August 1965, I was 12 years old. On a road trip with an uncle who at the time was an OTR truck driver. He had taken his rig, Peterbilt w/ (flatbed
and 5, 30' long concrete culvert pipes) up into the Jemez Mountain Range of New Mexico to find a place where we could crash with out two much
noise/traffic. It was about 9 pm, my Uncle had crashed in the back sleeper after taking a snort or two from a pint of Jack Danials) I was listening
to some jams on my 9 volt powered transitor radio in the front seat.......................when the hair on both arms literally started to stand and
The music turned to static..........Im just starting to WoNdEr, what the heck.
When In the distance (maybe 300 yards) there was a red/blue/orangesh kinda glow in the trees. I COULD NOT look or even blink. I was rubbing my arms
(the tingly feeling) and I could see strands of eletrical currents coming from my fricking fingertips. Not the static type you get from running your
fingers through your hair. These were coming literally out of all fingers and both thumbs, 10 to 14 '' long and just whipping to and fro.
This needless to say FREAKED me out, I tried to wake my Uncle, I think he had more than a swig from the pint. He wouldn't wake.
Im still LOOKing at the erry glow, when right out of the tree tops, came a cigar/ shaped craft with a center band of lights that appeared to be
rotating in a first counterclockwise motion. It made no real noise, but rather a humm. When making a abrupt movement one way or another, (which it
did for about 20/30minutes) the band of lights in the center of the craft reversed direction. It raised in elevation severaly times, and then
disappeared into the trees for several minutes. The hum it emitted, YOU COULD FEEL IT, if that makes sense.
I tried to wake my Uncle, hysterical by this time, Im screaming at my Uncle to wake up,,,,,,,,theres a UFO out their. My cantankerous old Uncle whom
was a WW2/Korean War Vet, laughed saying I was dreaming, and told me to go back to sleep, never coming out of his back sleeper.
After a half hour or so, It elevated, came RIGHT OVER the top of us. Kept moving away while elevating, and then like a shooting STAR, it shot STRAIGHT
UP INTO the night sky. I JUMPED back in that sleeper", and shut her up tight. Repeatedly saying ,,,,,I just seen a UFO, untill my Uncle told me to
go up front. Somehow eventually went to sleep.
Here's the kicker, Uncle woke me the next morning, he's shaving, Im tring to tell him what I saw, he's laughing his butt off, still saying "Id Had
a Dream". I put my earpiece in, (we didn't have those nice ones-like they got these days.) And went to turn my radio on,,,,,,and guess what?
Dead battery. No problem, got three brand new ones, still in the wrapper. That Id brought for the trip. But guess what. They to (all three were
Then we got ready to head down the road,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,And the Peterbilt was DEAD, nada, nothing, couldn't even, get the CB to power up.
We started walking down the road, walked about 15 minutes. And a Butane Servicing truck came up on us. Picked us up and said he was called into the
plant, (He was out on a service call the night before and his dispatcher okd him to take his unit home, some 25 miles oppisite direction. We went
about 5 miles down to where his company was. Big yard with 15 / 20 butanes trucks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ALL OF THEM HAD DEAD BATTERIES.
YUP, my 1st and ONLY encounter. NS.