My own first thread! Hello.
As a kid in rural Maine (Sidney), UFOs were an interesting but fairly commonplace occurrence. If you spent a week outside looking up, day or night, it
was likely that you'd see a saucer or a triangle, at least at my house.
I'll include my most memorable experiences to give you an idea of the activity in the area in the 90s. I can't speak for the current state of affairs
because I no longer live there.
My first really memorable sighting (the most spectacular of my life) was in June of 1990 at age 7. I was alone in the front yard, catching fireflies
in the dark, and ended up near the road. At the time we rarely had cars go by, especially at night, so it was perfectly safe for me to be out there,
theoretically at least. I caught something from the corner of my eye and looked up the road. An enormous craft was hovering over a field, obvious in
the light of the moon. At first it was just a hulking shadow and I froze to stare at it. It was similar in shape to the iconic "black knight"
satellite except the nose was straight and more rounded, making the bottom flat without obvious protrusions. It was definitely not a saucer or cigar.
If you look at the screenshot, you can see how large the field is. The craft covered almost the entire space. It was about as tall as a 2 story house
and as far as I could tell it was matte black.
All of my hair prickled and suddenly dark purple lights (similar to a wide strip of led blacklights) flared up in a band around the side of the ship.
Above the band I also observed what appeared to be a strip of reflective glass (also black) that could have been a bank of windows, extending from
midway down the ship and arcing over its nose. It was high enough off the field that I could see faint yellow, white and red "landing lights" in a
circle on its belly at the same time the purple came alight. I could only see the profile and part of the bottom of the ship. It was completely silent
and the all of the lights offered very minimal illumination on the field.
I ran to the house for my life. Minutes later my father walked to the end of the driveway to look and it was no longer there. I would describe this
vehicle as a 'mother ship' as the others I've seen are MUCH smaller.
One winter night my mother and I stepped out of her car into the driveway and I was staring at the stars while she gathered up groceries. I observed a
yellow triangle moving across the sky and called it to her attention. It moved over the stars, making it clear that it was below them. The triangle
was lit solidly yellow with no discernable features. It was shortly joined by two other identical craft, at which point they flew briefly in separated
triangular formation. They split apart and began a series of complex maneuvers, nearly colliding at times from what we could see.
At that point my mother said "it's like they know we're watching". 20-30 minutes later, the 3 craft returned to their original formation and then
MELDED into a single solid yellow triangle. From our vantage it was about the size of a Kennedy half dollar. The single triangle then zoomed almost
instantaneously over the horizon at an incredible speed. No sound.
We saw singular or groups of solid yellow triangular craft after that, but never observed that particular formation again. There was never any
On 12/2/92 and again on 12/9/92 a large craft with an apparent cloaking device was recorded hovering over my elementary school, playground and fields
before zooming away. It was witnessed by a teacher's aide and two people who lived directly across the street. The man with the camera taped it both
days. This emitted a loud hum and was witnessed both at night and during the day. It was reported in several local newspapers and tracked on radar.
(The picture on those two links is generic I believe)
There's also a similar description from UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1993.
At age 14 during an August afternoon I was gazing out the bay window of our home, which faced directly across the street. Behind the houses there was
a deep wood. I noticed a multitude (10-15) silver saucer-shaped craft cavorting over the tops of the trees an estimated 1/4 mile away. They were
fairly small and performing just as the yellow triangles had, except this time they were close enough to the ground that we could see them shifting on
their axis' to narrowly avoid colliding with each other. They seemed to be barely skimming the tops of the trees at their lowest. I called my sister
and mother. We went outside near the road and watched them for 10+ minutes, at which point we were joined by two neighbors. The show lasted another 10
minutes before the craft dipped out of sight behind the trees.
These were pure silver, glinting in the sun, no obvious external features and classic saucer shape with a center bulge. There was no noise.
On 3 occasions, a black vehicle stopped directly in front of our house with its window down. Two men in suits and sunglasses were within. On one
occasion they just looked at me and I stopped playing in the front yard to stare back at them. I assumed they must be lost and want directions but
being a smart kid I didn't approach and instead yelled at them to ask. They did not respond. The staring went on for approximately two minutes before
they drove away very slowly.
The second and third times they had a long lens camera and took multiple snaps of me.
On all three occasions it was summer and I had been playing in the front yard. My mother was aware of these MIB and on the third incident she
attempted to approach them after seeing them through the window, at which point they sped off with squealing tires. I can't say if they were the same
men each time or not.
My mother assumed they were attempted kidnappers or pedos. My father speculated that they may have been casing the house related to his time spent in
What does ATS think?
I've attached a google map image which I've clumsily tried to indicate event locations.
Pin = My House
Purple = Mothership
Cerulean = Silver craft
Yellow = triangles were high in sky almost directly overhead.
I can't get the photo to pop up, so just click!
edit on 14-1-2015 by FireflyStars because: na