posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 10:40 AM
I'll recount a few events that happened to me involving UFOs. I've shared these stories with my wife and friends, but I've never posted them online
primarily because I have no proof that they occurred. I remember them, however, as clearly as I remember any other events.
The first occurred around 1988. I was 8-years-old and was riding in the backseat of my parents' car. Dad was driving; mom was in the passenger seat.
We were headed back to Robeline, La (home at the time) from Shreveport, La. (about an hour away) on Interstate 49 around midnight. As we drove, we all
noticed two or three "stars" that seemed to be changing position, disappearing and changing color. After trying to keep an eye on them for about 15
minutes, my dad pulled off at an exit--not sure exactly where. We sat in the car and watched these lights in the sky as they slowly moved up and down
along a somewhat vertical axis. Sometimes only one was visible, then another would appear, then a another (never more than 3 at a time). They would
remain stationary or move slightly up or down, then disappear again. Sometimes, when a light reappeared, it would be red or gold. We watched these
very far away lights for about 20 minutes before letting them be and heading home.
The second incident occurred when I was around the same age, maybe a year or two older. I was in the passenger seat of the car, mom was driving, and
we were headed to church in Provencal, La. along Hwy. 117 from Hagewood. It was twilight outside (must've been a Wednesday evening church service we
were on our way to). Along the sides of the highway are gentle rolling hills with large swaths of pine forests. In some places you could see for 10
miles over rolling hills because the closer trees had been clear-cut, and other areas were obscured by mature trees right up against the road. We were
passing one of the clear areas when a flickering in the sky caught my eye. I turned toward it and saw what I can only describe as a string of roman
candle balls connected by a visible string or filament snaking through the sky. I can only guess that the string of lights were about a half-mile from
us over hills and trees (but it was difficult to tell their actual size). There were no houses in the immediate area. I was only able to watch the
string of lights for about 4 seconds, if that, before they disappeared. I asked my mom if she'd seen it, but she hadn't. It just happened too fast.
That sighting stayed with me for a long time. It bugged me because I could never make sense of it and no one else saw it.
The last sighting I'd like to share happened when I was 18-years-old (1998). I was riding down a country road in Minden, La. with a friend. The road
is slightly rural, but pretty close to town, and there were a good number of houses, pastures, ponds, barnes, etc. down the two-mile stretch. There
aren't any streetlights on the road, however, so when it's dark, it's dark. We passed an open field with a pond in it. I remember seeing the
reflection of the moon in the pond as we got closer to it. Out of nowhere, a very large cigar-shaped, schoolbus-sized craft appeared about a half-mile
from us and about 50-100 feet in the air. It was decked out with many colors of lights including red, orange, green, white, and blue. The craft
hovered for maybe 3 seconds. I slowed down but didn't stop. We watched the craft hover and then abruptly zip off toward the horizon and out of sight.
My friend and I were stunned. We excitedly recounted what we just saw, and I asked him to draw a picture of what he saw as soon as he got home. He did
and I did. We compared our drawings the next day at school. We weren't crazy, lol...we had seen the same thing, and it wasn't a plane or a chopper.
It had made no noise and moved faster than anything I had ever seen. We never heard about anyone else seeing it, but I've spoken to him about it
since and he still remembers it the same way I do.
One more thing happened to me, but it wasn't a UFO. It was ball lightning, I think. Again, I was about 8 or 9 years old and I was attending summer
camp in Minden, La. There were about 50 campers and 15 or so counselors in our large, gym-sized recreation hall. There was a strange color
outside--that pinkish, orangish color that happens right before or after a rain sometimes. All the kids were sitting on the floor listening to someone
speak when a pink translucent ball of light (approximately 5ft in diameter) appeared about 200 yards away near the basketball courts. There were large
windows on both sides of the Rec. Hall, and as quickly as the big pink ball of light appeared, it started moving down the slope from the basketball
courts toward us. I'd say it was moving about 40 mph and stayed about 4 feet off the ground. It came in right through one of the windows, went over
our heads (we were all seated, below window level), and went out the window on the other side, drifted down a hill and dissipated into the lake (Caney
Lake in Minden, La.).