|Occurred : 10/10/1974 23:00 (Entered as : 10/10/1974 23:00)
Reported: 7/18/2004 4:12:00 PM 16:12
Location: Hudson, KS
|The light chased us.
It was a winter night in maybe the year 1973 or 74. There where four of us boy's out coon hunting in a group of tree's that has a boy scout camp in it call Camp Boonee. There was four of us hunting that night Ed, his younger brother Mike and Randy and myself we had I think 3 or 4 coondog's with us and where just getting into the hunt. We had ran the dog threw the wood's of Camp Boonee and where going to cross Hudson Rd and go to the east side of the road to another small group of tree's to hunt a bit. It was when we got some twenty to thirty feet to the edge of the road when a very bright white light came on up in the sky somewhere just above the tree top's. It was very bright and lit up the ground and the tree's cast shadow's on the ground and if you look right at the light it would hurt you'r eye's to do so. Well this scared us all and we ran a way's westward back into the thicker part of the tree's for cover and when we did so the light went out. We all stoped in a group and where looking around to see where the light might of gone but could'nt see it anymore. So we all continued west with the ideal of coming out on the west side of the tree's and then circle back to the east along the north side and come back to Hudson Rd then head back north on the road and go back to Hudson and go home. But as we got close to the west side of the tree's the light again came on above and in front of where we where, scaring us again and we all ran back into the thicker part of the tree's for cover once again. And while we all where running for cover the light went out and when we stop in the center of the tree's to take a look around we could'nt see it. So we all just crouched down and waited a while looking and listening, trying to figure out where the light had gone. It was while we where all crouched down around this big old cottonwood tree looking around for this light we then saw it come on and shine down to the gound some few hundered feet to the south and east of where we where. Did it think m! aybe it had found us or maybe one of our dog's or some other animal? Well after about half a minute of so the light went out and we couldnt tell where it had gone. After setting there for maybe twenty or thirty minute's or so but what seemed to be all night we all got up and went threw the tree's to the north and east and then came to the road and fallowed it north back to town and all went to our home's.
After thinking about this some year's later it is still a mystery to me. The light that shone down on us that night was very much brighter than any kind of spotlight that I have ever seen, it was almost as bright as if the sun was shining in just a small beam of light some fourty feet around when it struck the ground. It would hurt you'r eye's to look right at it for very long. One might think that maybe it was some spotlight or bright flashlight from some other hunter's or some farmer looking to see who might be in there tree's, or even someone just playing a joke on some kid's in the night. But I don't think so, for Hudson is a very small town and we all know everyone and would know if someother hunter's would be out that night. And there is the fact of where the light had shown down from. It was well above the tree's coming down on a slant so that if a person was behind the light they would have to have some way to be up above the tree's and then move from one place to another all without being seen or heard, for all the while this was going on there was no sound from the light. It was a calm clear night with no wind at all. And the only sound's we heard that night was of ourself's runing threw the tree's and our out of breath voice's from the running and fear. And there is the ideal when I have told other's before about this and they sugest that maybe the light or who was shining the light where up on a tower or pole or something? But there are no towers or pole's for someone to be up on at all just the tree's. And on the west side where once the light came down from, beyond the tree's is just open feild's for mile's to the west and nothing that one could get up on to shine the light from. It was not a spotlight from any car or plane or helicopter, for there was no sound at all from any type of machine. Just a light that chased us. The time from when the light first shown down on us to the time where we all came out on the road to go home was maybe a little less than a hour I think but who know's for! shure it could of be much longer.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. One of three long reports from the same witness. PD))