Hi! Now that I have completed my previous journey in Canyon Lake, Texas (back in 2014), I thought I would venture back to the present, or rather be IN the present and write about the past. Thank you so much for those that read and liked some of my “chapters” from that stream of consciousness while on retreat. I can say that a lot can change in five years since I wrote that down. My connection to God is, well, it’s awesome. Many other things. In this moment though, I can’t help but recalling events from my life that transpired many years ago. Probably one of my least spoken about topics my whole life. I remember even as a kid and then later as a little older teenager that it just kind of seemed taboo to talk about. Like…who would believe you, right?
1981, I was 11 years old. My best friend Jim, and I were playing outside, in Warren, Ohio, when one of us caught sight of something in the sky (can’t remember if it was him or me or both at the same time). A silver disc shaped object shimmering up in the sky just sitting there and then *poof* it was gone in a flash. We were blown away. I mean the excitement was incredible, we know what we saw! We ran to Jim’s house, burst into the kitchen, yelling frantically to his mom. I do recall she took us seriously to the point where she called the Youngstown Air Base to see if she could get any information. Nothing. No reports in the local news. Nada. I remember the steam eventually leaving us and was just “one of those things” left in the past…….four years later…(the featured image looks pretty darn close to what we saw)
August 1985, the Perseid annual meteor shower. 15 years old now and brave enough to make ventures out my window on the second floor, shimmy up a narrow vertical incline to a fairly flat rooftop of my house. For some reason Jim and I had decided to get front row seats to the meteor shower up on my roof. It was very exciting to the point that we decided to make log entries into a notebook. Time, direction (east to west, north to south), and type. There were two distinctive types. Falling stars and shooting stars. We were up there for hours staring at the heavens just waiting for the next one, but then we discovered something else. Anomalous objects. So, this is 1985, not a whole lot up in our orbit like nowadays, but nevertheless there were satellites to be sure. I remember we were very sure actually that what we were seeing were satellites, however, I believe it wasn’t long before we changed our point of view. So, for example it would look like this bright (or barely glowing) tiny orb just making its way across the sky. Then finally something happened. One of the objects we were watching for a minute or so make its way a considerable distance across the sky…stopped. I remember saying to Jim, “Did it stop?”, and he was like, “I think I still see it just sitting there.” Which I was as well until it started moving again…in the direction it was originally coming from. That is how it was for a few days. We would not only track shooting and falling stars, but these other unknowns that would make random stops and course corrections. Satellites do not do that! We just kept that whole time to ourselves and I want to say that notebook pretty much made its way into some garbage heap after I left for the Marines in 1992.
The thing is though…I cannot remember the exact time I / We stopped going up there. I have a memory of a dream from back then and all I recall is that it was a dream, but I want to say after 2013 it felt like it could be more. I was on my roof staring out to the nighttime horizon with a massive cigar shaped object out there just sitting. I was by myself, no Jim. That’s it though. Just standing and staring. I don’t remember waking up from a dream. I don’t know.
The closest I came to seeing anything else semi-mind-blowing was sometime in 2015, San Antonio, Texas. I was coming home from the store and looked up in the sky to my left, driver’s side, and saw some really bizarre looking chemtrail type clouds, drove a little more to the stop sign ahead and stopped, got a better look, and WTF??? Some sort of amorphous pinkish/bluish glowing object (kind of like a diamond). Instead of jumping out of my car and get pics and video (like I should have in the modern age!), I was like, jump in the car, make a right, another quick right and I am home in my apartment parking lot…within a minute! It was Gone. I was not too happy with myself at the moment, but then just let it go. Oh well, “One of those things.”
In this present moment, I must keep an open mind about the Life that is out there in the Universe. I just can’t help but be amazed. Look at just our beautiful blue and green gem we live on. There are almost NINE MILLION individual types of lifeforms just on our planet alone. Plants, insects…you get the idea. That is a staggering number of lifeforms on just one tiny little blue ball floating in the vastness of space. How could other lifeforms not exist…it takes my breath away in awe.