This week, we have a story sent in from a fan who had a strange UFO encounter back in 1987 in Shawsville, VA.
I have lived in and around Christiansburg most of my life. I moved away for about 15 years and lived in Florida. I live in Christiansburg now. The incident happened to me when I was around 12 years old. My family had just moved into a house in Shawsville, in a part of Shawsville called Allegheny. If you turn down the road where the Old Meadowbrook nursing home was, it is now a library and go around 4 miles, our house was near the river on the side road. This would have been in 1987. I remember just starting school, and it was late September or early October when I was woken up to lights shining in every window of the house. We lived next to a cornfield that still had the stalks up and the grass was high. I noticed this because I opened the bedroom window, and it didn’t have a screen in it. I put my head out the window and looked up to the sky, and all I could see was this bright bright light shining in my eyes. It was so close to the house, nothing could possibly get that close to a window.
I noticed the grass was not moving, the corn stalks were not moving. Everything was dead silent, no crickets or anything. I ran into the living room then into the kitchen to see lights shining in every window. I ran back to the bedroom, and all I remember is looking up trying to see what this was. My thoughts were a helicopter, but there was no way. A helicopter would not hover next to a house, with no noise, no wind, nothing. It makes no sense to me. There was no noise, nothing was moving, and shortly after that the next thing I remember is waking up and feeling really exhausted. I remember I felt so drained that I didn’t even go to school the next day. I tried to figure this out and have no explanation.
Until I saw the Unsolved Mysteries episode that happened around the same time, I truly thought it was connected. I had seen an episode of Unsolved Mysteries that featured a story about UFOs during October of 1987 in the town of Wytheville. After watching the episode, I am convinced that I saw something that I wasn’t supposed to in 1987 connected to the other sightings. I have often wondered what it was that I saw and was reluctant to tell my story because some people would laugh about it. I am an honest person. I’ve never even gotten a parking ticket. I just wanted to see what other people thought or if they had seen anything like that during that time. I have not seen anything like it since. I find similarities in the other story that was featured because people mentioned how bright the light was and the grass not moving. If you look up sightings of UFOs in Wytheville in 1987, you will find plenty of stories. Just wanted to share it with somebody.
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