A Strange Sighting from 2 Different Viewpoints

I’m going relay a personal UFO sighting my daughter and I had a few years back – some 16 years ago. What makes this sighting amazing and quite different from other sightings I have heard and read about is that we both remember something similar, yet different, having taken place. I seemed to see things she did not, and vice versa. This could be just the way different human beings interpret events that are odd, or it could be that some force caused us to see slightly different occurances. Either way, here is my version, and then her version, of the same exact event:

It was around 10pm on a balmy summer evening in 1998. My daughter, around 16 years old at that time, and I were driving back from taking her friend home. After dropping her friend off, we were headed east on one of the many granite roads in Central Wisconsin. We were enjoying the warm weather in “the Batmobile”, a nickname one of her friends gave my 1988 Camero with a T-Top. The wind was blowing in our hair and we were just enjoying the ride home. We were only about 5 miles from our house when I noticed a strange light out to the left and slightly ahead of us. I slowed the car down and pointed the light out to her and she, too, saw it. Something didn’t seem right about this light in the sky so I eased the car over to the side of the road, opened the door and stepped out, standing by the car and staring at this object in order to get a better look. The light appeared to be some sort of craft – the outline of the craft was very hard to make out in the dark night sky, but it was moving very slowly to the west, almost hovering, over a farm about 1/4 mile north of where we were stopped. It seemed to be about 150 – 200′ up in the sky, although height distances in the evening are hard to judge. I recall Mary being rather nervous and wanting to leave while we were standing there on the side of the road with this unknown object up there in they sky — it did feel as if we were quite vulnerable out there by ourselves in the dark on a lonely back road.

I recall a slight buzzing noise coming from the object and to my amazement what appeared to be a door of some sort opening up slowly on the side of the craft — a triangular door which was pointed at the top and wider at the bottom. It just stood still there with this door opening with brilliant light coming from the inside. Both myself and Mary were by then ready to leave the area in a very rapid manner and that’s exactly what we did. Not knowing what this was did make me quite a bit nervous, I must admit.

We sped to our home where my wife was and I told her about what we just experienced. Her and I jumped back into the car so I could find and show her this object in the sky as we are both UFO afficianados. We drove up to where Mary and I had seen it; it couldn’t have been but 6-8 minutes later, but nothing was there now. We drove along that road trying to locate that light but we saw nothing. We must have spent some 30 minutes driving all over the back roads trying to locate it — no luck.

I have never seen anything like this since but I still watch closely every time I am out in the evening, be it sitting outside star-gazing at home or driving around the country-side. I have thought about this incident long and hard and tried to determine if there was something I was missing — if there was any time I could not account for, or any additional memories pertaining to it that may pop back up. I do not recall anything else and I do not believe there was any missing time.

I am fairly certain this object we saw was not normal. While common sense tells me that it is certainly possible we misinterpreted a sighting of a conventional craft that evening, I seriously doubt that. I’ve tried to reason and tell myself it was a helicopter, but I know it was not because not only am I very familiar with helicopters, I know what sort of sound they make. They do not buzz. The only flying object that I know of that makes a sort of buzzing noise is an ultralight although an ultralight at that close distance would have been much, much louder. Additionally, I do not think anyone would be up in the sky in the evening with an ultralight, and I’m pretty confident there are no ultralights with triangular-shaped opening doors. And, on top of that, I do not know of any ultralights that can all but hover. By defintion, what we experienced was an unidentified flying object, a UFO.


I grew up gazing into the night sky. Whether a moment of reflection or appreciation, or a dedicated evening, I watched, observed and waited. I knew every constellation and every major star. I knew the milkiness of the Milky Way, and the sight of the satellites as they putted along their many paths.

It was in my blood. I developed my love of the sky, and what lie beyond, from my father, who would pick out the constellations with me, and wonder aloud if life really did exist out there. Together, we spent countless hours watching through the telescope, and feeding off each other’s excitement at the possibilities of the unknown. It wasn’t uncommon for us to pull the car off to the side of a back road, while traveling here or there, and look deep into the cosmos, or examine some aircraft or unknown light source in the sky.

One night, after taking a friend of mine home, we did just that. Something had caught our eyes, and we wanted to investigate. So, we got out of the car, and looked up. Whatever it was, it didn’t make a sound as it passed over us, high up in the sky. And although it wasn’t terribly near, it was close enough for me to see that it was rectangular, and its underside looked like the circuitry on a motherboard, but mostly colorless – grey and black.

From the moment we first spotted it, I had been scared. Several minutes of my dad standing and staring at it had passed before I even got out of the car. And upon emerging and examining further, I still wanted to leave, and said so over and over as it moved nearly out of sight.

So, we did. We got in the car and went home to tell my mom what had happened. But upon doing so, we noticed a very peculiar thing – my memory differed from that of my father’s. He had experienced something more – something that, to this day, I can’t recall.

Looking back on this experience, several questions cross my mind – Scully-like questions, that help to explain why our memories differ.

Did something happen that, because of my fear, my mind protected me from? Did my father slip into a daydream and see something that wasn’t real / was only in his mind? Did something happen to him that did not happen to me? Does the eye see what the mind wants to?

Our experience – both that which is shared, and that which diverges – may never be fully explained or understood. But we still look up into the night sky, in search of answers, calmed by the beauty of the universe, and intrigued by the endless possibilities that abound, both in our minds and out there.

So, there you have it. The same event, yet different interpretations for whatever reasons. Is there any possible additional things that happened during our sighting that neither of us remember? Could our minds be supressing part of that night’s happenings? We may never know. What we do know is we both saw something at the same time that we cannot explain and is very unlikely to have been conventional aircraft. Hopefully some day we will have more answers.


UFOs (or something) Around The World

Each week there are hundreds of reported UFO sightings from around the world. Most turn out to be explainable as natural phenomenon or military aircraft, but dozens are left unexplained, even after careful examination by professional investigators. What they are we simply do not know. Due to the amount of unexplained sightings that continues since at least the late 1800’s, one must conclude there is something out there visiting us that we do not yet understand. Are these crafts and beings from another world here visiting earth as sightseers? Could they be time travelers here to witness past history, or, perhaps, change history for some unknown reason? Is it possible they are inter-dimensional beings coming through ‘portals’ that our knowledge of physics cannot yet explain?

One of the more prevalent theories currently being discussed is that these sightings and apparitions are demonic — demons from hell sent to confuse human beings. The belief is that what is known as “the last days” are about to begin and God has allowed demons to be loosed upon the earth to test man’s faith right before the Second coming.


Certainly some of the descriptions of what we call ‘alien beings’ are frightening. Many of the stories of abductions are living nightmares that people allegedly have had to endure and then relive on a daily basis — people such as Travis Walton. I’ve attended a few of Travis’ lectures as well as watched the movie ‘Fire In The Sky’ which was based upon Travis’ experience, and let me assure you, that poor gentleman, if what he relays is factual (and I have no reason to believe it is not), has endured hell on earth, not only during his abduction, but the ridicule he has been forced to live with since his story came out. I cannot imagine, and do not ever want to experience, the apparent horror he has survived.

Other abduction stories, like those of Whitley Strieber in his books “Communion” and “Transformation”, seem disturbing at best, and also seem to be on some level demonic. Try to imagine being woken up in the middle of the night with no motor control in your body, with arms and legs that will not move, but total awareness of what is happening, and then being taken aboard what appears to be an alien craft and having medical procedures run on you by beings that you know should not exist! That must be frightening beyond belief! Many people are scared of the mere thought of the unknown; imagine being forced to experience it first hand with no control over what is happening. That has to be much, much worse. There was a movie was out a few years ago called “The Fourth Kind”, allegedly based on true events in Alaska, and after watching it, I will state that movie has captured the fear that people would have during such an abduction better than anything else I have ever seen – a fear that drove a man to commit suicide so he could no longer be abducted. A fear that not only caused him to take his own life to prevent future abductions, but also to be so terrified for his wife and children that he would kill them first to ensure they would never have to endure the mental anguish of an alien abduction that he has. I shudder thinking about this because if these abductions are factual occurrences, those being abducted have essentially no control over what is happening to them – there is not a thing they can do to stop it from happening, to prevent it – nothing, nada, nil!

If these are demon visitations, then something certainly must be coming up as it seems this is phenomenon that is fairly new, within only the last 125 years, and it seems to be escalating. Is this the prelude to the Second Coming? Or, is it something completely different that we are yet to understand.


Now, of course these visitations could be entirely something else – they could be simply beings from another world, or, perhaps, worlds. If they are aliens from other areas of our universe, it seems there are many different species visiting us from the reports and our human logic tells us that means they are coming from many different planets or areas of space. One then wonders what the odds are that all these

different types of beings are visiting us in this rather thin slice of time? When one contemplates the necessary advancement in science and technology a civilization would have to have in order to arrive here from the stars as opposed to what our current technology here on Earth, it could be that these aliens studying us is like comparing a human mind to that of an ant and that is a bit scary as well. If we are but ‘bugs’ to advanced species, would they act any different towards us than we act toward, say, ants? Ponder that for a bit.

Another possibility is that the visitors that are reported are us, but from the future. They may be far more highly evolved than we are in our timeline and are coming back either to experience their own history, or to understand why we are what we currently are, and maybe even to change history in a way that helps themselves in the future. Perhaps they have all but died out, or are dying out, and with some genetic manipulation they believe they can prevent that from happening. Certainly some of the stories of abductions does suggest that they are genetically creating a hybrid version of man and alien.

Whatever they may be, the unknown factor is cause for concern. Whether they are aliens from another planet, beings from another dimension, our own descendants from far in our future, or demons or demonic apparitions, we certainly are the inferior species, at least in the technology arena. That means should they decide to do us harm, we most likely do not stand a chance. We need to openly research this subject and drop the ridicule so many people receive that come forward with experiences, such as what Travis Walton has endured. We need to use the scientific methodology we currently have to try and understand what and/or whom they are, and then how to proceed. This is going to mean the world needs to unite and work together on this investigation and leave our other differences behind. We can only hope this happens soon.