posted on May, 16 2004 @ 11:27 PM
the first time I saw an unexplained aircraft I was 15 years old. I had just left school headed home with my friend when we saw it. at first it looked
like a plane moving slowly across the sky at high altitude. just as we approached an access road to an old strip mine it stopped, hovering directly
above the road. we stopped the car directly under it & watch it for a few minutes, then it streaked across the sky & was gone. for some reason I could
never, for the life of me, remember the details of exactly what it looked like...just the thought process of its a plane, no its a helicopter, no its
a tower, wait there has never been a tower there wtf is it? it was years before I mentioned any of it to anyone besides my buddy who had seen it with
me. when I did I learned my mom had a similar encounter at the same spot on our street. a few weeks later I was leaving home to see a movie one night.
it was well after dark. as I walked to the car I noticed a red dot on the ground, just like one of those laser pointers. as I walked closer to see
what it was it started movin erratically across the ground. every time I got close to it I could feel heat coming from it. it grew from the small dot
to about 8 inches in diameter & back to a small dot & then just disappeared. I looked across the sky & never found a source of the light. about 8
years later I was working the 3- 11 shift. coming home from work on the same road I saw lights slowly moving just above the trees at this access road
to the strip mine. I followed them as they went down the street. the street is woods for the first mile or so & then comes into a heighborhood.
anyway, as I get to the first house of the neighborhood I had lost the object in the trees. just then it comes streaking over the house pretty fast,
just a few feet over the trees & silent. as it crosses the road I follow it & see two more objects just like it folowing my path up the street. as the
one streaks over the house they all turn away & are gone in a flash. the next night I called in to work. I was at a friends house, still sorta
disturbed about what had happened. out of the blue I asked him if he wanted to see a ufo. he looked at me like I had lost my mind. I have no idea what
made me so confident it would be there but I just felt it. after a few minutes of begging him to go he finally agreed. as he drove to the street I
was describing what had happened the night before, not much paying attention when he interrupts with an emphatic "oh my god". I looked up & in
exactly the saem spot as the previous sightings was a funny looking light. we followed it & the events unfolded EXACTLY as they had the night before.
this time with someone else watching the road I was able to follow them. shouting directions we followed them a few miles as they wound back through
the road we had just come down. then they streaked across the sky towards downtown. I told him to go to radio hill, the highest point around where I
live...it has a great view of the entire city. this is when things got really strange. once on top of the hill we could see 3 lights that looked like
really bright stars far across the sky. they would move back & forth a little then sit still. all of a sudden one of them streaks across the sky
towards us. I meanstreak literally. the thing was moving so fast the light went from a dot to a line & then back to a dot & it was a few hundred yards
out from us. we are sitting basically on the edge of a cliff that drops a few hundred feet in elevation. the thing slowly approaches our location &
suddenly stops about 40 yards out, just beside a tree. when it stops it turns up on its side. the objects was triangular...about the size & shape of a
hang glider(a little larger but definitely not plabe sized). seemed pretty thin top to bottom. we got out of the car to closely observe the encounter.
it hovered there with one "wing" down postured with its bottom facing us. it was merely feet from a large oak tree. it hovered silently...no engine
noise at all. you could tell from the tree limbs it was moving a fair amount of air & the branches seemed to be blowing in a circular pattern.I got
freaked out & we left. the object moved back to a flat position & slowly folled us down the hill until I lost it in the trees again. this object
seemed to produce a countless variety of light colors & patterns. my up close sighting left me with the opinion that it looked like a military craft
but it moved faster than anything short of star trek & hovered silently....its been 8 years since & I still dont know what to think.