After my first encounter in 1969 on the Abandon Air Force Base I had a few more while living there. My family decided to move to a town about 10 miles away. They bought a house and we moved in.
The Summer of 1975.
Getting use to being in a small town running around was good and bad. I had gone from third grade to senior year in high school there. After graduation I had to think about college. They had a local college located a few miles out of town. But I was still thinking about what I wanted to get my degree in. Anyway during the summer a friend of mine said why don’t you go to the Abandon Air Force Base and work at the Chili factory at nights. You’ll make money for your college degree that you’ll need.
Well this brought back memories of living there on the Base and so did the couple who ran the chili plant. I knew them as they lived just a short distance from us on the old Base when we lived there. So I decided to call and ask for a job. I talked to them and was hired as a chemical process analyzer. So I started going to work at 7:00pm till 7:00am. The hours were long and went on for everyday till the season was finished, usually 3 months. You got to where you felt like a zombie when you’d got home till you went back to work. No play time.
So I started working those long hours and meeting everyone who worked there. I did have an old school mate that I knew and we hung out together there. One night I was in the middle of the plant talking to a worker and I got a call from my friend. He said meet me at the end of the plant on the east side, NOW. So I headed that way and saw 5 other people standing by the huge door way which was partially open. My friend waved me over to him and said look outside and tell me what that is!
On the outside it was a cement slab which extended to the other storage buildings. The slab went about 50 feet till it got to the other building. As we all stood out and looked I was shocked at what I saw. There was a ball of light (circular) sitting about 15 feet off the ground and about 25 feet from us. Everyone was silent. The ball or probe was about 10 feet in diameter and was filled with a constant light shining out. The funny thing is the white light remained in the probe, it did not have like a star appearance where the light sticks out a ways like a star or street light would. It was quiet with no sound coming from it. We started talking and my friend said to me you go over there and see what happens. I said no way. He said we’ll never know until someone does as to what it is. So I started walking toward it, and got to about 10 feet from it and stopped. Nothing happened. So I came back we talked and everyone went back to work.
It must have been 15 to 20 minutes later that one of the guys who was standing there watching the probe came to me and said come and see this. So we walked to the south side of the building and he opened the smaller door (like a one man passing door). He said here it is now. I looked and it was sitting there about 15 feet away and the same height as before. We again looked at it and then decided to just leave it alone and go back to work.
I decided to call the tower at the base and ask if they could see it. They told me they did not have any radar equipment and couldn’t see anything. So that was something that has stuck in my head since the day it happened.
A week later most of us were laid off as the season had ended. I started getting back together with a bunch of my other friends who I hadn’t seen for a while. We all decided to go out of town to the Canyon Estates (this is not the real name as I cannot disclose it) and have a party. The Estates were a open desert area about 1000 acres which a Company got a 50 year State lease on to set up a community with lots from 1 to 2 acres. They bulldozed a square acre area throughout the acreage with a street sign on many acre areas. They also bulldozed a lake area out there but never could get enough water to fully fill it. At this time there was only a couple of houses built on it, a distance from the main highway or two lane road.
So on a Friday later in the afternoon a friend of mine drove us out to where we all would meet. Not long after that a few more came then mostly everyone was there. The first words were who brought the beer! And everyone said I thought what’s his name was bringing it and they said they didn’t have enough money. So we all sat there waiting for the last few to show up with the beer. In the mean time my friend told me to come and look at this. He had a set of binoculars and was looking north into the sky. By this time the sun was going down. I got them from him and he said to look in this one area of the sky. So I started looking and suddenly I say 5 dots with lights moving up and down and up and down just constantly. They were near each other and at the same height in the sky together. So I gave them back to him and he sat there watching them.
As the night set in, everyone was running around talking and playing and whatever you do when you’re bored. Then my friend called me over again and said look one is coming from the group toward us. I got the binoculars and looked and saw it coming but it went up and started a huge circular pattern a little bit away from us. It started as one object then became two objects chasing each other in this pattern. Then it would come back together as one, doing this for a bit of time. I took off the binoculars and we all could see it in the sky. Everyone was saying what is that! Then it came down close to the ground about 100 yards from us. Everyone was getting into their cars to get the hell out of there. It was hovering just a bit above the mesquites and had lit up the area around it including the ground. It was heading toward us slowly. 5 of the guys in one car were yelling to get the hell outta here and took off. My friend and I were the only ones left and we sat there looking and seeing what was going to happen. We talked about leaving to but I said just wait a few minutes. After saying that it was getting close to 50 yards from us and we could see the shape of it even thought the light on it were bright. It was round and not too high up. I would say it was probably 50 feet plus side to side. It got even closer and my friend said I’m getting out of here, it is about on us and I don’t want anything to do with it. He started his car and slammed it into gear and we sped off we were shocked and kind of scared.
The five guys who took off went to town to the police station and reported it. My friend and I just went home. The next night he came and got me to go out there and look around again. So we did, and it was so quiet that you could not hear any coyotes or anything out there. Then we started getting creepy feelings that we were being watched. So we left and never went back!
I will disclose more later.