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The Elliptical Obsidian Disc

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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Hi all - this is my first thread. I'd like to share my first (and only) close encounter. While I have experienced various paranormal phenomena, and I have witnessed my fair share of curious objects in the sky, I have never been witness to such an amazing, frightening, eye-opening UFO event that compares at all to the following experience.

I was 17 years old and it was the summer before my senior year of high school. I had a very tight-knit group of friends - there were five or six of us - and we did pretty much everything together. We all grew up together, went to the same schools, played in the same bands, and raised Cain together. We grew up in a rural area where everybody knew everybody. This was back when neighbors looked out for each other - long before facebook and all that. When school was out you played outside until supper and then went back out until it was bed time. It was kind of like Little Rascals meets Goodfellas. Anyway, we lived on the edge of what is the largest area of uncivilized forest in the United States.

Fifty miles north of my hometown there is literally nothing but nature. We hiked the very north-most section of the Appalachian Trail pretty much every summer, and on this particular weekend we had just finished a small hike and it wasn't yet noon. My buddy had a really rugged, old school Jeep and we drove much deeper than normal into the wilderness. The point to remote camping for us was to get lost. This was before GPS, back when people had to know how to use a map and compass. We drove down really unkempt logging roads and ATV trails looking for a place to set up camp and eventually came to a large pond. All over Maine there are vast expanses of forest with lakes and ponds nestled inside, and camps typically run along the perimeters. However, the top third (or more) of the state is mostly untouched. We were looking out over a pond, with a small island in the middle, with virtually no immediate sign of human influence whatsoever aside from the unmarked trail we drove in on.

We all spread out and looked for a good place to set up camp. One of my friends found an abandoned birch bark canoe and paddle, along with some other junk. It was really a beautiful, hand-crafted boat. We put it right in the water and tested its seaworthiness. In three or four trips we made it to the island with all of our gear. The island was fairly big - there were two semi-clear sections on either end that you could walk between in 5 minutes through thick woods. Typically these islands are privately owned, but public use is permitted as long as the owners aren't there (at least that's the way it is closer to civilization). We chose one end of the island to set up camp.

Night fell, we were just hanging around the fire having a few beers. Half of us had a good buzz on, but we were mostly saving our energy up for the next couple days of mind-bending. I remember we were considering turning in for the night and we all noted how gorgeous the weather was. This was probably August and it was a hot night but not humid at all and the lack of mosquitoes was too good to be true. The stars in this area are unbelievably bright and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We decided to bring our sleeping bags out of the tents and sleep outside. At some point after laying out under the stars, somebody thought it'd be a good idea to make our way through the thick brush in the dark to the other side of the island. There were five of us - three, including myself, decided to make the trek. When we left one of the other two had fallen asleep (lightweight) and the other was just there keeping him company.



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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Finally, this is where things got weird. One of the two girls who came with us was walking in the front, I was second, and another guy was behind me when the girl in front just stopped in her tracks… completely motionless looking forward. "What the hell is that?" I walked in front of her and assured her I didn't see anything. She asked if one of us had come over and started a fire on that side of the island, and we hadn't. We got to the clearing and were standing 15 feet from the water's edge. The moment we emerged from the tree line we all saw something over the water directly between the island and the mainland (which wasn't a long distance at all). I wish I were a better artist because words just can't do justice to what we saw. It was a beam of rotating orange light, round and wide on the bottom at the surface of the water and tapering upward really, REALLY, high in the air. The source of the light had to have been ten stories or higher and the base had a diameter of maybe 5 yards. We didn't even look at each other we were just so perplexed. My first thought was not "UFO" - it looked kind of like a helicopter's search light except there was certainly no air craft and, while it was revolving, it was stationary. I was not willing to say it was anything supernatural, yet.

We watched this light for two minutes but it seemed like forever - exchanging dumbfounded glances with one another. Eventually the light flickered quickly and telescoped to the source and disappeared. It was like the sky sucked it right up. We were absolutely terrified, of course, all having just witnessed the same bizarre event and we BOOKED IT back to the camp site. We were frantic when we got back, telling the rest of our party about what we saw (they thought we were crazy) and arguing about what the light could have been. I hadn't noticed, but the other two witnesses both said that, while the night sky was a vast canvas of stars, a small round area at the source of the light had no stars at all. We decided to bring the sleeping bags in the tents and after we calmed down a little bit we fell asleep.

Shortly after turning in, I awoke to a strange sensation. We had two tents, three of us in one, and two including me in another. I sat for a while trying to figure out what was happening. There was a medium pitch sound that was resonating around me, or so it felt. It was kind of like standing next to a highway - where you can hear and feel the rumble of passing trucks, but this rumble was steady and constant. Really, it felt like it was vibrating the core of my being, it was such an unusual sensation. I woke up the girl who was in the tent with me, who was not the one who witnessed the first sighting on the other end of the island. I didn't have to say a word to her; right when I woke her up she started looking around inquisitively. The hum/vibration/rumble was louder now than when I first awoke. She was clearly scared and I was too, but I decided to "be a man" and unzipped the door just enough to look out.

My three other friends were standing outside looking over the water with their heads toward the sky. We both got out of the tent to meet the others and observed in silence as a disc floated above us. This thing was LOW and BIG. I feel like if I threw a rock as high as I could I would've hit it. It was elliptical and shiny, exactly the same shade of black as the night sky, but there was clearly something there because it obscured the stars and it was visibly spinning. I'm not sure if it was textured, or if it was just reflecting light, but you could tell it was spinning very fast. For an ellipse to spin you would think it would appear to wobble, going end over end - but it wasn't like that. It kept a perfect elliptical shape as it rotated inside itself (for lack of a better description). There was no beam of light this time, but we all felt that this thing was checking us out. It was literally right above our heads. I recall being scared that it was going to fall out of the sky and crush us. The starlight seemed to bend around it… it was just so real. This lasted for several minutes and eventually it moved slowly toward the mainland and then upward on a slight curve until it was out of sight. We didn't sleep that night, and nothing like this happened for the rest of the weekend.

Today we are all "grown up" with families and careers and all that. One of the women who was there doesn't talk about the event at all and from what I hear it brought out some pretty serious issues for her. The rest of us have no conclusive explanation for what happened and every couple of summers we go back to the same spot in anticipation of another visit… nothing has happened. Thanks for reading, if you made it this far.
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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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please
allow me to be your first flagandstar
its funny some people can handle thinking and talking about it and some can not

i have had missing time events and other things with other people and some are thrilled and some are totally scared of it
can't say as i blame them
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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:57 PM
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|"ll give you star and flag for that story for sheer entertainment value if nothing else. Reading your story it made me think of this....

The Allagash Abduction

If you read it...some of the similarities are startling.

I don't say this very often...but your story had a ring of truth to it, IMHO. I'd count it as a very rare gift to see something like that. I'm just a little envious as I've spent most of my adult life in some of the most remote places you can think of and never seen anything remotely like it....though I always cross my fingers and hope.

Nicely told BTW

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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:58 PM
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Two stars and one flag. What an amazing story!
Do you think you could draw what you saw and post a picture here?

Also, how long ago did this happen?



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:07 PM
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deadcalm
reply to post by cosmikDebris
 


|"ll give you star and flag for that story for sheer entertainment value if nothing else. Reading your story it made me think of this....

The Allagash Abduction

If you read it...some of the similarities are startling.

I had never heard of the Allagash abduction. I've never really researched other sightings in my area. My heart is pounding after reading your link - what we experienced was very similar and if my map markings were accurate we were right next door to Eagle Lake. Thank you for posting that.



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:14 PM
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Cool story Bro. Just a a couple thoughts…



There was a medium pitch sound that was resonating around me, or so it felt. It was kind of like standing next to a highway - where you can hear and feel the rumble of passing trucks, but this rumble was steady and constant.

Was it Travis Walton from his encounter wherein he described the same sort of noises associated with a close by-- "machine"?

Interesting that you describe that you awoke and saw the craft. Have you ever thought that maybe you were abducted and awoke after you were dropped off?



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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I've never really researched other sightings in my area. My heart is pounding after reading your link - what we experienced was very similar and if my map markings were accurate we were right next door to Eagle Lake.
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One of the other reason I mentioned it was this part of your story...




One of the women who was there doesn't talk about the event at all and from what I hear it brought out some pretty serious issues for her.


Are you absolutely sure that the event only lasted for several minutes? Ever heard of missing time?




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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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Man, what a startling account. Well written very descriptive. The perfect UFO story. I would probably have dropped a deuce in my trousers right there. That's some scary stuff.

No missing time?

No abduction account at all?

I guess that's a good thing for all involved. You said one of the witnesses had some things "brought out" by the experience. If you could, elaborate on that. Were they abduction experiences or something else?

I'm curious, if it was abduction related, if this encounter could have uncovered screen memories and if she was possibly the reason the object appeared in the first place.

Kallisti



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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Interesting that you describe that you awoke and saw the craft. Have you ever thought that maybe you were abducted and awoke after you were dropped off?

I would never make that claim, but who knows.There was no time distortion or anything like that. This was 13 years ago and I remember it like yesterday it was just so messed up. Like I said one of the girls who came with us was really emotionally stable at the time and a close friend, and from what I've been told by mutual friends she has dealt with intense depression and suicidal thoughts that started popping up immediately following this event. Maybe coincidence, who knows. None of us have really spoken much about it until just recently because whenever we told anybody they either thought we were lying or tripping, and it was so significant to us that it was better to keep it to ourselves than to be ridiculed by others.

At this point, more than anything, I'd like to experience it again - just because it completely altered my understanding of reality and its been long enough now that if I didn't have other people to confirm what I know we saw that night I might just pass it off as a dream.



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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I guess that's a good thing for all involved. You said one of the witnesses had some things "brought out" by the experience. If you could, elaborate on that. Were they abduction experiences or something else?

I'm curious, if it was abduction related, if this encounter could have uncovered screen memories and if she was possibly the reason the object appeared in the first place.

I know she was adopted at a very young age and that the first couple years of her life were absolutely horrible. Who knows. I'd like to speak with her, not just about this, but it's been so long now, I don't even know where she lives. I remember she was really uncharacteristically quiet the rest of the weekend and really became a sort of recluse afterward. I can't say for sure what she's been diagnosed with since then, but I can say for sure that whether it was what happened that night or something unrelated, she really sunk into a sad place.



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 09:00 PM
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Thanks for your articulate narrative. I have no reason to disbelieve you in the least.

I do wonder . . .

1. Did you notice any "missing time?"

2. Did any of you ever notice any hint of an implant, scoop marks etc?

3. The lady with the issues . . . was there ever any . . . spiritual . . . component to her issues?

4. I am not at all surprised that the craft . . . or a craft . . . returned to 'check y'all out' further . . . &/or to intimidate you further.

5. In terms of the elliptical craft spinning . . . could you tease that out a bit better. Was it spinning around a central point between the two foci of the ellipse? Was it spinning around a line on the longitudinal axis?

6. Did you have any unusual or inexplicable, unexpected emotional responses or feelings during the time the craft was in close proximity?

7. Given just your IMPRESSIONS, FEELINGS at the time . . . 51% or more . . . would you have been more inclined to think of it as 'other worldly' or 'exotic tech human black ops' originated?

8. Brace yourself with hazmat suit on for the onslaught of the skeptical, drisive and too often assaultive naysayers.

You might check out . . .

www.alienresistance.org...

if you think there are lingering issues for anyone in the group.



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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I was also wondering some of these very questions, BO XIAN. Also, I wonder if the OP would elaborate on the issues the woman had after the experience?

Oh, and another star & flag for the OP. Thanks for sharing. Be prepared to be blown away by all the trolls and shills that will be here, any time now, to tell you what you actually experienced, lol.



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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Cool story! And raises an important point - that kids/young folks will continue to see these sorts of things, and be baffled, and then possibly laughed at/not taken seriously - yet as you noted a sighting like this can change people's lives dramatically, it can drive some people insane... It can be a real burden on the psyche and probably more so for those who see it but aren't willing to accept it (and likely why they never talk about these experiences again).

So I don't doubt it, it's a real phenomena, that much I do know! Thanks for sharing an interesting sighting with us



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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I remember reading your account markymint, those folks were trying to tear you up good.

I'm pleasantly surprised the shills have yet to blast thread. The usually pick up fresh threads in this forum pretty early.

Knock, knock...




posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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I also believe that you awoke consciously, after being returned. Sightings are more than sightings.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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BO XIAN
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I do wonder . . .

1. Did you notice any "missing time?"
2. Did any of you ever notice any hint of an implant, scoop marks etc?
3. The lady with the issues . . . was there ever any . . . spiritual . . . component to her issues?
4. I am not at all surprised that the craft . . . or a craft . . . returned to 'check y'all out' further . . . &/or to intimidate you further.
5. In terms of the elliptical craft spinning . . . could you tease that out a bit better. Was it spinning around a central point between the two foci of the ellipse? Was it spinning around a line on the longitudinal axis?
6. Did you have any unusual or inexplicable, unexpected emotional responses or feelings during the time the craft was in close proximity?
7. Given just your IMPRESSIONS, FEELINGS at the time . . . 51% or more . . . would you have been more inclined to think of it as 'other worldly' or 'exotic tech human black ops' originated?

1. I don't recall any of us feeling like time had passed in any odd way. We all had fallen asleep. The first to wake up was one of my friends in the other tent and he woke up the two others with him. I woke up a couple minutes after. We had been asleep one to two hours.

2. No signs of implantation on me and none of the others, as far as I know. Really as scary as it was there was never a time where any of us considered that we had any sort of abduction experience. That being said, I KNOW what I saw that night and I fully believe, now, that literally nothing is outside the realm of possibility.

3. She, like the rest of our crew, was a spiritual person but not a religious person... if that makes sense. In the few years before this happened she got really into Ouija boards, as well as a few other strange things, but I remember the Ouija board specifically. I used it with her and a couple other people a few times and some very strange stuff did happen but I never really gave it a second thought. She was really freaked out about it though so maybe she's just more sensitive to paranormal types of things.

4. When I awoke in my tent, I felt like I was physically humming the sound I was hearing. I could feel it reverberating in my diaphragm. It was loud but not unbearably so, but really my teeth were almost chattering from the vibration. While all 5 of us were standing looking over the water and over our heads at the disc, we were all scared but there was nothing we could do about it except stand in marvel. I've never considered that it was there to intimidate us but certainly it knew we were there. Honestly, when I hear abduction stories I get a little jealous that they didn't choose me (as far as I know).

5. Geometry is not my strong point, I could probably draw it but for now the best I can say is that it was almost like the starlight that should have been above the object (obscured from our view) was being bent and stretched and was spinning elliptically around the center point of the ellipse, kind of like the hands on an oval shaped clock except the hands were stretched out lines of light of varying brightness. Every so often it was like light was reflected in such a way that you could see the elliptical profile of the object. It seemed to shine and was very obvious that something was there and its shape was clearly defined.

6. Personally I kept going back and forth between "wow what a crazy dream" and "oh no, I'm going to die" - however, after a short time I felt very at peace (probably because I couldn't do anything about it) and I know I can speak for most of the group when I say that in the long run it was a positive experience, in that it confirmed our teenage suspicions that there was something bigger than ourselves in the universe.

7. I've considered that it could've been human technology but then I remember the way the thing took off. It slowly moved away from the island and shot up and into the sky without any sign of thrust or anything like that. So, so fast, and on a perfect curve. When I think solely about my emotions at the time, I would also say that it was not of earthly origin.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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Thankyou for your reply…


At this point, more than anything, I'd like to experience it again - just because it completely altered my understanding of reality and its been long enough now that if I didn't have other people to confirm what I know we saw that night I might just pass it off as a dream.

Having witnessed something similar, I know exactly what you are talking about. You might actually be (reliving events) and not know it. By the way… what do you dream about?

Then again you seem balanced, maybe the others standing outside were the ones that "went for a ride" whilst you slept? Have you asked them what they dream about?

Oh and by the way, you can't make a claim if your memory has been suppressed. Not wiped, suppressed. That is the more often claim.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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but for now the best I can say is that it was almost like the starlight that should have been above the object (obscured from our view) was being bent and stretched and was spinning elliptically around the center point of the ellipse, kind of like the hands on an oval shaped clock except the hands were stretched out lines of light of varying brightness. Every so often it was like light was reflected in such a way that you could see the elliptical profile of the object. It seemed to shine and was very obvious that something was there and its shape was clearly defined.

Awesome description, thanks for sharing.

Certain aspects of what I and others saw one night prompt me to say…

Whatever it was it wasn't earth technology and yet… it was technology.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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Wow, What a wonderful experience. I'm glad you've shared it, as I love hearing the experiences of others in terms of UFO's and ET phenomena and the sort. More so since I've had my fair share of experiences as well, so I believe you.

I was also thinking as well that you may have been abducted, that or one of your friends. Likewise, not all abduction cases leave traces that can easily be seen with the naked eye. I've heard cases where some abductees are left with marks that only appear to show under a Black Light.

I'm more curious if you've had any more interesting sightings or experiences after you saw what you saw that night.

Either way, a star and flag for you, as you've brought forth an interesting experience... I was also thinking of the Allagash Abductions as well when reading this, as another member mentioned it posed some similarities. As far as I'm aware, I've read many accounts of UFO sightings and abductions taking place near bodies of water, especially around the Great Lakes Area of Canada and the USA.



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