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Occurred : 8/20/1987 23:00 (Entered as : 08/20/87 23:00)
Reported: 4/7/2001 22:49
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Crown Point, IN
Shape: Disk
Duration:unknown
Sighting of disk-shape object, lost time, possible after-effects.

Myself & a date were driving home and were approximately 2 blocks from my house, when the car stopped in front of what was at that time a corn field. All I remember is looking to my right out the window and seeing a large disk-shaped object hovering approximately 50 feet in the air over the field. I could only see the underside of the object, but it was radiating a pink light which lit up the whole car. I remember a very powerful vibrating humming sound which sent a numbing & tingling sensation thru my body almost like what I imagine an electric shock would feel like. I turned my head away from the object to look at my date saying, "Oh my God..." as I turned my head, and it felt like I was moving and speaking in slow-motion. I remember nothing else except that I arrived home at approximately 1:30am, and do not recall how I got home or what happened. I never spoke of that night to anyone until about 5 years ago, and I only told my mother and 2 of my closest friends. Since that time I have ran into the person I was with, but have never had the courage to ask him about that night, because it sounds so crazy. Since that time, I have experienced what a neurologist told me is probably a sleep disorder called sleep paralysis. I will be on the verge of sleep, but still aware of what is going on around me and I get a buzzing sound in my head, which progressively gets louder and louder, then what feels like an electric wave runs thru my body causing that same tingling & numbness feeling that I experienced that night. When this happens, I am completely paralyzed, then I don't remember anything else. I either pass out or fall asleep or something. This happened approximately every 3 months until the last year, during which time it seems to have stopped. I am very skeptical, and have anylized this, wondering if it really happened or if it was a dream, yet it is still so vivid & such a strong sensation. I am an educated person, am not delusional, and am of very sound mind, but yet when I sp! eak of w hat I saw, it sounds crazy, even to myself.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We know nothing about sleep paralysis, although it frequently is cited as a source of suspected UFO abductions. We observe that UFO abductions could be an adequate explanation for the phenomenon of "sleep paralysis." PD))