The first UFO I saw was about 20 years ago. My friend and room-mate Rick and I were walking home late one night after work, as per our routine at the
time. We were night-owls. About halfway home, we stopped to rest our feet and to have a cigarette as we usually did. We sat against the wall of a high
school near our apartment. It was a fairly clear night, just a few wisps of clouds, and we were just star-gazing and chatting. We were facing south. I
was looking to the west, and Rick was looking to the east.
Suddenly I hear Rick say, "What the hell is that?" I could tell by his voice that he was startled. So I turned my head to see what he was talking
about, and there it was. Flying very low, coming straight toward us from the east, was a very large circle of evenly spaced bright white lights. About
a dozen or so lights.
It flew right over our heads as it headed west. It flew level and fast. About 100-200 feet off the ground or so. I could have sworn I could see right
through it as it passed right over us. I thought I could see the wisps of cloud and stars overhead as it flew underneath them. It didn't seem to be a
solid "nuts n' bolts" craft with lights around the edges...it was just lights...in a large and perfect circle. Incredibly pure white lights...with
an eerie quality that I can't quite describe.
It made no engine sounds, there was no obvious means of propulsion, and I thought I could sort of hear it slicing through the air. It was headed for
the tallest mountain of the range to the west of us.
It was very fast and had a graceful quality to it, and soon it was over the foothills of the mountains to the west of us. Then it suddenly and sharply
dipped straight down toward the earth. Just before it hit the ground, it curved back up and it followed the slope of the mountainside...almost
playfully...it hugged the terrain...all the way to the peak of the mountain. Once it reached the peak, it sharply angled straight up into the sky.
Up, up, up it went, and as it climbed it started spinning on its axis. Faster and faster. Almost...gleefully. Like a dance. It was beautiful.
It kept going and going, getting smaller and smaller. Soon it was just a point of light among the stars, way up in the sky...and then after a couple
of minutes it disappeared altogether into the deep blackness of space.
Rick and I were on our feet the second we saw it. We watched with our jaws hanging...utterly flabbergasted. After it was out of view we just looked at
each other with our eyes bulging out of our heads.