Date of Sighting: April 28, 2006
Time of Sighting: 4:25 PM EDT
Date Reported: May 18, 2006
Duration of Sighting: Unknown
Location of Sighting: Vansant, Virginia (Extreme Northwestern Virginia About 16 Miles From the Kentucky Border & 12 Miles From the West Virginia Border)
Latitude: 37.18 Degrees North
Longitude: 82.12 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles.
Description (In Witness’s Own Words): I saw flying disc land on ground. A grayish figure came out and grabbed man by the neck and carried him on board the flying disc. The door then shuts on the disc and it flew away. I couldn’t get my camera out quick enough so I made a drawing of what I saw. (See drawing made by witness above.)
Second Report by Witness (In Response to My Questions): Well I was driving by Food City when I saw a flying disc over top of Food City. It seemed to be at least 5 feet over top of Food City. I was the only one who saw it though. I lost sight of it when it abducted a man and then flew away. I haven’t seen that man since. I haven’t said anything about it or reported it to anyone. I kept it secret so no one would panic.
Investigator’s Notes: I sent an email message to the witness after his initial report. In my message I asked the witness: Did this really happen? He responded with his second report above. I believe that this case is likely a hoax because someone telling the truth would have been defensive in their response. Also the witness did not respond to some of my other questions:
1. Did the craft make landing impressions?
2. What is your age and occupation?
I suppose there is a slight chance that the event really happened, but a case of this magnitude requires much stronger evidence to authenticate.