posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 08:40 PM
Calihan, I hope you don't take this as an attempt to "steal your thunder" but I wanted to share my story as well, as background information to a
question I would like to ask.
When I was young my family and I were staying at a cabin we had rented on Roach River in Maine. I normally just say Moosehead Lake on the rare
occasions that I share this, because even most of the people FROM maine don't know where Roach River is. (it is a river flowing out of Moosehead
Lake, which is why I normally just name the lake, which is much more well known)
We were returning from fishing and it was beginning to rain. My mother's boyfriend at the time, sent me to put a starafoam cup on some old broken
down gas pumps near the cabin, to measure how much rain we would get. (just one of those stupid little things you do to keep kid's placated and busy
so they will be out of your hair for five minutes)
I placed the cup on top of the pumps (I had to climb on top of something to reach the top I was so little) and was about to head back to the cabin
when I saw something floating in the sky silently about a football field away. It was close to the "classic" saucer shape alot of people report but
I distinctly remember thinking how strange it was that it was perfectly smooth. There were no windows, rivets, seams, nothing, absolutely perfectly
smooth. I had seen mercury once when my grandfather broke an old thermostat and that was the only thing I could compare it to in my mind, like it was
a giant drop of mercury in the sky.
I started walking towards it to get a better look and the last thing I remember was passing through a row of trees that lined the road to the cabin.
The next thing I remember is sitting on the porch of the cabin, (feeling very lightheaded and just... wierd) my mother's boyfriend saw me there and
came running up to me visibly upset. (even to me as a child)
They were all very mad at me because they thought I had been hiding inside the camp somewhere, they were all soaking wet from searching for me for
over two hours, and I was bone dry eventhough it was still raining hard. It was years later before I dared to tell my mother what had happened,
because they were so mad at me at the time.
After this I had horrible nosebleeds to the point where I would get sick and weak from the loss of too much blood. I had to be brought to the hospital
on at least two occasions that I know of to recieve blood transfusions. At one point the doctors were telling my mother that the only way they could
fix this was to cauterize the inside of my nose. As you can imagine that scared the ever living begeezus out of me and soon after that my nosebleeds
just stopped. I have very rarely had them since then.
I also have had a few other occasions since then that I would suddenly realize that I had no idea where I had been, or how I got to the place I found
myself in, accompanied by the same lightheaded feeling.
One of the most distinct instances of this was when I was working for U-Haul, driving from Portland to Augusta. I remember leaving the outer edges of
portland, and have no memory at all until a mile or two before the tollbooth in gardiner, about 50 miles north. Again I had the same lightheaded
When I talked about all of this with my mother one day, she told me that since she was young she had seen lights in the sky, and had instances of
missing time herself.
What scares me the most about all of this is that I have no memory at all of what happened.
As I stated above I am in no way trying to "steal your thunder" I just wanted to share my story so you had an idea where I am coming from with such
an "oddball" question.
What totally blindsided me was when you talked about your brother's nosebleeds. I have read alot of abduction stories and I have never heard of
anyone having the severe nosebleeds like I did.
I am VERY curious to know if at any time his seemed to just stop happening, the severe ones anyway.