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Occurred : 9/11/1986 22:00 (Entered as : 09/11/1986 22:00)
Reported: 2/25/2005 1:00:34 PM 13:00
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Calypso, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1-2 minutes
UFO of spherical red and yellow lights hovers over family leaving them with no memory of incident

I was 16 years old at the time. My mother, my sister, and myself were traveling home after they had picked me up from marching band rehearsal at my high school's football field. Mom was driving, my sister was riding in the front passenger seat, and I rode in the back seat. Approximately 1/2 mile from the school, I noticed a light above the trees on the other side of a field. This area is mostly vast farmland. The light had a reddish/yellowish glow. Upon noticing the glowing light, I said to my mother without taking my eyes off of the light, "Mom, you might want to pull the car over. I think you want to see this." As I remained transfixed on the light, Mom pulled the car over. She jumped out of the car, as did I and my younger sister. The three of us hopped a small ditch and stood in the open field looking at the light. The moment the three of us stopped and stood together to watch the light, the light began to move toward us. While in the distance, there was no way to tell its size, shape, or distance. As it began to move toward us, I could see a large red sphere of light, flanked by a smaller yellow sphere of light on each side of the larger red sphere. It moved slowly and made absolutely no sound. As it approached, I could see the red glow reflecting off the field in front of us. As it grew nearer, static electricity grew strong as well raising the hair on my arms and head. From the moment I first noticed the object, I looked away only twice. Once I looked down at my arms to notice my hair standing up and the red glow reflecting off my skin. The second time I looked away, a car was passing by. It was a friend of mine leaving rehearsal as well with his mother. I watched them pass to see if they noticed the light, or us watching it. They passed by without notice of anything. It was then I turned back to look at the light when I realized it was almost directly over head. The three of us grew highly anxious and embraced one another tightly. My mom stood in the middle, I was on her right, my sister was to her left. We never spoke throughout the duration of the event. As the object hovered directly over head, I could see through the light. There was no structure within it. No apparent source from which the light emitted. The red and yellow lights were bright, but not blinding or hurtful to the eyes. The lights appeared electric, yet soft, like a neon sign. That moment in time is the last memory either of us have of witnessing the object. For all three of us, there is no recollection of the object departing, us departing, us going home, us returning to the car, or even discussing what we had seen. The object hovering directly above us is collectively our last memory of that entire night. It was a few years later while in college that I remembered the incident.

I was outdoors one evening photographing shots of the moon. Upon later developing the images, I noticed a small metallic-looking ball hovering near the moon in the frame. I had taken several shots and the object appeared in one other photo, only this time it had moved much closer to the moon. Viewing these photos startled me. It was then I remembered the incident with my mother and sister in 1986.

Upon recalling the incident in 1986 with my mom & sister, I was quite disturbed when my memory didn't last beyond the object hovering above us. I promply visited my mother to ask her about it. She rememberd the incident vividly with the same detail as myself, with no memory of the object's departure, and no memory of the incident at all until then. She and I called my sister on the telephone to inquire about the same night. She too remembered the exact same incident with the exact same voids in her memory. Later, the three of us met face to face to recall the events of that evening and our memories, and lackings thereof, were in perfect accord. I do not know what it was nor do I claim that it must be alien. The only thing I know it to have been was a UFO...an Unidentified Flying Object. A UFO that left the three of us with some very unusual effects.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))