(Location of Linette's close encounter)
|Filed by Michael Grubb,
Date: January 28, 2006
Time: 3:15-3:25 PM, local
Location: Indiana State Highway 37S, at Crossover Rd., Monroe County,
Witness: Linette (full name on file)
It was 3:35 PM when a frantic Linette arrived home. And not just frantic,
she was fully panicked, shifting moods from hysterical laughter to
uncontrollable crying. Evidently her experience also had a powerful physical
effect, as she developed diarrhea, stomach upset, as she continued to
display uncontrollable psychological effects, which did not subside until
much later in the evening.
Linette had been north of Bloomington, visiting with her mother, and was on
her way back home, driving along Highway 37, south-bound. She was just
nearing Crossover Road when suddenly, she got the feeling that she needed to
slow down. That's when a flying object of some sort came out from the trees,
and was hovering above Parker Pools to the east. She clearly saw the object
ionizing (tons of haze which spread evenly over the entire craft).
Initially, she could not make out a form, but could see that it was black
Linette felt a very powerful urge to pull over, and jerked her car to the
shoulder of the road, with other cars honking and swerving around her. Her
exact words to me were, "I've seen many airplanes and aircraft before, but
I've never had the unexplainable urge to immediately jerk my car to the side
of the road to view it.”
She continued to describe how object began to dissipate the ionization
(which appeared to be extremely hot, molten-like metal), then took on the
form of a black craft with wing-like appendages. At that point, the object
began to move across the highway, right toward her. Linette claimed the
object "stared her down" and hovered above her car, as she pulled to the
shoulder of the road, watching it and pointing in its direction to oncoming
traffic. The whole episode only lasted about five minutes.
The black object then flew back across the highway, as passing motorists
continued to honk at Linnett.
She said the object seemed to glide, and had virtually no sound; that is,
until she thought to check. She said she could only make out a mild hum.
It amazed her that no one else stopped, or thought it unusual to have a
craft hovering directly over her car. She said that if she had been standing
on top of her car, she could have jumped up and possibly touched it.
She has never witnessed an object quite like this one, and certainly nothing
that has approached her so close and low.
She also point to the fact that she has observed many airplanes with me, and
up at the Indianapolis airport. She added that, if an airplane was as close
to her as this one was, she would have normally had to plug her ears. Even a
smaller aircraft, such as a Cessna, would have made a great deal of noise.
Linette described the object as "particularly tiny; not even the size of the
stealth remote control craft used by the military."
Together, Linette and I have witnessed unidentified flying objects on
previous occasions. I’m not sure if it was my absence which caused her to
behave this way, or if it was a truly physical effect that the craft had on
her. She did state, however, that to have one come out and identify and
interact directly with her, caused her serious mental distress.
She is now fine, and is actually looking forward to future interactions.
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