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Low hovering cylinder-shaped UFO with tube seen in Nashville, TN

Date: 1956
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Two eleven-year olds were playing when they heard a strange metallic sound. They looked around and saw a cylinder-shaped craft hovering very still a few feet above a tree. It was 20-25 feet in length. There was writing on the belly of the object, and a long silver tube which protruded from bottom. This tube was "sniffing" the leaves in the tree top. The witnesses watched the object for 3-4 minutes, too scared to move, before running home.

"This was done under the supervision of my father. He says it's as close to his sighting as can be."

Source: UFOEvidence.org

Date Reported: 12/1/2005 5:34:55 PM

Sighting Time: noon
Day/Night: Daytime
No. of Witnesses: 2
Duration: 3 to 4 minutes

Description of Area/Surroundings:

Behind a few businesses, near residential areas.

Full Description & Details:

This is actually something my father saw when he was about eleven years old. My father absolutely does not lie, and this incident is what got him interested in the subject of UFOs (which has been a life-long hobby).

He and a friend were playing in an area where an empty alley opened into a field. They were building a club house and just enjoying the day. He says that they first began to hear a strange metallic sound. (He experimented for half an hour one evening until he could reproduce this sound for me: tapping a key an inch from the bottom of a soda can, filled 1/4 with water. Four quick taps, a short pause, four more, etc. ) They looked around and saw a craft hovering very still a few feet above a tree. It was twenty to twenty five feet in length. Dull light silver in color. He thinks it may have been slightly rounded on the front and back. On the rear was either a blue light or a blue flame (he says it was bright enough to cast a glow a foot or so away from its source in daylight). It had "skids" like a helicopter that were the same color and length as the body. Aside from the sound, there were two features which really stood out. One was the writing on the belly. He can't recall their exact appearance but remebers distinctly that they were not English. He said it reminded him of chinese letters. The other feature was the long silver tube which protruded from the bottom rear of the craft. The tube was "sniffing" the leaves in the tree top (that's the only way he can describe it). The craft would hover over a tree, "sniff" the leaves for a few seconds, then slowly move to the next tree. Aside from the metallic rapping, there was no sound (they were maybe 10 yards from the object, and it was only 40' up at most. If there was a sound, they would have heard it). They watched this for three or four minutes, too scared to move. Then they ran home.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

He says it was definitely a vehicle and definitely had no wings, no props, and no typical engine sounds. There were no windows visible (he could see the left side and the front at all times). If man-made, it was not typical.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting:

His exact quote: "I'd never thought about them until that day. The next day, I started looking for books about them and have been addicted since."

Other Comments:

We've both been trying to find a similar report. He, since the day it happened, and myself since he told me about it.

Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: another ufo sighting database
Name: Michael
Location: Clarksville, TN


Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case767.htm
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