The 1970s was an active time for alien abduction reports, where more than four cases were documented throughout the decade. In this article, you will encounter the tale of three friends, who experienced an odd occurrence that took place on January 6th, 1976.
Kentucky is the location where three friends went out to celebrate a birthday amongst them and got more than what they bargained for. Mona Stafford, Louise Smith, and Elaine Thomas set out to bring in another year for Miss Stafford at a restaurant located in Lancaster. Ready to go home, they piled into Louise’s Chevrolet and hit Highway 78. All of a sudden, the women catch sight of an object illuminating the night sky. It was bright and red.
All three of the women witnessed the object and as they watched, they noticed that it was coming closer and closer to the car they were in. Smith lost control of her car, but not by her doing. For some reason, the small car hit a speed of 85 miles per hour , a much higher speed than she had ever driven before. She became scared and alerted the others that she was having trouble controlling her vehicle. Stafford, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, attempted to take hold of the wheel, but this did not solve the problem. Instead, the car continued to barrel down the highway at the same elevated speed.
As they traveled down the highway, they noticed that the object was in better view. The ladies described the object as large and metallic , similar to an UFO shaped like a disc. They also noted that a dome was situated on top of the object. The midsection was described as having a sting of lights around it. Underneath the object, the women recalled seeing a yellow, blinking light.
Pacing the car, the UFO followed the women and maneuvered over the driver’s side before moving along the highway ahead of the car. When it departed, they noticed a beam of blue-white light surrounded the inside of the car. Without warning, the car was being backed into a pasture positioned a little ways off of the highway. Soon, they were back on the highway and everything seemed normal once again. However, the women reported that they had lost 1 hour and 20 minutes of time. They had no idea what had transpired during that time.
The entire ordeal was pretty scary for the women, who came out of the experience with burns that appeared on exposed sections of their skin. When they finally got home, they didn’t know how to react. First, they called the police and afterward, settled in for the night. The following day, they told the Navy recruiting office what happened. The Navy shared some of the case details with the television station in Lexington. After the local ran the story, major news outlets picked up on the story. The word spread and soon investigator Jerry Black caught wind of the story and requested an interview with the three women.