|Occurred : 8/11/1967 19:00 (Entered as :
Reported: 8/21/2005 10:35:10 PM 22:35
Location: Little Rock, AR
Orange hovering object chased by Air Force jets
On this hot summer night I went out on the porch to
sit in the swing. As I was swinging I thought I noticed a
falling star and stopped the swing. The firey ball stopped
dead in the sky.
I got up to look at it... mesmerized. Then it began
making wide horizontal swaths in the sky. At first
it moved very slowly and methodically it seemed.
And then it would just hover.
Soon I noticed two fighting jets come from the direction
of Jackson Air Force base toward the object. The object
then rapidly flew away in a steep angle and disappeared.
I didn't report it then because of the derision heaped
upon people at that time.
The irony is that I was visiting Little Rock from
Chicago where I worked at Northwestern University
in the English Dept. and as a side job I would type
papers for Astronomy professors. Dr. Hynek (Sp.)
was very much thought of as a wild canon at the
time so I never told anyone of my experience.
I have a MS degree. I am retired now.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of
incident is approximate. PD))