November 1992 ...
Eyewitness Accounts From a Recent Radio Appearance ...
strange is going on! During a recent radio appearance, I received a
startling number of phone calls with unsolicited eyewitness accounts of
phenomena which defied explanation, bizarre occurrences that left these
ordinary citizens in a state of profound perplexity.
caller described a late night automobile journey, during which he and
his friends witnessed an extremely bright light in the sky. This light
hovered for several minutes, projecting powerful spotlight beams, after
which it moved out of sight at an extremely high velocity. Many have
mistaken the bright landing lights of an oncoming jet for UFO's.
However, the flight characteristics of the object sighted cannot be
explained by known causes.
A 71 year old man described
sighting a very bizarre object late one night twenty years ago over
south Minneapolis. This man, a self-described rationalist, related that
his wife noticed an odd lighted "kite" hovering overhead. When they
stopped to observe, they saw "an upside-down canoe shape" which rocked
back and forth, with a bright "chandelier" of lights stationary
underneath. He attempted to contact a skeptical press, as well as the
authorities, to report this sighting, eventually reaching Project Blue
Book. They asked whether he had pictures or "a piece of it," and were
not interested when told he did not. Interestingly, not more than two
days after I spoke to this man, I encountered someone who told of
engaging in a prank involving using dry-cleaning bags and candles as
hot air balloons to make "UFO's" that matched the above description,
twenty years ago, in that precise location. Is this what that man and
his wife saw?
A young man told of a strange trip
through Colorado with friends. When they stopped along the road to pick
sage, they were horrified to discover a grisly pile of animal skins and
bones that perplexed them. Two "hicks" stopped by, behaving weirdly,
and told them that 6000 head of cattle had been found standing with
their hearts missing and their blood drained. The young man and his
friends felt as though the two men were trying unsuccessfully to
hypnotize them, and were shown a "hologram of Jesus." When the young
people drove away, a passing camper bus attempted to wave them off the
A seventeen year old girl called to tell of
seeing a bright light type UFO that shot off into the sky at high
velocity. When asked how this sighting had affected her personally, she
revealingly stated that the incident had made her feel afraid, but she
also felt "more sense of being in my life ... I'm more connected to my
life now." Several callers told of frightening experiences of
"paralysis" after waking up, being unable to move, with the distinct
sensation of a "presence" in the room.
Clearly, this is
but the tip of the iceberg. Most paranormal incidents go unreported, or
even unrelated to anyone else, and sympathetic, trained persons to
listen to these stories without an "axe to grind" are few.
the past few months, I have received letters from a number of readers
of this column. The amazing case of "Deter Cooch," and his contact with
"alien spirits" in New Mexico, came to my attention in this way. If you
have experiences of your own to share, I would like to hear them. Contact me – let's get to the bottom of this mystery together!!!