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Occurred : 5/1/1983 03:00 (Entered as : May, 1983 3:00)
Reported: 4/25/2018 1:45:19 PM 13:45
Posted: 4/26/2018
Location: Paleohora (east of)(Crete)(Greece),
Shape: Light
Duration:Few seconds
White light, with searchlight-like beam, at 3AM on Crete.

One day in the spring of 1983, in the month of May, I hiked due east of the small fishing village of Paleohora, on the southwest coast of the island of Crete in Greece.

My destination was a remote, secluded beach that is located about a one hour hike from the village. To the north of the beach there is a high, straight, cliff and a ravine running up into the mountains. The ravine is a somewhat narrow gorge that is the location of an unusual stairway like ascent. With widely spaced, large stair-like rock formations, leading up into the mountains. The ravine itself is lined with numerous caves. It bears a remarkable resemblance to a stairway that was created over the millennia by the flow of water from the mountains, but was now dry.

I climbed up into one of the caves on the right side of the ravine that is a short hike up from the coast and fell asleep.

I awoke around 3 in the morning, sat up in a cross-legged position, and as soon as I did, a somewhat large, white light, with a searchlight-like beam proceeding from the front of it, passed by slowly, heading downhill, towards the coast.

It was as if something had woke me from a sound sleep so that I would see the unusual object.

It was only visible for a few seconds, 5 or 10 seconds as the most, but it was close, large, silent (much like the ravine itself, that was many miles from the nearest human settlement) and highly unusual to say the least.

I waited for about a half hour for it to return. When it didn’t I wrote it off as another day in western Crete and went back to sleep.


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

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))