June 30, 2022 at 6:27 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
It was early 1980.. Some 40 years ago. I never officially reported this incident and besides, this was a time when I would have been labeled a kook.
NOTE: This was many years before the birth of the Internet and cell phones, let alone phones with cameras.
I was a technology support agent with Dealer Services working at ADP (Automatic Data Processing) in Santa Clara, California. The day was beautiful like always. I hopped into my 1970 Triumph TR6 and headed home for lunch. Living just 10 minutes away I did this daily. It was pretty much routine…until this day.
It was a Friday and I was return from lunch up Scott Road (ADP was located on Scott Road) and about to cross over the Lawrence Expressway overpass when traffic suddenly stopped halfway across the bridge. Oddly, people were getting out of their cars staring skyward and pointing. It was around one o’clock in the afternoon and the day was bright and the sky was pastel blue. Not a cloud in sight. I got out of my car to see what the interest was.
Cars on Scott Road were halted in both directions. There must have been around 30 plus cars stopped right in the middle of the lanes with people standing around them. I looked up and there, right above us all was a smooth, beautiful, shinning circular disk of silver. It reflected the sun off its seamless, polished surface. It reminded me of a solid aluminum disk turned on a lathe. No sound. No lights or windows visible to me. No visible means of support. It just stalled there about 200 feet in the air. Like me, everyone stood in awe of what we were witnessing. After all these years of hearing and reading account testimonials of UFO sightings, I finally get to witness one myself. One needs to experience the amazing feeling of awe and euphoria of this while whispering to yourself, “They do exist!”
From what I saw, the disk was maybe 30 feet in diameter, though it was hard to judge exactly how high or wide it really was. This was my best guess. I stood there for at least 10 minutes with the others and when I heard car doors closing and engines starting up, I too followed suit.
Heading back to the office a block away, I realized two things; I didn’t have a camera and I need to tell the folks at ADP what is hanging there in the sky. There is an employee balcony on the second floor facing back in the direction of my encounter. Reaching work, I rushed in and up the stairs telling folks to come look at this. But when we got out on the balcony, the UFO was gone and the cars dispersed. Boy was I embarrassed, I felt like an idiot.
A few days later I was driving down El Camino Real in Santa Clara at night when I noticed something strange. I don’t know how long it had been happening, but as I passed by a street light and it blinked out. I saw this in my rear-view mirror. Oddly, I watched going by another street light and it blinked out as well. I drove by another and another. All behaved the same way.
Excited, I told my wife about this when I got back home and we decided I would take her out the next night to witness it. So the next night we I pulled onto Lawrence Expressway and told my wife to watch what happened when I drove by a street light. She was in awe, but even more so to witness this experience past every light we drove by.
My only explanation was the result of my (and others) experience we had with the sighting. After all these years the memory stays vivid in my mind. I often wondered if any of the other 30 plus witnesses had reported this encounter…to someone. I should also note here that no one seemed scared or frightened. It was if the craft was either just observing us out of curiosity or simply wanted people to see it.
July 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm #796adminKeymaster
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Thank you for sharing your fascinating experience.
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