Blaine - what an interesting story, thank you for sharing. It isn't easy bearing your soul to others...With that said, you have also inspired me
I've not told my tale of how i've come to be such an 'alternative thinker' to anyone, but my partner. People, i think, just think i'm 'weird'
My mother was 16 when she became pregnant with me, the circumstances were so far from ideal, the storyline of my conception could easily fit into your
generic daytime soap opera plots, but i won't bore you with those details. Around the time when my mother conceived me, she and the family lived in a
very small town in WV (actually, I still live here), more like a village than a town, really. Around the time she became pregnant with me, my mother
began telling my grandmother about these weird lights, and this spaceship, that she kept seeing night after night, but could never remember going to
bed after seeing it, just would be looking at it, then would wake up. (I have to interject something here---my family, and the culture of this area,
are not conducive to any type of alternative way of thinking--belief in UFO's and the like just are not accepted by people in this area, especially
not back in the 70's. And the 'groupthink' thing is very strong, so one must not say anything 'different' or believe 'different' because then
not only do your family, but also your neighbors, bosses, acquaintances, people you don't even know that know you, will ALL know, and you shall be
Ok, so, my grandmother then asks my mother if she will wake her up the next time my mother sees this, because grandma didn't know what to make of it,
and probably halluncinations or drugs were on her list of reasons for these sitings. So, the next time it happens, mom wakes her up. It's in the
middle of the night, and there across the bridge, in the big softball field/playground (the area use to be an elementary school), was a triangle
shaped space ship, kind of leaning but barely hovering above the ground. Grandma said it was lit up like a Christmas tree & HUGE. Grandma never likes
to talk about it, but will if you are in the family, and has drawn numerous pictures of it. 'Kay, so they are standing there looking at this thing,
Grandma said it was so odd because they didn't talk to each other about it, didn't discuss it, didn't say anything to one another about it, just
stood there in silence in the middle of the night watching this ship/object, and then Grandma said she woke up--it was morning. Grandma said that
neither one of them remembered going to bed, or had any memory of anything but standing there watching it.Grandma claims to have never seen anything
like it before or since. If you ask her if she believes in UFO's she will just say that there are things out there we just can't explain.
My mom always had a fascination for the paranormal/UFO's, one night we were all standing outside (and this is in the BOONIES-virtually no light
pollution so we can see a lot out here) watching this thing in the sky that was acting all crazy, moving around zig zagging in the sky (we were
actually trying to use binoculars to get a better look - didn't work so well :lol
. Mom just takes off walking down the field, in the pitch
darkness, towards the direction of this thing in the sky. Grandma called to her, but she wouldn't answer or turn around, so a couple of us went after
her, then after a bit she turned around, saying she didn't hear us yelling. In addition, she had these odd scoop-shaped scars on her thigh and upper
arm, like someone took a baby spoon and scooped out some of her flesh, very smooth & deep. She said she didn't know how in the world she got them,
they just seemed to be there one day.
I never did ask my mother about this UFO that she witnessed with my grandma...I never really knew about it till after mom died when i was 16, she was
34. So i never got the opportunity to get her side of the story or her version, or anything she may have experienced. And it's very sad to think I
will never have that chance. I really wish I would've known.
When I learned of all of this later on after her death, i became very interested in the UFO phenomenon, and also after her death i became very
interested in supernatural phenomenon. Many more things have occurred since then, but i think i have taken up enough of your thread for now. I can be
long-winded at times.
I find it fascinating hearing others' stories of how they came to a 'different' way of thinking, and it makes me feel not-so-alone. Where I live,
in rural WV, my thoughts/beliefs/philosophies are considered to very 'out there.' To have a forum such as this where we can all come together and
maybe hold each other up in some way is simply wonderful.
Thanks again for the personal disclosure. We're not all as different as we may think.