I find myself with some minutes on hand and a story on my mind that has never been written down and so now's the time.
It's a story told to me by a long time good bloke mate whom we shall call Sam. I've known Sam since we were reckless teenagers enjoying life in the
rather hedonistic manner that most young adults should enjoy life I think.
Sam was born in 1970, the son of very free thinking and hippy-ish parents. He is one of the most chilled out and laid back dudes I've ever known...
and I've known a few crazy cats.
He had dreadlocks aged 14... for a white guy in our school that was pretty rad.
We hung out loads from the age of 14-18 as we went to the same schools... then we stayed in touch and hung out during Uni years. We were at seperate
Uni's and I'd see him every couple of months for parties (1989 the 'summer of Love' and all that). We are still in touch.
He's honest and trust worthy and understanding of the mind and the body and well versed in all aspects of philosophy, theology and religion and
spiritualism and meditation and the paranormal and conspiracy theories, cults and more... a lot of it by first hand experience.
He told me this story near the end of our Uni years, 1992/3... and it was about an incident that occurred around 1990, I think, as it was on his
travel-year, when he was staying in a Kibbutz in Israel.
I asked him if he'd seen a UFO and he said 'yes' without hesitating, and then he told me the story. He said he hadn't told anyone else. Now if this
happened to me I'd be shouting it from the rooftops but Sam is kind of unique in my experience in that he doesn't make a fuss about anything
incredible that happens to him or those around him... he acts like the incredible is normal and takes it as gospel that the world is full of magic...
and the magic does tend to happen in his vicinity.
Ok... I've waffled enough... here is what he told me as accurately as I remember...
Sam told me that he had a very close encounter with a UFO in Israel. He was on/at a Kibbutz... a working holiday/community in Israel that students
back in my day often went to on their travel year. He had his trusty guitar with him and he was an okay guitar player... actually he was pretty poor
but he nailed some Bob Marley and some Led Zepp tunes and therefore looked/sounded uber cool to his easily impressed audiences at that time!
So Sam tells me that he was practicing on his guitar on his own sitting by a shallow stream, about 20 feet wide, that ran past the building complex
where he and many others on Kibbutz were staying. The way he described it was like a largish building with a communal front entrance/porch where
people would hang out... and the stream/river was about 200 yards away, visible from the entrance.. he was sat down facing towards the building across
the stream on his own playing his guitar. (His initial telling was brief.. I asked him for these details.)
Sam says he was playing his guitar (maybe singing/humming as well) and a baseball-sized silver/chrome ball flew down and hovered over the shallow
stream, he said it was stationary in the air mere feet away from him... midway across the stream and about 10 feet in the air. Sam said he just
continued playing his tune watching this object which he felt was watching him and he said it was a moment of surrealness that, he felt, went on for
quite a few seconds... then he said the moment was shattered with someone screaming, " OOOOO-FO!! OOOOO-FO! OOOOOOO-FO!'.
Sam looked over to the building and a Japanese student was running over pointing at the object and shouting "Oooo-Fo, Ooo-Fo" over and over again in
Sam says he tried to calm the guy down... "Yes, it's an 'ooo-fo', sit down, its an 'ooo-fo', chill..."
But the Japanese student, who now had reached his side of the stream, opposite Sam, was jumping and down pointing and shouting "Ooo-fo! Oooo-fo!"
And Sam says then the small metallic ball whizzed away at high speed and disappeared in a flash.
And that is Sam's UFO story.
The first thing I asked after he told the story was about his state of mind and he said it definitely wasn't a hallucination. He swears it was 100%
real and a solid object as far as he could see and tell. He said it was like a very polished chrome pinball or ball bearing. He said as far as he is
concerned it was an intelligent object.
Me and Sam are still connected... age and years means we don't hang out anymore but he would confirm the story but wouldn't be interested in writing
about it. So I took that liberty in the hope he won't mind... I'm sure he won't!
The way 'Sam' impersonated the Japanese student makes it so believable... "Oooo-fo! Oooo-fo!"
Maybe I'll try and get him on camera telling the story... he does it better than me I think!
edit on 16-2-2013 by manmental because: stuff