To preface all of this. I am not religious, I don't believe in Ghosts, I don't believe in the Paranormal or Cryptozoology. I don't even BELIEVE that
Aliens are visiting us in UFO's, they may be...but as far as the Roswell, Area 51, Abduction, ect thing it's not me. I am professional dude with a
family and bills and the following is a true account of what my family and I saw when I was a child. I actually called my mom last night telling her
that I was going to recount this to somebody and wanted to get all my facts straight...she recalls what I recall.
I was 9, so that would have made this 1982. My father, my Mother and I were driving down the largest street in our town in Southern California. We
were at a stoplight and over a shopping center, maybe 40-50 feet from us and just above the top of a "Mervyn's" store (remember those?), was a UFO.
It was pretty big...25-40 feet across, shiny silver and just hovering. My mom said "what is that?" and we all looked and proceed to stare at it for
60-90 seconds. Beyond looking EXACTLY like you think a UFO would look we could tell it was rotating because there appears to be small squares all
around the edges. They looked like windows, but could have been just square reflective surfaces.
Anyway, after 90 seconds this thing takes off...from a full stop to super fast immediately and rises 100-200 feet in the air and off to the west. We
were only a few blocks away from the freeway so my dad jumped on the freeway and we tried to track it. We went 4-5 miles on the freeway shadowing it
until it was totally beyond the horizon. Hard to know it's speed but faster then a plane, 400-500 MPH maybe?
We got off of the freeway and went to an Italian restaurant and nobody spoke a word, the entire time...we just sat there. I remember feeling how Hot
my face was, like I had been out in the sun all day. At the time I remember my mom saying afterward that there had been a mention of people seeing
this UFO in a small column in the local paper.
A few weeks after this incidence I developed a pretty bad case of Rosacea (Spelling?) on my face that lasted actually until my late teens. I don't
know if it's related, but I think it was because of the timing and how I felt like my face was on fire after that.
So that's my story. UFO's exist, no BS. I saw it, I don't know what was inside and if was terrestrial or not. I'd like to think it was something
interesting and I saw it for a reason as it made me a very inquisitive person about everything that isn't mainstream and that's enriched my life and
made me a more interesting person I think.
Comments are welcome and thanks for reading!
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