Just recently started reading
rassroots UFOs: Case Reports from the Center for UFO Studies
by Michael Swords, and it is refreshing my interest in the UFO topic.
THE RAW MATERIAL OF UFOLOGY Over a period of a dozen years, John Timmerman ran a traveling UFO exhibit for the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) that
appeared in malls from Seattle to Dallas to Nova Scotia, and from Guam to Puerto Rico. In the process he spoke to hundreds of people from around the
world who came in off the street and described their own UFO sightings and experiences.
The accounts are brief, the reports are uninvestigated, but as a whole the stories make for totally compelling reading (to me anyway), and they have
reminded me how fascinating it is to hear UFO witnesses talk about their experiences (although the book consists of summaries written from the
compiled transcripts of audio recordings of the witness interviews, not the direct transcripts themselves).
Anyway, I thought I'd like to read some fresh, original UFO experiences from the mouths (or in this case, keyboards) of witnesses themselves, hence
I know there are many ATS members who have had what they would consider a UFO sighting, and I'd like to invite all of them to share their experience
here in whatever manner they feel is appropriate.
I'll start off, but as I've never seen anything I would consider to be a UFO, I'll briefly relate a couple strange experiences of family members.
I don't have a ton of details so take them for what they are.
My uncle tells me that when he was about 15 years old (he's probably about 60 now), living in Westfield, NY, he witnessed a metallic, disk-shaped
object emerge from the waters of Lake Erie and shoot off at a high speed. As I said, not a lot of detail, but I believe he saw what he said he
My dad related an experience he had in the same general region (southwestern New York state) sometime in the mid-1970. He and a friend went out duck
hunting early one morning. They arrived in the area where they planned to hunt before dawn, and it was completely dark. As my dad sat on the bumper
of the car, bent over tying his boots, he suddenly realized that he could see every pebble on the ground in front of him as clearly as if it were
broad daylight. There appeared to be a bright light coming from above that was lighting up the ground in a sharp circle around them, beyond the edge
of which was still total darkness. About as soon as he wrapped his mind around what was happening, all became dark once again. He asked his friend,
"Did you see that?" His friend responded that he had. They were both utterly freaked out - to the point that they considered abandoning their day
of hunting and going home. There was no sound associated with the experience, and neither of them saw any source from which the light may have
Again, I believe this happened as I've been told. Of note is the fact that my dad is a total scoffer when it comes to UFOs.
But enough from me and my sketchy, second-hand accounts.
Let's hear your UFO experience.
Thanks in advance for your participation in this survey!