posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 04:11 AM
I saw a UFO when I was about eight years old. I was living in Virginia Beach and I shared a room with my brother who was probably six at the time.
I don't know what time it was, but it was late. Something woke me up. After a minute or two I realized something was emitting a very low hum that I
could feel more than hear. I got out of bed and looked out the window and I saw the UFO hovering about 25-30 feet above the street and rotating
clockwise if you were looking up at it. It was very close to my house and I could clearly see the shape of it - a seemingly equilateral triangle with
rounded corners, very thin and small as far as aircraft go. It had a dim blue light at each corner and a large red one in the center and from what I
could see, it was otherwise featureless. I got a good, long look at it before I noticed my brother standing next to me. I told him to go get my camera
which was this kid's Crayola 35mm number. I told him it was in the hallway and he went to the door, came back and said he couldn't find it. I could
see he was too afraid to go in the hallway by himself and I was so afraid I couldn't move. Even if I could, I didn't want to take my eyes off the
UFO partly because I was afraid it would disappear and partly because it was so captivating. My brother and I watched it for a few more minutes and
then it started to ascend, still rotating. Once it got to a certain elevation above the pine trees in our front yard, it stopped rotating and went
over our house. It traveled with one corner pointing the direction it was going. I didn't notice anything special about that corner, but then again I
never saw the top side of it.
Years later I was watching a UFO documentary on the Discovery Channel and they had an interview with a mother and daughter who described exactly
what my brother and I saw; a triangular object with a blue light on each corner and a larger red light in the center.
Since then, my brother has denied it being anything other than a jet. Military jets are a very common sight in Virginia Beach, but it definitely was
not a jet. We have both seen plenty of jets up close. Jets don't hover 30 feet above suburban neighborhood streets and why would we have gotten out
of bed to stare in awe at something we saw every day? Also, being that close to a jet without any ear protection would have done significant damage to
our hearing, not to mention probably shatter the window. The UFO was making almost no sound at all.
I don't know if anybody else in the neighborhood saw it, but I really doubt it went unseen by everybody except us. At that age I didn't think
gathering witnesses mattered . I knew I saw it and that's what mattered. Now I kind of regret that, and I really regret not getting my
[edit on 6-10-2008 by Someone else]