Eerie UFO Sighting Continues to Haunt Me

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The UFO in the photo at left is not the same one I witnessed when I was 8 years old, but something about it reminds me of what I saw that night looking out my parents' upstairs bedroom window. More than 30 years later, even as I forget what I did last weekend, I still remember the "craft" and all the details surrounding it as if it were yesterday -- I remember what my mom and I were doing at the time, what the weather was like, the shape of the ship, the lights, the sound, and the eerie feeling that surrounded the whole unearthly event.

It is not like me to remember childhood experiences and details like this, and because I do, it only tells me that this experience was a lot more significant than I considered at the time. For some reason I still can't explain, it has never left me.

Look, I'm not saying what I saw on that humid summer's night in Connecticut was a spacecraft carrying aliens from outer space. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I am open to the idea that life exists on other planets or it does not. Whatever. All I am saying is that I saw what I saw -- and what I saw was not a "weather balloon" or an airplane or a figment of a child's active imagination.

This craft was hovering only 20 feet off the ground in the field across the street from our house, close enough and clear enough for me to make out its exact shape. It was not the classic "saucer like" shape that would have been in my brain from most TV shows and movies of that time period, it was long and seemed to take on a triangular or rectangular shape, rimmed by bright lights. But most of all, it was quiet. There was no sound as the craft literally appeared before my eyes one second, moved stealthily across the field, and seemingly vanished the next.

Only recently did I discover that the shape I described has popped up in other UFO sightings over the last century. I also discovered that Connecticut, for some reason, has been something of a "UFO hot spot" over the years and that has not changed. According to the Mutual UFO Network guys who track all these reported sightings, the small state of Connecticut ranks number 8 in the nation for UFO sightings, and the number of sightings this past August in Connecticut skyrocketed to 38. Is it coincidental that I saw my UFO in August, too? No idea, but I certainly wasn't the only one who saw strange things in the sky that night. My mother saw them too, and the next day the newspaper reported dozens and dozens of other people had seen the glowing objects flashing around the sky, disappearing and then reappearing again.

My mother, while she saw the lights and could not explain them, does not remember seeing the ship in the field. I never saw it again, but neither did I ever try to look for it, either. Looking back I feel a little sad about that. People often say that you see what you want to see, believe what you want to believe, so it doesn't surprise me that an adult who is by nature more skeptical than a child would have no memory of it. Maybe the ship only showed itself to me and burned a hole in my memory alone because I was more open to the possibility.

Wow. I think there might be a lesson for all of us in there somewhere ... either that or it's just a goofy UFO story. I know what I believe. What about you?

What do you think I saw that night?


Image via chris_ford_uk/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Rick F

I too, am from Connecticut. Born 52 years ago in Stamford, spending much of my life growing up and living in Newington.
At the end of September,1965, I saw an odd craft silently skimming the sky at dusk, along with my mother and a neighbor.
15 years later, I read the book Incident At Exeter (written in 1966 by John Fuller) where an identically described sighting by an Air Force Colonel, at the same time I saw my above sighting. Remarkable.
I've seen several other unidentified sightings since then.
I am convinced they are not figments of my imagination, or misidentified objects....or weather balloons.
They are real....but exactly what? There's the rub.....

nonmember avatar Mike M

I personally am quite convinced that you saw an alien spaceship. (Speaking as someone who has read several thousand UFO reports on MUFON's site since mid-2010 which has given me a pretty good understanding of what is commonly seen. Triangle shaped UFOs are reasonably common [Chinese lanterns are the most common form of reported unidentified flying objects], though it's rare for them to have more than 4 lights [1 white light at each corner of the bottom and a red light in the middle], but occasionally they are reported as having a couple lights at each corner or a light at each corner and 1 in the middle of each side (all on the bottom). Rectangular UFOs aren't common enough for me to be able to comment on as I have yet to see any pattern. Saucer shaped UFOs aren't as common as the triangular ones and they usually aren't described in enough detail to be able to see if different people are describing the same thing or not. There are also boomerang or V-shaped UFOs, cigar shaped UFOs, and elongated triangle [like a pie slice] shaped UFOs, though none of them are reported all that often, and planes in the distance can be misidentified during the day as cigar shaped UFOs.) (Continued...)

nonmember avatar Mike M

And I'm not certain but it could be that your soul had one or more recent incarnations on another planet (there are about a handful of other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy that have relatively human-like alien life on them [this is common knowledge among those who actively seek out spiritual knowledge]) and your soul wanted your body to be aware of the existence of aliens and perhaps also open to the possibility or likelihood that your soul lived one or more incarnations on another planet by having you experience this as a child. (Similar to how parents from other countries often want to raise their children with the same cultural values they grew up with.)

nonmember avatar Mike M

If you're interested in learning more about aliens (which, ideally, everyone would be interested in as we have aliens to thank for the increase in our mental capabilities, among other things we often take for granted such as the ability to live beyond death of the body) one author that I feel is worth mentioning is Lyssa Royal. Her book "The Prism of Lyra: An Exploration of Human Galactic Heritage" (which is short and can be found online) seems to be a decent introduction into the different species of aliens that live in this galaxy with us, or are among us. (I haven't read it yet but I have read a summary of some of the more interesting information in it online, and I have read a couple chapters of it before posting this so I can get a better idea if it's worth recommending and I think it is. Though it contains quite a bit of spiritually oriented terminology that may cause the casual reader to become a bit lost, confused, and/or skeptical. As such I'd recommend that anyone who isn't well versed with spiritual knowledge should read it with an open mind so you can familiarize yourself with the information and wait until you seek out or come across more information from other sources before you decide whether you feel it is accurate information or not.) (Continued...)

nonmember avatar Mike M

(And I want to point out that the Zeta Reticuli aliens are the species that most people envision while discussing aliens, but there are several other species [mentioned in her book] that are much more advanced than they are and those other species are also much more friendly, loving, compassionate, benevolent, and discreet than those aliens are.)

Jaime Trosper

^ Dude, you are insane.

Octob... Octobersmom

I've seen a triangular UFO in CT as well.  I have no idea what it was despite the fact that I certainly do believe in extraterrestrial life.  It's pretty damn egocentric and arrogant to believe that we are the only intelligent life in the entire universe.

nonmember avatar Leslie

The US military has all kinds of special aircraft that we know nothing about ... that's what you saw.

nonmember avatar aaron

not sure when your experience was, but in the late 1970s (i can't recall the year) my grandparents and uncle saw a ufo flying over meriden, ct. my grandmother described the craft, i'm fairly certain she said it was round, and described the colored lights that went around it. they tried to take pictures but they didn't come out. the next day there were reports in the newspaper about similar sightings. it was a real event and i'm confident in the accuracy of the events my grandmother described, i can't see her making anything like that up, only to have it duplicated in the newspaper the next day.

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