About 3 ½ years ago, I had a fairly close encounter with a UFO. I waited to write about this encounter, because as an Architect, I didn’t want to be seen as too “different”, since I still needed clients to work with. Now, I still want clients, but I’m not as self-conscious.
In early November 2009, at 11:00 pm, local time, I went outside to say goodbye to the west side of the Grand Teton Mountain Range of western Wyoming. I was looking towards the West, out over the valley as I left my condo. I looked up about 30 degrees, and just in front of me about 2 miles out, I saw what looked like a spacecraft appear as it seemed to be slowing down. See map and perspective below for the objects track.
(plan view map - North is up)
(Perspective View looking East to Grand Teton Mountain Range)
(Grand Teton - viewed from West)
The spacecraft appeared as though it had materialized, like it was “decloaking” or had come through a “worm hole”. It was a clear, starry night and the structure was picking up some reflected light from the Driggs, Idaho small town airport-hanger area.
My best guess apparent size for the object was about the size of a Boeing 737, it had two connected segments, no lights, and was a metallic dark grey. Also, at best guess, it was about 1000 to 2000 feet above me, I didn’t notice any windows. It didn’t have any wings or vertical or horizontal stabilizers, and there was no sound … just silence as it went overhead at about 2 mph, once it slowed down.
I was walking along below it for about 15 minutes, thinking to myself that, wow … they really do exist … how about that! After the excitement wore off, when I finally realized, as I looked about, that I was all by myself, I then become quite uncomfortable about being under this thing, all alone! I then decided to make my quick exit back to the “safety” of my condo.
Now, I wish I had stayed out there and watched longer, to see what was going to happen next. I still find it hard to believe, after climbing mountains and being a martial artist, having had my bones broken, and even being an amateur astronomer, that I couldn’t bring myself to be present and stay put below this object in the sky.
The next day after the observation, I went on Google to see if anyone had posted any images of the “craft” on the internet. To my surprise a pilot, either commercial or military (I can’t remember), had created a sketch of an object they had seen (posted from an earlier date) of the same exact object. I should have copied the image, or downloaded it, but I didn’t. I have been on line many times since, looking for this same rendering, but I have not seen it. If I ever do see it again, I will be sure to post it on this blog. All I can say is … keep looking up!