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UFO shuts down motorcycle engine

A ninety-six-year-old man from Tennessee recently recalled a UFO encounter he had in 1974.

The Knoxville News Sentinel publishes a monthly profile of East Tennesseans who are at least seventy-years-old. On Wednesday, June 18, the paper profiled C.R. Clough who spent more than twenty years investigating fires and teaching fire prevention. He also spent more than twenty years as a freelance photographer. Clough shares various memories with the paper, including the time he saw a UFO.

Clough describes,

I had bought a Honda motorcycle a few months prior to this incident, and was pleased with its performance. Riding the cycle to work one evening at 10:30 p.m., I noticed a very bright light, and my motorcycle’s engine stopped. I was doing about 50 miles per hour at the time. I depressed the clutch and tried to start the engine several times, to no avail. After about 15 or 20 seconds, the light was no longer visible and the engine started, and I drove on to work.

It is unfortunate that this photographer was not able to photograph the UFO. But, being that the incident occurred while he was driving down the road, it is understandable.

Clough is absolutely convinced that the UFO’s magnetic field affected his motorcycle’s engine. Similar electromagnetic interference has been reported by several UFO witnesses.

This UFO encounter is included in Clough’s 205-page self-published book titled This is it — A lifetime of wondering with and about some wonderful people and things.

This is it
Cover of C.R. Clough’s book. (Credit: C.R.Clough, Sr.)

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. Yeah, 10:30 p.m. is right on time. That’s the exact time they Aliens paid me a visit. After that, the Military invited me with all my family and friends to their base and it must have cost them $20,000 just to feed us and provide all the grog. I guess that was cheap because when I got home all the drawings and details about the Grey I had written down and drawn had disappeared. Anyway while at the base, the high ranking Officer in charge took me to the large Radar screen and explained a few things to me and the penny dropped. They tracked the flying stars to my place. I’ve learnt how the International Airport didn’t even pick them up but the Military Radar was right on their case.

  2. EBE, one day you’ll wake up with a sore butt and then you won’t find it all so funny.

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