground slowly, and I quickly calculated that
it was going to "hit" us if it kept moving in
the same arc. I was excited and scared. As the light came
closer to where we were standing, a car came over the
distant hill, and as soon as its headlights came into
view, every light on the craft went out except the faint
blue light in the hut.
began to move very slowly away from the road, crossing
the field and going toward the forest at the other end
of the field. There was no way to follow it. As it went
into the distance, a red light came on that shone dully
on the tops of the trees. It sank lower to where it almost
touched the tree tops. Then we noticed four or five other
red lights hovering over the treetops, but all moving
slowly toward the north, some slower than others. Some
were farther away, but all flew low to the treetops. All
of them seemed to "know" each other, like a
herd of cows going back to the barn. They seemed unconcerned
and in no great hurry.
went home and called the local Air Force base (Seymour-Johnson)
and told an officer my story. Before I got too far, he
put me on hold, then another man came on and I could tell
I was on a speaker phone. They did not ridicule or laugh
or make me feel stupid. They said whatever it was was
too low for their radar to pick up, and there was no military
exercise or game going on in that area. I had no idea
whether they spoke the truth or not. I never heard back
from them, although I gave them my contact information.
I think they recorded my call.
will never forget that sighting. It verified my earlier
suspicions and changed my friends life. I saw him
10 years later, and the first thing he talked about was
our sighting and the effects it had on his life. Whether
anyone believes us or not does not change the reality
of what happened. Others belief simply doesnt
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