Fairbury High School football field…..Time out, as hundreds of people watch a craft float overhead……..Fall 1954
(This is a part of Chapter Eight in the book Eminent Discovery.)
One strange incident I remember well occurred during a football game with Fairbury, Nebraska High School at their field – fall, 1954. A friend named Don (pseudonym) played tackle and I played tight end and defensive end. We were defending our goal near our 20 yard line.
All of a sudden we heard the crowd began to roar. It seemed peculiar because it started as a low roar, then gradually got deafening when there wasn’t anything to cheer about. I’d never heard the cheering sound quite like this before. I looked over and saw everyone standing up, pointing toward the sky. I nudged Don, who looked over at the stands and he also got puzzled. Then Don pointed up and nudged me back. I looked up to see a very large windowed saucer flying over us. The referee looked up and immediately called a time-out. We all watched the strange saucer, until it became evident it was going to disappear over some trees a block or so from the playing field. The referee started the game again and we continued playing football as if nothing unusual had happened. However, I have a vague memory of us being at the benches on the sideline, where we saw the saucer hovering beyond the trees on the other side of the field.