This is a true story it happen to me two years ago; I know most people do not believe in UFOs, but there are many other people that do believe and I have seen a UFO. People from all walks of life and professions have seen unexplained lights or objects in the sky, often they are dismissed as weirdoes, nuts and crazies, so before you write me off as a crazy, listen to the true story of my encounter with a UFO.
I live in Mount Forest Ontario Canada. It’s a quaint little town surrounded by farms, many of which are owned by Mennonites. When I drive from place to place I like to take the side roads for the scenery and the lack of traffic, soon after moving to Mount Forest this became a habit.
It was late one fall night two years ago, I was returning home after visiting friends in a town called Dundalk. It’s about a forty five-minute drive by the main roads and it would take me longer on the back roads at night. There was a light mist in the night air and the cloud cover was so low you would swear you could reach up and touch them with your hand. The moon was just a glow in the clouds behind the silhouette of the dark treetops that looked as if it was moving with my car as I looked out the window that night. Every once in a while I would hit a pothole in the road filled with water and it would splash up or the mist caused droplets of water to gather on the windshield of my car making me click the wipers every once in a while so I could see the road.
I was about half way home when my headlights dimmed and my engine started to sputter, I filled the gas tank up before I left Dundalk and knew I had more than enough to get home. I looked around and couldn’t see any lights from a farmhouse or outbuilding, I was on a lonely stretch of road and hadn’t seen another car in a while when the engine finally died. With no place in sight to find a phone I got out of the car to wiggle the wires in the hope it was moisture from the mist or water from a pothole that splashed up onto the undercarriage of the car. It was quiet on that back road not even the rustle of leaves in the trees as I opened the hood every sound seemed amplified as I tried to find the problem with my car.
After checking the wires for moisture and making sure none were loose I straitened up to stretch my muscles as I looked in the direction of Mount Forest. That’s when I saw it in the clouds, white and red lights blinking and bobbing about off in the distance above the trees. A cold chill ran up my spine as I remembered stories of people’s cars staling on lonely back roads and seeing or being abducted by UFOs. I froze for a moment not knowing what to do as I watched the lights in the sky they didn’t seem to be getting closer or father away from me but they did look as if they were moving. Hurriedly I closed the hood of my car and jumped in to try to start it. The starter wined and the engine kicked a couple of times as I pumped the gas. I watched the lights in the sky as the engine finally started, I through it in gear and was about to step on the gas when I stopped my self.
I’m not in a Hollywood movie about E.T or little green men from Mars, and UFOs can’t be real so why am I shitting my pants and running? I watched the lights as they moved about not quite hovering and definitely not flying like an airplane. Some times they would move quickly and not all together so there had to be more than one, what were they? Slowly my fear was replaced by curiosity as I watched the lights milling about in the sky. They seemed to be staying close together just south of the road I was on I decided to see if I could get closer for a better look at them.
I stepped on the gas and followed the road to get closer to the lights as I watched them through my windows. They looked as if they were moving away from me as I tried to get closer now they seemed to be father south of me than they were before so I turned left at the next corner. It didn’t look like I was getting closer at first so I drove faster, the trees seemed to pass by in the dark like a picket fence between me and the lights as I tried to approach them in the night. I dropped into a small valley with a river at the bottom filled with fog so thick I could barely see the road in my headlights when I finely came out the other side. I lost sight of the lights in the fog and it took me a minute to find them again this time to the right of the road I was on. At the next road I turned right and after a bit I could see the lights south of me again. Now I knew the lights were Southwest of me or they were moving Southwest. For the next while I spent my time turning left and then right to keep following the lights.
I chased those lights for thirty minutes moving in and out of fog banks passing clusters of trees and farms in the night trying to catch the elusive lights in the sky as if to tease me with there presence. Never getting close enough to see them clearly glowing as they blinked in and out of existence almost above me now the clouds making shadows across the lights as they danced in the night sky. The road entered a cluster of trees their branches passing across the lights in the sky blocking them from view ahead a break in the trees. I stepped harder on the gas I didn’t want to lose the lights in the trees as I raced for the break.
It was like stepping through a portal into a different world from the close quarters of the trees into open fields lit up by the lights in the sky. I stopped the car and got out looking up at the object I had been chasing in the night. It was enormous from the ground up it had to be three hundred feet tall covered in red and white lights resting with four stays holding it steady. I stood looking up at it and above it, on the bottom of the clouds, I could see the lights reflecting back down to me and now I knew how it looked like it was moving. The clouds, the clouds were moving like balls of cotton in the sky the lights reflecting off the clouds moved with the billowing underside.
I laughed as I got back in the car; I had chased a cell tower for thirty minutes. If there had been a break in the clouds I would have lost the lights, if I had of reported them to the authorities they would not find a thing on radar, just the clouds. If I had shit my pants and run or just taken pictures of the lights in the sky I never would have known it was a cell tower in the night reflecting off the mist in the clouds. If I had done any of these things I would have been dismissed as weirdo, nuts or crazy.
Josehf Lloyd Murchison