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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1997 01:00 (Entered as : 06/01/97 1:00)
Reported: 4/17/2007 7:40:25 PM 19:40
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Cochabamba (Bolivia),
Duration:4 minutes
Frozen by fear and a light so bright it enveloped the room yet eerily not blinding

I awoke to what must have been an hour or so after midnight in a bedroom adjoining my grandfather’s room. I woke up suddenly and shot up straight up in my bed sweating and breathing hard. I may have been afraid or sensed an impending encounter. My bed faced a large window directly with a pull down screen covering it. A amazing bright light flooded the room suddenly and much slower than a conventional light as eerie as that might seem. I was gripped, frozen by fear and hardly able to breathe. I wanted to call for my grandfather, but nothing came out. I scanned the room vaguely and the light seemed to suck all the color out of everything leaving only a black outline and white where color should be. I had a terrifying sense that I was the only one awake and that I was not supposed to be. My ears were filled with what sounded like a thousand people whispering or what I imagine inhumanly large power lines buzzing with electricity would sound like. My body was impaled upright by fear and my head frozen in the direction of the window. In what seemed like an eternity to me, but I believe happened in mere moments the shadow of a figure crept across my window with only the impression of his body passing by. But for one brief moment and for what will forever fill my heart with fear and make me cringe to this day, I had the most horrifying realization that it (and I say it full of disbelief in myself as well) knew I was awake and turned to me to contemplate my intrusion. As swiftly as it came and just so it was gone. The light seemed to creep right back out and left me sweating profusely and cringing in a mixture of disbelief, but mostly terror. I cocooned myself in my covers and held myself for hours before I finally found release in forced slumber.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))