The first one happened when i was eight: i state beforehand that this one was some natural occurrence for sure, (i'd like to know C.H.U.D.'s opinion
about it, btw), but it was an UFO to my eyes.
I was in my porch, it was summer, probably August.
Suddenly, some huge ball of fire fell from somewhere: it seemed to me (i could swear, but maybe i'm wrong) that it slowed down: then it splitted into
two parts, then both vanished below the horizon.
When i've told the story to my parents, they thought i was making up the story (i was a HUGE liar when i was child, but i used to do it just for
fun): it was very sad for me to not be believed
But the day after, with much of my parent's surprise, our neighbor asked to my dad if he did see the "spectacle" the night before: he described the
scene exactly as i did. My dad apologised for his diffidence towards me, but since that day i've stopped lying, (at least i've stopped doin' it
That event impressed me so much that i've been thinking about it for years: probably my love for the mysteries in the sky started that day.
The second one happened when i was 17: i was on the beach together with a bunch of friends, and it was summer as well: towards the sea, close to the
horizon, there was some blinking light, it wasn't very bright at the start.
Someone noticed it, we all thought it was some boat. Then, the brightness of the object increased, and the object started to rise, in some erratic
(like a zig-zag): once it reached a certain altitude, it seemed stop blinking
and vanished toward the direction opposite to us: this quick animation
should make the point, more or less:
The sighting was reported by many tourists and residents, and some local
newspaper also published a short article some days after.
That's all (i can share). I consider myself lucky because in both cases what i saw was confirmed by someone else, but i also know how frustrating is
to not be believed when you tell the truth.
Thanks to Zazz and to everyone else for sharing your stories.