October 2, 2004
Location: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
began hearing a deep throbbing hum and a triangular craft
emerged from the treeline moving directly toward him.
He stood still as the craft, estimated to be some 300
feet in length, moved over him.
Artistic depiction of event based on witness description.
(Credit: James Neff/MUFON Tennessee)
Kim Shaffer of MUFON Tennessee
Shaffer of MUFON Tennessee writes:
reported to me as having taken place on Saturday, October
2nd at 05:30 hours in Bristol, TN. Witness stated he was
driving home that morning when he saw at a distance, what
appeared to be a fire on a ridgetop. As he drove, he spotted
the "fire" several other times through
the trees and it appeared to be moving.
stopped at an intersection and exited his car. He began
hearing a deep throbbing hum and the craft emerged from
the treeline moving directly toward him. He started to
run but realized that there was nowhere to run. So he
stood still as the craft, estimated to be some 300 feet
in length, moved over him. He noted the brilliant reddish
orange domes which seemed to be filled with a violent,
turbulent fire lluminating the bottom. He also noted equally
spaced rib-like structures running the width of the craft
which also appeared somewhat reflective and metallic (see
it crossed him, he stated that he felt his skin burning,
tingling and the sound seemed to penetrate his body, his
hair standing on end. The giant object passed over him
and made a westward turn without banking and moved behind
following day the witness reported the sighting to me.
At this time, his back and face was burning and he had
awakened that morning with a nosebleed and a metallic
taste in his mouth. He also noted that he brushed his
hair and strands of it were coming out, unlike ever before.
The witness was weak, lethargic and was filled with fear
over the events of the previous day. It was also noted
a loss of some 15 minutes on his watch, which had never
lost time before or since. A follow-up interview by myself
and Dr. Melvin Redfern, DCH. has found the witness improving
somewhat physiologically and we have found the witness
to be very sincere. There is no doubt that this incident
took place and that much is left to be investigated in
MUFON Tn. State Director
Graphic art (by email@example.com) was created from witness
description, property of MUFON Tennessee