I made a thread for this some time ago, but instead of diverting traffic there I’ll cut’s paste it here..
It was the early 90s (i think it was 1990, but could've been 91/92), on the banks of the river Thames, around 20 miles SW of central London.
I was laying on the river bank late into the evening looking up at the clear night sky, when a bright dot of light - no different to the stars around
it - whipped quickly across a smallish portion of the sky. I thought it a shooting star, but then another whipped across the same part of the sky at a
different angle. It stopped abruptly and i watched it, realising that it must be the same object.
It moved again - no acceleration, just zero to max in an instant. This time it didn't stop, but changed direction - less than 90 degrees - without
slowing down. It continued to pinball around this portion of the sky, which from my perspective was around a metre-square.
It occurred to me that this might be an optical illusion! Could it perhaps be a firefly at low altitude, which simply appears to be higher?
To test this i moved - i ran to change my position as much as possible - about 50 metres. If it was low altitude i'd see the distance between the
object and the stars behind it shift. They didn't shift - not in the slightest. Surely that meant the object was high altitude. How high - cruising
altitude, orbit, cosmic - no idea. But either way it meant this object was covering great distances at a speed far in excess of anything we know is
humanly possible. What's more the extreme acceleration and changes in direction - sometimes almost back the way it'd just come - would cause Gs beyond
our capacity to endure.
That means that either it used something like the theorised zero-point energy tech, or its occupants were non-humans that can endure such Gs. In
hindsight another, less romantic explanation could be that it was an advanced drone; in the early 90s drone tech was pretty much restricted to lonely
guys with remote control aeroplanes (no offence).
I hadn't been drinking and didn't do drugs. Plus i had witnesses; I don't fish, but had gone on this fishing trip with 3 friends just to escape the
inner-city council estate and enjoy a hot summer night under the stars in a sleeping bag. Soon after i'd seen this object I'd told them to look up -
to see if they could see it too. After their initial BS they went quiet, then got flustered because it was indeed so inexplicable. Ultimately i
confess i was jumping up and down, waving my arms and shouting up to it to come get us. At this point my friends told me to shut up, as they were
clearly disturbed by what we were witnessing.
Finally the object went - whipped off so fast that it simply disappeared from sight, as opposed to crossing the horizon. This whole thing had lasted
maybe 3 minutes from the moment i first noticed it.
Was it alien, or human of course i couldn't say. What i can say is that it was real and if it wasn't alien, then there's a great deal that's been
going on behind the scenes for some time that ticks a lot of conspiracy boxes.
I've always had a fascination with this stuff since childhood, so if i hadn't had fellow witnesses i may after all this time be second guessing
potential bias in these distant memories. But it wasn't just me and the other witnesses had no interest in this kind of stuff, no reason for bias and
didn't particularly enjoy the experience (not as much as i did). Nor had they partaken of any intoxicating substance of any kind, unless you count
fresh air, which was indeed novel to us.
I've googled but found nothing that might relate to this sighting (though it's difficult be certain now i've forgotten the exact date of the sighting
and lost touch with the other witnesses). But if anyone here who's not as google-challenged as me digs anything up from this general time and place
i'd be fascinated to hear.
I had another strange experience around February/March 1998, but it's only indirectly a ufo encounter, as it revolves around lost time...
I was backpacking on my own and had somehow made my random way to the Cameron Highlands in Malasia. On the tip of a very high hill (where i come from
we'd call it a mountain) i found a traveller's hostel, where i spent a wonderful week or so playing volleyball every day with other travellers.
Sleeping quarters were three long, cylindrical billets, like those used on some airbases - mini aerodromes - lined up facing the volleyball net on top
of this hill.
One night, or should i say one morning i woke and everything seemed fine. Bit of a headache which made sense since each night ended with a few beers.
I checked time the on my new watch and it seemed i'd slept a couple hours later than usual. Funny thing was so had everyone else in this billet.
As others awoke i checked the time with them and as i guessed it was actually two hours earlier - if anything i'd woken earlier than usual, probably
thanks to the hangover. My first thought was that the market trader that'd sold me this fake Tag Heuer days earlier in Kuala Lumper had ripped me off
and already the watch was malfunctioning. Oh well, that's to be expected, i guess.
However, another traveller in the billet said that his watch was wrong - that it had skipped forward 2 hours. I hadn't mentioned how much time my
watch had skipped, so he wasn't bull#ting me. I looked at his watch and it read the same time as mine.
I didn't know this guy, but he told me it wasn't a fake - it was his longtime trusted timepiece.
So, why did only our two watches read the same time - 2 hours later than everyone else.
I'll never know and it may be just a weird coincidence. But the question i dwell on is did our watches skip forward? Or did the two of us somehow
experience 2 hours that the others didn't?
Of course, being interested in this stuff anyway, i can't help wondering if we were abducted that night for two hours and then spat back out into our
bunks, memories wiped. Of course saying that out loud it sounds bonkers and from the lips of an ATS member more than a little bias towards giving a
weird incident an explanation that's perhaps wish fulfilment...
But there it is. I'm in no way saying i was abducted. I'm just saying that this was damned weird, that it's beyond coincidence and that any
explanation that accounts for two strangers experiencing the same inexplicable lost time is valid for consideration.
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