Your True Tales
December 2008 - Page 19
UFO Over Adams
by Sandy P.
It was a hot summer night in July of 1969, and I was 14 years old. My friend Linda and I had just come back to my house from the local ice cream shop in Adams, Massachusetts. My backyard was filled with literally thousands of lightening bugs. We were teens, so we hadn't caught lightening bugs in years, but there were so many of them, we were fascinated. We ran inside and my mother gave us jars to catch them in. We began crawling on the ground in my huge backyard, which is nestled in a circular grove of enormous trees. One by one we plucked the glowing bugs from the ground and popped them in the jars. Within minutes our jars looked like brightly glowing lanterns, filled with hundreds of lightening bugs.
I stood to look up at my jar. I was startled to see a disc-shaped object hovering approximately 100 feet above our heads. Its lights were just like the lights of the lightening bugs; they were brightly illuminated, but cast no light or shadow on the ground. I quickly told Linda to look up, and she was more startled than I was, and almost immediately seemed to go into a state of shock. I was fascinated and began watching the object as it hovered over our heads, descending lower and lower until it was only 8 feet above our heads.
I began to call very loudly for my mother to come out and see this object, obviously a UFO. "Oh my god," were my mother's first words when she appeared at the edge of the yard. Linda was on the ground crying with her hands over her eyes. My mother told us to back up and let it land. She thought it was trying to land, and we were standing directly under it. What she didn't tell us at that time was that she really thought that this UFO was trying to abduct us. It made no sound, and yet it hovered only 8 feet above our heads. It had windows, but the glow of its lights prevented us from seeing inside the craft.
We had backed up as my mother had told us, but the spacecraft did not land. It continued to hover for about 10 minutes, and then as silently as it had come down it began to go up. The UFO ascended slowly, and we stood there watching. At first it went straight up at a continued slow pace, but when it reached approximately 200 feet in the air, it shot suddenly up to just a dot in the sky, and with what I call stop/start patterns in straight lines across the sky, it was gone before we could count to three, and we were left with a memory that will never fade.
I know, without a doubt that the spacecraft I saw was not from this planet, but from somewhere way beyond. My mother, who is 91 years old now and sharp as a tack, marvels over the fact that we made so much noise that night in midsummer. Everyone has their windows open in our close-knit community, and yet no one heard us or came outside, including my father and my aunt, who continued to watch television while we screamed in the yard. My mother could not believe that no one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual on that night; she thinks that everyone was in a trance except us, but she doesn't know why we were not. She still believes that they were out to silently abduct Linda and me, doesn't know why her appearance may have stopped it, but still believes that it did.
As for Linda, the incident still frightens her, and she won't speak of it to this day. I was 14 then; I am 53 now, and I still dream that someday they will come back. My 91-year-old mother feels the same. My mom and I feel as though we somehow connected with the occupants of that UFO, and we're waiting for them, our friends, to pay us one more visit.
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