I'm going to give a bit of set up here first before I describe our (my wife and I) encounter with this craft. My wife and I are both highly skeptical
materialist atheists with multiple college degrees not at all prone to spiritual or supernatural beliefs, I have two BFA's and She has two bachelors
in Geo-sciences and International studies. We graduated from college in May of 2006 and moved from Louisville KY down to a small farming community in
Tennessee to live on her family farm and hoped to save money. Bear with the length, Ive almost never told this to anyone.
Okay here we go, Its September 20th or 21st of 2006. My wife and I were outside sitting with our 2 dogs tethered on runners , I was smoking a
cigarette and enjoying the scenery of the open field, barns, and lake and she was playing around with the dogs and just soaking up the nature as well,
we really enjoyed the natural setting and privacy the farm afforded us in contrast to living in the city previously.
I was looking out over the lake, which is due west of the position I was standing in, I know this because the sun was just descending below the tree
line about 3-4 acres away from us beyond the lake. I have always had an interest in stargazing, noting the color of the light and the position, I
often looked for Venus, Jupiter or Mars, Mars was rather large that year so I was looking around for it again as I'd been keeping track of it lately.
I looked over the lake, and saw what appeared to be an extremely large star, probably the size of polaris, but it was REALLY REALLY low on the horizon
line, probably 10degrees visually above the outline of the setting sun.
I saw this, and it struck me as odd because Id never seen a star so bright and so low on the horizon before the sun had set, I called my wife's
attention to it and she walked over to the corner of the barn where I was smoking and I pointed it out to her,and said "Look at that big star". The
second after I did this, I very quickly realized this was in fact NOT a star at all, the moment both of our attentions focused on it, It began doing
what I can only describe as playful aerial maneuvers. I thought, that's not a star, that's the light of the sun reflecting on a metallic object. It
seems to flutter about, it dropped really quickly about 4 inches visually (from my perspective), then sort of fluttered to the left, then back up,
then did a small loop of sorts, then stopped on a dime, my wife and I were both struck with the sense that it noticed us noticing it playing and it
zoomed toward us at a high rate of speed, the light of the sun is just below the tree line now.
THAT is when we have a significant gap in our memory, the last thing either of us remember is stopping on a dime, us feeling like it noticed
us, and then a hazy recollection of it traveling toward us quickly.
The next thing both of us recall is standing about 10 feet from where we were previously, but its COMPLETELY dark now, like very dark, we are in
the country so usually if there are no clouds you can see the whole arc/arm of the milky way spilling across the sky. We are both already looking up
into the air. I immediately notice something extremely unsettling, there are no clouds in the sky, but the stars are actually blocked out. There is a
MASSIVE triangular (maybe arrowhead with a flat back) shape punched out of the sky, just the absence of all light. I can clearly see the edges
of this shape, where the milky way and other stars begin, and on every other side of this shape, but where the triangle is there are literally no
stars showing. Its longer than it is wide, but seems to be unbelievably big.
I immediately turn to my wife and say, "Do you see that, Its F*cking gigantic" She confirms that she sees it, I say "Its blocking out most of the
sky, is it really low, or really high up and even bigger than I think it is" She thinks its flying relatively low, but I think its flying higher and
is bigger. If I had to guess I would say it was about 8 football fields long, and maybe 3 wide toward the tail end of the triangle.
I was overwhelmed with the feeling that a giant wave was going to crash down on me, sort of like the sense that there is something defying gravity on
top of me and it will fall, logically it has to fall, its the size of a small city. Its very very slowly sliding over top of us, COMPLETELY
silently , There is no sound of propellers or engines or anything to indicate a propulsion system, the air feels slightly charge, like there is a
presence in it. I remarked on the fact of its absolute silence, and the silence of the entire area, no sounds, no bugs, no frogs, no dogs, no wind,
just zero sound other than if we talked to one another.
The craft was matte black, the absence of light itself, It sort of had a very slight glow to it, like bad CG, you know when you can see something is
green screened, the light looks really different in tone, that's how this looked. It slid over top of us heading due east, but it was so large it
seemed to take forever. The spot that was passing over top of us seemed to distort , it like expanded like a fish eye lens over us but contracted as
it went away from our point of view. We both got the sense that there was a grid like modular pattern on the bottom of it. Sort of like if someone
stuck 10 Destroyer class battleships together, painted them black, flipped them upside down and then built streets and housing modules onto the bottom
of it, but you could barely discern any of this because of its extremely low reflectivity. My wife and I both said to each other and ourselves,
"Remember this, you cannot forget this, you have to remember this" because it felt sort of dream like in quality, or like we had been sleeping and
just woke up, or drugged or something, foggy. I remarked to her that this thing wasn't displacing any air, Its 8 football fields long, and 3 or so
wide, and its not creating a breeze at all, nothing, I don't know how this is possible.
I remember toward the tail section there was an extremely faint amber colored light, it looked like it was inside of a small cloud, or a fog, it was a
light which was dampened by for lack of a better word a local fog, in the small reflection of this light i could see these modular shapes, almost like
the bottom of a Star Wars type star ship at the beginning of the first movie. It looks like someone flipped a city upside down, or a massive circuit
board with the grid like pattern with square modules/buildings sticking down and out on the sides of the 'rows', they had an uneven appearance. It
slowly slid away from us, heading east over the pine trees and power lines, making no sound at all. It just kept going and eventually we couldn't see
it any more.
The sun had set at around 7:45 that day, the entire experience from our perspective seemed to last maybe 10 minutes once we could remember anything
again under the craft. We went back inside and found both of our dogs asleep on the couches, having no memory of bringing them back in. My wife went
and checked a clock, it was 10:15 or so, we had somehow lost 2 hours worth of time in between when the sun was just setting, that 'star' zoomed
toward us, and when we 'woke up' under the craft.
Ive thought about this a million times since then, I get the sense it wasn't aliens, that it may have been us from the future. But Why? Any thoughts,
theories, similar stories? Thanks for reading my story guys.