posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 08:28 PM
Event 3: 1987
My cousins and I were playing in the forest behind my
neighbor's house and decided it was time to go home. As
we left the forest there is a clump of bamboo that hides
the entrance to the forest. On the other side of bamboo
was a young guy dressed in army clothing standing there
looking into the woods exactly where we came out. We were
startled for him to be there as this was "the secret
It is hard to describe the feeling but, I would say
it resembled we went into slow motion and had the feeling
one gets when they have a head cold and have taken some
meds. He started speaking to us but, his mouth never moved.
I thought something was wrong with him.
He questioned why we were out there and I told him we were
just playing in the woods. He didn't recognize what the word
"woods" meant. I literally pointed into the forest and said,
"We were playing in there." I asked him if he was friends
with Jimmy. He asked whom that was and I explained it
was an older friend that went to the army a few months back.
He said, "Yes I am friends with the Jimmy." His wording sounded
I asked him why he was there. He said he was going to meet
someone. My cousin asked him how it was like to be in the
army. He said, "I am not in the Army." When questioned more,
he didn't know what the Army was. He asked us a lot of questions
about being kids, our families, and a lot of small stuff
that children pretty much pick up early such as our statement
of washing our hands before eating. He didn't understand the meaning
I told him we had to leave to go eat dinner. He said goodbye.
As we were rounding the bend behind a grove of pines my cousin
made a crack that maybe the man was retarded. I thought of asking
him something about the friend Jimmy and ran back but, he was
gone. We yelled out to him but, nothing. I didn't think the
man was retarded as I had met retarded people before and he
didn't appear that way...more so uninformed about everyday life.