Case 108695: After football practice, Gerald [last name withheld] and his son were returning from football practice near Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It was about 8:30 PM. They had just passed a local farmhouse when they both observed a dark, cigar-shaped object, inclined at an angle and moored to a water pumping station. Confused, they pulled off the rural road a few hundred feet from the pumping station and simply watched for about 10 minutes to see what would happen. Gerald described it as, “It was a dark cigar shaped object with flashing lights of red, green, orange and white going around it in the oblong direction.” There were no pumping station attendants (human or non-human) to be seen [!], only the oddest of scenes that was otherwise incomprehensible.
At the end of the 10 minute observation period, the hovering cigar released itself from the pumping station and gradually rose and followed a local highway westward. The father and son, quite bemused, followed the cigar as it gradually gained altitude, and at one point, according to Gerald, “in a flash of light it was gone”.
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