posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:12 AM
After hanging around for a few days and reading other threads, I'm motivated to share my own experience, and I will admit in advance that part of the
reason I'm posting it is to see what kind of response it gets. It is, however, a true experience that happened to me and my cousins.
In the mid 1960's, we spent several Christmas/New Year periods with my stepdad's sister and her family in the Los Angeles area. They actually lived
in Lakewood, which is now a bustling suburb not too far from Disneyland, but back then the other side of the street from Aunt Jean's house was a cow
pasture - with cows.
On one of these occasions, the adults went out to party for New Year's Eve and left me and my cousins Rick, Gary, and Shawn to be watched by the
eldest cousin, Sheila, who was about 15 or so at the time and an experienced babysitter. Rick and Gary are just a little older than I am, Shawn is
younger by several years. I was somewhere in the vicinity of 8 or 9.
After the grownups left, Sheila made popcorn and we settled in to watch TV until something well past our usual bedtime, which was allowed on New
Year's Eve. Somewhere along in the movie, I began to notice that the color was going off on the TV, turning green. But it wasn't my house or my TV,
so I waited for one of the cousins to get up and correct the color.
Then Shawn suddenly exclaimed "Everything's green!" I looked around and sure enough, it wasn't just the TV - everything had a greenish cast, as if
I were wearing green colored glasses. Sheila, being the one in charge and therefore responsible, freaked out just a little and made us all get up and
go outside like a fire drill.
When we got outside, we discovered that the next door neighbors, who had been setting off fireworks, were all standing on their lawn staring at OUR
house, or actually at something above our house, with their mouths open. We turned to look and saw a classic saucer-shaped UFO hovering about 15 feet
off the roof, spinning slowly like a top but not wobbling, and shining a beam of green light down onto the house.
We quickly deduced that this green light was going THROUGH the roof and into the living room, and that this was what had caused everything to look
green to us inside. Sheila geeked bigtime. She ordered us to stay outside, nominally under the supervision of the neighbors, and ran in the house to
call the police.
In retrospect I am surprised that the police responded at all, much less as quickly as they did, but they did. Also in retrospect, the young blonde
patrolman who had the misfortune to be selected to investigate Sheila's call was very young, probably no more than 20, and most likely a raw
At the time, all I saw was a cop in a cop car, who came tearing around the corner in a very satisfactory manner with lights flashing and siren going
and pulled up in front of the house. I don't know what he expected, but when he jumped out of his car and saw the object, still spinning quietly and
serenely above the house and shining its green light, it was quite obviously nothing he had expected. He reacted by drawing his sidearm and firing at
the object. It was a pretty big target, and he hit it. We all heard the bullet ricochet off metal.
At the instant the bullet hit it, the green light winked out and red and white lights came on around the middle of the object. Imagine two silvery
metallic saucers or very shallow bowls placed one on top of the other, rim to rim, but there is a band of darker, non-reflective material about a foot
tall between the two rims. In this band the red and white lights appeared, rotating with the object's spin and blinking on and off like aircraft
safety lights. Within a second or two of the lights changing, the object took off, straight up. It moved so fast that you really couldn't see it go,
it just disappeared and you were left with the impression that it had gone up.
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