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Our UFO Experiences

on October 2, 2021
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My husband is a dedicated Star Trek and Star Wars fan, so I didn’t think much about it when he told me he saw a UFO over our house one night. He described it as triangular with lights, like the above photo, and told me how disappointed he was that the craft didn’t try to beam him up, like Scotty in Star Trek. I told him he was probably too heavy a load. The whole incident turned into a private joke, and we didn’t talk about it much after that conversation.

I didn’t really believe in UFOs then, and I’m not even sure about it now. After all, we only live about a three or four hour drive south of Area 51, and I assumed that any strange things we saw in the sky originated from there. We’ve occasionally seen small objects in the sky that suddenly shot up straight into the air and disappeared. But this always seems to happen around sunset, so maybe it’s the angle of the sun as it goes down that gives us that impression. (I’m trying to be a realist here.)

We’ve watched numerous documentaries about aliens and UFOs, including the recent Skinwalker Ranch series on History Vault. Some sound rational and logical, while others just seem like a lot of hype. If I ever saw one of the mushroom creatures described in Whitley Strieber’s book, Communion, I think I would die on the spot of a heart attack.

The one credible story I’ve seen was the movie, Fire in the Sky. Made in 1993, the movie was based on Travis Walton’s book, The Walton Experience. In it, he tells the story of his abduction by an alien spacecraft on November 5, 1975 in Snowflake, Arizona while logging with his co-workers in the White Mountains. He disappeared for days, and when he returned, people didn’t know how to react to his story. He and his co-workers underwent lie detector tests and passed.

When I worked in Flagstaff, Arizona, I met people who know Travis Walton. They told me he is a down-to-earth, straight up guy who wouldn’t lie about something like that. Snowflake is a small, tightly-knit Mormon town where everybody knows each other, so I believe what they told me. Since then, I have watched several interviews with Mr. Walton, and he comes across as an honest guy.

But, it wasn’t until I had my own strange experience that I began to believe.

A few years ago, my husband was working odd hours and left for work at 02:30 in the morning. I was standing on the front porch saying good-bye to him, and all of a sudden, I saw two red lights hovering above the barbed wire fence across the road. We live in a rural area, and there’s nothing across the road except miles and miles of BLM land. There is no road on the other side of the fence. I took a closer look. The two red lights were fairly close together and looked like the tail lights on an old classic car. As I watched, one went out, and then the other. This all happened very quickly, but as I thought about it, I realized there was no sound and no body attached to the lights. The lights were hovering above the horizon, several feet above the fence, so they could not belong to any kind of vehicle sitting on the other side of the fence. It seemed to me that whatever had been hovering there was invisible except for the lights. And when they went out, all I saw in the distance were stars and the lights of houses, all miles away on the main highway.

My first impulse was to blame it on a drone. I couldn’t explain it otherwise. However, I have never seen anything written about invisible drones. And the pictures I’ve seen do not match what I saw.

So, I’m stumped. What could it have been? And since then, when I asked my husband to describe in detail what he saw, he told me that the triangle-shaped craft was hovering over our house. My daughter and I were asleep, and he had just gotten home from work. It was the middle of the night, and the craft took off as soon as he got home.

Were my daughter and I going to be abducted and my husband’s sudden appearance changed their minds? That idea continues to haunt me to this day.

Or, were they after the cat?

Please share your thoughts!

Dawn Pisturino

September 30, 2021

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17 responses to “Our UFO Experiences

  1. Gersom Clark says:

    Dawn, I’m glad to know another Trek and Wars fan! Picard season 2 is coming and we’re looking forward to season 3 of the Mandalorian(s) and there are so many of them now. With area 51 in just a few clicks away, you are a recepient/audience of its high tech or so advance technology including the two red lights. Something we have not seen yet on YouTube or airshows. Keep safe still. Blessings to you and your family!

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    • Yes, I tend to believe Area 51 is responsible for most of the strange things! A lot of strange things happen down around Yuma, too, where there is a military installation. Someone I know whose father worked there told me that a lot of experimentation goes on there, too. The UFO story is a good cover-up for the military’s experiments! Thanks for commenting, Gersom, blessings to you and yours, also! My prayers are with you and yours!

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  2. What a peculiar experience!

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  3. Drunken Chef says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. I have never seen anything unusual. I know that’s strange because I live in New York but I loved reading about yours! Good luck. Be safe and hope your family is well!

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  4. We’re also Star Trek and Star Wars fans over here, but no close encounters.
    This is most extraordinary, what both of you witnessed. Surely something none of has has the knowledge to explain – yet they do exist.

    Best wishes. xx

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    • Seeing is believing, as they say, and I hope I NEVER see an actual alien. I prefer to believe that these strange phenomena originated at Area 51 as part of some military experiment. I guess that makes me feel safer. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. detwritus says:

    He might have seen the TR-3B Black Manta, If they would have beamed him up he likely would have been vivisected by Dick Cheney himself! Humor aside, great post – the truth is out there and I believe the final frontier is closer to our time than most of us can see. Always love seeing this topic tackled with some seriousness and sincerity.

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  6. I know that most things can be explained, but there are always things that leave you guessing. At least “they” didn’t take the cat! 🙂

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  7. I have been wondering all my life since I heard about UFO’s, why they only appear over the USA? Maybe there is something in the water that increases the capacity to see things others don’t?

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