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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/21/1998 21:00 (Entered as : 07/21/98 21:00)
Reported: 3/7/2006 9:58:21 PM 21:58
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Recalled childhood experience

In the summer of 1998 my family and I were visiting an aunt in Texas. We were on our way to San Antonio and pulled over on the side of the road to check one of the tires.

I caught a strong cinnamon smell that brought back dormant memories of an experience I had back in El Salvador in 1969. I was eight years old and El Salvador was at war with Honduras which was a neighboring country. There was a nightly curfew and my older brother (10) and I used to sneak out of the house and go across the street to an open field to watch the lightning from the bombs in the far distance. My brother went back to the house for a minute.

I felt something grab my ankles and lift me up to the sky. As I looked up, I saw what looked like a huge bubble with a bright blue light inside. I still remembered as the blood rushed to my head. It felt like a long time that I was hanging upside down.

Next I found myself inside this bubble sitting in a chair and looking down. I felt someone's hands on my shoulders but could not see anyone. Someone sort of holding me down. I also heard what sounded like dolphins chirping.

The bubble moved around the neighborhood for a while. I could see my brother was outside again with my grandfather looking for me. They called for me and I could hear them. They could not hear me. I must have been about a hundred feet above them. Finally the bubble came down near the same field and I "fell out" on my stomach. My brother and grandfather heard me crying and eventually found me. I have never told them this.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. This report has many of the hallmarks which we traditionally associate with a serious report, although we are confused why he indicates that the event took place in both Texas and El Salvador. We have sent him an e-mailed query, but have not received a response, yet. PD))