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Occurred : 7/1/1989 03:30 (Entered as : 07/01/89 3:30)
Reported: 6/23/2008 10:48:04 PM 22:48
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 minutes approx.
I think my sighting as a child may have something to do with my current abilities

This is the first time I'm telling anyone outside of my family about what I saw when I was a child. I've always been scared to, but now I'm ready to learn more about it because I've lately been experiencing abnormal things in my adult life and want to explore further. I just don't know where to start and something tells me to start here. When I was about 11 or 12 I woke up from a deep sleep to go to the bathroom. My bedroom was in the front of the house with a big window facing the front yard. We lived outside of town in a housing development so it was pretty secluded but we had neighbors. As I was coming out of the bathroom across the hall, I could see a VERY bright light shining through my window and through my room out into the hallway. I remember walking very slowly, robotically, towards my room. I thought maybe there was a car in the driveway with their brights on and thats when I remember looking at the clock. It was 3:30 am. I neared the window and thats when I remember this heavy feeling come over me. I was totally frozen where I stood. This giant object was hovering over our front yard. We had a couple trees in the yard but it was somehow clearing them but the object was also kind of transparent. I could see the house across the street through the object. I remember it was triangular with curved corners, not pointy. Underneath, in each "corner", was one large light and in between each big light were straight lines of smaller lights. There was a small circle of lights in the very middle too on the bottom. I could also tell from my angle that the top of it was slightly elevated. Not a lot, just a little curve at the top. Like a VERY short pyramid but again, not pointed at the top but curved. I don't remember any colors or colored lights. No sound either. I remember thinking that was odd that this wasn't waking anyone else up and thats when I looked at the clock again and it was 3:30. I had been standing there for a half hour just staring at this thing. I don't remember it feeling ! like a h alf hour though. I snapped out of my trance and bolted for my parents room. My mom would not get up but I forced my dad out of bed to come look out my window. By the time we got to my window, it was gone. Since then, I have seen pictures in books of the EXACT thing I saw. I also have read where there were similar sightings around the same time in the midwest too. That made me feel not so crazy and I've just kind of let it go. I have never seen anything like this since nor have I told anyone outside my family. Who of course don't believe me. They only make fun of me. I am almost 30 now and have recently been feeling strange "vibes" as I call them. Ever since I was little I sometimes knew when things would happen or could guess things about people. I always have chalked it up to just being lucky. My sister and her husband recently told us they were pregnant and I knew it was a boy almost as soon as they told us. I told my other sister that I know its a boy. She asked me how I knew. If our other sister had told me first and I said no, just that I knew. I don't know how I knew, I just did. Yesterday, she called me and said our other sister had told her about my "vibe" and asked how I knew that. I again explained that sometimes I just know things like that. I realize its a 50 50 chance, but I can't remember a time I've ever been wrong. What are the odds of that? Anyways, she did confirm that it is in fact a boy. This same sister has, in her childhood, had odd experiences too. She had a dream about a Christmas present that she hadn't received yet. The next day she got that exact same doll. Same name and clothing and everything. She also has an uncanny memory. She is the only other person in my family with unusual abilities that I know of. Its not like I'm psychic or anything. I don't see dead people or things like that. I can't explain it. I just know certain things. I have certain dreams of things that haven't happened yet. I just don't know what that means and want help figuring it out. I can't help but won! der if m y childhood "sighting" might have something to do with all of this. Its always been something I've wondered about. Anything you could do to help would be appreciated. Thanks for reading my story and hopefully believing it.


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