|Occurred : 6/15/1966 19:00 (Entered as : 1966-67 evening)
Reported: 7/3/2003 4:12:33 AM 04:12
Location: Glendale, AZ
|Since my father's station at Luke A.F.B. ~1965-1967, I have often wondered about my unexplainable experience one evening while walking home from a friends home on base housing grounds. I can vaguely remember a small open field area that may have had a swing set or some kind of park equipment located on the Officers side of the base housing area. Because I was only ~7 years old at the time, I only remember that to this day I believe I saw a UFO at very close range. It seemed to appear out of nowhere, as I don't remember having any feelings of fright that something was coming towards me. All I can remember is that while walking towards the housing from the Non-commissioned officers housing side of the road to the officers side, I crossed a small open grassy/weedy space when I felt different and I believe I heard something when this huge "thing" seemed to appear out of nowhere impairing my ability to see straight above me. I remember it seemed to be hovering just above tree line straight above me. It displayed moving colored lights. At one time I could have said what colors, but the only color I am mostly sure of this many years later is blue.
You would think at age ~7 I would have been horribly frightened. I was quite the rascal when I was young, so I was likely analyzing everything and at the same time I was a little afraid. I remember feeling uncomfortable and a little scared, and I did run home after about a minute or so of being awe struck. I can't remember if I told my mother or father upon my return. I have made mention of this to my father over the years, but I think he believes it was just a childs memory of something easily explained.
My father was an A.F. pilot - ((rank and name deleted)), who was ((deleted--military and flying career officially and formally acknowledged)) for his honorable military career.
I can say this much, since that time; I have never written about my experience nor really spoke of it much to others because I don't think I was ever taken serious.
I know the experience was real. I know my feelings while it was happening, and trust what instinct and intuition I had at that time. I know it was an event that I will remember for the rest of my life, and that children don't remember events all through their life unless there is good reason. I remain to believe to this day that I saw something that was technologically impossible for that time. It just took years later to understand that as a child I didn't have much of an idea about technological abilities for that time.
I couldn't sleep so thought I would finally see what I could find about Luke AFB around 1967 with any links to UFO sightings. I found one specific link that summarized a UFO being right above Luke AFB. As soon as I saw this, I felt compelled to write something about my experience no matter if it fell into the abyss somewhere or not.
Really the sighting itself has not been that big of a deal. It's only that I have wondered about things all these years: What was it, who or what was inside, why was it right above me, was something watching me? One strange thing too is that since I couldn't really remember how it appeared when it did without me noticing anything before, I had often wondered about the sound or the feeling that something was wrong before it actually happened. Like I had some instinctive alarm that there was some impending danger, but then dismissed it and ran off. Or, if something affected me in some way prior to its suddenly appearing above me. If it hadn't been so fast at seemingly coming out of nowhere, maybe I never would have questioned what it was. I don't know, and never will.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))