Why do I have a blog on UFOs?
Why do I have a blog on UFOs?
When I was 10 years old, a Flying Saucer hovered over my head and...
by Robert Hughey (Google+)
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(NOTE: This post answers why I started this blog on UFOs, or at least it answered why I felt I was blogging about the UFO Phenomenon and the Objects in the Sky that are spotted all around the world. Well, it was supposed to anyway.
Avoiding the real root of the question, I instead tell the story of my very first encounter with a UFO when I was 10 years-old. It's a good story, but it's not necessarily the only reason for my fascination with the subject matter, which is simply my interest in the vast mystery, mystique of the Phenomenon. And I must admit to being overcome at times with wishing for an answer to the big question, "What are UFOs?"
I write about UFOs, Metaphysics and the paranormal because of all those reasons combined with the sad truth that it really does seem that there exists people with at least some of the answers to that big question that endeavor to suppress others from finding out what they know, and that bothers me to an extent few other thoughts do. It makes me spitting mad, especially when on top of being treated like we aren't mature or advanced enough to handle some truth, those of us that press and examine the evidence of such matters are ridiculed or, even worse, reduced.
And by "reduced," I am referencing the emotions that initially come from being treated as one who is less sane, less intelligent, less serious or somehow lacking in some special important mental or even spiritual component because of this interest.
Since writing this original entry in 2012, my understanding and questions of the things called UFOs have deepened and expanded in complexity. It couldn't just be a simple answer, now could it? But that's for an entirely different post. What follows here is my story of the very first incident that got me on the first step toward studying Ufology a bit more seriously than the average person. I'm well-read on the subject, but I'm also still young in my study of the Phenomenon, especially compared to colleagues who have endeavored to answer the big questions for years and even decades. I'm very thankful for the attention and readership this blog has achieved (coming up on my 100,000th Page View now, which is humbling). Thank you for coming to 4UFOs.com, and I appreciate you for reading my words and for caring enough to even be a little curious as to why I write on the Phenomenon of Unknown Flying Objects and try to answer the questions regarding intelligent life other than humankind. Truly: thank you.
First, My Personally Favorite UFO Video - this is part of a video from NASA itself that was later taken down and disavowed. This video (only a couple of minutes long) shares the story of NASA's Cover-up Attempt.
My Personal UFO Encounter Story.
Setting: Georgia, USA 1988
I had my first in-person Real UFO Sighting when I was about ten years old. I was playing deep in the forest behind my Aunt's home in Carroll County, GA - about an hour west of where I am sitting to write this for you. I loved visiting there, near but still outside the city. I especially loved the woods behind my aunt's house, where I would frequently go by myself when my mom and I would visit. I was good at being solitary, and during the hottest months which is pretty much every month outside of Winter, the shade of the pine forest was usually a cool place to play.
I would imagine the tallest trees were giant robot lions from Japan. Does anyone still remember Voltron? It was my first major childhood obsession, other than Space and Books. I was a HUGE Voltron fan. I was always fighting them in my pretend game, because in my imagination, they were always going haywire and attacking innocent people. Even then, delusions of grandeur...
Massive imaginary epic battles, boy vs robot
I do recognize that I was one heck of a weird kid. Just so we are clear, although what I really think and I say is that I was "creative." I remember I had a love affair for all things Japan, but especially either Godzilla or Voltron. I wish I still had that easy of a devotion toward anything as an adult, as nothing is so simple anymore of course. I mostly wish I could recapture that feeling more easily.
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So I remember it was the middle of the afternoon, still blistering in that Southern sun, but it was also quite warm among the usually cool pine trees. I remember that the shade where I played that day, which was perhaps a few hundred yards within the forest, became suddenly darker.
In my memory, it also became substantially colder, but I think that's more from the chilling memory of the encounter rather than the reality of my senses. I remember I felt a shape over my head and being overcome with a feeling that I couldn't quite express properly back then. I didn't have the vocabulary. I do now: a feeling of absolute dread washed over me.
I was absolutely terrified.
Flying Saucer UFO Sighting
I looked up, and to my young mind there was a giant sting ray flying over my head. That's what I thought at first: a giant flying ray that descended to about 12 feet over my head! Then I realized it was a
Real UFOs: UFO Blogger
The UFO was flat and disc-shaped for the most part, sort of dull or more straight than round on the aft part (or the part that wasn't pointing down at me anyway). It really was quite imposing in its position, and seeing it robbed me of my ability to run. I was too scared by it being so close and seeming to be very interested in me that I could barely even stand.
UFO over Carrollton, GA, USAEven more scary: it was completely silent. I remember the odd quiet, and the UFO seemed as big as my morning school bus (at least to my young mind and small body anyway). Hovering in silence over my frightened head did not help it seem any less imposing.
I remember finally half falling, half sitting on the ground, where I kept staring at it, and what or whomever piloted the craft must have found that dull, because soon after then it slowly spun around 180 degrees and then, in no hurry at all, it flew off and disappeared over the trees.
Scared right to begin a study of UFOs
That experience scared me - BAD. I certainly recall that. I also remember seeing the craft graze the top of a Pine Tree as it left, snapping off the very tip. I think that must have ended the hope whatever part of my little creative (weird) mind hoped I was simply lost in fantasy or something.
Inspired by a strange afternoon decades ago.
But when I pretended that Voltron was one of the trees, I never lost sense of reality and felt threatened by my silly imaginary games. I called what I saw an alien spaceship that day, and what I do know definitely is this: it was piloted with some sort of purpose by some sort of being, and I was briefly in its sights for some reason. Looking back, I see it that I probably suppressed a lot of the emotional impact of the whole event, as it feels clinical to me as I describe an event that almost made me lose control of my bladder.
Strange but Creative boy: didn't play alone for a while
I feel compelled to admit that my UFO Sighting as a boy may have very well been an American experimental aircraft, and since then I seem to recall coming across a USAF plane in a book that reminded me a whole lot of the Unidentified Flying Object that hovered over my head in the humid Southern Pine Forest back in 1988.
I can't remember if that one I found in that book later had quite the maneuverability that terrorized me back then. I honestly sincerely hope it was a craft piloted by alien beings though, and I feel that way not because of why you might think at first.
UFO Encounter in Carrollton GA
If it was a human aircraft that stopped over my head, then that would mean the pilot of that craft was bullying a small 10 year-old boy in the woods near Carrollton, Georgia. It would mean he was at least uncaring at seeing a kid so shaken that he probably looked like he was quivering while the ship completed whatever it wanted to do over the boy's head. I don't like to think of that being the case, but of course the experiences of the intervening 24 years have taught me that as wonderful as some people are, there are always enough equally terrible ones to make it all an even wash.
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If it was an alien in a Flying Saucer, then what on Earth was he doing in the backwoods of West Georgia? I wish I had explored more after the encounter. I've been told perhaps I was almost an abductee, but I suppose I wasn't interesting enough to get examined.
I have always had unanswered questions because of that day, though I'm still very cynical and quick to doubt the latest UFO Sightings Video. They're almost all hoaxes made with After Effects on a Mac.
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I'm still searching for the truth or irrefutable evidence, but the fact is that my motivation stems from that one miserable experience.
So keep your eyes on the skies if you find yourself alone in the woods in GA, and don't take a picture or a video. It's reached the point that I need to see an actual Grey Alien or whatever it is piloting the supposed crafts. So if you have a UFO Sighting land, go clobber one of the pilots and take him prisoner.
Tell him Robert sent you.