Date: 11-Mar-87 00:17 MST Subj: APwi 03/10 Belleville UFO BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Lavonne
Date: 11-Mar-87 00:17 MST
Subj: APwi 03/10 Belleville UFO
BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Lavonne Freidig says she first thought it was
a distant flock of geese, but closer observation showed an object shaped
like an airplane fuselage with no wings.
Belleville had recorded another sighting this year of an unidentified
"It just hung there. I watched it and watched it," she said Monday of
the object or objects she and her son, Bill, saw in the sky at dusk Sunday.
After several minutes, the hitherto motionless object took off without a
sound, leaving a vapor trail and several smaller objects behind it, she
"It was really strange," said Ms. Freidig, adding that a local
businessman and several of his out-of-town relatives, as well as residents
of nearby Paoli also saw the object, and that someone also photographed it
with a camera he had in his car.
She said she and her son called the Dane County sheriff's office and
were given the number of a national unidentified flying object reporting
center to call.
The cigar-shaped object appeared to be about as large as a pen held at
arm's length, she said.
In mid-January, Belleville police officer Glen Kazmar reported seeing
lights much brighter than a star suspended in the sky west of Belleville
for more than a half hour one evening.
He said at the time that a Federal Aviation Administration radar center
in Illinois detected a slow-moving object on its radar screens on the night
Jack Smith, manager of the FAA control tower at the Dane County Regional
Airport in Madison, said Monday that tower operators did not report any
unidentified objects on their radar screens Sunday evening.
He said the tower received no reports of sightings from pilots.
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