|Occurred : 2/25/1996 02:30
Reported: 2/25/1996 00:56
Location: Doylestown, PA
|A young man, audibly agitated and upset, called to report his experience, which had occured approximately 90 minutes earlier.
He was driving his van east on Route 313 (?) in Bedminster Township, approximately 3 miles north of Doylestown, PA, when he observed three very bright objects, which he interpreted to be "shooting stars."
Approximately 2-3 minutes later, as he was descending a steep grade in the road, his lights and engine began to falter, then they quit altogether very abruptly. Also, the van stopped very suddenly, although he noted that he was not thrown forward when it stopped, which he thought was unusual.
Then he felt "something move through the truck," and when he attempted to turn the ignition key to restart the van's engine, he could not move, either his hand, or any other part of his body. It was at this point that he felt that something was in the van with him, which was "reading his thoughts." He later added that it felt that there was something "right inside his brain." This part of the experience lasted, he thought, "only a second."
Suddenly, he noted that the engine in his van was running again, even though he had not tried to restart the engine. It just started of its own accord.
He added that it had been very windy that night, but when the object was above him, there was a sudden "whoosh" of air, and it was gone.
He saw no bright lights, nothing discrete or palpable.
He woke his girlfriend when he got home, and wrote down the whole incident.
I called Paul G. Johnson, SD for MUFON in Pennsylvania. He directed me to Dr. David M. Jacobs, and to Tom Carey, State Section Director.
((NUFORC Note: This is a dramatic case, and the witness seemed quite sober-minded, to us. PD))