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Classic UFO Encounter

From: Bill Weber <wweber1.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 20:55:59 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 07:51:31 -0400
Subject: Classic UFO Encounter

Hi All,

Nothing important - more of the same. A friend's car broke down
today so I gave him a ride to work. We listened to CNN's
coverage of the Symington admission on the way. It was 5:00 a.m.,
and I've worked with the guy for twenty years - and never, ever
talked about UFOs. He's been a good friend and he's the
quintessence of the mild-mannered accountant. You can hear the
click-clack of the account's gears in his head before he answers
a question. He says, "I don't how to tell you this, so I'll just
tell you."

The guy then relates a story of a classic UFO encounter and an
ensuing cat and mouse chase along a two-lane country road in the

He was working two jobs at the time and drove home down a road
all of us living in the area are familiar with. It was about 10
p.m. It gets very dark in the Carolinas at night. It's a 'rich
getting richer and the poor getting nuttin' sort of free-
marketer's resulting end-dump lack of infrastructure type of
darkness - the kind that makes you think you're going blind
until you realize there's no streetlights... anywhere... outside
of subdivisions that can afford them, of course.

He begins his story as Symington is saying, "It was otherworldly
- you just knew it in your gut that it wasn't ours." Maybe
Symington's statement inspired him.

My friend said he was tired and heading home after a long day of
clicking and clacking. He rounded a curve and saw an object
hovering over the pines lining the road. (He then points out a
semi on the road in front of us and says it was about three
times the size of the truck, and glowing with a brilliant -
almost blinding - white light. It was round - like a ball.)

In his early life he trained as a pilot. He assures me it was
not a helicopter or plane. It shocked him, and then made him
increasingly nervous as it seems to notice him.

After safely rounding the turn, he sped up and the object speeds
up too - matching his pace and not going any faster. He then
hits the gas and the object again keeps pace.

He said there were no other cars on the highway. The trees are
close to the road with very little shoulder. He's scared and
alone and the thing seems to be coming after him - and he's
already driving much too fast given the darkness and the narrow
curves. (He's an accountant - not Richard Petty.)

He blasted through an intersection about two miles further down
the road and turned to look for the object. It was gone. (No, I
didn't ask about missing time. I wouldn't have asked him about
UFOs to begin with. I work with the guy - but then again, I work
with the guy. I didn't push it. And I don't recall ever catching
him hallucinating at the office.)

He said he'd returned home to tell his story to the great
hilarity of his wife and two teenaged kids.

So, how many people do I know who have had UFO experiences who
wouldn't under ordinary circumstances divulge them? How many
might you know? How many times has that question been asked and
addressed on this List?

I wonder how many people will share their accounts as the
Symington story quickly fades from CNN's coverage. It's probably
more than anyone cares to count.


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