posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 08:39 AM
I'm going to relate an experience told to me by my wife. I'm hoping that someone reading this will have had a similar experience or heard of
something like it. This event has never been publicly reported and is known by only a small number of family and close friends. The event occurred
nearly 30yrs ago so some details are fuzzy:
Date: Late summer (August?) approximately 1977 or '78
Time: Dark, estimating 9pm
Location: Central Massachusetts
My wife was in her early teens and was in her front yard facing approximately NNE. She noticed soft, multi colored lights in the clouds at a distance
of less than 100yds. The next thing she knew the lights had moved to the SSE and were located almost directly over her house and were somewhat
brighter in intensity (she does not recall actually seeing them traverse the sky to that location and may have been looking in a different direction
when they moved).
Suddenly a green light appeared at the ground right in front of her. She remarks at how unusual the color was. She describes the light as producing
a colored circle on the ground with a diameter of approximately 3ft (just like a flashlight would if held vertically over the ground except without
the fainter outer ring). This colored spot moved as if searching for something (my wife describes it as like someone looking for nightcrawlers with a
flashlight). When she looked up to see the source from which the light was coming she could see the colored lights behind the clouds. This green
light searched for a few minutes and then suddenly disappeared. An orange light appeared at that time a few feet away and continued 'searching' in
the same manner. After a few minutes this light also went away and was replaced by a third color, different from the first two, but my wife cannot
recall the color. This also 'searched' for several minutes. The enitre area the lights searched was perhaps 12foot square and located entirely in
her front yard and right in front of her. After the third color searched for several minutes the other colors reappeared and all began searching the
same 12ft x 12ft area at the same time. As they did this she describes the searching pattern as becoming hectic and that the intensity of the spots
slowly dimmed as the diameter of the spots increased (she describes it as if they were pulling away and jiggling around at the same time). When she
looked up to the sky she saw that the colored lights had moved back toward the NNE. She recalls being very frightened by the lights. She ran into
the house to get someone else to come out and see the lights. Her older brother came out and saw them in the clouds but told my wife they were the
'northern lights'. He still recalls them but believes they were the northern lights (NOTE: It is exceptionally rare for the aurora to be seen this
far south and of course, could never be seen through the clouds. Her brother has actually never seen the aurora and was making a supposition on the
origin of the lights. He never saw them on the ground). The entire time period of the experience is estimated at 20-30min.
At the time my wife had heard of UFO's and the abduction phenomenon but had never done any reading about it and thought it was crazy. However, when
she witnessed the lights on the ground she recalls having a real fear of being abducted and being 'seen' by the lights. She does not believe she
has been abducted but feels the lights must have been 'UFO related' due to their unusual nature and unknown origin.
Again, I'm hoping this event may jog someone's memory of a similar experience.