A Lafayette County, AR, witness in the small town of Stamps reported watching a low flying, orange-glowing UFO that made a U-turn before disappearing, according to January 29, 2014, testimony from Case 53800 in the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was returning home about 8 p.m., January 19, 2014, in a semi truck with a 5-year-old daughter when the object was first seen.
"We got to the intersection just before our house and saw a beautiful orange glowing ball over the top of our house," the witness stated. "When I told my daughter, look at that, it slowly started moving north until it got in front of us."
Then the object made a controlled change in direction.
"When in front of us it made a U-turn and flew over us. As it flew over us it disappeared."
Stamps is a town in Lafayette County, AR, population 2,131. No photos or videos were included with the report. Arkansas is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Arkansas had 3 reports in December 2013 - while California had 68 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or man-made. Some of the above witness descriptions do match Chinese Lanterns. If Arkansas MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.