Monday, March 21, 2011

Woe! Did You Just See That?!

Woe…what just happened?!

Have you ever had something so strange happen to you that you actually had to second guess yourself? 

Ok probably not.

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Or maybe.

Well I have. 

I can’t believe I’m going to tell this story.

Now would be a good time to tell you all upfront that I’M NOT CRAZY.

And the reason why I know I’m not crazy is because I wasn’t alone when this happened.

Although I was kind of young—like15 years young—you have to believe me on this one.

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It was a clear, beautiful summer night and a group of us were hanging out at my house.

About 9 o’clock, maybe closer to 9:30, my friend asked me to walk her halfway home.

So I did.

Well, I just about reached my halfway point and we were just about to part ways…

And there it was.

“What was it?” you ask.

I’m still asking myself the same question.

In the sky, we had seen a series of strange orange lights.

No, they weren’t spinning. There wasn’t a “U.F.O. shape." There wasn’t a whole bunch of different colors and there was no blinding brightness…

Just noticeable brightness.  

There was only one color.  


Just orange.

Bright orange.

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Different shades of orange.

Wildfire orange—but louder.

And these different shades of orange danced around—kind of like the way the sunlight hits a stream.

It glistened.  

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They resembled what you would see spilling out of a fountain on the Fourth of July.

That’s the best I can do for a description.

At first they where at quite a distance…pretty high up in the sky…and far enough away to kind of have to “squint” too see it.

But it was noticeable.

We both saw it at the same time.

Then it got closer and closer…

And lower and lower…

All of this in a matter of minutes.

“Hey…look, what’s that?! Is a plane going down?!”

I can’t exactly get into how many feet away it was from us...but I can say that you could’ve easily taken a picture of it with your cell phone cam’ (of course in the late 90s the pager was the "thing” to have…haha)!

Even if it was just a regular old flip phone—it would’ve been possible.

We didn’t know what to think!

(And YES…we where SOBER).

By this time it was pretty close to us…and we where freaking out!

 It was about halfway up the sky when…

Out of nowhere…it dropped down…

Straight down—and I mean fast!

Then it was gone—completely gone.

Just like that.

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By this time we where screaming and started running back towards my house.

Then we stopped for only a brief moment to look back.

Anxiously holding onto each other…we see these lights shoot straight up…high into the sky.

And it disappeared.


There was no bright flash or anything when it disappeared...

It just vanished.

I will never forget that.

Why didn’t anyone else see this?

I didn’t live in the country.

I remember being glued to the television the next day to see if maybe the news had a report about it.

But nothing.

Was it military testing? A comet?

No…would a comet shoot straight up like that?
It was definitely NOT an airplane…there was absolutely no blinking lights…no smog, no smoke...


It was just a series of orange “fizzy” lights.

We’ve only talked about it once since it happened.

So besides you thinking that I’m officially crazy—I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

Or maybe you have a strange but true story of your own to tell.

Please, don’t hesitate to tell me what’s On Ur Mind.

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