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Association for Aerial Anomaly Research and Cataloging

UFO and Paranormal Research from south-central Indiana

Always Watching the Skies



Campfire Encounters

--by Lynn Taylor

My nephew, Chris, expressed an interest in the subject of UFOs to me during a phone conversation, so I invited him to come to a picnic that I was hosting at my home for a local UFO group. It would give him an opportunity to learn more about the phenomenon. He spent most of his time in front of the television, soaking up information and images from several great videos sent to us by friends in Gulf Breeze.   Later on that day he came to me and said, "You know, two years ago I didn't believe in this stuff. But something happened to cause me to change my mind. I was out camping over in Greene County one night with some of my buddies. We had built a campfire, and were sitting around it drinking and having a good time. After a while, I decided to leave for a little bit. But when I returned, I knew right off that something was wrong. Some of them were acting like they were scared to death, and the others acted like they were in shock. One guy was a Marine, home on leave. I walked up to him and asked, 'What's going on?' He said, 'You wouldn't believe me if I told you!' I said, 'Try me.' He said, 'We were just sitting around the fire, when we saw this star up in the sky. It was really bright. Then it started getting bigger. We realized after a while, that it was actually getting closer to us. It was a space ship! It came down, and hovered right above us.. right above the fire! I can't tell you how long it stayed there, but at some point it just took off and flew away. As soon as it left, a fighter jet flew right over us.''' (I had never mentioned "grid Runners", or any military connections to typical UFO sightings.)

I asked Chris if he knew how big the fire was when they first saw the UFO, and how big it was when the UFO took off. He said he didn't know, but it was a big bonfire. He also added, "I know those guys, and they weren't making it up."

This whole scenario struck a cord of familiarity with me. I had only recently started reading "The Allagash Abductions." In the book, four men on a fishing expedition in a remote area in upstate Maine, struck out in a row boat on a moonless night to do some night fishing. Before leaving their campsite, however, they built a huge bonfire to serve as a beacon, to help them find their way back in the pitch darkness. Just yards from shore, they were visited by an alien craft, and subsequently abducted. Not long ago in this area, there were two reported UFO encounters (one purported to be a multiple abduction) situated in remote areas, and involving a campfire.

The logical conclusion must be, therefore, that aliens are very much aware that when a campfire is spotted in a remote area, humans can be found around them. If the UFO occupants happen to be on a mission to abduct, then these campfire settings are like a flashing neon light that says, “Abduct me!" Now I suppose if I were to suggest that if you want to increase your chances of witnessing a UFO, then build a bonfire out in the middle of nowhere, that would be comparable to publishing plans on "How to Build a Bomb" on the Internet. Therefore, I must caution you "kids at home": Don't try this yourself! In fact, I would encourage everyone: Don't spend too much time wandering around in remote places alone. That's a pretty risky thing to do, these days! ♦

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