posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 08:16 PM
My grandfather is in his late 70's. He has lived in upstate NY all of his life. He's not the type of person who lies EVER. He's a very dry, down to
earth person. If you met him you would know what I mean. But recently he told me of a UFO encounter he had a long time ago after I told him of my
interest in UFOs for the past 6 years. I'll try to be as brief as possible...
The year was 1972 and he was a sargent on the sheriff's highway patrol in Albany NY. He pulled over to the side of a remote country back road to take
a leak as weird as that sounds (sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do). All of a sudden he told me a very bright beam of light shown down on him.
He said it was brighter than any light he had every seen.
He said he looked up but it was hard to make out the shape as the very bright light was directly in his face, but what he could make out it was round
shaped. He did notice a sort of humming sound which he thought at first was his radio in the car. And then in only a few seconds the light turned off
and it sped off very fast. He said he was scared out of his mind.
In shock he got back into his car and sped off. Then a few minutes later he received several calls on his radio to go to people's houses in the area
because they had just seen a strange thing in the sky. He said he went to a farm house where a lady said her dogs were acting very strange, like
freaking out very bad ect. She said she had seen something strange in the sky over here house.
All in all there were several UFO reports that came in that night near Albany NY and it even made the Albany news paper the very next day! He told me
he doesn't remember if he had any missing time or anything like that, but he knew for sure that what ever it was it wasn't a plane, helicopter, or
anything else he could think. He said it was directly over head and very close to him, not some object way up in the sky.
He recently had a 3rd heart attack so I'm glad he told me about this before he dies. It's sad to think about. I don't really talk or see him much
since I live 1,000+ miles away from him. I hope you all enjoyed this. I know I feel honored that he told me about this...