- Date: May, 1984
- Time: Early a.m.
- Number of witnesses: 1
- Number of objects: 1
- Shape of objects: Sphere.
- Full Description of event/sighting: Blazing Sphere Of
Energy - my experience.
- In 1984, about May, I had a very bizarre night-time experience
that involved a blazing, extremely bright white ball of light that made
hissing, electrical sounds. At this time I was living alone in a ground
level apartment in a 5-plex unit. I abruptly woke up sometime in the
early AM. As I sat up in my bed I could see an unusually bright light
glowing through my bedroom window. My first thought was that the apartment
building was on fire! I shot out of bed and tried the light switches,
but the electricity in my unit was off. I checked the electrical panel
in my bedroom closet and everything was 'on' but still there was no power.
After quickly jumping into some pants, I raced outside expecting to see
the other residents of the building outside, equally as alarmed as I was.
- Nobody else was outside, and I couldn't see any indication
of a fire in our building. But in the neighbor's yard there was a ball
of intensely bright, white light right next to the outer wall of the
house. About 5 to 6 feet in diameter, it made loud crackling noises.
I had to peer over the fence to see it, and was amazed that the house
wasn't on fire because of what was apparently a severe electrical malfunction
of some kind. The brightness of this white ball of light was enough to
light up the entire backyard of the neighbor's house and shine light over
to my residence. I stood barefooted, mesmerized by this incredibly bright
ball of light, trying to make some kind of sense out of it.
- At some point, I inexplicably seem to have lost interest
in this matter and went back to my apartment and went back to sleep.
The next morning, I woke up and immediately went outside to check for
fire damage. There was none! The electrical power was back on and the
strange events of the previous night had no demonstrable effect - other
than in my memory. I walked around the parking lot of our building and
looked down to the blackberry and weed infested edge of the lot. Weirdly,
I mentally pictured a rusted out wreck of an old car that was abandoned
in this area. But this was crazy, there wasn't any such thing in evidence.
But I couldn't shake off the impression that a car had somehow ended
up in this corner of the property.
- A little time after this experience, the weeping willow
tree on the neighbor's lot near the blazing, crackling white ball of light
began to die. A few months later it was cut down.
- Additional Information:
- There were dogs and cats in this neighborhood but, as
I recall, all was silent during this event except for the hissing-crackling
noise of the ball of light. I was really transfixed by this bright light
and it pretty much had my attention riveted to it.<br><br>
- No aircraft, at least none that I noticed.
- This was a very spooky experience and I felt shaken by
it -- still do, actually -- particularly because of the weird impression
that an abandoned old car was parked in the weeds in the corner of our
lot. Just as I'm writing this I have the feeling that I walked (barefooted!)
down to this area (see attached diagram) to approach this car. My recollection
is that it was rounded in shape, hence the vague image of a 1940ish automobile,
and had a door missing.
- Boy, I'm now recalling someone trying to convince me
to come down to the 'car'. I protested because of the blackberries and
the fact that I didn't have shoes on! There was a sort of tug-o-war of
willpower taking place.
- More Information:
- Hi Brian, As I was trying to fall asleep the other night
I started to have some mental images and emotions sort of bubble up spontaneously
about the 1984 Kirkland incident. In the past, I have tried to remember
if there was more to this experience than just the hissing ball of light,
but always drew a blank. It
- was like I hit a brick wall and couldn't go any further.
- At this point I'm pretty sure that I did walk barefoot
down into the weedy corner of the lot. (For what its worth, I was 30
years old at the time.) I can remember the physical discomfort and emotions.
What I mentally assigned as an old, rounded car after the experience
was probably something a little bit different. See my attached sketch.
Of course there is always the question about the accuracy of recalled
experiences. Please understand that I am not making any hard & fast
claims about the factual nature of this memory.
- For me what stands out to reinforce my own belief that
what I have recalled actually happened are the peculiar details and the
strong emotions. I remember looking out to the lake and the skyline wishing
that I could just check out . . . bye bye, I'm out of here, at least mentally
and emotionally. Also the detail about the two shorties waving their arms
in an almost robotic manner came to me before I even fully pictured their
appearance. If you look carefully at my sketch, you can see in light lines
the arm movement, which came to me first when making this drawing.
- Anyway, what follows is some additional material about
the '84 Kirkland blazing ball of light report. You can use it and this
intro if you want. I wrote in the present tense because it was just
tumbling out of my mind. I had to stop when the elevator effect was happening.
If anything additional comes up I'll let you know.
- PS: I'm beginning to think that this '84 incident might
tie in to another weird experience I had back in '78. In this earlier
case I ended up in the side yard sometime in the early a.m. just wearing
my underpants! Talk about embarrassing. By now you must surely think
I'm completely a nut case!
- Additional '84 Kirkland blazing ball of light experience:
- I recall standing on the edge of the paved parking lot
looking west. In the distance I can see the surface of Lake Washington
reflecting the moonlight and see the silhouettes of the skyscrapers of
the Seattle skyline. But much closer to me (about 10m away) nestled into
the weeds and blackberry vines I can also make out the shape of a small
round-topped structure. I really don't want to look at the object in
the corner of the yard and am trying hard to fix my gaze on the view out
to the lake.
- This attempt to ignore the obvious (like the elephant
in the living room) isn't holding up, and I have to turn my head towards
what's in the weeds. I notice that two squat figures are standing outside
of a bell-shaped structure. My first impression is that the 'people'
are chubby children because they are only a little over a meter tall.
I have the strong impression that they want me to come down to them.
It's like they are pulling on me somehow. I don't feel threatened or
particularly afraid, but am mostly concerned about venturing barefooted
into the blackberries.
- Very carefully I'm climbing down into the weed-infested
area of the lot and am now standing near the two shorties. I feel tall
and slender in comparison to them. In the dim light their skin appears
dark, almost black with a blue tint(?). Their eyes are all black and
rather large, but not huge in comparison to their head, which has a rather
square shape. The nose is flat and broad and the large mouth is defined
by thick lips. (See attached sketch.) For some reason they give me the
feeling of a cheerful, 'hi-ho, away we go' type of personality. They are
- Now the problem is that they want me to get inside of
their bell- shaped device. They are gesturing energetically with their
arms, swinging them towards the tiny doorway into the bell (craft, I
figured by now) like trying to shoo me in. It is really weird, almost
comical how their movements are totally synchronized. I'm telling them,
no! It's too small for me! I keep telling them I won't fit. I don't
fit, I don't fit, I don't fit. It's no use, I'm inside now. I feel like
- We must be descending because I have the sickening feeling
of being in an elevator going down too fast. There is also an optical
impression of going through a dark, somewhat curvy tube with the walls
glistening with electrical sparks. I think I might have feinted at this
Thank you to the witness for the interesting report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
Website: http://www.hbccufo.org http://www.brianvike.com,
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