A UFO Close Encounter
During A Night Fishing Trip
By Justin Webb
Santa Rosa, CA
It was April 3, 1994. Daylight savings time. A buddy and I from work decided to go for a fishing trip on the boat he just bought. We picked Lake Sonoma, and you had to get to the campsites by boat.
We set up camp Friday night just by dark, then decided to cast a few times off the shore and ended up staying up all night. The next day we did a lot of trolling around. caught and released a couple of small mouth bass. Later, we ate and went back out to the marina. (We are camping approximately 4-5 miles north of the marina which was near the dam.) It took about 20-25 mins at top speed - 25 mph - to get to camp from the marina. We saw this guy working on a houseboat and we all talked for a while. Afterward, we went to the boat ramp to catfish.
I was looking east from the boat ramp when I saw a flash in the sky coming from just behind the mountains in the east. Then a second later, two more quickley-repeated flashes. It seemed only slightly odd but I told my friend what I saw. It was about 11:00 pm and we had run out of worms. My friend had a lot more catfish bait back at camp. It was a long ride back but we figured it was worth getting the bait since the fish were biting.
We started heading back and noticed the fuel was almost empty, so we changed tanks. We headed up, north from the dam. All we had for light was my 5-cell mag light. There were stumps protruding from the water so we were going to have to be careful; the moon was not out.
We rounded the corner up the north fork toward Cloverdale. The wind was so strong that water was splashing over the front of the boat, we reduced our speed to 5 mph. After we passed the public boat ramp, my friend noticed two lights up on the hill and said, "Hey, look at the four wheeler up on the hill. He's really moving through the trees." I said, "Are you sure? How could he be going sideways like that?" All we could see were the lights. No object. It would sometimes come in front of the hillside and then be behind the treeline.
Then I shined my maglight up at it and it went behind the hillside. It had followed us at our pace for about 8 min. We weren't sure what it might have been and didn't really think much about it after it disappeared. But then it came back...and instead of dodging in and out of the trees it was above the ridge of the hill...about 200 yards west. This time instead of two bright lights there were two bright colored lights, each changing a different color randomly. The colors were beautiful almost hypnotic. It was as if each color had its own vibration. I could feel the light touching my body.
Then my flashlight went out. It felt like some one put icey hot and electricity all over my arms. Then we looked up and it started getting brighter. It kept getting brighter and brighter. Then a colorful rainbowy mist fanned out from underneth it. It became a glowing ball of light. So luminescant that I thought the hill had caught fire


At that point, we decided not to look at it any if ignoring it would make it go away. I still had to look at it every few minutes. Then it finally left. It had followed us longer that time...about 15 minutes. It still hadn't clicked in our heads what was going on. I was afraid to talk about it, afraid if I did it would hear us and come back.
Then after a few minutes my friend said he thought the lights looked like an angel. I didn't think the lights looked like an angel but they were awesome. We talked about it for a couple of minutes then we stopped talking. We wanted to concentrate on getting back to camp.
It was pitch black without my flashlight. About 5 minutes later my friend tapped me on the back and said look at this. I said no way, I'm not looking at anything anymore. He said, you have to see what I'm looking at. I turned and looked back up on my right, facing southeast. I noticed an incredible looking craft slowly coming down the hillside. Then, after centering itself behind us, it then closed within 100 ft.
At first sight of it, my whole body just collapsed, I was paralized in disbelief. I couldn't take my eyes off it. Then, I could just say, "Oh my -- God" Then the only thing that came out was air. My friend told me not to look at it, to turn around. So I did. We both started praying aloud, I followed my friend's lead. We could still tell it was there by the reflection of it off the water.
The ship was blackend like tarnished silver and shaped like a jelly doughnut. There was a dark band around it horizontally. There were lights inside the band, rectangles with rounded corners. We couldn't tell if the light was coming through a window or not but the light was pouring out like luminescent fog. We could see about seven lights around it.
It was about 30 ft. tall and about 200 feet wide, about four fist widths at arms length. The ship was so close to the surface of the lake that we couldn't see under it. After about 10 minutes, we saw the fork that lead to our campsite. We started to head that way when we realized it was a dead end. My friend turned without having to face the craft and we made it around the next corner when we saw two campfires. Then, the ship was gone.
In the sky over head a hugh comet seemed to take off from our direction. It started from one color and went through all the colors of the rainbow. With each color picking up speed. Then it was gone.
We went back to camp. My friend immediatly fell alsleep.I just lay there freezing trying to figure out how he could be sleeping at a time like that. After a little while a white light shone through the top of the tent. I knew instantly who it was , it was then that a voice in my head spoke (telepathically). They asked me if i wanted to talk to them, and if I didn't that they would leave me alone. And if so, I was to go outside. It was put so politely that I thought I might as well.


I stepped out and saw nothing...but then four bluish-white thin crescents of light came down out of the trees. They were in a square formation and wide apart. They pinpointed on me as they came to the ground. The next thing I knew was I am weightless, going head-over-heels and up into the darkness. Then into the ship, and into a tight tunnel on my back. I was there a very short while and put into a hallway that looked into what I would call the bridge of the ship. I was basically interviewed telepathically; I recieved some information from them as well, and some images but I'm not sure what they meant. My freind did not have the abduction experience and wishes to remain anonymous.
The experiance was scary when we were being followed but I left feeling they were peaceful.
This is my full account. I did hypnotherepy a few months later because of some anxiety. I was afraid of the dark. I watched the sky to make sure there wasn't something watching back, and would have panic attacks when I saw two lights that were proportioned the same as the first two lights we saw that night.