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Tennessee witness says UFO looked like ‘living creature’

A Tennessee witness at Hendersonville reported watching a “reddish-brown, tube-shaped” object move low overhead that looked like it was swimming, according to testimony in Case 77821 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The reporting witness and her husband were driving westbound along Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway in Sumner County along the northern-most portion of Hendersonville just past 2 p.m. on July 19, 2016, when the incident occurred.

“My husband is driving, talking on the phone with his brother, and I see something above the roadway some distance ahead of us that is a pretty decent size and seems to be moving our way,” the witness stated.“We were driving about 55 mph and as a second or two passed, I began to think this was one of those longish government drones or something.”

The witness first believed she was about to see a drone.

“I thought, ‘I am going to get to see one of these drones up close’ because it was coming pretty low and over our lane, but it seemed to be moving a bit erratically in its flight path. Once it got within about four or five car lengths in front of us, I could see it clearly and saw no wings, no anything, just a smooth, dull, reddish-brown color, hotdog-shaped thing, four offset feet things, and the craft/creature was making a smooth swimming motion, like an eel.”

The witness said the object looked alive as they watched it from westbound Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway, pictured. (Credit: Google)
The witness said the object looked alive as they watched it from westbound Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway, pictured. (Credit: Google)

The witness described the object’s motion.

“I noticed that it wasn’t an even motion, like it was a live thing. It looked about 15 feet long and about three feet in diameter. I am so shocked that I finally holler, ‘What the hell.’ My husband takes the phone from his ear and says,‘What? What?’ I jerk myself around in the seat so I can see this thing out the back window, as it has just passed over the car. It has risen up in altitude, has turned off the roadway to the south, southeast, maybe 50 to 75 feet up and is entering a puffy cloud. I could still clearly see the feet as it entered the cloud. It seemed to be gently entering the cloud and when it was about two thirds into the cloud, I quickly looked at the couple of cars behind us to see if any were swerving or anything, but didn’t see any indication they saw too.”

The object was described as 15 feet long and about three feet in diameter as it moved low over Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway, pictured. (Credit: Google)
The object was described as 15 feet long and about three feet in diameter as it moved low over Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway, pictured. (Credit: Google)

The witness believes the object was a UFO.

“I turned to my husband and said, ‘I think I just saw a UFO.’ Then I said, ‘I think what I saw was a living creature.’ As soon as I got to a piece of paper, I drew what I saw. I just want to know if anybody else has seen anything like this. I wish I hadn’t seen this. I have been sick to my stomach ever since, knowing something like this is out there.”

Hendersonville is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake, population was 51,372. Tennessee MUFON is investigating. The witness provided one illustration with the report, which was filed on July 21, 2016.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I found this and thought it resembles what you perhaps saw:

    Very different from sky beasts, big or small, are sky serpents or sky fishes, spasmodically reported from all around the world. One of the most famous examples was the so-called ‘sky eel’ viewed by countless eyewitnesses during two successive nights in early September 1891 in the sky above Crawfordsville, Indiana. It was said to wriggle like a swimming fish, was white, luminous, and measured approximately 6 m long. Hovering around 100 m above the ground, but sometimes swooping even lower, it wheezed loudly and emitted hot air, but lacked any discernible head or tail. The Crawfordsville sky eel was subsequently ‘explained’ as a flock of killdeer (a species of plover).

    A huge entity resembling a writhing serpent with yellow stripes was seen floating over a farm in Bonham, Texas, one day in June 1873. And in May 1888, a hissing counterpart was reported from Darlington County, South Carolina. Back in 1762, a twisting sky serpent was spied for six minutes as it illuminated from on high the Devon town of Bideford on 5 December. More recently, in March 1935, a Scandinavian sky serpent was reported over southern Norway and Denmark, and in December of that same year another one was witnessed twice in the sky above Cruz Alta, Brazil.

  2. I saw something similar over the NJ turnpike. Full daylight, I tried to convince myself it was a kite but there was no way. I also definitely believe it was alive.

  3. I’ve seen some strange things, when it comes to UFO, but yet to have seen what she describe, I think if I did see it I would probably have a panic attack, but I believe what she is saying.

  4. Wow. I had a weird feeling and something told me inside, that the dragons would be returning as part of the end times. I have had the same prophetic end times dream since i was a child, like every few weeks without fail. same dream every time but from different perspectives most times, which makes it more real. Just one of the things that happens is dragons suddenly appear in the sky and ocean and start attacking people on land also. And recently I got a weird feeling inside like they would be coming indeed. And now this article! This is exactly how asian dragons are described and how they fly. Lord have mercy on us! I made a video on youtube that details my prophetic dream and I encourage everyone to check it out as it could be important. Just search for Arrival of Moshiach and the vid with a sea monster on the thumbnail image. God bless everyone!

  5. Mr. Tyler. The existence of clouds so law does not debunk this for me. …About 3 A.M. NOV1967 – U.S. Army. On guard at a helicopter base in Germany. Heard and then saw an airplane a mile or two down the valley. A few minutes later noticed a light directly above me and thought a helicopter would be landing and how it would make a nice distraction on such a boring night.
    Suddenly realized there was no sound of helicopter blades. Looked up and saw a large UFO floating motionless about 50-75 feet directly over me.Told myself I might never get to see something like this again so I should pay close attention and study this thing. At that moment (after maybe 30 seconds of watching it) it backed off and the clouds wrapped around it and it was gone
    I am aware of the obvious flaw. Clouds wrapped around it at 50-75 feet? Hadn’t I, a few minutes earlier, watched a plane a mile or two away through an empty sky with excellent visibility? When/where did clouds at 75 feet come from?
    I have no idea but that was how it happened.

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