Back in the 1990s, a good friend of mine, somebody I'd known since high school, began to experience very strange, disturbing events, the kind that are
normally described as "alien abduction" experiences. His girlfriend at the time was also involved, and her corroboration, coupled with his generally
skeptical, pragmatic approach to life and his lack of previous exposure to UFO lore all lend this case a high degree of credibility, in my mind. I've
certainly never known this guy to be given to delusions, flights of fancy, hallucinations, mysticism, or superstition.
We hadn't discussed his experiences in years, but about a week ago I sent him a private message on Facebook regarding the recent, mysterious triangle
sightings, and the following conversation ensued. My friend has given me permission to share this with people, but all names have been changed. I have
not cleaned up his grammar or spelling however, because I want this to be as authentic and unadulterated as possible. My friend is a highly
intelligent, educated individual, but is also mildly dyslexic, so please cut him some slack.
Here is the conversation:
Brendan November 22 at 3:01am
Remember that triangle shaped UFO you once saw floating above San Francisco? I was just wondering if the objects in these photos look anything like
what you saw?
Ed November 22 at 7:03am Report
That is exactly what it looked like, but there were no lights. It floated around almost like a leaf or a piece of paper caught in the wind. The only
thing is that these look vert similar to Stealths. I can't say any different about what I saw. The biggest thing was its wierd and silent movement.
You could tell it was not at all limited in its movements
Brendan November 22 at 7:22am
Wow! There is much speculation about the nature of these things. Many people believe the US military has a triangular aircraft, supposedly code named
the TR-3B, which is capable of hovering silently.
Ed November 22 at 9:09pm Report
You know what's really wierd is that it happened at a time in my life where I was nearly completely devoid of drug use. I drank but that was it. It
was really wierd to have those experiences at that time.
It never hovered. The machine could not stop its motion but it moved silently through the air and was able to move without typical physical
limitations. it would slightly move up and sideways concurrently and raise and float left at the same time all with no signs of limitation. It was
wierd to watch thinking to myself that nobody will ever believe me. It tried to point it out to the person I was with, but they couldn't see it at
all. Just a slight glimpse but because it was black against dark, there was no way to follow it. But, becuase I had been watching it for a while I
kind of was able to know its pattern. That evening was followed by my most vivid and extremely intense alien dream of all time. All the typical aliens
were there and Sarah was pinned by an unmovable force and I was forced to stand in the center of the room with greys and the chessboard like creatures
egging me on. I was touched by this wierd pen like objcet that literally left a mark on my forehead. Oh yeah just like Whitley Striber. The thing is
though, I had not seen Communion yet and had not read the book yet. I totally freaked out when I saw that movie and that scene. The dream immediatlely
became real and what not. There were a lot of weird incidents that took place that night. There were everywhere. I couldn't stop them. They were
playing with the pots and pans. They woke up the house and didn't care. When the roommates would walk into the kitchen, they would simpley walk them
out of the kitchen and assumingly to their rooms as they would return alone. When I asked them about their concern of being seen, they responded "I
need not wory about that". I woke up to Sarah screaming. I was standing in her room and the room then started to fade dark. I went back to the bed and
put my arms around her saying "I know I know, don't worry, it's over now". She responded by saying, "what what do you mean. I was just tangled up in
the blankets and it freaked me out". That wasn't the case at all. That incident made it all seem real. That was it. I have never seen or heard from
Brendan November 22 at 10:25pm
Wow, that is amazing. What do you mean by "chessboard like creature?"
Do you mind if I share what you've written with people? I won't use your real name, of course.
Do you have any idea what the beings wanted?
Ed November 23 at 7:21am Report
That time to play # around. The chess-like creatures were very much like the little guys that W. Striber sees when he decides to give into the events
and they great him at what he assumes to be their craft. They are small round guys with flat heads. You are welcome to share, but keep in mind that I
don't feel these much more than events inside my head as oppose to physical events. Hard to explain, but somewhere between real and a dream. You've
heard all of this at some point. Mine is no different than anybody else's. Do leave my name out please
Brendan November 23 at 7:27am
Will do! I'm still curious as to why you call them chess-like. Are you saying they literally looked like chess pieces?
As to what you said about these experiences being somewhere between dream and reality, that totally makes sense to me.
Have you ever checked out Whitley Strieber's blog? Sometimes he says # that I don't agree with, but I find it very interesting when he talks about his
encounters with aliens. You might get something out of it:
Ed November 23 at 4:58pm Report
I have and it is interesting how many of us have the exact same experience and mostly people who would dismiss the event completely except for the
fact that it has happened. I have totally dismissed the idea that it is extraterrestrials. As I get older the events become more of a distant memory,
I have been able to analyze this thing to death, at least. I have come to the conclution that it is more of a psycosymatic event that happens while
dreaming and the the dream adds the rest. It is more of a testament to how similar humans are and similar all of us are physiologically and
neurologically in our brains. The chess pieces would make no sence to you, of course. The beings looked like these chess pieces that were part of a
set that my sister got from Mexico in the 70's. The were carved out of marble and were made by decendants of the Mayan Indians. I realize that this
reality opens a can of worms for comparisons. Where will you be on judgement day? It's coming soon. The calander ends like the day after tomorrow.
Brendan November 23 at 8:03pm
So I told my dad about what you've said, and he said he has a theory which would explain the dreamlike quality of these encounters. He pointed out
that electromagnetic fields can cause people to hallucinate. Given that UFOs appear to have some type of anti-gravity capability, it stands to reason
that they may use or generate very intense electromagnetic fields while flying.
This could explain why some UFO witnesses have experiences that are like nightmares, while others have almost religious experiences.
Ed November 23 at 9:44pm Report
I wouldn't put a lot of weight to that theory. I can promise you that for that year or two while the event unfolded it was my intentions to find out
more. I was terrified of the experiences which made me wish that they would go away at the same time. The fact that I am now in a different place
mentally, and really not afriad of anything whether it be death failure or any of the fears that drive us, makes me wish they would come back. I have
no fears whatsoever. It's a little odd, but true. As a result, I welcome the experiences again in hopes that I may delve further into the experience
without reserve. Unfortunately, they have stopped. I honestly believe that my fears during that time were the cause of whatever experiences I was
having. I may try to put myself in that place again. The experience teaters on the likes of a lucid dream, but there in no controling the charactors
in the dream and you can't change the environment.
I don't know if I ever told you, but one of the experiences took place with them taking my mother and I into a wierd surreal room that was somehow
hidden in plane view outside our house as though the world was a curtain and they separated it and we walked into the room. In that room was a movie
screen and guess what they showed us. Keep in mind Brendan as these things were happening, I had no knowledge that there were scores (at least) of
people that were reporting this in public writings. I knew nothing of the alien abduction stories and nothing of whitley Striber's book. Need I say
it, they showed us video of the end of the world whether it be nuclear hullacost, or famine or even ecconomic decline. It is wierd that so many people
have the exact same experience.
By the way, my mother spent her formative years, I think 11-17 years of age in none other than Rosewell, NM where my grandfather (this is all true by
the way) was in the airforce and dealt with clasified coverup #. I will find out more this weekend, but my recollection was that he was apart of some
strange investigation team that did reports on aircraft crashes.
Isn't that weird that this is all apart of my life? I found out about what my grandfather did about 5 years ago when my wife's family, who are
predominately military members, asked about my fam's military background. I started asking my mom about her Roswell life and this all started flowing.
It all makes sence now doesn't it?
Brendan November 23 at 10:18pm
Wow, holy #! Interestingly enough, according to Whitley Strieber, the contact/abduction phenomenon has changed in recent years: Historically, it was
something that seemed to touch people from all walks of life, but more recently, most of the people coming forward and reporting this type of
experience have been scientists, researchers, and people connected to high tech stuff. Active duty military personnel would obviously have a much
harder time coming forward, but I suspect there's a lot going on there too.
Strieber's written quite a bit about his relationship with fear, and how the contact experience has changed as his relationship with fear has
Ed November 24 at 6:48am Report
I'm telling you, it is there for all of us. This is a human experience, not an extraterestrial invation. It's just a matter of getting in touch, or
back in touch as the case me be, with it. My grandfather, by the way, was a drunk and never would have been able to keep a secret for 30 years or so,
especially if it was something like that. He would have loved the fact that something like that would have made him a more military guy. He would have
sung like a canary if he ever got to see alien crash sites
Brendan November 24 at 7:03am
Well I will grant you that when people take the drug '___', they often see aliens. And researchers can also stimulate your brain with electricity in
such a way that they can make you see aliens.
But that, to me, doesn't necessarily mean there aren't aliens.
I hear you though. The aliens-from-another-planet-who-came-here-in-space-ships explanation is probably too simple, and fails to explain the whole
Why am I awake right now? I should go to sleep already.
Ed November 24 at 12:21pm Report
Oh # you have been up all night? You're gay. If they came here from somewhere else, then they came to stay. To study us over the course of 50+ years
is far fetched, all though one could argue about time space and them both being a physical entity that can warped and manipulated, thus, I suppose it
is physically possible, but I don't know
Brendan November 24 at 4:35pm
Given that people have been having these experiences for as long as history has been recorded, I think it's safe to assume they've been with us a lot
longer than 50 years.
edit on 29-11-2010 by flightsuit because: Changed title.