Friday, October 5, 2012

Unidentified Flying Objects

On Facebook a fellow author posted a question, asking if anyone had witnessed a UFO. It reminded me of my two encounters--separated over a fifteen year period. Now before we get started, I just want to clarify something. I am NOT saying I saw a space ship. Or a flying saucer. Or aliens.

What did I see? I don't know.

My first encounter was at three o'clock in the morning in the late 1970s. I worked at McDonald's at the time and I was driving home from work on a very lonely, very dark country road north of Houston, Texas. Out yonder in the sky in front of me I noticed something, lit up like a convention of cop cars. I slowed down as I tried to figure out what it was. Very abruptly, it started spinning, then whizzed toward me. I slowed down even more, absolutely positive it was a bunch of emergency vehicles racing toward me and in some weird optical illusion, they just appeared to be in the sky.

But no...whatever it was zipped past me overhead, silently, but still spinning. Well, I stomped on the gas pedal, rolling down that dark road like a host of demons were on my tail. In the mirrors, I could see it pacing me and had the nasty thought it was herding me toward some specific destination. I sped along in the dark, right on the edge of danger as I reached my subdivision. When I pulled in my driveway and rushed into the shelter of my front porch, whatever it was shot straight up, moved over the roof and disappeared. Poof! Vanished.

Nearly fifteen years later, I lived in New York. I worked the evening shift at a warehouse--as did my friend and two sons. One night they sent us all home early. I parked in my driveway around nine-thirty and everyone bailed out of the car, pleased we had an unexpected free night. I was going to walk partway down the street with my friend.

Suddenly, my son exclaimed, "What's that?"

We lived in a small village. It was early enough that there were quite a few people still out and about. In the sky above us was an enormous SOMETHING with a row of flashing lights and it was slowly spinning in place. Many people saw it. It stayed in place for at least fifteen minutes. Then, it suddenly zipped away. What was it? I don't know.

Two days later the "authorities" reported it was a group of ultralight flyers pulling a prank. Uh, no. I've flown in an ultralight. One thing they do not do is hover.

So, they were both unidentified flying objects, but that's about all I can say with certainty. And both experiences were definitely strange.

What about you? Have you ever seen strange things in the sky?



  1. Yes, I've seen something in the sky. Like you Anny they were years apart, three times. The first was in 1979 as I sat in a field with friends looking at stars. It appeared as a large star the broke into pieces that rotated around each other quickly. They turned blue and smashed together, then it took off so quickly the eye could hardly keep up with it. Another was in Texas in 1982. It was shaped much like a cigar and was metallic. Many people saw that one. Two years ago in the mopuntains of VA my son and I watched a large orange fireball hover in the sky for two hours. It changed shaped and had what looked almost like cracks in it that were black but they moved and changed. I don't know what they were or where they came from but they were real and others saw them all.

  2. Right you are. It's part of my "game" when discussing things with people who accost me from time to time. It's knowing what terms mean. For example, while in the service one could literally order a "UFO." I selected it from time to time, since I was in the electronics ordering department at the time.

    I see UFO's all the time. They obviously don't have to be a artificial mechanical structure. Hmm have to think about that for a moment.

    The quient essentials are:
    1) is it flying? (if yes, proceed)
    2) Have you identified it? (If no, it's a UFO..)

    Once a girlfriend I had vomited badly. The full content could be classified as Vomit. But the various particles were not identified.


  3. Oh heck yeah. But I'm very reluctant to discuss the experiences. Don't feel like being called crazy.

  4. I have twice. Once in upstate NY my high school sweetheart and I saw something fly straight up in front of us and then take off. Never heard a sound. The second here in RI. My son was with me. We were on our deck and a large ball of green light flew over our house all quiet. We ran to the other side and told the DH to come with us and it was gone.

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