While Carol lived in Nevada and Arizona, she didn’t see any UFOs.
It’s a “Missouri thing”. Apparently, they have their own “Missouri Bermuda Triangle”, marked by the towns of Joplin, Springfield and Branson. I had heard something of it before doing this interview but a cursory glance at the NUFORC website and what happened to Carol in 1988 really brings this into focus.
On a quiet, crisp December night, Carol and her friend/co-worker, Jennifer, were coming home after spending their Friday at dinner and a movie. It was around 10 pm and the stars were bright. Carol was driving down the street of her friend’s Joplin neighborhood.
Jennifer leaned forward and asked, “What’s that?”
They started watching a silvery, oblong disc in the sky, which had alternating red and green lights on its rim. It was as big as a house and hovered above the rooftops. The lights would blink as bright as headlights from a car, slowly blinking on and off together.
Carol stopped in front of her friend’s house and they got out together to look at the disc. It was very near to them and they got a really good look at it. They stood there in shock.
Although it was dark outside, the object was obviously silverish in color. It stood out against the night sky while also blocking the sight of the stars. The street lights and Christmas lights were reflected by it. There were no windows, no obvious breaks in the surface. From underneath, it was circular-shaped and the red and green lights still flashed as they gaped. Carol noticed that the disc was not perfectly still; it would drift down, up and about slightly.
There was no sound at all; the whole neighborhood was “strangely quiet” and nobody else was on the street. As she put it, “It was like we were the only two people there”.
Her friend was becoming scared; neither of them knew what to do.
But Carol was not scared. The object even seemed familiar to her. She looked for letters and numbers somewhere on the disc that might identify it but didn’t see any.
After a few minutes, the disc lifted straight up and took off towards the southwest. It was “so fast”.
Carol asked Jennifer, “You saw that, right?”
She responded, “Oh, absolutely.”
They said goodnight. When Carol got home, she called a couple of local news stations to report it and they acted as if she were a lunatic. They basically blew her off. She then called the incident hotline and asked if anybody had called in to report strange lights in the sky. The dispatcher was kinder than the news crew and said that nobody else had called them about that.
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