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Occurred : 8/20/1976 01:00 (Entered as : 08/20/76 1:00)
Reported: 6/21/2012 5:40:21 AM 05:40
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Los Angeles (90 miles east of), CA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:3 minutes
A dark rectangular object appears over my car out on the road and telepathically tells me not to panic, that I knew it was there.

OVERHEAD UFO ON INTERSTATE 10 This incident is the reason for my interest in UFOs...why I’m a member of MUFON.

The year was the summer of ’76, August. I was driving back from a visit to San Antonio, Texas, and had just seen a sign saying “L.A. 90 miles” at around 1 a.m.

I knew I was pretty tired, and this meant nearly 2 hours yet to go.

I was leaning back in the driver’s seat, feeling fatigue. Suddenly, surprising even myself, I took a deep breath and threw myself forward, now leaning over the steering wheel, now my head way under the windshield.

I glanced up...and there, overhead, maybe 15, 20 feet above the car, just beginning to fall behind, was a dark rectangular (I assumed, since the rear was out of sight, so it might’ve been square) object, keeping pace with the car.

I felt a wave of fear striving to strike me... I startle easily...

And then the following 3 sentences were planted in my head telepathically... as clearly as if I were hearing them, but I knew my brain, not my ears, was picking them up...

“Don’t panic.” “You’re in no danger.” Before I could feel relief upon “hearing” those two sentences then came...

“You knew it was there anyway.” And I was seized by a terrific jolt of fear! I quickly pulled to the side of the road, shaking, fully expecting some kind of attack. I thought I might be incinerated...lifted up by a tractor beam, then dropped...something life-threatening.

But nothing happened. And now I wanted to get out and see if I could still detect the object. But I didn’t want to do that without a possible attack being seen by another driver. Not that I felt anyone could help me, but at least if someone witnessed my demise, he or she could make a report to the police and my family would know what had become of me.

Just as I was lamenting that no one was there to be my witness, over the top of the hill ahead came 3 sets of headlights.

Now I had witnesses, and as they approached, I stepped out of the car, hesitantly and fearfully turned around to view...nothing unusual in the sky. The object was gone.

Ever since then, I’ve been left to wonder...what does “You knew it was there anyway” mean? Is it evidence that I’ve been traced, tracked, followed my whole life and know it on a subconscious level? Does this explain why from the age of about 4 to 7 years old I kept having a recurring dream and telling my parents in the morning that “I woke up again ‘cause I knew this big eye was looking at me real hard on the other side of the black, so I never can see it...but I know it’s there”? Of course asked in children’s language.

Does it explain an orb the size of a tennis ball coming down the hallway at my grandparents’ home at about 11:30 one summer night, slowly circling through the room, then crossing through it to stop over my head as I observed through the weave of the sheet that I’d pulled over my head out of fear...that then grew whiter and brighter and brighter till I “whited out”... and then woke up at what seemed to be instants later, even though it was about 9 a.m.? I was about 12 for that occurrence.

And did it have anything to do with several significant precognitive dreams I’ve experienced through my life and other paranormal happenings, such as dreaming my cat had been shot while I was traveling in Europe and coming back home to find she had been, though not killed as in the dream? “You knew it was there anyway.” It’s set me on a lifelong search.

Oh, by the way, after this incident, the following spring “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” came out. I about flipped out in the scene where Richard Dreyfus experiences loose objects flying around in the cab of his car, looks carefully and shakily out the windshield, and sees down the road a dark rectangular UFO meandering ahead of him... almost precisely my own experience.

It was almost déjà vu! And of course convinced me I’d had a significant, maybe life-altering experience.


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