The event began at 11:40 p.m. on December 17, 2017.
“I have four dogs living with my wife and myself,” the witness stated. “My German Shepard, Captain, who will be two in April, is a very smart dog and is also very protective of me and my family. Nothing gets around my house. We have three and-a-half acres. My wife had gone to bed and I was up late watching a movie. The dogs were lying around me sleeping. Captain sat up and it looked to me like he heard something. We have a lot of deer around where we live and I assumed that's what he heard.”
The witness got up to let the dog out.
“I put him on a leash and took him out. Usually he will pull and tug at the leash, but this time was different. He stood in the driveway and turned his head at an angle like he does when he hears police sirens. But I heard nothing. That's when every hair on my body raised up. Goose bumps on my arms. And on Captain. The hair rose up on the center of his back from his neck to his tail like it does when he's about to attack – which I have taught him.”
But when the dog looked up over its shoulder, so did the witness.
“Moving just above the tree tops was a disk – for better words – twice the size of my house in diameter. It was lighter than the sky but the light was very dull, moving about as fast as someone jogging. I watched it pass almost directly over my house, slightly to the left of my garage as I was standing in front of it. I knew I was looking at something that could not be doing what it was doing. It made no sound, but I felt scared. As it passed over me, I could feel something crawling over me like something scratching my skin. All I could do was watch it pass over me and out of sight. When I could no longer see it, I just stood there. I looked down at Captain and he was cowering at my feet like as if I had yelled at him. I yanked his collar and he got up and started this crazy barking along with other dogs in the neighborhood. Even the other three dogs in the house. I went inside and was going to wake my wife but met her at the door. She was crying because she said she had this really bad headache and it woke her up and she couldn't find me. I told her what I had seen and she just brushed it off. Went online looking for recent sightings and found you guys. So that’s my story.”
North Carolina MUFON Field Investigator Sanford Davis closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.
Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Union County, North Carolina, population 26,228.