I have seen "lights" which I could not reasonably explain.
Not counting any seen before the age of 25 the list goes something like this:
Two red lights at night. They were a quarter length (held at arm's length) apart. Distance unknown. For all descriptive purposes they looked like the
non-flashing red lights on top radio towers or smoke stacks. (If this were the case I would not be saying they were unidentified.) Length of time:
between me and friends they were observed 80% of a period of slightly more than an hour. (watching two red lights do nothing is not too exciting after
the initial "wtf?" wears off)
We were near the county airport, so at first we thought it could be a plane on final approach, except they didn't come closer, and they stayed "on
final approach" for over a very long time.
While observing another area of sky this same night (same time period), I observed a very fast moving plane (no reason to believe it was anything
other than a "fast moving plane") approach from the direction of Wright Patterson AFB (about 80 miles away, and this could have been a coincidence),
I followed this plane and watched it come in and circle the area where the 2 red lights were. This is when I noticed the two red lights were gone.
(none of my friends were paying attention at the time the lights "left"
) The fast plane circled 3 or 4 times then headed back in the direction
it came from.
This encounter was dubbed by my friends and myself as "the UFO pretending to be a plane stuck on approach for an hour that called had to call for a
Same location on another night following the "red light incident". I was watching what I would describe as a high flying plane, when a
"yellowish/white sparkling flare like thing" came from the "plane" and travelled in an arc shaped pattern the length of a dime at arm's
We dubbed this one "the UFO pretending to be a plane that shot an arky sparky thing out its rear".
Sometime that same night, I was focusing my attention to the sky toward my friend's house, another friend was facing the opposite direiction. The
entire front of house lit up in a white light for a short amount of time (less than a second). I turn around quickly to see what had caused it, saying
to my friend "What was that?" He replied "Did you see that?" I replied "No, all I saw was the front of the house light up, what was it?" He
replied "I don't know." He refused to attempt to describe what he had seen.
We dubbed this the "giant neuralizer". (this was prior to MIB2)
Many years later, different location. All by myself. Night time. I saw a series (maybe 5-7 in close proximity) of white strobing lights "hovering"
slightly above a hill (actually a "foot hill"). I was driving, and didn't have time to pull over, but I observed them the best I could for an
entire 10-15 seconds until a curve in the road took them out of sight.
There are usually no lights in that area (let alone strobing lights), and to the best of my knowledge there are no roads to the top of that hill. When
I had time to come back that night (no more than an hour later), it was no longer there.
Six months to a year later:
A helicopter. I saw a helicopter landing at the local hospital.
Quite funny actually the tricks one's mind plays on it until you rationalize what you are seeing. Life flights landing at that hospital is a rarity
so it wasn't on the top 10 things that went through my mind.
However, a week or two after that, close to the same location as the helicopter I saw a series of strobing lights. This time, "Helicopter" was the
first thing I thought. Colors were red white and blue. Half an inch length (at arms distance) For all intents it looked like a larger version of
modern police strobe lights. And had it not been hanging in the air over a mountain (which was another larger "foothill") I would have thought it
was a police cruiser with its lights on. I pulled over on a 4 lane highway and watched this for about 5 minutes. it slowly moved up and down, but that
was about it. I decided it didn't appear to be a heliopter, and it wasn't likely I could identify it. I stored the mental image and other info away
in my "UFOs pretending to be flashing lights file", and continued on my way home.
I did some math on this one a few months later. If the lights were directly over the mountain, it would have been about 300 ft long.
Daytime. I was out playing with my kids in the yard. Something caught my attention in the sky from the corner of my eye. It was a Saucer/cigar shaped
white "wingless plane". I only saw it for a 5 seconds or so when I had to quickly turn my attention back to my kids. After making sure I was safe
from "kid play" (about 5 seconds), I looked into the sky looking for the thing again, and didn't see any sign of it. It was a cloudless day, and I
saw nothing at all.
No measurements were taken, but he image of it was clear in my memory. The impression I got from the few second of viewing was that it wasn't "very
high" in the air. Which left me with the impression that it wasn't very big. Maybe about the length of a Cesna. I heard nothing but "kids
And there are my "UFO encounters" over the last 8 years or so. I am certain there are explanations for what I saw. What those explanations are, I
can not say.
Oh wait, almost forgot one.
Day time, about 2 years before number 4, and about 2 years after number 3.
I heard what sounded like a jet fighter, except this sound pulsed. It hard to explain exactly what this sounded like. Imagine having the sound of a
jet recorded on tape, and turning the volume up and down every second or so.
(I grew up on Nellis AFB, NV in the 70's so the sound of a jet fighter wasn't something that was unfamiliar to me.)