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UFO Sighting Report - USA

November 1981 : Stillwell, Indiana

Stillwell, Indiana Beam Of Light Hitting Farmers Potato Field

Date: November 1981
Time: Approx: 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: A vertical, bright white light beam and very close.

Full Description of event/sighting: That early Winter, I and my long time friend were bored and decided to go out to a farmer's potato field he knew of and to look for wild marijuana. We were sober and wide awake. We had another friend drive my car out to drop us off and wait for us. We exited the car about 8 miles outside of LaPorte, Indiana. There had been a snowfall of around 4 inches and the cold, bitter wind had hardened the snow. It crunched as we ran, and stumbled across the frozen and clumpy soil. My friend stopped us at a spot where there was a small rise or hill and we switched on our flashlights to search the ground area. The farmer's farmhouse was far away in the distance but we still used our flashlights sparingly and close to the ground.

After about 15 minutes, our fingers were getting cold and the wind became stronger. My friend ran over to me and said we should give up and leave. We were freezing (we only wore jean jackets) so we turned and started running back toward our friend and the car. We ran into something at knee height and switched our flashlights on. It was a shocker to see 2 small deer staring up at us. They looked at us and then back toward where we ran from.

What we saw, filled us with fear. As we heard the small deer run off over the crusty snow, we saw a beam of white light 150 feet from us, at the small rise in the field. It was a very bright, white beam of light. It was perfectly round where it shone on the ground. We could see weeds and grasses in the beam. I looked up and stammered, " (friends name), what do you see?" He replied, "I see a light beam but nothing at the top!" He was right, the beam was about 80 feet high but there was no helicopter or hovering craft visible. The beam did not waver or move. It was rock steady. We then panicked and ran back to the car without stopping. I now believe in lone beams of night lights. I hope someone else has seen this kind of light beam, seemingly, out of no where. Thank You.

HBCC UFO Research would like to ask anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the sighting of the beam of light to please contact me at HBCC UFO Research. Also I have had a few other reports similar to this, I do find these fascinating.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
HBCC UFO Research International:

HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]