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Occurred : 6/30/1966 23:00 (Entered as : 1966 11:00)
Reported: 3/18/2019 1:54:43 PM 13:54
Posted: 3/21/2019
Location: LapuLapu (Philippines),
Shape: Other
Duration:
Secret Memory of UFO Encounter as a Child in Philippines..

I was probably around 4 to 6 years old in the mid 1960s. I lived at the time with my grandparents. My late grandfather was the Superintendent/Manager of CalTex Oil Refinery Depot in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. Since renamed to new company name that took over years later. The refinery complex had a family housing compound located at the end of the complex by the ocean facing the Mactan Channel also known as Opon Channel. It was a one story house with a separate servant’s quarters. Oil Cargo ships from around the world would dock at the refinery pier to deliver crude oil, which would be stored in the enormous tanks located on the other side of the complex opposite the house just behind the servant’s quarters.

I do not remember what day it was, but could have been a Sunday, when I think the refinery did not operate full capacity. I think it was after noontime and no later than 5pm. I was usually left alone to amuse myself since it was assumed that I was safe because the complex was secured and guarded. I don’t remember seeing the Security Personnel around that much though.

I discovered one day that I could sneak in to where the huge oil holding tanks were. Climb to the top of one of the tanks unseen and hang out there. I had a great view of the complex, ocean and also planes landing at the airport a few miles away that at the time of the Vietnam War was also a staging base for the US Air Force/Military.

When my UFO sighting happened, it was in Segments, Time Space in between. It wasn’t one continuous thing. This is what I remember:

A. The UFO wasn’t huge, Dull chrome in color. Maybe the size of a military tank? It was in 3 or 4 circular sections/compartments. Large at the bottom then the smallest circular part at the top. It was stationary and hovered over the water, Silent, No sound. It had Green and Red flashing lights at the bottom section. Maybe a pale gold light also.

B. I see a Police, Coastguard or Military type Speedboat with 2 or 3 uniformed personnel in the boat. I remember one possibly Caucasian man on the boat looking at me. But it was completely silent also. I don’t remember hearing anything as if I was deaf.

C. I was back on top of the oil tank. No UFO, No Speedboat, people, security, NOTHING. Back to the sunny, cloudless late afternoon day.

At the time even television was in its infancy in the Philippines. I don’t even remember watching tv at that time or even if we had a tv. Wasn’t into comic books. Never heard of UFOs or Spacemen.

Now, when I saw the UFO and the speedboat I could not have still been on top of the tank! I had to be by the water, much closer. The complex had major fencing around it. I do not remember seeing all this thru a fence.

Another odd thing separate from my UFO experience was very late at night when everyone was asleep I used to wake up because I could hear people outside of the house by my grandparent’s bedroom. I slept in the same room as them sometimes. They would be whispering and talking but not in the local Cebuano dialect but in English. If it was the Security guards they would be speaking in Cebuano and not in American accented English??? That happened a few times but don’t remember if it was before or after my alleged UFO encounter. Waking Dream, possibly?


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