Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; 1966

Name: Jason

Date of Event: approximately 1966

Location of Event: Knoxville, Tennessee

Message: My dad, who is an extremely no-nonsense guy, swears that he and his friends saw a UFO from the Ag Campus in Knoxville in about 1966.  It was a dome shaped craft that made an electrical humming sound, had a metallic finish, and blue lights around the base.  It hovered about 10 feet or so above the street, and crossed the river and went up over the bluff and took off.

It was apparently seen by many and there were reports in the newspaper.  Authorities investigated and reported that it was a fraternity prank where students were building a fire under laundry bags and floating them up like hot air balloons.  My dad says that is total BS.

Does anyone know anything about this?  This comes from an incontrovertible source.