21 True Believers Share The Unexplainable And Deeply Creepy UFO Encounters That Changed Their Lives Forever

14. The Entire Family Saw The Exact Same Thing

This is a family story I’ve heard only twice. I can’t remember how it was brought up the first time, but the explanation was very vague so I asked again a few months later when the family had come together at the cottage during summer. They seemed kind of…iffy talking about it but provided more details. Mind you, this was a few years ago so I don’t remember all the little intricacies.

They live in Ukraine but took a trip to Turkey sometime in the 90s. They had rented a little cottage there that was far enough into the countryside to be considered fairly remote. Long story short, one evening the dogs outside started going absolutely crazy- barking viciously and just overall behaving erratically. One of them- my grandma’s brother, I believe- went outside to check what was going on, and saw what they can only describe as a UFO nearing their cottage, pretty high up in the sky but lowering a bit as it came closer. He called for the rest of the family to come and see, and to this day they can still confirm what they saw (well, the ones that are still alive, at least). They said it was triangle shaped and had three lights, one in each corner. When it got seriously close to the house they really began to panic and ran back inside. The very walls were shaking, dishes were breaking from the force of the vibrations going throughout the walls and floor, and the dogs outside were barking louder than ever.

It hovered over the cottage for several minutes before ascending back up and disappearing. These are all people who are very conservative and rational, and they hate discussions regarding the supernatural, so I have no doubt in my mind that they were telling the truth.

15. Not A Dream At All

I was about 8 years old when I had the worst nightmare of my life.

I was lying in my bed when a dark figure climbed through my bedroom window. I was a master of pretending to be asleep (the perks couldn’t be overlooked- missing CCD, Mass, and getting carried in from long car rides and tucked in) so I did the same as I was carried through my window. It felt so surreal, at this point I realized it was a dream. Eyes still closed, I only had the sensation of ascension. I felt myself stop, and opened my eyes to a dark room with reddish lights. I can’t properly describe it, as it was long ago, in a dreamy state, and plus it was just otherworldly. I felt just a soft pinch on the back of my left hand and the front of my right. Next thing I knew, I was back in my bed with the uncontrollable urge to cry. I ran downstairs to my babysitter and just cried in her arms. She did the classic “it was just a dream”. And obviously, I believed it.

It wasn’t until the next morning I noticed the scarring on the back of my left hand, as well as the noticeable metal (about the size of a small ball bearing) under the skin of my right palm. The next few years, the metal would often cause my skin to bubble up around it, cause warts, set off metal detectors, and confound every doctor I went to. It was noticeably more irritable in places like church, airports, and next to circuit breakers. I never got it removed, because I was scared of being anesthetized, and I kind of liked feeling different having it there. Five years after the incident, the metal fell out on it’s own, and now my skin is just slightly grayed there. I believe it was aliens with all my being. I also still have the scar on my left hand, though it has shrunken considerably.

The scar…

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…(like I said, it’s shrunken considerably) As for the ball, when I say if fell out, I mean I woke up on morning and it simply wasn’t there anymore.

16. They’ve Been Coming Here At Least 10,000 Years

I was first “abducted” in 1987. I was 12 years old. I say “abducted”, but it’s not like that. Actually, you go willingly. It’s scary but it’s exciting, too, and they are somehow able to make you feel ok about things. It’s not until later that you feel bad or like you’ve been violated. And they don’t do a lot of probing, like raping, or anything like that. That’s Hollywood nonsense. They look inside of people sometimes, but they have machines that do it. Not really “machines”, but it’s like a room where things get done and the walls are…It’s hard to explain, so just imagine that all the walls are kind of like x-ray machines? That’s the easiest way to describe it.

Sometimes there would be others there and they would be looking into them or they’d put them under and cut them open, but not usually. They took tissue samples from all of us, I think, and they never put your under or give you any anesthetic or anything. They just poke you. With like those things they take samples of the ocean floor? Like that, but really small. They pull out chunks of you. It’s usually done on the butt or on the lower back.

Mostly they talked with me. Just questions and they’d show me things, like television shows and things, and they’d ask me questions about them. I think the walls measure our reaction to things, too, same as they take x-rays. I don’t know that, but it’s the feeling that I got. They NEVER let you ask questions about what they are doing. Even once I got friendly with a few of them, they just do not like it when you ask them questions. They hate it.

You can’t understand their language. It just sounds like “hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”. I’m positive that we’ll never be able to communicate with them in their language. I should mention that these are the “grays” that you hear about, except they aren’t gray. They are sort of beige, and it’s clothes anyway. They aren’t naked. I don’t know if there are others. People say there are, but I’ve only ever met these. Anyway, you cannot understand them but they can understand you. And they can put thoughts into your head but they can’t hear your thoughts. You have to speak to them. They cannot hear very well, or else they are not good understanding English so you have to speak loudly and slowly. I don’t know if they understand other languages, but I’m pretty sure they would. They are interested in all of us, in everything that goes on. They like a lot of things about our culture, too. They like some of our music. Bluegrass is their favorite so far as I’ve seen. They like it a lot. They LOVE that african instrument that looks like a gourd with 13 strings. LOVE IT. But they cannot stand horns or horn music, so they hate classical music and jazz. I think trumpets sort of sound like their language? It’s a feeling that I get, but I’ve never been able to ask them.

They’ve taken me up just about every two years, I’d say, since 1987. Just about. Sometimes it’s more often, and I didn’t go up at all between 1995 and 2000. They usually keep me for what feels like a day, but it turns out to be about four hours. Usually. The longest I stayed with them was three weeks. During that time, they made me make phone calls and “keep up appearances”. They aren’t really bad…well, i was going to say “people”. But they’re not really bad people. Or whatever.

The two that I got sort of close with told me to call them Jack and Gina. I don’t know if they are male or female or even if they have different sexes. But I know that those aren’t their real names. Those are just names that they told me.

They will make contact with Earth on a wide scale in 2021. That’s the year when they’ll land here, or colonize, or whatever. I’m not exactly sure what their plan is. They don’t seem to be evil or dangerous. Their planet is, so they told me anyway, a very long way away. They couldn’t explain to me how far, they said, because it was too far for me to understand and it was also “close to the side”. I have no idea what that meant, but it’s always stuck with me. Home is “Too far away for you to understand, but also close to the side.” We don’t have anything that they want, so they told me. So I don’t really know why they come here or why they’ve taken so many of us up or why they’ve gotten to be friends with me. They do not have any religion and they don’t need oxygen or water or trees or anything, I don’t think. They don’t eat people. I don’t think they want to breed with us or genetically engineer us. I don’t know what they want. But they’ve been coming here for I’d guess at least 10 or 20,000 years. I’m not very good about history and “upper paleolithic” and all that. But they’ve got video of all sorts of stuff and they showed me video of neanderthals and Cro-Magnon (which really were JUST like us humans except they all had black skin, way less diversity) and all sorts of other human-like things, Us’s, or whatever. And they showed me video of the pyramids being built and this HUGE stone building that I guess is lost somewhere or was destroyed but it was in Europe, I could tell from the video. They have video of them talking with all sorts of people all throughout the history of Earth. They showed me some of them and asked me questions about them but I couldn’t understand any of it because I only speak English and even English from 200 or 300 years ago is so different that I could hardly understand it. So I told them that they probably knew more about it all than I did.

I was up three weeks ago. That was the last time. I’m pretty sure that I’ll go up again in a couple of years, but I’m not sure after that. The whole “program” or whatever they call it is going to change in July, 2021. I think they said 8th, but it could also have been 18th, I wasn’t hearing very well. They weren’t trying to intimidate me or even to warn me, so I don’t think we have anything to worry about. I hope they don’t show the videos they took of me when they first started taking me up, because I was so scared and young and they are embarrassing.

17. The Chemistry Professor’s Lecture

I had a chemistry professor in high school who was a very upright, respectable man. He also coached the soccer team that I played on. I have absolutely no reason to doubt this story and he wasn’t the kind of guy to joke about it anyway.

When he was in college he, his girlfriend, another friend, and that friend’s dog were walking along the beach one warm night in Rhode Island. His friend and the dog ran into the dunes, leaving just my teacher and his girlfriend. As they were sitting there, a bright light started moving across the sky, and then rapidly got bigger as it approached them. Within a minute, a giant space ship was hovering above the ocean. It hovered for 30 seconds perfectly silent, and then shot off again, rapidly shrinking and then disappearing in the distance.

Him and his girlfriend were absolutely flabbergasted. When the friend and his dog showed up, neither of them had seen or heard anything, though they were past the dunes and away from the beach. But here’s the kicker- my teacher and his girl went back to his parent’s house after, and immediately started telling what they saw. His skeptical parents devised a clever solution to prove if the story was true- they brought each of them into a different room, gave them a blank sheet of paper and a pen, and had them independently draw the ship they had seen.

They both drew the exact same picture, with the same shape and ring of lights around the middle, and estimated its width and distance from the shore similarly.

At this point telling our class the story, my teacher drew the ship on the white board for added visual effect, and it was a wide oval with a ring of lights in the middle and a bright light on the bottom.

I’m not sure if alien abductions and whatnot are true, but hearing this guy tell this story was impressive.

18. Chasing UFOs

My Grandfather, back in Circa 1965, used to stare at the night sky, looking for aliens, he always said it’s just the dots that move weird, i could never see them, be he knew what he was looking for. Whenever he saw one he would jump in his Bel-Air and chase that fucker down, blazing down the country roads. He said he would always get close, but then his whole car would just stop, just the whole thing turn off, and wouldn’t turn back on for a few minutes (and before you think it was just car problems, my whole family history is nothing but mechanics), still he said it was like nothing he’d ever seen before.

19. A Video

Mine isn’t all that interesting but at the time, I was blown away. I got up from watching TV to close the blinds and happened to look up at the sky. I saw what looked like a formation of three lights in the shape of a triangle. They appeared to be on a craft of the same shape. I grabbed my closest camera and by the time I started recording, the first one had “ascended” and another one behind it was following the same path. You can see in the video that I set the camera down for a sec to grab my wife for a witness. Sorry for the poor quality, I was way too excited. For a full disclaimer, this was shot on the west side of Chicago, facing north. One could make the argument that it was a plane from O’Hare. I’m not going to rule anything out, but I will say I’ve seen a ton of air traffic in my life and this was way too big to be a regular passenger plane.

20. More Missing Time

When I was a kid I lived right on the edge of this state forest. My friends and I would go adventuring out there all the time and as we got a bit older – middle school age- we started camping and just going for hikes to unwind. One night I went out for a walk by myself on a trail I knew with my eyes closed. I had left my house at maybe 8pm. I sat down in a small clearing after about 20 minutes of walking and stared up at the stars at what I thought was an airplane until I realized it wasn’t moving but slightly pulsing. I could feel the pulses in my chest like they were synced up with my heartbeat. I just kinda shook it off after maybe 15 minutes as a weird coincidence and hopped up to meander my way home.

When I got home all the lights were off which I found kinda weird until I went to plug my phone in. It was 2 am.

21. An Orange Light In The Forest

October of 2009, my dad calls me and says he wants to go camping for the weekend and that he was leaving right away, this is like 4 or 5 in the afternoon. I agree, he picks me up, and we head out to the Mogollon Rim. It gets dark before we get there and rains a little bit. Very weird vibe, we pass a stranded motorist, and we are usually the type to stop and help but we decided against it.

As we get close to the camp site, I see what I think is a tent with a lantern in it (it is glowing bright yellow/orange) in the distance, a little lower in elevation than we were. As we keep driving, it doesn’t seem to get any closer until it randomly moves and gets bigger. That’s when we realize it isn’t a tent. I tell him to stop the car, he does, and shuts off the lights. The light slowly gets bigger and kind of twists, and slowly moves from left to right. Then after about 2-5 minutes, it gets a little smaller then shoots straight out to 12 o’clock until it wasn’t visible anymore. When it left, it left VERY fast. And when it left, it lit up the forest. That’s when i realized we were looking over the edge of the rim.

We both agreed that we didn’t know what the fuck it was, and it was probably an alien. Still shook up, we got to our destination and set up camp, had a great weekend. TC mark

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