Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
ahead, just above treetop level, there were three very
bright lights that were positioned like landing lights
on a commercial jet. The two outer lights were like the
ones on a jet's wings, and the center at a slighty higher
position, like the nose landing light.
Description & Details
the recent reports of a triangle-shaped object prompted
me to write this. In the summer of 1974, around July 4th,
I went with a college friend to visit his parents in Lexington
, Mississippi. One of his cousins and her friend from
the L.A. area of California had also come in for the visit.
They were returning to California on a late night flight
out of the Jackson airport, so my friend and I drove them
to the Jackson airport. After we dropped them off at the
terminal, we headed back to Lexington. There was a road
that ran adjacent to the Jackson airport that lead to
the highway back to Lexington, and we were driving on
this road. Far ahead, just above treetop level, there
were three very bright lights that were positioned like
landing lights on a commercial jet. The two outer lights
were like the ones on a jet's wings, and the center at
a slighty higher position, like the nose landing light.
friend and I both observed the lights because of their
brightness. I said they must be landing lights. We continued
driving down this road and became even more curious because
the lights hadn't moved at all. That ruled out their being
on a jet so my friend said they must be on the sides and
top of a large water tower. We came to a stop sign and
needed to turn left. The lights were directly in front
of us, maybe 50-100 feet above the treetops, in this heavily
wooded area. There were no street lights or buildings
around and it was very quiet. We had the windows rolled
down in the car and the radio was not turned on.
sat there, looking at the lights, wondering what they
could be. They were so bright that you couldn't see what
was behind them or what they were connected to, much like
when you approach a parked car in a dark area and it has
its headlights on. You can't see the car at all, only
the bright headlights.
friend was driving and went ahead to make the left turn.
The road we were turning onto was a four-lane, divided
road with a dirt and grass median between the lanes. He
pulled across the two lanes that were headed in the opposite
direction, across the median area, and then turned left
onto the shoulder of the lanes we needed to use. He then
stopped the car with the foot brake and sat there with
the engine idling. Now the lights were on my right, as
passenger in the car. I stared out the window at them
and started to become a little frightened because this
was unlike anything I'd ever seen. After a short time,
my friend took his foot off the brake and started idling
slowly down the shoulder.
we had rolled only 5-10 feet, the lights suddenly rotated
towards us to stay pointed directly at the side of the
car, but slightly behind the car. After the rotation,
they started moving beside the car, at the same speed
we were going, and maintaining the position slighly behind.
As soon as the rotation occurred and the lights were moving
along with the car, I went into a heart-pounding panic.
I was so afraid of what might happen next, because the
object behind the lights was big -- maybe 80-100 feet
from the left most light to the right most. And the silence,
precision and complete lack of vibration in its movement
was unlike anything I had ever seen. I urged my friend
to step on the gas and get the hell away, but he hesitated
as he craned his neck to look out of the passenger side
window. After what seemed like an eternity, he pulled
onto the main part of the road and accelerated. As soon
as he accelerated, the lights stopped moving, but they
slowly rotated to always point directly at the car. I
had my head out the passenger window so I could watch
it carefully because I was so terrified it would follow
us. After we had gone about 500 feet down the road, the
lights started moving across the road, always staying
rotated to aim at us. The movement was slow, precise and
vibration free. When they reached the stand of trees on
the opposite side of the road from where we had begun
our acceleration, they went down smoothly and disappeared
into the trees. At this point, of course, I got a little
courage back and urged my friend to turn around and go
back to see if we could see anything. He agreed, but we
had to drive further until we got to a crossover the median.
We then turned and headed back. I watched the area like
a hawk during the entire time, but never saw anything
we got back to the median crossover that we had used originally
after the stop sign, we stopped on the shoulder before
turing around. I peered into the trees but saw nothing.
So we turned around at the crossover and headed back toward
Lexington. I watched out the back of the car until we
got back to Lexington but saw nothing else.
my friend nor myself had anything to drink and didn't
use any drugs. We were completely clear headed and lucid
when all this occurred."
Posted: 8/4/2004 12:21:10 p.m.
Duration: 10-15 minutes
No. of Witnesses: 2
No. of Object(s): Single
music and music recording at University of Texas, Austin,
and Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. Professional
audio engineer for 28 years. Have been on staff at NPR,
Washington, DC; WETA-TV/FM (PBS), Washington, DC; Telarc
International, Cleveland, OH. Very technology and scientifically
oriented, as well as having been a musician and music
have both a desire and a fear of seeing one close-by again.
I had a abduction dream in about 1989, but I'm fairly
certain it was just a dream."
Reported To: FAA approach control center at time of event.
Years later to NUFORC.
Location: Cleveland, OH