Go Back Report # 368


Town Turns Out To Watch UFO

A saucer-shaped UFO "as big as a school bus" has been observed by more than one hundred residents of Lexington, Ala., during recent weeks.

According to one NICAP member living in the area, scores of individuals have been gathering each night around the town in hopes of spotting the UFO.

Most of the sightings have occurred between 8 and 9 p.m., and while descriptions differ in minor details, most describe the object as saucer-shaped and reddish or bluish in color.

One of the most recent sightings occurred Sunday, Feb. 4, 1973, when two young men driving in Lexington spotted a low-flying object and followed it at 50 mph as it headed towards Rogersville and than on to Wheeler Dam. As the witnesses approached the dam, they said the UFO appeared to hover over the lake and then move off towards Huntsville. A TVA worker employed at the Wheeler Dam also said he saw it.

One Lexington resident, describing his town as a quiet town where the "old values" still count, said "there has never been anything like this to stir up a town I don't know what or why it is bugging us, but I hope we find out."

This reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR (NICAP Publication), March 1973, p. 2


UFOCAT URN 093053 ARPO Bulletin, January 1973, p. 12

UFOCAT URN 093054 ARPO Bulletin, January 1973, p. 12


UFOCAT URN 093055 ARPO Bulletin, January 1973, p. 12

UFOCAT URN 135692 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0406, 1980
UFOCAT URN 166560 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 10361 2002

Text URN 166560 Nautical UFO. BOL in treetops descended into reservoir, emerges,

flies >>E. Source: APRO Bulletin Jan 1973


UFOCAT URN 093056 ARPO Bulletin, January 1973, p. 12

North America United States, Alabama, Lawrence/Lauderdale

Lexington Latitude 34-58-09 N, Longitude 87-22-16 W (D-M-S)

Wheeler Dam Latitude 34-48-25 N, Longitude 87-22-55 W

Rogersville Latitude 34-49-32 N, Longitude 87-17-41 W

Huntsville Latitude 34-43-49 N, Longitude 86-35-10 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 34.83 N, Longitude 87.32 W (D.%) [URN 093055]

Latitude 34.83 N, Longitude 87.32 W [URN 166560]

Latitude 34.78 N, Longitude 87.40 W [URN 093053, 093054, 093056]


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