|Occurred : 5/8/1987 02:00 (Entered as : 5/ 8/ 87 2 am)
Reported: 8/13/2003 2:29:01 AM 02:29
Location: Newgale Sands (UK/Wales),
|light "answers" beam shone at it.
Whilst on holiday in west wales I was returning from the pub to the campsite with a group of other campers. We were looking up at the clear skies and remarking how bright the stars were. I am interested in astronomy so I was telling them the names of the constalations, we had a pencil beamed torch that illuminated the sea mist, enabling me to use it as a pointer. I was pointing at cassiopia, which is seen as a "w" shape, when I noticed that it had an extra star. I shone the beam on it, flashing it to signify the odd star. Suddenly, it flashed a beam back at us then shot off at high speed.
Next day, I was riding my GSX/R 1100 [brand new] along the country roads, running it in at high speed when I made a mistake that should have cost me my life. I wont go into the details here, but somehow, my bike defied the laws of physics and I was able to stop before the accident [the speeds were really high, I'm a very experienced rider having started riding at seven years old]. When I got back to the campsite, I was telling some campers about what had happened when someone noticed that there were tyre marks on the lower fairing where the wheel had rubbed. Anyone who rides bikes will know that this would be impossible to do under braking force. The forks were straight and true. It was as if something stopped me before certain impact! I couldn't help thinking the event was related to the object we saw the night before.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))