reply to post by xacto
Have been witness to quite a few paranormal incidents (ghosts/demons, mainly), but I have also seen some UFO type things;
1. Late nineties, San Diego, Ca - Lived in a two bedroom house with my wife and 2 kids. I woke up on the middle of the night, feeling that something
strange was in the house, and saw a transparent globe about the size of a basketball floating about five feet off the ground. The inside of this globe
sparkled with blue lightning, and looked a lot like those static electricity balls people play with in science museums. The ball was very bright and
lit up the hallway as it hovered across, but disappeared before I could wake my wife. I've read about ball lightning appearing in airplanes, and I
think what I saw was very similar to that.
2. 2004, Hemet, Ca - Worked as merchandise loader/cart guy in a 24 hour Walmart. It was almost 9 PM, and me and some of the younger kids were rounding
up as many carts as we could, because the two or three young guys were about to get off work. I have a habit of glancing up at the sky occasionally,
and I saw what looked like a flare, with a glowing end and a trail of smoke right above it. What struck me as weird was that this flare wasn't
dropping like a flare would have, it was just hanging in the air and not moving at all. I managed to get the attention of two of the kids working with
me, and we watched this this for a few seconds, before, ZOOM! The thing shot to the west like a rocket, way faster than any plane I'd ever seen. From
standing still, this 'flare' disappeared into the horizon in less than two seconds.
3. 2005, Cabazon, Ca - This time, I was employed as a valet on the graveyard shift, at Casino Morongo. There weren't many customers around, and I
took a few steps toward the parking lot, where I had a good view of the San Jacinto mountains. As there was little moonlight, I distinctively saw an
orange orb floating across the treetops some five miles away. It was a tiny speck, but very visible, and I called another co-worker to watch it, until
it disappeared a couple of minutes later.
4. 2009, Temecula, Ca - My minivan broke down on the way back up to our home, and we were waiting for my brother-in-law to get off work and give us a
ride. (Screw the van, we were leaving it there.) Me, the wife, and four kids were just hanging out in a commercial area where everything had closed
down for the night, and we were near a small airfield. I heard the sound of a helicopter echoing around the big, warehouse size buildings, and since
it was kind of loud, I figured the 'copter was flying pretty low. I saw a big, white light floating over the tops of the buildings, about a quarter
mile up (I guess), but I could not see the shape of the copter. No rotors, no visible frame, just the light orb. It went over several buildings, when
I spotted the actual helicopter coming into view from the direction the orb had first appeared. The copter seemed to be following the orb from a
distance, and it was shining its spotlight toward it. Suddenly, the orb shot into the distance and left the copter like it was standing still. The
copter tried to speed up, but there was no way it could catch the object. A couple of my kids saw this as well, but since the incident lasted less
than a minute, I didn't even have time to run to the van and grab my camera.
My house was located in Beaumont, Calif., far from big city lights, and one of my pastimes was to go out in the front yard to watch the planes and
stars, and to count the satellites in the sky. I did see some other weird things, like flashing stardust, what looked like chemtrails or rocket trails
that seemed to start somewhere on the ground and go straight up, in the evening (doubt it was cloud seeding or the other known explanations, as the
area was pretty much desert, very few cloudy days, with zero crops around), but I was too lazy to jump in the van with all the kids and go check it
out, and rarely, I'd see small shapes (man-sized) darker than the night flying maybe thirty or forty feet above my head. Of course, I saw a ton of
falling stars and regular stuff, but as for the other phenomena I described, I have no explanation for it.