12. Even The Military Is Told To Keep Quiet
This is a story of my father’s. It happened in 1982 while my father was stationed on a military base in New Brunswick. One night my fathers best friend and his girlfriend left just after dark to go see Tron there was no movie theatre near the base so they had a long drive ahead of them. they said goodbye to my father and left.
About an hour later my friends father and his girlfriend were back on the base, the car pulled in and my father immediately noticed that it was damaged pretty badly and covered in several different colours of paint. My father asked them what had happened, why they had not gone to the movie. They brushed him off and went to bed. Dad said they looked pretty shook up.
A few days later my father got out of his friend what had happened. My fathers friends were driving along a stretch of highway with not much around but trees and hills, when they rounded a bend they noticed that a bunch of strange lights were coming from over a hill just ahead (where no lights should be because there was nothing around for miles) .
Just at the base of that hill was a parking lot for a park of some kind with a narrow entrance. A bunch of cars were pulling into the parking lot to investigate the lights so my fathers friend pulled in to, every one got out of their cars and were about to start hiking to the top of the hill, when a large disk with flashing lights rose above the hills peak emitting a loud strange sound. everyone who was there ran for their car and tried desperately to crash their way out through the narrow entrance as only one car could fit through at a time, cars scraped together breaking parts off transferring paint. My fathers friends drove back to the base as fast as possible. My fathers friend took him to the spot that it happened there were car mirrors and other miscellaneous parts littering the parking lot.
A few days later men in black suits showed up on the base looking for people. they talked to my fathers friend then sent him on his way. My father asked him what the men wanted to see him for. The said that he better shut the fuck up, and don’t tell anybody about anything that happened if he wanted to keep his military career.