Subject: Form posted from Mozilla
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 08:40:01 -0800
While embarking on a cross-coutry trip from Milwaukee to San
I observed something curious and unexplainable on the first night
trip. I was traveling west on I-80 and was preparing to look
place to stay overnight. I was well away from any town or city
and the next freeway sign was a turnoff for Hastings. As I came
a wide bend in the freeway, I observed three lights that appeared
define the apexes of an equilateral triangle. I assumed the lights
be attached to some structure that was directly above the freeway.
first thought was 'how odd that there would be a railroad crossing
out here'. As I got closer, I realized the lights were not there
that or any other apparent purpose. The 'structure' appeared
about 100 feet above the road surface. The two lower apex lights
pulsated and were orange-red in color. The top light was red
not pulsate. I drove directly under the lights and recall looking
through my dashboard and wondering what to make of it. This isn't
end of the story. I remember seeing the lights still in the sky
looked in my rear view mirror, not really thinking much more
Shortly thereafter, I got off the freeway at the next rest stop,
expecting to find a place to park and spend the night. A car
family pulled in just as I was getting out of my car and stretching.
began to talk to the man , who was with his wife and children.
mentioned to him that I'd seen the weird set of lights above
and wondered if he figured out what they were. He had passed
spot minutes after me, but his response was that he hadn't seen
There's no way he could have missed seeing the lights, as they
other lights around and they were directly in front of and above
of the vehicle. The story goes on. I gave it no further thought.
mentioned I was looking for a place to park and spend the night
in my car. The man informed me that it was illegal to do so in
at the rest stop. However, he knew of a place just off the freeway
he was going to park and that I could follow him there. We drove
few more miles, got off the freeway and parked. My recollection
really clear after that. I remember being in my back seat and
asleep. Upon waking up, I realized my car was the only vehivle
clearing. The family was gone, apparently having left before
Ironically, this incident and the previous night's experience
really seem unusual at the time. I went on the rest of my journey
gave it no further thought. When I arrived in California, I reported
Hamilton AFB where I was being reassigned. About 2 weeks later,
conversing with some new friends and the thought finally occurred
I had seen something very strange but didn't acknowledge it as
had the perfect opportunity to stop my car, get out and observe
have been a UFO. (By the way, I forgot to mention that no sound
from the 'object' and there were no structures on either side
freeway that could have supported the bizarre light structure.)
Furthermore, why did the man not observe what I had seen? Did
go out? And the overnight experience was just as strange. How
man know of the place, which turned out to be not a campground
some sheltered place that his family and I shared for the night.
I have to admit that I studied and had interest in UFOs all
This makes my (in)actions seem even more incredible. I do not
freom 'lost time' sydrome and I doubt that anything beyond what
mentioned occurred. Nonetheless, I am still mystified by what
I saw and
moreso by how I responded.
Feel free to publish this report as you see fit...