"Boyhood Encounter With The Unknown"
I was an adventurous and somewhat mischievous, eleven-year old boy, living in central Kentucky in the early 1970’s! I thoroughly enjoyed my childhood and was always very active! On a particularly warm, summer evening, about dusk, my brother and I were walking in our neighborhood, looking for adventure, and just being normal, American boys! As we walked, our attention was suddenly caught by a fiery-red object crossing the sky from the east! As we watched, this object, which we both believed to be a typical falling-star, squished by from right to left of us, then, as it moved directly in front of us, probably a mile or so away, it abruptly, and I mean abruptly, came to a momentary stop, then very slowly descended towards the ground! We were both surprised by this, certainly! We had never seen a falling-star do that before! We assumed, after it vanished from our sight, that it simply crashed into the dirt, but really, it was more of a soft-landing, as I remember it! My brother, Dan, will concur with me on that also! The strange thing about the event was that neither of us remembers going home that night! I don’t have any recollection of what happened after our sighting! Only God really knows! I am fifty six years old now and I have written extensively on the subject of ufos since that encounter! It is my hope to bring to the forefront a clear and precise explanation of the ufo phenomenon based on my findings and research! As a Christian, my belief-system is according to the biblical text and my conclusions on this matter are, largely, anchored to that narrative! I am not, however, dogmatic in my opinions about all ufos being of supernatural-origin, but the majority, I believe, are not what they appear to be! That is a conceit but I think it’s a healthy one where this subject is concerned!