10/30/2014 3:58:35 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
1) It was an absolutely brilliant red sphere, it lit up the whole damn valley. 2) It seemed perfectly spherical. 3) It was ~50 feet in diameter. This is a rough estimate as I wasn't really sure how close it was to us. 4) It emitted no sound whatsoever.
Size of Object(s)
Sphere ~50 feet in diameter
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
From outer space to approx 100 yards away and then back into space.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Very secluded "lookout" type area.
Full Description & Details
First off, I am not a sensationalist or an attention seeker. I am, in fact, somewhat boring. I teach mathematics in high school and coach weightlifting. I don't lie as a personal rule, because I don't want to have to keep up with multiple versions of anything. Anyway, on summer night in late July 1995. I went with a couple friends of mine to a local lookout area. I was 19 at the time. We got to the very secluded place and sat on the tailgate of my truck watching the sky till it got dark. Not long after darkness fell, I noticed a red star in the sky that was "wiggling." By that, I mean moving almost imperceptibly back and forth. I watched this for several minutes trying to decide whether the motion was real or not. Once I decided that it was, I elbow my friend and said, "Hey man, look at that." As soon as I did this, as though it cued the event, the light rushed down out of the sky and grew as it approached us. It came to within a hundred yards or so of us. One of my friends yelled and ran. The other of my friends and myself stared in wonder at the light for about 2 minutes. It was very difficult to determine many details about it, but I will list what I observed:
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, 11 years in law enforcement, 8 years in education.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Before, I was mostly indifferent/maybe leaning towards not believing in UFO's, but I did have an interest in science fiction. After, I was firmly convinced what I saw was an extra terrestrial intelligence and that UFO's are analyzing and/or interacting with humans.
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