UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 58891
Log Number US-08132014-0016
Date Submitted 08/13/2014 10:50 UTC
Date of the Event 05/29/1980 12:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Object was only visible by the absence of stars as it passed above me.
Tags floating lights

Sighting Location

City Junction City
Region Kansas
Country United States
Latitude 39.035199
Longitude -96.823988
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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 21-100 Feet
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Window(s)
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Blimp
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

@ Memorial Day, 1980, my girlfriend and I were returning home to Topeka, KS @ visiting our parents in Salina, KS. We were traveling east on I-70. We had just passed the Army Airfield on the east side of Junction City, KS. It was a cloudless night @ 8:30 to 9 o'clock. @ the airfield (on the highway) there begins a series of high hills and deep valleys. My GF and I were talking @ how bright the stars in the sky were and I said how difficult it was to differentiate b/tween them and planes to which she said SHE could ALWAYS tell the difference. So I put her to the test and started pointing out different points of light and asking her which was which and she got all of them right. I was amazed. And then I pointed out another "star" and she hesitated. When I asked her "What, you don't know?" she replied "It's gone." I then looked again and couldn't find what I had pointed out to her however, I WAS driving and had to pay attention to the road also for there was alot of traffic. Soon @ that however my GF got very quiet and slid down in her seat and clutched herself as if she were cold (even though it was a warm night). When I asked her what was wrong she said, "I don't know what that is" pointing to the sky. When I looked (bewildered at what she was talking @) I could see nothing and then (@ a short while) I got it. There was a large space where we could see no stars, nothing but a blank space where stars should have been. So I pulled on to the shoulder and stopped to get a better look. {When I stopped we were on the 2nd or 3rd hill past the Army Airfield} I got out of the car and told my GF to come out and see this but she refused acting very scared at the thought of doing so. And so I alone watched this "blackness" coming toward us. As this "blackness" approached me: almost directly up the highway: (you understand the highway was very bright w/headlights going both ways w/people returning home @ a holiday)and as it got closer I percieved it to be shaped like a blimp but it was moving sideways, not like a blimp at all. I watched this "blackness move over the top of me and noticed that it had 2 small lights, one red and one green at either "end". By extrapolating where the lights were in relation to me and how high the "mass" was above me I guessed that it was @ 500 feet long. @ passing me it continued to follow the highway until it got to almost to the hill below which would have been the airfield and then it turned to the SW and soon disappeared having never seemed to be in a hurry, just kind of floating. However, the MOST interesting thing @ this encounter happened just after the "mass" passed over me. I watched it the whole way but as it was just past me I observed (at what I thought was about 2/3 of the way up on the east facing side what I can only describe as a "window", a bit longer at the bottom than at the top and thus sloping upwards as one would imagine a window to look in the upper portion of a "blimp"shape. And it seemed to be backlighted for in that "window", was a SHAPE; as if a person was trying to cup their eyes to see out from a lighted space into the darkness beyond. I know how I do that and the configuration of this shape was the same; torso and head in the middle, arms out to the sides in a semi-triangular shape cupping the eyes. Just like a child defying parents and doing a "FORBIDDEN" thing. I thought @ the time; WOW, they have the same probs w/children as we have. But from now; ain't it a hoot. P.S. Degrees above the horizon? How @ a couple hundred feet ABOVE MY HEAD. which says NOTHING @ THE HORIZON. So why can I NOT get out of here w/out answering a question which has nothing to do w/my sighting? redo your Q&A


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