Location of Sighting: Fort Riley, Kansas
Date of Sighting: February, 1979
Time of Sighting: 1 AM CST
Description: I was assigned to a combat support unit with the 1st Infantry division. We were on maneuvers north of the main base. I was an operator of an M578 tracked recovery vehicle along with my 2 crew members. When we parked for the night in heavy vegetation and no moon it was pitch dark. My crew members and I were sleeping on top of the vehicle then in a split second we saw a large metallic disc ( 80 feet in diameter) with multi colored lights spinning counter clockwise. All 3 of us were laying there looking at this thing. After about 10 seconds my skin felt like I was near a fire. That is when all 3 of us jumped off the vehicle and ran. The vehicle had been shut down for 6 hours so the heat source wasn’t coming from the vehicle. The next day Range Control confirmed that they observed an object on their radar. I served in the Army for 33 years. My health is failing now so I thought I would put this out before I pass.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.