The witness was camped 15 miles west of Midwest and was staying in a canvas tent at 9:53 p.m. on October 16, 2018.
“I couldn’t sleep and was sitting in my truck when I saw two large, saucer-shaped craft moving vertically in unison on the horizon,” the witness stated. “I then noticed a green glowing object about the size of a baseball, within 50 yards of me. There was something resembling a bag of about two feet in length below the ball, but I could never get a clear look at it.”
The witness watched this object which was moving within 40 to 400 yards of the tent for nearly one hour.
“I tried repeatedly to figure out what this object was doing, with no success. It would go from hovering to vibrating to moving very fast, seemingly at random and with no discernible purpose. I remember saying aloud to myself, ‘this cannot be real.’ As if it heard me or read my thought, it immediately moved east approximately 400 yards, then returned to hover over me at approximately 40 yards.”
The witness recalls the object’s movement as a “blur.”
“I remember saying aloud, ‘okay, you're not fake.’ It hovered there for a moment, and this was the only time during the encounter that I felt uneasy or threatened. Shortly thereafter it returned to its random movements.”
The witness then returned to the tent to wake up a hunting partner, but with no luck.
“I returned to my truck and this is where my memory stops. I woke up in my sleeping bag the next morning. My hunting partner asked if I’d tried to wake him saying something about lights? I told him it was nothing, just a meteor. At that point I was sure he wouldn’t believe me. I have a feeling of losing time and memory. My eyes were irritated and red for two days afterward. My throat and mouth were extremely sore for four or five days, and my lower lip appeared burned, turning white, then peeling, with five small scabs on it. My ears also rang for several days. I have never had any previous UFO experiences and this episode has left me quite unnerved.”
Wyoming MUFON State Director Richard Beckwith and Field Investigator Gregory Vasquez closed this case as an Unknown – Other.
“The physical effects may be coincidental to the sighting, but without further discussion with the witness, are not able to be verified. Based on the submitted description of the green object or orb, the disposition of the case is Unknown – Other.”
Midwest is a town in Natrona County, Wyoming, population 404.