NUFORC UFO Sighting 154819

Occurred: 1998-07-30 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2020-04-06 02:53 Pacific
Duration: 40 seconds

Location: Waynesboro, VA, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted beams

Came home late back in 98, to discover a bright glow from beyond the curtain... IN MY BACK YARD.

I never believed in UFOs until I saw one with my own eyes. Im coming out now because the UFO phenomenon is more plausible or accepted now, then it was back in the 90s. I was only a high school kid at the time and certain that any account I might have shared with anyone, would have been dismissed entirely. I feared judgement and ridicule therefore chose to avoid embarrassment and remain quiet instead. I spent years trying to forget about the event, and brush it off to possible exhaustion? My home was in a convenient location for a landing, if there was one. I can NOT speculate this. My home sat on a common neighborhood street, but at the back side of the developed plot. Most homes had an alley, mine did not because there was a rutted out, grassed and brushed over, and mowed once a year.

What's more interesting about this area of land is that it nestles behind a long standing Ford dealership. Before Ford, the lot was a Drive-in Theater attraction. Leaving some speculation as to why any E.T. might have seen this as a past source of observation, likely to return for more data from the outdoor films being played. Another strange detail about the field is that one circle patch of trees always remained at center of this 10acre field. The maintenance mowed everything around it. In the center of the patch of trees, if an old house. Now in ruins and graffiti.

I was between the age of 16 and 18 at the time. This would roughly set our timeline between 1999 and 2001. Today, I simply can't remember if I was returning home from my restaurant job, if I had a job at all at that time... or commonly returning home from hanging out with local friends. I can NOT remember which. However, I was sober this night... leading me to believe that I was at work. Being sober then, is why I decided it's okay to make this report now.

I remember clearly it was summer, but not sure which month. It was somewhere between 9:30 and 10:30pm, approximately. Neither my brother, mother or step-father were home, the place was very quiet and dark.

Our home had a split/ half finished basement. This was where my younger brother and myself commonly separated from the parents. As usual, I would head down the stairs and turn on the lights, then the TV. On the far rear wall, adjacent the couch is a sliding glass door to the rear patio. Two long curtain panels cover the view from the inside.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see my cat looking at something from behind the curtain panel. I call to her, but she pays no attention to my calls. The movement of the curtain allowed me to visualize a glow from the back yard, yet... I don't remember ever turning that light on. Thinking I may have flipped a switch on accident, I go check the switch...and the ACTUAL light comes on. Creeped out and confused, I go to investigate the yard from the glass. When I peek from a sliver of opening... that's when I saw it, and I froze for several seconds, in shock.

I was in a wave of emotions all at once, because what I saw... was sci-fi. My yard only extends 20yards to the back of the property, where the empty field sits. Hovered at the property line, about 40ft off of the ground was the vessel. It was close enough to not be mistaken for anything OTHER than a UFO.

What I remember about it, was it's silence. It didn't make any sound except for a low level hum. It had the basic saucer shape commonly related to UFOs. It was silver/ metallic in color. On the wide brim, several lights were visible, of several various colors. If I would guess the color of the markers, I'd say orange, red, blue and yellow. They slowly and dimmly illuminated to no particular pattern that I could tell. I can't recall if they flashed, but there was definitely a fading pulse of brightness to the beat of the internal hum. It moved gracefully.

After the realization that I wasn't dreaming sat in, seconds later, I panicked and scurried to turn off all lights in fear that I might have been spotted witnessing them.

My cat remained fixed, so I felt a little silly from hunkering in a dark corner of the room. I gather my courage and zip back to the glass. This time, I slide the door open as the craft slowly hovers up and over the largest tree at the back of the yard, at the division fence of the next door neighbors yard. This was how I could determine the level of sound it emitted.

At this point, I realize that it's leaving and my fear quickly subsides. I must have blown it's cover. I'm not sure why this thing wasn't more stealthy than it apparently was.

Curiosity follows as I slowly slip onto the patio to catch one last gaze of what I expect to be a "one time only" experience. I keep the lights off to be incognito. I watched the UFO slowly ascend across the neighbors back yard, up above the house and very quickly out of view once it crossed over the roof and eastbound toward the mountain range. This maneuver is how I was able to determine that the vessel itself was similar in size to their house.

That was the only time that I've had an experience. There's no shame to explain this today. It shouldn't be a stigmatized taboo subject and should always be investigated ...openly.

However... Its fair to add, that I'm genetically hypersensitive, hyperactive and hyper-autoimmune. This invokes a high level of intelligence and a special ability to possess a "sixth sense" persay. Particularly to electrical waves and signals... including emotions.

A few examples: knowing your phone is about to ring, seconds before it rings. Computing math in unorthodox ways. Not understanding how you know certain things or able to make accurate predictions.

Currently, I often try to rationalize the UFO event by relating myself to it. Why MY house? Why ME? Well...there's a lot to unpack there. It extends through my ancestry of the lost ancient Pict tribes. Or maybe... Im not related to this at all.

Perhaps, the old drive-in was always a destination for these off-world visitors... or even earthly spies. Who's to say? Back then, now shuttered...our Dupont plant was a point of industrial complex and something of an ecological concern. Maybe it was just a random drop-in altogether? I just can't be certain to speculate.

Although, I've never reported this until now... I've always talked to close friends about the experience. Those who know me best, not to make such a thing up. The story hasn't changed one bit, as the memory of that faint yellow-green glow will always remain crystal clear.

I believe.

Posted 2020-06-25

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