Thought Catalog


“The light unexpectedly veers off to the left and comes down to ground level in a patch of trees adjacent to the road. My friend stops the car again and continues to stare at it and abruptly declares he is going to get out and look it like he is in some sort of trance. He opens the door and I grab his arm and tell him if he does get out I will get in the driver seat and leave him, that we had to leave that instant.”

We were on our way home from picking him up and were driving along desolate Gilmer Road, when suddenly; three distant, but large, white lights appeared off in the distance in front of us. Having grown up near Palwaukee airport, and by virtue, having grown quite accustomed to seeing airplanes over Illinois skies; my immediate thought was that they were large airplanes coming in for landing at some small airport nearby; however, after a few minutes of watching them I noticed that these lights didn’t move, not even a little bit.