My UFO Experience
First I'll say I do not remember the exact date, I know it was before my wife and I were married and after we had gotten our dog. She was probably a
year old so that puts this in the 2004-5 range. With that caveat out of the way.... a smidge of background.
My wife and I, (along with our dog Claira) were on our way to visit my family who lives in Florida. We ourselves lived in Georgia and our route was
straight down I-75 to Lake City, FL, and then we take US 100 all the way through to near our destination. It's a trip I made dozens of times, as a boy
visiting my father in Georgia, and further as a young man while courting my wife (native of GA), I would drive this stretch of road every weekend
after work. It was a four hour drive but I grew accustomed to it. I'd hang out with her for the weekend then drive back in the wee hours of Monday
morning to make it to work on time. I say this simply to illustrate that I know the road really well, and much of it is desolate country road.
Our experience began while we were on the aforementioned trip. It was dark, approximately 8pm or so. I remember it was very warm and humid (typical
FL) and we mostly did our trips down in the summer and near holidays so this was right about summer time. I was driving, as usual, with my wife in the
passenger seat and our dog in the back seat. We had gotten off the interstate (I-95) at Lake City and like normal we got onto US 100 which heads out
of the city and towards the boonies before finding more towns. I remember we both saw what we initially thought was a plane flying overhead. We lived
in Warner Robins, GA right near Robins AF Base and so we had seen and heard tons of aircraft all the time.
Not saying I am any type of expert but planes just don't thrill me anymore.
Anyway, as we were heading down 100 we saw this "airplane" and my wife remarked that is was really low and looked weird, no flashers or navigation
lights. I took my eyes off the road, saw what she was looking at and decided to pull over as she was absolutely right, it just looked... off. I was
apparently not alone in this. I pulled into a parking lot (on Google Earth this is the lot: LAT 30°10'49.44"N, LONG 82°35'41.32"W) and saw several
other cars had also stopped. We got out, leaving the dog in the car and looked up at this thing. I noticed other people out of their cars talking
quietly and looking up. There were perhaps three or four cars stopped like we were.
Here's where it gets sketchy...
I remember seeing an extremely slow moving and big set of three bright red lights in the form of a triangle moving in tandem. I couldn't see any craft
or anything like that. It floated slowly like a cloud would. I felt like it was close to the ground, because of the size of the lights (if you did an
'OK' hand gesture at arms length, that was about the size of each light. I have no way of telling how far apart they were from each other, I just
remember thinking "this plane is CLOSE.")
We were all staring at it as it was directly overhead slowly moving, my wife and I and the other people. Claira was whining in the backseat and lying
submissive when I glanced at her. We had camera phones in the car charging but this thing just demanded our attention. No clue if anyone else there
had the presense of mind to snap anything, I really hope so though. We observed this object for probably one to two minutes. That is precisely the
last thing I remember before pulling into the driveway of my family's home (a good hour and 45 mins away from Lake City.) My mom told me were about 45
mins later than we had said we would be and she was getting worried. I told her we had just stopped extra to let the dog walk and do her business.
What's very weird is we had forgotten all about it, or at least didn't even mention it to my mom - who loves paranormal and weird topics. It was
almost a non-event. It wasn't until the next day that my wife asked me, "Hey you remember that weird plane thing last night?" I responded "Holy
(expletive) I do, why did we not tell mom?!" The memory flooded back and we recounted it to her. She was mystified to say the least and asked for more
details. We just.... don't remember. We're there seeing these lights moving slowly overhead and then BAM we are in the driveway.
My wife and I have tried so hard to recollect what happened and the drive after we saw this object or objects, but we just can't. It's like it's just
gone from my head. I was, and actually still am, very angry as I feel that I have been robbed of an incredible experience. My wife has mixed feelings
about it and doesn't really elaborate when I ask her. I can tell it bothers her also.
I have brainstormed several theories over the intervening years. My most promising is some sort of electro-magnetic effect. I know you can affect how
a brain perceives with strong electro-magnets (aka the God Helmet), and other than drugs of some kind (we weren't on any of our own volition) I can't
imagine how we would forget such a singular and awesome sight.
I mean it, I feel completely robbed of what happened after we began observing this object. Like a puzzle piece of my life is missing. I have on and
off thought about trying to find a hypnotist but I waver between hoping they can help me remember and them just leading my imagination down a certain
path. In short, not sure if I trust it.
I sure as hell don't know what happened between there and my mother's house. The entire rest of the trip is clear as day, to both myself and my
I just felt that I needed to share this and kind of get it off my chest, as it has really bothered us both for a while now. Maybe through some weird
twist of fate the other witnesses will see this post and chime in. It's a long shot but it's better than no shot.
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