By Chris Holly
image by Ed Fleming
One day while working in my office I received a telephone call from a man named Sam.
Sam was a very nice well spoken man who told me he was not great at typing and knew it would take him hours to compile an email to me but wanted to tell me about a few odd events he had encountered.
Sam and I talked for a long time that day. He told me about the strangeness that had invaded his life since he was a small child.
When I first started to talk with Sam I thought I was talking to a man in his late 50's. He was quick, up to date on the world and bright. His voice was full of energy and quick to respond to my questions. I was shocked when Sam told me he was 80 years old.
Sam told me that the odd things in his life began when he was a very young child. He told me that he remembered a very strange being visiting him as a child that fit the general description of a Gray or alien with extremely long fingers. This being frightened Sam as a young child to the point he remembered the event his entire life. He recalled that he had more than one visit from this strange creature. He also was not clear about what took place when the creature appeared.
Of course this is typical of those who experience encounters with unknown beings however Sam simply did not consider this as an option and remained confused on what took place when he was a child.
You must understand it was the 1930's when Sam was a little boy. Aliens were not known or discussed at the time . UFO's were not part of society during this part of our history. What terrified him as a little kid was brushed off as silly nightmares or the imagination of a boy who thinks he saw the boogie man. The truth of the matter now seems to be that little Sam started his long lifetime encounters with the unknown as a small child who simply had to endure the events alone and confused . No one was thinking about or understood the concept of alien visitation or abduction during the 1930's.
Sam understood that something odd happened to him as a child. He never could figure out what it was until later in his life when he continued to have strange events occur he could not fully explain. This was the time he felt something very odd was at play in his life.
Interestingly enough as Sam spoke to me on the phone and related the strange encounters of his life he still seemed confused and unable to connect them to the idea he was abducted or encountered unexplained events with strange beings that most likely were alien . He simply seemed confused at the mysterious events of his life.
The reason Sam called me was due to two events that he knew were UFO encounters.
Sam lived most of his life in the city areas of Pennsylvania . During the late 60's he moved out to the country area around Valley Forge Park Pennsylvania with his wife and kids. The family enjoyed the country life. Often at night during the warm months Sam and his wife sat outside on their patio after the kids were in bed to enjoy the wide open country night sky.
One night in the year 1967 during a clear early summers night the couple were sitting on their patio about 11:00 P.M. looking at bright night sky. While laying side by side in their lounge chairs Sam noticed a strange large gray cloud lingering oddly in the night sky. He could not stop looking at it as it obviously did not fit in with the rest of the sky which was clear and bright that night. He realized that what he was looking at was not actually a cloud. This large gray blob was solid in structure blocking out the night sky behind it. It was a gray opaque cloud shaped object large and hovering on the one side of the night sky.
As Sam sat looking at this strange object he noticed from the other side of the night sky six bright lights traveling at an extreme speed in formation along the bright clear sky. He said the objects were cigar shaped , very high and extremely bright in pure light. No blinking or colored lights.
The six UFO objects kept in formation flying towards the large gray mass. As the formation of objects approached the gray cloud hovering object the six UFO's flying in formation approached the mass one after the other disappearing into a gray mist in to the large cloud like object.
Sam does not remember anything after that. He also told me that the time was a blur from when he watched this event take place until he remembers going back in to his house. It seems Sam cannot recall a few hours of time that passed between seeing these objects and returning to the inside of his home. Sam and his wife lost a few hours of time and have no recall at all what took place during them.
Understanding that he was experiencing things others did not Sam started to accept the fact his life may have been different from others and the events that he encountered definitely were unexplained and unknown.
Years later Sam and had another experience with a strange object . This time his daughter and wife were both with him.
He was sitting in his house reading the paper near the front window. Something caught his eye from the window and Sam looked out to see what it was. A large field was across the street from his house. There above the field about 375 feet from where Sam 's house was located hovered a pure white luminous globe. Sam called his wife and daughter to come see the strange object. Along with the family dog the three of them stood on their front porch to get a better look at the odd object.
The family dog immediately began to bark at the object while the family stood and watched the strange brightly lit orb above the field.
At first the object hovered in the night sky over the field . Slowly it started to float towards them until the object was only about 30 feet above the tree line. Sam described the light looking like a fluorescent light , round in shape and completely silent. The object stayed over the field for about two minutes before it began to dim to a smaller orb that now pulsated. The orb started to move in a wobble like movement until it silently wobbled into the distance. The family stood there watching as the object wobbled away back to the night sky. As they watched the white orb it simply vanished as if a switch abruptly turned it off.
The next day Sam spoke to his neighbor about the incident and was told that they too watched the strange light over the field. The neighbor told him others in the area also viewed the strange object.
Sam never knew what the orb was but understood it was something unknown that he could not explain.
He wanted to tell me about these experiences as he knew they were not typical and most likely tied to those who visit our earth yet remain unknown and unexplained. He admitted he was open to any explanation as he knew the things that happened to him in his life could have many answers all which he felt were still unknown to us at this time.
At age 80 Sam felt it was time to share these events with others who may also experience similar sightings or share the experience of lost hours and unexplained objects. Sam knows that the more we educate ourselves the better off we will all be .
I agree fully with Sam that shared information is extremely important if we are ever going to understand what is visiting us so easily and openly yet constantly staying unknown and under reported and completely ignored by most in our society.
I am sure many people have witnessed strange things in lonely places that hesitate to come forward due to societies reaction to things they do not understand. I often wonder why anyone can question why we do not have more information on the subjects of the paranormal when the first reaction is to ridicule or fluff off the mention of things we do not understand.
Sam's reports were the kind of sightings I believe fully. Sam did not embellish his report with fictional encounters or things that did not happen in order to try to sweeten the story. He simply told me what he saw , no more no less. To me these are the reports that will one day bring us answers. . Unfortunately people tend to dress up their sightings or beef up their sighting because most real events are short and simple. Sam told it like it happened and I believe him fully.
Sam is bright and articulate. He was a delight to talk to. He was good enough to send me drawings of his orb experience which I have included with this article.
It is obvious that Sam is alert and pays attention to his surroundings. I believe if we all followed Sam's habit of looking at our sky and the things around us we would all see things we do not understand. So many things lurk around and above us all the time. Who knows when you will be the next one to find you are looking directly into the eyes of the unknown!