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UFO Sighting Report - USA

Late 1970s : Jackson, Mississippi


UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Date: 07/06/79 about 8:30 pm local

Approach Direction: west

Departure Direction: east

Witness Direction: east

Description: the date and the year are probably not correct, as this happened in the late seventies, and my wife and i only told family about this.

During the middle of the summer, i entered the kroger store in jackson, ms, to pick up milk, i think. my wife and two small children stayed in the car. as i exited the kroger, i looked into the sky and moving very slowly, 10 miles an hour, maybe, was what i could only call a gigantic craft, maybe 50 to 100 feet off the ground. the base of the craft was something just like the star wars movies, with indentions, pipe looking things, a dull grey or black circular object. i could not see the sides. i would say the craft was 1/4 mile in length and width. it seemed to cover the entire horizon.

I got in the car and turned to my wife and said, there's a ufo over us. she looked out the window and just said yea. i felt as though i was not registering what i was seeing. i told her i knew where it was going, as i just felt i knew. we followed in the car and watched all the street lights on sheffield drive flicker and go off as the craft hovered by. i somehow knew it was going to the pearl river flood zone above the neighborhood, but i do not know why i knew that. as the craft moved east, i took several turns to get to the point i felt it was going to. small lights were buzzing around the base of the craft at this time, like fireflies, but i do not know the size of them.

As we neared the area i had the feeling about, we stopped at a stop sign and a man and young girl were standing in their yard with a dog, just staring into to sky. my wife asked if they could see it, but they kept staring into the sky. i then looked out my window and above the tree on that corner was a huge, massive sphere, almost like the moon, sitting above the trees. i would guess, 3 - 5 stories in height, glowing like the moon, with small shadows floating around inside. we continued to the spot i felt the other craft was going to and parked, looking east into a dried up river bed. a car with two girls pulled up and asked if it was here. i just said yes, as though we all knew what we were talking about.

We waited about 10-15 minutes and i had a sense of dread and told my wife we needed to leave. as i backed onto the street, a craft appeared to rise out of the tree line very slowly, stretching across the horizon, and looked just like a star wars craft, with lots of lights beneath it. i did not stay. i went to my mother's home to see if anything was on the tv and there was not. all of us went back to the site together within 30 minutes and there were air national guard planes flying over us, one after the other. my step father called a friend and he said they were having training exercises that night from the airport.

Color/Shape: grey, dark grey, black. circular in shape, massive, 1/4 mile in diameter, at least. small lighted objects flying all around the base. 50 - 60 stories tall.

Height & Speed: 100 feet above ground, about 10-15 miles an hour. did not wait for it to leave. i left.

TV/Radio/Press: never heard anything.