Go Back Report # 653

Note date based on date shown in the sketch.-CF- 

Jr. - is Bruce David Church, Jr.

B   - is Bob Teets       

       B: Other sightings?

       Jr.: I've seen them go faster than my eyes could see. I also saw a couple down in a river. At the time when we first started seeing them, I was playing high school basketball. I get a ride up to the Garland Bridge and then I walk down the tracks that go past the house. Well, it'd take me about 10 minutes to walk down the tracks and then back to the house.

       About halfway in the trip, you go around a curve and then down a big long, straight stretch. Right in that curve-- there's a big place where everybody swims-- there was something. I could see it very well. It spooked me and then I ran.

       But at the time I was watching it, it was almost identical to this, a little bit smaller, but almost identical. It had one little detail, I never could understand what it was doing. It had a red, the reddest beam, shooting into the water.       

Danny Church drew this sketch based on his cousin, Bruce David Church, Jr.'s sighting of December 21, 1992

       I couldn't see the front of it, because there was so much light. I could tell it had hieroglyphics, though.

       B: Can you draw those?

       Jr.: Well, I can't really draw them. I know what they look like but they were in a complex sequence. They're hard to really describe. It's mainly blocks and lines. It wasn't writing like we...like the Indian hieroglyphics.

       B: On the outside of this thing?

       Jr.: Yeah, right on the edges, there wasn't too much light coming from them and I could focus on them before I took off running. I was interested but, it had a beam. Little thing coming down through the water· It was coming off the top, hitting the water.

       B: Could you see it go under the water?

       Jr.: All I could see was it hitting the water. That's all. I started running because it started moving. It scared me to death when it started moving.

       B: Did the beam go off when it started moving?

       Jr.: No, it stayed on when it started, but then it quit. It came down the river towards Iaeger, then it went straight up. It was hard to see, but it went straight up.

       Every two to four nights when I would come through, there would be one down there. I don't know what in the world they'd be doing.

       B: Did you see other kinds of crafts?

       Jr.: It was shaped something like an N without the middle bar. Like a half moon. It was thick. It was doing pretty much the same thing only it was, it looked like it was twice the weight. I was right across from it. It had the same beam except it was coming from underneath. It was hitting the water, but this time it was a small, thin, high intensity beam. It looked like it was thinner than paper, very fine. The beam was making a high pitched noise. Like the lasers on Star Trek, something like that, only it was high pitched.

       When I first heard it, that's what got my attention. And when I was standing there, you know the first time it scared me, but this time I was more interested in it. I watched it shoot straight up, and once it disconnected that beam, the noise quit. So I do know it was the beam that made the noise.

       When it was hitting the water, it was like...glowing, a reddish looking color, shooting out of the water and it was--you know how a nuclear bomb explodes? A big mushroom cloud, it was like a real mushroom stuff coming out of it. Like it was drilling or something like that. It was bubbling up like a mushroom coming out. I sat there maybe 10 minutes; I didn't want to make a move. I didn't know if they knew I was there or not. They had the same hieroglyphics as the other one. The first one I saw was about 40' away. This one I stood right here at the tracks, and right over there is the creek at the river. I was about that far away from this one. About maybe 20 or 30 feet away.                                                                                                                                         
This reference: West Virginia UFOs, by Bob Teets, pp. 75-77, © 1995

With Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net    

UFOCAT PRN – 126490

UFOCAT URN – 126490 West Virginia UFOs, by Bob Teets, pp. 75-77, © 1995 (Above)

UFOCAT URN – 168772 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX © 2002     

North America – United States, West Virginia, McDowell

Garland            Latitude 37-24 N, Longitude 81-47 W (D-M)

Iaeger              Latitude 37-28 N, Longitude 81-49 W

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990   

UFO Location (UFOCAT) – Latitude 37.40 N, Longitude 81.80 W (D.%)          


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