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Occurred : 3/3/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 03/03/01 9:15PM)
Reported: 9/26/2002 10:46:56 PM 22:46
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Light
Duration:approx. 10 mins.
I am a member of an organization that helps people stay sober. (Just so you realize the context of this story, and the fact that NONE of us were under the influence of anything chemical.) I was the featured speaker for a meeting at a clubhouse that hosts meetings of our organization. During my talk, which was about my life and how I got sober, I happened to mention, humorously, that I had always felt like an alien in my family, and in the world. I even had a little alien doll with me that my daughter had given me as a joke. After my talk, which ended at 8:30PM CST, I was standing around inside the building chatting with some of my fellow recovering folk, when one of our brethren came into the room where we were and yelled: "Hey, (my name)...Your people are here!!!" Several of us went outside to see what our friend was yelling about. To our surprise, hovering over Lake Mendota, very close to the house, four light objects were hovering silently. They hovered in a staggered formation for a few moments, almost like motorcylists riding on a highway. One broke away from the the others and drifted slowly toward the roof of a large apartment building next to our clubhouse. It hovered over the apartment roof for a few moments, winked out abruptly, and just as abruptly reappeared with the other three again. All four objects pulsated, changed colors, and alternately grew dimmer and brighter as we watched them. There were no noises associated with them, although several of our group were noisily making jokes about them. We were all pretty amazed, albeit somewhat skeptical, and thoroughly curious. Eventually, one by one, they all grew very dim and disappeared from our view. The even took approximately 10 minutes. There were roughly about 20 of us in the parking lot. I would estimate the distance between us and the lights to be about a quarter of a mile...maybe. It's hard to judge distances at night, particularly in that neighborhood. I do not know what the lights were or what they might have meant. I accepted the e! vent as either explainable, or else God having a bit of fun with me, since I had mentioned feeling like an alien.