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Occurred : 7/30/1987 21:20 (Entered as : 07/30/1987 21:20)
Reported: 10/20/2003 5:42:47 AM 05:42
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Asheville, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:1:30 to 2 mins
pre-awarenees would see UFO -- falling star - changing to dancing light - then very high speed departure

Was at a location off Elk Mt Scenic Highway called Devils Rock. Has always been considered a creepy location / make out area / and actually is very sceneic. I was with a friend named ((name deleted)). His father worked at UNCA as a debunker. I had 2 other UFO encounters and we were at this location discussing paranormal subjects. We both were about 20 years old. We had been there a little over an hour, and the ironic thing was ((name deleted)) was telling me that he did not believe in ghosts and UFOs and was giving me a speech about rational thinking.

I suffer from an abnormal epileptic condition, and have noted when i see UFO i feel a tingling sensation that is in the epileptic family of sensation for me. I told ((name deleted)) this and he said we were going to sit there till i admited this was none rational thinking. This converation was nearing 9pm. By about 9:15 was getting dark, cold, and starting to get hungry. I still felt the sensation, but wanted to leave as was not dressed to be on a Mt after dark. I was just about to admit to him was being irrational when i felt the sensation grow very intense.

We were sitting on large rocks and over ((name deleted)) shoulder i could see what appeared to be a falling star falling from directly overhead, and should quickly vansih behind a Mt we were facing. ((name deleted)) saw it and said... that is just.....

He paused as right before the object should have vanished it stopped above the tree line. It was not very bright, and would say the Mt. across from us was maybe 2 to 3 miles away across the Beaver Dam area of N. Asheville.

((name deleted)) stared at the object and was speechless. It slowly bloomed to be much brighter. It was mainly intense white in color, but was so bright it appeared blue at the edges on the light. The light appeared more in rays than round coming from it and seemed to pulse with energy. I was now tingling all over with the electrical sensation.

The object danced up above the tree lines and did shapes, then would drop below the mt area. But near instantly would come back up in another area of the mt. This went on for a period of about a min. My friend was speaking random curses such as "well ((deleted)) I cannot be seeing seeing this ((deleted)) thing" Even, My dad is going to dis-own me if i tell him this! Suddenly the object pulled up above the MT. and speed up and away from us in a burst of speed and simple went out of visible site.

My friend ((name deleted)) looked at me and asked me if i was still feeling funny... and i answered him... even stronger now then before and started getting very frightened as right when i said this we heard sticks snap in every direction around us. The car was about 75 feet up the hill from us and almost instantly hearing what sounded like hundreds of footsteps we made a mad dash for his Honda. We did not take time to even open the doors... we were absolutely scared out of our wits. ((name deleted)) dropped his keys trying to start the car. Finally he was able to get it started and we drove down this very poorly made dirt road far faster than was safe. After getting off the hill we came to an Ingle's grocery store that is about 3 miles away on the main road and went in simply to be near other people as we were so freaked out.

We sooner after went back to my home where a large group of our friends were visiting that night. We all told the story to everyone there and we both were stil scared out of our wits. I was trying to figure out if i sense the thing coming - or if i actually attracted it.

I have not talked to ((name deleted)) since in my mid 20's.... but am sure he would still collaborate the details of this story. Have had 4 UFO experiences in my life.. and feel as a result they increase ESP and just cause changes in awareness. ((name deleted)) reported after this night seeing a UFO again during a lake campout and suddenly having odd ESP and paranormal activities that became consistant for him also. If there is any desire to get him to file a report i can give you info so as to be able to contact him if you deemed it valuable.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We will await the corroborating report from the other witness. Source of this report describes self as having an engineering degree. PD))