It Was Unidentified to Me

17 Dec

I thought about changing the names in this story to protect the innocent. Instead, I changed my mind.

Last night, I watched a show about aliens on the History Channel. You know that channel. The one that is supposed to be about history but is about everything else. (Side note: If you want to watch shows about history, then I would suggest the National Geographic Channel or the Smithsonian Channel.) Anyway, I watched this show about aliens, and it made me think about the time that I saw a UFO.

It was during my high school years, and I was cruising around town with Chris, my best friend. We were doing the usual stuff. Riding up and down Main Street. Hanging out a Sonic. Doing a little drag racing. It was a typical Friday night. We were heading to his house, which sat in that weird place between town and country. We were not in the boondocks, but we were not in town, either.

We were almost to his house when Chris asked about a light that was in the sky. I said something about it being a radio tower or airplane. He said something about it not moving like an airplane and about how a tower couldn’t have been built while we had been out. I looked up and saw this red light in the sky. Then, it was blue. Then, it was yellow. I had to admit that it was weird.UFO

When we got to his house, we stood outside and watched it hover and change colors in a set pattern. We kept talking about it, and I broke down and said it. It could be a UFO. Chris went on and on about how there were no aliens and no flying saucers. I didn’t say it was some alien in a flying saucer. I said it was an Unidentified Flying Object, and it was definitely unidentified to us. He didn’t find humor or logic in what I had said and went in to wake up his parents.

Chris’ dad was one of the highest ranking political figures in our state, and we were waking him up to see a UFO. Chris came out with his mom and dad in their pajamas. His mom was trying to be cheerful, but his dad was not hiding his annoyance.

That’s when it got really weird. We were watching this thing hover when a beam of light shot out of it and hit the ground. Chris’ dad said he was going to bed and went back into the house. Chris’ mom followed. At some point, Chris said he was going to bed. I couldn’t believe it. We watched a laser beam shoot out of this thing, and they were going to sleep.

I got in the car and watched it all the way home. It never moved, but it kept changing colors. When I got home, I went to my room and watched it from the window. There were no more beams, but everything else remained the same. Eventually, I went to sleep, too.

The next morning, I told my parents, but they didn’t seem interested. Chris acted like it never happened. I never said anything to his parents about it, but they probably wouldn’t have talked about it, either. Through the years, I have told a few people, but they all think I am being ridiculous. I tell them the same thing that I told Chris. Whatever it was, it was unidentified to me. That is the definition of a UFO.

9 Responses to “It Was Unidentified to Me”

  1. Teepee12 December 17, 2013 at 04:38 #

    I saw something like that, but everyone seems to think it was the space station. Hmf. It didn’t ACT like a space station. It hovered. It stayed in one place then zipped off. But since I was alone and can’t prove anything, they (my son in particular) are still saying it was the space station. Hmf.

    • Rick December 17, 2013 at 14:47 #

      We know better .

  2. chandlerswainreviews December 17, 2013 at 13:53 #

    I saw a UFO at the Natick drive-in during “The Longest Day”. Everyone got out of their cars and were watching the thing move across the sky and the next morning it was actually talked about on “The Today Show” (back in the day when it was actually a news program and not a cooking/baby gifting/ alcoholic woman drinking session).

    • Rick December 17, 2013 at 14:51 #

      Man, that one was seen by a lot of people. You probably think about it every time you watch The Longest Day. Watching the Today Show could be called The Longest Day.

  3. jcalberta December 17, 2013 at 16:05 #

    Look at the technology WE have today. Now imagine what we will have in 200 years? Now 1000 years. Now 10,000. Now (if we consent that we aren’t likely the only Intelligent (?) beings in the universe) imagine there are likely many beings out there that are 100,000 years ahead of us – or more. Think they can’t come here if they want to? Think they haven’t been coming here for a long time?
    Think again.
    I know that show you’re talking about on the History Channel. Yes, they surely go over the top at times – and attribute virtually everything to Aliens. Not so. There are plenty of other Beings around apart from folks from outer space.
    Good thing most of these folks are friendly eh?

    • Rick December 17, 2013 at 20:46 #

      I believe there is intelligent life scattered around. However, I’ve always wondered why they would come here.

  4. John S December 23, 2013 at 23:02 #

    The thing about UFOs is that they only ever seem to appear above the USA! Maybe they’ve watched all the Hollywood films too…

    • Rick December 23, 2013 at 23:11 #

      That’s true. I have often wondered about that. I have also wondered about tornados. Do they happen in other places? They happen here all the time.

      • John S December 23, 2013 at 23:15 #

        Siberia? Probably no-one would notice. That also seems to be where all the old satellites and other space debris crash. Maybe that’s why the UFOs avoid it.

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