My name is Jamison Southworth and I was visited by a UFO about 19 years ago. Most of my own family members think I am crazy, but I know what I saw. I own a small farm in Owensburg, Indiana which is in Greene County.
Greene County formed 200 years ago, in 1821. It was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, who commanded the southern theater in the Revolutionary War, eventually forcing the British army to surrender, ensuring American independence.
My 327-acre farm was purchased by my Great Great Grandfather just after the war in 1824. It has been handed down through generations of the Southworth family. I got the farm when my father passed away in 1987, and I have it in my will to pass it down to my son, Jim when I die.
Our farm is just one of 828 farms in Greene County and we grow corn and soy. We have 4 different fields, and usually, plant 3 fields a year and leaving one field fallow. Leaving the field fallow means allowing the land to rest and replenish its nutrients.
It was in late June of 2001, just after a short rain, I was sitting on my porch just watching the clouds blow over. The sun was starting to go down when I saw a strange cloud starting to swirl like it was trying to form a tornado. I remember thinking, “that’s strange.” The wind wasn’t blowing that hard, and we just had a short light rain.
This couldn’t be a tornado, what the hell is making that cloud swirl. It almost looked like it was going to start boiling. I walked out from under my porch and continued to watch the cloud as it started moving closer to the ground. Then I noticed a faint light glowing within the cloud. It was a bluish-looking light and seemed to pulsate.
The light looked like a giant circular ring about 90 feet in diameter, and there was very little sound. It’s hard to describe because I could feel the sound, but I couldn’t hear the sound. Like when you are standing too close to a big base speaker at a concert, you can feel the sounds waves of the beat.
Then the clouds broke and there it was, a UFO hovering over my field about 1000 feet in the air. The clouds quickly dissipated and I could see this metal-looking object in full view. It had a double line of light circulating just under the leading edge of the craft. Blue light and a white light pulsating, in opposite directions.
I could hear my neighbor’s dogs barking several hundred yards away. I remember thinking, “Am I the only person seeing this?” The craft seemed to tilt a little bit, and in a flash, it was gone. At this point, the sun was beyond the horizon, and it was starting to get dark.
This whole incident only took about 30 to 45 seconds. I was too stunned to even call out to my wife, who was inside the house, now about 100 feet away. I walked into my house through the front door and my wife looked at me and started laughing. She said, “What the hell did you do to your hair?”
UFO Leaves Evidence
My hair was standing straight up in every direction like it was full of static electricity. I looked in the mirror, and I did look pretty ridiculous, almost like a cartoon character. I told her about what I had just witnessed, and she asked, “are you serious, is this a prank?”
My wife grabbed a camera and said, “let go outside and look at the stars, maybe it will come back.” That sounded like a good idea to me. We often would go out and look at the stars. While we were outside, we started talking about UFO’s and my wife told me about seeing a UFO on several occasions.
I asked her, “did you ever tell anyone about this?” she said, “yes, but that was years ago when I was just in junior high school. We stayed out for several hours looking for the return of the UFO and talking about everything under the sun. We went back into the house about midnight and went to bed.
A few weeks later my wife and I awakened to a strange glowing light in our bedroom. It was the size of a golf ball and it floated just above us like it was watching us sleep. My wife yelled out, what is this thing? I popped up and tried to adjust my eyes to the light, but it suddenly darted out of our bedroom into the living room.
We followed the light as it flew into our fireplace and up the chimney. We both ran outside and saw the small light travel up through the clouds and it was gone in a flash. My wife asked, “Is this what you saw the other day?” I replied, “no, but somehow I think this is related.”
I looked over at the clock and it was 4:47 AM. My wife said, “maybe we should call the police.” I replied, “and tell them what? They are going to think we are crazy.” Later that day I took my 4-wheeler down to our cornfield to turn on an irrigation valve, and I saw a very strange crop circle cut out in the middle of our cornfield.
It wasn’t very big, like other crop circles that I have seen in newspapers and magazines, but it was very noticeable. I went back to the house and got my wife, and we both went back down to the field and walked through the corn and stood in the middle of the crop circle. We measured it to be 90 feet in diameter. My wife asked, now do you want to call the police?
Police get involved with the UFO sighting
I agreed and the police came out about 45 minutes later, and somehow several newspaper photographers also showed up. I can only assume that the police alerted them to the call. I wasn’t mad about the photographers and actually welcomed their ability to document our sighting because now people won’t think that we are crazy.
I had a lot of thoughts going through my mind, this has got to be related to the light we saw, and the UFO I saw the other night. I wonder why they are picking on us? I wonder if other people around us are seeing anything like this? I asked the police if anyone else has called in about this.
The policeman said, “yes, we have had several other calls about seeing lights in the sky during the past few weeks. However, there is nothing we can do except notifying the military” The cop said, “maybe the Air Force is testing some kind of new technology or secret weapon.”
A couple of days later two men from the government showed up at our door wanting to talk to us, and see our crop circle. I said, “sure, we have nothing to hide” They took out a small voice recorder and interviewed both of us, separately, and then as a couple.
We took the men down to the crop circle which was starting to degrade a little. They took measurements and used several instruments to take magnetic readings, and atomic readings. I asked them, “is it safe to go ahead and plow this under so the corn can start to grow again?” They said, “yes, in fact, the sooner the better.”
After the UFO sighting
About a month later, my wife and I attended a farmer’s Co-Op meeting in Owensburg. This is where we meet and talk about pooling our crops together to sell. We meet and agree on our asking price, per pound, then present the offer to several major buyers.
This meeting happens twice a year, once during the planting season and once in the harvest season. This is usually the only time we get together as farmers in one room. We happen to sit next to Jimmy, our next-door neighbor who also owns a 520-acre farm.
Our neighbor sees the UFO
During the meeting, Jimmy leaned over and asked about our UFO problem. Jimmy asked, “Did that UFO that landed in your field ever come back?” I said, “No.” I told Jimmy, “it never actually landed in our field, I just saw it up in the sky.” Jimmy said, “Oh yes it did land, I watched it from my place.”
Jimmy’s farm is a little higher in elevation and he has a great view of our entire spread. I asked him. “You actually saw it land? What didn’t you tell me” He said, “I thought you already knew that, besides I saw the police walking around and thought you already reported the landing.”
I had no idea the UFO landed in my field. Jimmy asked, “didn’t you see the landing circle in your cornfield?” I said, “Yes, but I never knew it actually landed. “Jimmy said, “yes, the space ship was about the same size as the circle.” He went on to say that he watched it for about 20 minutes, and watched several small lights come out of the side of the ship and drift up to our house, then the ship lifted off and went into the clouds in silence.
I said” Jimmy, why didn’t you tell me this before?” Jimmy said, “I didn’t want to get involved, for all I know, maybe you are one of them.” then he winked at me. He went on to say, “I was charged with a DUI several years ago and figured the cops would never have believed me, they already think that I am just a crazy ole drunk farmer.”
Several other people overheard our conversation and started talking about seeing UFOs too. By the end of the farmer’s Co-Op meeting, we were all talking about seeing strange things in the sky.
My thoughts on UFOs
During the past 19 years, my wife and I go outside just about every night and watch the sky. It’s my favorite time of the day. We enjoy getting together and just talking, and every now and then we see something that we can’t explain or identify. We both are 100% believers that alien life does exist and they have been visiting us for a long time.
I don’t have a fear of UFOs however I would rather they go and visit someone else. It was a very exciting time in our life. Did you know that after 19 years, our Farmer’s Co-Op meetings still focus on UFO sightings? I guess this kind of thing happens a lot more than what is reported.