On January 25 of this year, there
was a message on our hotline service marked urgent. Intrigued
that someone had left an urgent message while it
was my two week shift on the hotline (at UFO*BC we take a
rotational 2 week stint at following up on hotline calls), I
wasted no time in getting back to the caller. I was rewarded!
The following is the account of R.W. of Surrey.
Sometime between December 12 &
20, 1997, something strange indeed occurred at the home of
the caller. It was around midnight and R.W. was preparing to
retire for the night in the basement portion of the house, a
small bedroom area he shares with his 5 year old daughter.
According to the witness, he was lying in his bed looking
across the room at her, just before dozing off, when he heard
a loud hissing sound . At the same time, the room became
filled with very bright, white light. Suddenly, he became
unable to move, his body paralyzed, along with a
burning, itching sensation from head to toe. He looked at his
daughter again, but was no longer looking across the room,
but DOWN at her! He sensed that he was indeed rising up, and
felt fear, but at the same time, calm and relaxed. The room
at this time was still flooded with very bright, white light.
The witness then found himself
lying on some sort of bed, in what he describes as a huge,
square shaped room, also very brightly lit, and hazy. He
recalls seeing what he thought were very white, bluish
coloured sheets hanging all around. He felt that someone was
holding the back of his head, and he could hear speaking,
perhaps half a dozen or more different voices, speaking in
different languages, and volume levels. He felt fear, but
heard a voice telepathically telling him that he and his
daughter were ok, and had nothing to fear. He did
not see his daughter, or any one else during this entire
event. When asked if he noticed odours of any kind, he
recalls the smell of what he thought was liver!
He doesn't recall much after this,
finding himself back in his own bed just as daylight was
breaking, (this incident began around midnight to 1 a.m.) His
body still had a tingling sensation, and it was very
difficult to move, and was still feeling itchy
all over. Since this experience, he has been having
nightmares, and is fearful of going to bed at night. A red
itchy rash has appeared on the back of his left hand. During
the day, he senses that someone is wanting to communicate
with him, and touch him. While watching TV, or sitting
reading, he can hear murmuring, or whispering, but cant
understand what is being said. Along with this (if that
werent enough!) tiny bright blue diamond shaped points
of light will suddenly go past his field of vision while
sitting reading, or watching television.
It would seem that this is just the
latest in a series of odd events that R.W. has experienced
over the last 30 years or so. Among them, the sighting of a
Spitfire World War II aircraft (with no emblems
or markings), close enough to see the pilot, who looked right
at him, and raised a hand in a sort of greeting. This in
itself may be unremarkable, but what is remarkable is that
the aircraft was in a nose-dive, and a crash was imminent, as
there was no place for a plane to land. However, there was no
crash, and no evidence of any aircraft. This was followed
shortly after by an equally puzzling event, when the witness
was with his Grandfather in the garden behind their home in
Surrey, on a beautiful sunny day, when out of a clear blue
sky came a bolt of lightning which hit a rock in
the backyard, right in front of the witness. They picked up
the rock, and reported that it had a golden glow.
These events took place about 1959.
In 1975 things got stranger still.
The witness was in the King George Highway & 112th Avenue
area, along with some family and friends, when they all saw
an object described as a bright orange ball with a smaller
ball on top drop from the sky and hover. Estimated distance
was a few miles. Observation time, about 10
minutes. As luck would have it, the witness had a Polaroid
camera with him, and was able to take a few pictures of the
object, which then took off suddenly. Apparently others in
the Port Mann area had also seen the object, as the Columbian
Paper ran a short article the following day.
The witness called the airport
regarding this sighting, but no one there could offer any
information. R.W. then went to the Columbian newspaper to
share his story, who reported it in the next edition, and to
R.W.s dismay, included his name and address. This was
soon followed by a telephone call and a visit from a military
man, a Sgt. Major, who said he was from Jericho Beach
military base. After arriving at the witness home,
dressed in full uniform, and arriving in a green military
car, he asked if he could come in and discuss the sighting
with the witness and his parents. He supplied the three of
them with note pads and pencils, and asked them to go into
separate rooms and draw what they had seen the day of the
sighting. They agreed. The witness then volunteered that he
had taken photos of the object and showed them to the Sgt.
Major, who asked if there were any negatives, or additional
photos. There were no other photos, and no negatives as these
were Polaroid shots. The Sgt. Major then took the
witness camera, and without explanation or apologies,
opened the camera and exposed the remaining film. He then put
the photos and sketches into his briefcase, and abruptly left
the house. Later they received a letter thanking them for
phoning in their report (which they hadnt done!).
Approximately 2 weeks later they got a visit
from an individual described as very tall and lanky with a
military type haircut, dark wrap around glasses, and a sickly
looking greyish white complexion. He said that he had seen
the article in the paper and would like to talk to them about
the sighting. The witness and his parents invited him in.
When offered some coffee and cookies, he seemed puzzled, and
asked "What is this?", to which the mother replied
"its just coffee." The visitor then gulped
the very hot coffee straight down, crumbled the cookies up
with his hands, and put them in his mouth! He spoke with a
slow, slurred type of speech, and seemed to have something
like a British accent. During the conversation he was asked
where he was from, to which he replied "Oh, quite a
distance from here". He went on to say that he was to
have met with the object the day of the sighting, but that he
had been late. Noticing the TV set in the corner,
he suddenly seemed apprehensive, pointed at it and asked
"What is that?", to which the mother replied,
" Its a television", then proceeded to turn
it on. The visitor then quite excitedly said
"Thats a communicator! Turn it off!"
During the course of the remaining
conversation, (which was curiously dotted with Biblical
quotations) the witness mother made a remark about UFOs
and said that if they were coming here to harm us, perhaps we
should arm ourselves, and shoot at them first. Upon hearing
this remark, the visitor became quite upset and said
"You could never harm us, we could destroy your world in
the blink of an eye, and would not hesitate to do so!"
All this time the visitor kept
checking his watch, reported as being very fancy
and on the right hand, then suddenly stood up and said
"I must leave now, but may I come back again?" R.W.
and his parents replied in the affirmative. He then went to
the door, and when the witness and family extended their
hands to shake his hand , he did not accept, but simply
raised his right hand and walked out the door. Immediately
after closing the door, they looked out the front window, but
the visitor was nowhere to be seen.
I cant help but wonder if my
next tour of duty on the hotline will yield the
typical light in the sky reports (quite often the
planet Venus, aircraft with landing lights on, etc...), calls
from those with far too much time on their hands and wild
imaginations, just plain crank calls, or just maybe........