The semi-retired witness who lives in a very rural area was outside rotating his solar panels on a 300-acre farm when the object was first seen.
"When I looked up, I was immediately stunned to see a large, round (from my perspective) object directly over my head," the witness stated. "It was emanating bright blue/white lights outward around its outer edge, and had red lights interspersed unevenly between the bright blue-while lights. The object was slowly rotating, and almost immediately began moving slowly (about as fast as I can run) westwardly over my garden, and the tree line beyond."
As the object moved over two tree lines on the property, the witness ran inside to retrieve a camera phone to record the event. But returning outside, the object was much further away.
"The lights were so bright that it made a glow beneath it moving over the pine thicket. By the time I 'logged' into my iPhone, and launched the camera app, the object had moved beyond my line of sight, and I no longer could perceive the 'glow.' As it moved away from overhead to the west, I did see that it had a curvature on top (a dome if you will). The surface appeared dark, but again had these stunningly crisp and clear, bright lights around the edge."
The witness described the object's lights.
"At times the lights (red and bluish-white) seemed to cross over each other around the edge. Sort of 'dancing' around the edge of the circular/domed object. This light dance appeared to be independent of the craft's slow rotation. Again, not a single sound could be heard, which surprised me. In fact, it seemed like there was not even the normal 'natural' frog/cricket/bird cacophony that I'm used to hearing constantly. I never felt scared or threatened at anytime during this encounter. In fact the only unusual 'feeling' I had was a heightened sense of awareness."
The witness estimates he was rather close to the object.
"I believe the object was relatively close - 300-600 feet overhead at the beginning of the encounter - then perhaps 1,000 yards or less when it vanished from my view. I truly wish I had been able to capture some proof of what I saw to share."
Monticello is a town in Lawrence County, MS, population 1,571. Mississippi has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Mississippi had 9 UFO reports in April 2014 - the 26th highest reporting state - while California had 80 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation. The above quotes were edited for clarity.