Circa 1-18-97: John Tosti and Robert A. were driving down Snoddy Road, south of Bloomington, checking out the evening sky. They caught sight of a brilliant object hovering motionless over the town. John began to video tape the event while Robert stood guard. Moments had passed, without any movement on the part of the glowing apparition. Robert decided to test the UFO's sensitivity to light, and flashed his headlights directly at it. It moved slightly, but remained on station. John continued taping for a while longer, then growing tired, he shut his camera off and headed home.
It was a couple of days later when John dropped by to show the tape to me. On it was a bright orange object that looked for all the world, like a hamburger! It was round, but slightly flatter at the "poles" with a Saturn-like ring around the equator (where the beef would be). John was taping with a new camera, and therefore, not totally familiar with the focusing controls. He was zooming in and out, in an effort to get a "lock" on the object. There were apparent distortions before the object coalesced.
I made a copy of the tape for study. After John left, I began to review the video, frame by frame. I made a startling discovery. What John mistook as "out of focus" was in fact, two objects (or craft) engaged in a docking procedure. A shaft of white light could clearly be seen connecting the two ships together as they maneuvered closer to each other, one directly above the other.
As far as I know, this is the first time a UFO docking procedure has been documented. Mid-air docking of UFOs presents a host of ideas to consider. This video footage provides a glimpse at the operational procedures, and technical abilities of an alien race. Were they on an abduction mission above Bloomington? If so, could they have been transferring abductees from one ship to the other? Or perhaps they were involved in the transfer of personnel and supplies. Whatever they were doing this night, on thing is clear: we now know that it is not necessary for UFOs to land in order to carry out transfer operations.
Lynn Taylor, Association for Aerial Anomaly Research and