WOW... What a find. My wife & I have relatives that make their living off of antiques & flea markets. I can only imagine what they'd do if they came
across a find like this. It is a genuine piece of Americana as well as a priceless item in the history of UFO phenomenon.
Like many others, I read the firsthand account with interest. I've never seen it before. Usually, Jesse Marcel dominates the subject. Having the
impressions of witnesses who had no reason to stretch the truth is invaluable.
I grew up on a small farm in Southern Indiana that is line of sight from another farm that would be the location of a UFO sighting that warranted a
visit by both Blue Book and NICAP and eventually was put in the small percentage of "unexplainable" investigations.
Because of what I saw our neighbors put through, I have made the decision not to risk saying much publicly of what my family has experienced until
after my mother passes away (dad is deceased).
One incident that I have put out there took place one afternoon while my parents were back in the woods keeping an eye on a cow experiencing problems
in labor. There is a small stream that skirts the western edge of the woods and runs roughly SW to NE.
My mother was the first to notice something was strange. There was an intense buzzing that was gradually getting worse. (Impressions are funny
things. We know what we feel
but putting it into words that someone else can relate to can be difficult.) Moments later they became aware of
an object she described as round and somewhere between the size of a grapefruit and a basketball. The color was silver if you take into account that
it was so bright that you couldn't actually look straight at it for long just as you can't at the sun. It was following the stream although there
was no wind and bobbed like a soap bubble.
The buzzing when it was at its closest was enough that it made their fillings in their teeth hurt.
After traveling almost to the N edge of our barn lot, it suddenly shot off into the West at a steep angle and disappeared from sight in seconds.
WTH was it?? I don't know and they didn't either. I, personally, believe in using the term in the classic sense. It was a UFO. Other than that,
I wouldn't hazard a guess.
It is always a pleasure to get to read the unvarnished accounts of UFO witnesses before "journalists" have had their way with them....