UFO SIGHTING REPORT
October 10th 1996
Jackson, Mississippi Boomerang Shaped Craft
Date: October 10, 1996
Time: Between 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Between 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. last Thursday night myself and two other witnesses spotted 5 UFO's in Jackson, MS. The first of the five we spotted up close. Myself and my friends were sitting on my friend's patio at his apartment in an apartment complex in the middle of north Jackson. It was smoke gray and very distinctly shaped like a boomerang. It seemed almost ghost-like in appearance and was flying at about 5 miles per hour approximately 200 feet above us. It made absolutely no noise and was close enough that we would have heard any type of engine running.
We ran out into the street to get a better look and watched it disappear into thin air. After that, our eyes were glued to the sky thinking it might re-appear. Instead we spotted something else. These were bright objects far, far off in the sky flying at extremely high velocity. They looked like large electric sparks and they cycled through different colors as they moved. Each of these UFOs we spotted individually. The first three of this type of UFO flew in either a straight or slightly curved path.
The last of this type of UFO appeared and was making rapid zig-zag motions in the air. Then it started flying in a somewhat downward direction then made an almost 90 degree turn upwards. It appeared as if it were literally bouncing off thin air. My friend compared it to when you skip a rock on water.
Additional Information Below:
I remember it was the first Thursday in October of '96 (October 10, 1996). Myself and two friends were sitting outside on his patio in the middle of north Jackson talking. I was sitting across the patio facing the two of them.
One of my friends was the type who was prone to flights of "fancy." In other words, he was quite often the type to exaggerate or sensationalize anything just for the thrill... My other friend was very much not that type: even keeled, and the most chilled out normal guy I know. While we were chatting, my one excitable buddy jumps out of his seat and starts pointing up over my head to the sky trying to say something. Knowing how he is, I just sat there and incredulously was like "yeah right whatever, Richard.
Give me a break" and then that's when things changed dramatically, as my other friend John, who never jokes around got up out of his chair and started doing the same thing. Both were pointing over my head in the sky. Finally John says the word "alien!" I was about to say "alright, whatever guys c'mon" but the look on their faces was so messed up, I literally didn't even bother to turn around to see what was above my head. I jumped out of my chair and ran in the direction opposite they were pointing. I managed to run out into the street and they were calling back at me to look.
I turned around and what I saw defied description. There was this V shaped ghost type object simply floating overhead very slow, making no sound whatsoever. It appeared to be somehow almost cloaked, foggy, or ghost-like. We were able to see stars on the other side. The object was distinctly in shape of a V somewhat tapered at the ends, but whatever it was, it wasn't aerodynamic and had no possible way to "fly" at the rate of velocity at which it was passing.
A few blocks down at the end of the apartment complex was a high school football field. The lights were on at the field. We watched this thing fly almost directly over the field and completely vanish not too soon after that. Later we guessed that the only reason we were able to see this thing was because of the stadium lights adjacent to the complex. Now properly and completely "freaked the heck out" by what we had just seen, we kept our eyes glued to the sky thinking it might re-appear. Instead we spotted something different. These were bright objects far, far off in the sky flying at extremely high velocity. I honestly have no idea what something looks like flying at over a thousand miles an hour, but if I were forced to guess, these lights were trucking it at over or near 2000 MPH.
They looked like large electric sparks and they cycled through different colors as they moved. Each of these UFOs we spotted individually. The first three of this type of UFO flew in either a straight or slightly curved path. The last of this type of UFO appeared and was making rapid zig-zag motions in the air. Then it started flying in a somewhat downward direction then made an almost 90 degree turn upwards and disappeared. It appeared as if it were literally bouncing off thin air. My friend compared it to when you skip a rock on water. Following this we did call the airport, but they just hung up on us. I
believe we called the local news stations, or emailed them with similar successes. I ended up sending this.
Thank you very much to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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