|For Leah Isaac, a strange encounter with the
third kind on March 30 made a believer out of the former skeptic.
The episode, meanwhile, is attracting the interest of the American media.
"I cant even travel at night anymore," the Pelly Crossing resident told the Star in Whitehorse this morning.
Shortly after 5 a.m. on the day in question, Isaac was travelling to Pelly from Whitehorse along the North Klondike Highway with a friend when they came around a corner at Little Fox Lake to a sight neither had seen before.
About 15 to 22 metres (50 to 75 feet) away was a disc-shaped aircraft hovering about 60 metres (200 ft.) off the ground.
"It was silver and transparent," she noted. "It was like a mirror. It was almost like you could see right through the craft.
"Its so hard to explain because you never see that kind of material. Its almost like you can see right through it."
Inside the craft appeared a blue, turquoise colour, but she did not see a pilot nor anyone in the craft which she noted was "so advanced.
"I was really scared, but I was really shocked when Ive seen it," Isaac said. "We were both shaking."
Isaacs analog watch stopped, while another friends digital watch went into chrono mode, the trucks tape deck stopped and the lights on her vehicle dimmed.
"Everything went dead," she said.
Isaac reported the craft seemed to be somewhat confused at their presence. After about five seconds, it shot in front of their vehicle and stopped instantly on the left side of the road.
Isaac reported that she had never seen anything move so fast, and it made no noise.
"I think if it wanted to hurt us, it probably wouldve," she said.
As Isaac kept driving through the experience, her eyes were peeled on the site, while her friends told her to "floor it."
They took off after the craft disappeared and didnt look back for fear that it would follow them. It was about five minutes before the watches began working again and 10 minutes before the tape player resumed working.
"I was driving really fast, as fast as I ever drove, and then when we stopped somewhere, we were just shaking."
When they got to Pelly, they began laughing about the event and their reactions to it.
"I didnt even watch where I was driving," she said. "Its just funny now that you think about it."
Although Isaac and her friend had initially agreed not to tell anyone, before they got into Pelly, they changed their minds.
When Isaac arrived at her mothers house in Pelly, she immediately drew a picture of the craft, wrote about it and began telling her mother the story.
"She was really excited, too."
Isaac also contacted other friends and family that day to tell them about her experience. While some say she "has made up a good story," others believe her. There have been numerous sightings around Fox Lake over the years.
"Its reality. Im just telling people what Id seen."
In the three weeks since the experience, she has spoken with the media, including a Los Angeles radio station, in hopes that others will come out with their own stories.
Although shes still scared to drive alone at night, it has tweaked her curiosity and changed the way she views things.
"I think people should be aware of whats going on in the Yukon," she said. "Theres more sightings now than ever."
Before the experience, she was skeptical of other life in the universe, but now she is curious to know whats out there and has considered going back to the site early in the morning to see if she can find out more. Shes curious as to why the ship was lingering near telephone poles.
"Our universe is so big, there must be something out there," she said.know whats out there and has considered going back to the site early in the morning to see if she can find out more. Shes curious as to why the ship was lingering near telephone poles.
"Our universe is so big, there must be something out there," she said.