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Occurred : 7/15/2001 03:16 (Entered as : 07/15/01 03:16)
Reported: 10/5/2011 9:54:03 PM 21:54
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 or 3 min.?
Loud grinding/saw like noise woke and startled me.

Summer Night 2001 Oklahoma City, I was sleeping in my bedroom and was suddenly startled and woken by an extremely loud sawing/grinding sound like a jet airliner was crashing into our one story house. I am not sure if the back yard was illuminated or not as we lived next to an alley with street lamps behind a shopping center that also had security lights on the back of their building and light would emit into our yard over our 6 foot privacy fence.

I awoke to an extremely loud sawing noise that made me jump a little up in my bed and I was extremely terrified. I looked at my alarm clock and noticed it was showing 3:16 am. Which struck me because I had recently converted to Christianity and I immediately thought of John 3:16 (for god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son). I then immediately felt like something or someone might be in the house and coming to me. I heard the door that leads out to the garage and to the back yard door open and shut. I was so frightened that I did not move but laid in my bed in fear. It took me a long time to go back to sleep.

I kept thinking about all this and also asked my uncle who was my room mate and owned the house if he had gone anywhere early in the morning and he said no. I knew he had gone to his room to go to bed a few hours before me so I was puzzled at the door sound. I started to chock my experience up to a religious event and possibly a religious experience where I might have been visited by angels at 3:16am as a religious omen, but cannot explain why I was so terrified at the thought of them coming in my room after the grinding/saw sound. It’s like subconsciously I new what that sound meant and it horrified me.

I must disclose that I had two previously weird events before that I recalled. One was in 1997 while I was alone at night working security at an apartment complex overnight. It was early in the morning around 2 or 3am and a bright light shone down on my car as I sat in it. I got out after a few seconds to see what the light was looking for. I live in Oklahoma City and it is very common to have OKC. P.D.’s “Air One” police helicopter searching the area for suspects fleeing a crime scene. When I looked up at the light it was so bright I couldn’t make out what I was looking at, but the weirdest part was it made no sound and that freaked me out because I didn’t believe the police were using some conspiracy theory “Black Helicopters.” I remember I felt freaked out and went into the complex a moment later after the light left. I just wanted to get near other people so I felt safer.

Since then I have seen strange anomalies a few times like cluster formations of what I thought were stars in a clear sky and then suddenly break out in different directions and disappear. When I would see this I would go immediately inside my house and turn on the T.V. and try not to think about what I saw as it scared me. I have also had fits of sleep paralysis from time to time where I would swear I saw silhouettes near the bed moving around and I was completely terrified and couldn’t wake myself. I just chocked it up as sleep paralysis after some internet self diagnosing. I feel like I have been visited and know things but can’t remember what it is. I hope I am not to hallucinating any of these experiences because that would indicate possible mental illness and I don’t feel like I have mental health issues. These occurrences felt genuine and not willed by thought but sudden instances.

Thank you


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))