Occurred: 1983-10-21 03:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2014-07-08 20:28 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA


Encounter with an alien being from 6 feet away.

My encounter with an alien occurred in the fall of 1983, late October or early November. I was 16 at the time. It was a clear night, chilly, mid 50s, no clouds or wind, with ample moonlight overhead, but not a full moon, about ¾ full.

My friend, who lived across the street from me came to my bedroom a little past 1 AM. He wanted me to walk to his girlfriend’s house a couple of miles away. I wasn’t sleeping, so I agreed. We spent some time at her house, less than an hour and begin walking back home.

We were 4 blocks from our road walking up a road that comes to a T at the end, turning either left or right at the top. We were about 50 or so feet from the T, walking on the left side of the road. I had been walking looking mostly at the ground, my friend was maybe 6 feet in front of me. As we approached the corner I looked up to the street sign the sits 3 or 4 feet on the corner property. It was there I saw someone or something standing, not 2 feet from the street sign.

I began to slow my walk, not taking my eyes off of it. My friends head, as best I could tell, didn’t raise up, I assume he hadn't seen it yet. By the time we were 20 or so feet from it, its head turned right, from facing forward to facing us. My friend still gave no indication he saw it. My friend was now about 10 feet ahead of me. I noticed as my friend went around the corner, the head of whatever it was, was slowly turning to follow his motion around the corner, I was maybe 12 feet behind him watching this. As my friend had finished the corner and began to straighten out, the aliens head was now completely facing left, towards my friend.

At that point it rotated back 180 degrees and was now looking at me. I continued walking and as I was no more than 5 or 6 feet from it I looked at its face. It was maybe 5 feet tall, it looked a little bit taller do to the fact that the curb was maybe 4 inches tall and he was a couple of feet back from the curb and another couple of inches higher than the curb. It was gray all over and lean, there was no discernible muscle tone, but very smooth. Looking at its face, I saw there were indentations where the mouth, eyes and ears would be and a protuberance where the nose area would be. The scary part was, those features were not there, only the spaces where they should be. It didn’t look like a mask. Its head rotated as I went around the corner following me, my head rotated to keep my eyes on it. We were close enough so either of us could have lunged and grabbed the other. It didn’t appear to have on a suit of any kind. There were no visible buttons, zippers or anything that looked like it could get into a suit and fasten it, just smooth all over. I did notice 2 arms but didn’t look at the hands, couldn’t say if they were human looking or not.

After I rounded the corner and my head was turned as far as it could go left, still watching it watching me, I turned forward and jumped and grabbed my friend arm, spinning him around and whisper yelling his name. I didn’t scream since it was nearly 3 AM. in a quiet neighborhood. As I spun him around to face me I turned back to where it was standing, it was now gone. He pulled away from me, agitated, and asked me what my problem was, but not that nicely. I looked around the street sign looking for it, but it was gone. Between that street sign at the end of the persons property and their house was nearly 100 feet. I didn’t take more than 2-3 seconds after I looked away from it until I had grabbed my friend, spun and looked back to the spot. There was nowhere closer than the house to hide. It would have had to move from facing the street to turning and running or moving close to 100 feet in less than 3 seconds. And even then, there were only small shrubs by the house, nothing ! big enough to hide something that size. Also, that night was very quiet, no wind, no cars, only the sound of our footsteps in the street. I would have hears something moving that fast, that far. There were no sounds aside from ours. My friend again asked what my problem was. I said nothing, thought I saw something. He apparently didn't see it or it was not visible to him. I never said anything about that night to him. Neither it nor I made physical contact with the other, and no time was lost during the encounter.


Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD

Posted 2014-07-11

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