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My UFO Story

UFO Highway, Area 51, Rachel, Nevada


In honor of Halloween and strange unexplainable experiences, I decided to share this life event of 1984, San Luis Obispo, California.

Okay. I admit it. I am one of those people who has seen a UFO. I don’t share my UFO experiences with anyone except my closest friends, who now include my "Food for Thought' blog readers.

Since then, I have enthusiastically listened to any stranger whom I encounter telling a UFO story. I research articles online and on TV. In rapt attention I look for similar details between their stories and mine, as well as mental acuity observations.

I would prefer not to be viewed as a crazy woman. I keep my UFO stories close to my chest. I actually have two UFO stories. My first one, in 1973, took place on a camping trip in Empire, Colorado. That event was verified by sane friends who also witnessed “our” UFO on a dark night at our campground. At a future date I will share this story.

There are a lot of fun-loving, crazy, imaginative UFO stories out there. Not all of them are true. This one is.

I am crawling out on a UFO limb here, encouraged by the July, 2023 Congressional hearings on UFOs, or, the latest term, UAPs, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”. In sharing my story with you, my faithful Food for Thought readers, please assume I have a modicum of sanity. As you all know, my 60 years of journals document my life experiences. This story is one of those I breathlessly scribbled into my journal immediately after the event in 1984, in San Luis Obispo, California.

My then-husband and I had recently moved from Sacramento, California to a rental home in San Luis Obispo. The living room had Cathedral ceilings with tall windows encompassing views of our large, vacant backyard.

The kids were in bed. We were watching TV from our living room couch. The windows were on our right as we faced the TV. Those windows framed our large, empty yard. We hadn’t met the neighbors yet, as they were still distant strangers across the expanse of our lot. The TV flickered its images across the darkened living room walls.

Suddenly, the windows were illuminated by a very bright, pink light which was impossible to ignore. At first we thought there was a fire, and raced to the windows to investigate further. We were astounded to see not a fire, nor fireworks, but a pink, pulsating disc hovering over our backyard. With our noses pressed to the window we watched this hovering disc.

The world was completely silent outside our windows. There was absolutely no wind, nor signs of animal life. No exhaust emanated from the disc, which one would expect to see blowing over our overgrown yard, bushes and trees.

Suddenly, as though our discovery had spooked the pink disc and its possible inhabitants, it disappeared in the blink of an eye, evaporating in an instant, faster than a speeding bullet or Superman. It happened so quickly we wondered if we had actually seen this sight. If I was by myself, I could have imagined I was dreaming or hallucinating. However, I was not alone. My then-husband was as shocked as I. He had witnessed the same paradox. This was not a vision. This was real.

I continued watching our backyard hoping for a return of “our” UFO. The yard had returned to complete blackness. No pink lights, or lights of any kind, lit up the night. We backed away from the window and crashed onto the couch, dumbstruck.

We talked back and forth and kept coming to the same conclusion. Nothing could have appeared that instantaneously and departed with such miraculous out-of-this-world speed, as a UFO. With pink lights, no less.


Having encountered my first UFO event in Empire, Colorado, in 1973 with my dear friends, I recognized this outlandish appearance again. What I had witnessed was undeniably, definitely, absolutely a UFO. Once you’ve seen one, you’ll never forget the experience.

We sat, stunned, and discussed at some length what we had witnessed. We agreed we had seen a UFO, but was it beckoning us? Why did it appear in our backyard?

The UFO became a dividing moment in our lives, and, more importantly, in our relationship. A heated argument erupted.

My husband said, “I would have left in a heartbeat if they’d invited me to come aboard.”

I looked at him in absolute shock. “How can you even say that?”

“Well, I would.” was his rejoinder.

Now I was not only shocked but angry to the core. “So, you would leave me and the kids, forever, to get onto a UFO? How could you do so? I could never leave our kids or my family.” I neglected to say, ‘or you.’

“You would just abandon us?” I continued, in astonishment.

He dug in his heels and reiterated his desire to depart our family and our world forever.

“Yes. I’d go.” He calmly replied.

For me, perhaps that was the beginning of the end. A UFO hovering over our backyard had illuminated me with the knowledge that my husband would leave me and our children, his family, forever, departing as instantaneously as this UFO. He would abandon us.

At that UFO moment, I realized this man cared more about his life than me or our children. It was a cold, chilling revelation. Wow.

In retrospect, perhaps I should have been kinder and admired his adventurousness. But, at that moment, abandonment wasn’t admirable.

Perhaps the most frightening, unknown experiences are the UFO’s that appear and illuminate our lives in completely unexpected ways. A different kind of illumination might land not only in your backyard, but on your living room couch.

Would you stay or climb aboard?




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For more information on UFOs, UAPs, go to:

MUFON.com: Mutual UFO Network; Netflix: "Encounters";

George Knapp File: "UFOs: The Best Evidence"; Senator Harry Reed: May 2019 Interview; David Fravor, Naval Pilot Commander: May 2021 Interview; David Grusch, UFO/UAP Whistleblower, July 2023 Congressional Hearings; AAWSAP: Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program

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David Blair
David Blair
Oct 29, 2023

You got in an argument that changed the trajectory of your relationship over the UFO sighting? That in itself is bizarre. A once in a lifetime and personal experience should have brought you two closer together. To me, there were problems in the relationship before that said sighting but what do I know, lol. Any who, I have seen UFO's since the age of 5. My father taught me how to spot out Satellites crossing the night horizon, Satellites travel in a straight steady line being in orbit and all. While doing my star gazing throughout my life. I have seen what I first thought were Satellites turn direction, come to a complete stop and totally reverse direction. And travel…

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Jayne Lisbeth
Jayne Lisbeth
Nov 10, 2023
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Apparently you aren't familiar with my memoir, Writing in Wet Cement, which is my journey of escaping a psychologically abusive relationship, well documented from my journals. Had you done so, you would have known that there were problems in the relationship prior to the UFO event. I hope you'll read both my books, shown on this page. Live and learn! I'm happy for you that you have also seen a UFO.

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ninawhite13
Oct 28, 2023

Great story Jayne,

I think it’s true…I believe they exist also. My guess is that we will see many more appearances in the next few years.

The realization regarding your life and understanding your husband’s thoughts is testament to your intuition. You have always had an extra level of knowing. Your understanding at the time may actually be the reason why they came to your backyard in the first place. That premonition is profound and maybe even a life lesson.

It’s so interesting thanks for sharing

Nina


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Jayne Lisbeth
Jayne Lisbeth
Oct 29, 2023
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Dear Nina, well, you certainly know my history very well, so your comments are especially astute, as you know me so well, also. Yes, maybe that UFO came into our yard for a reason, it certainly was enlightening for me!! I'd love it if I did see more occurrences...but maybe each UFO recipient is only allowed one or two in their lifetimes!! If so, I've reached my limit!!!

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John York
John York
Oct 28, 2023

I guess "UFO" can apply to anything we see up in the air that we can't identify. Your experience sounds more difficult to explain that my own. I was in Nebraska. It was pitch dark on a country road. I was stopped at a railroad crossing and watching a long line of freight cars when I suddenly noticed something in the sky above. I stretched my neck toward the front windshield to get a better look and was shocked to see a large disk-shaped object hovering just on the other side of the train.


A band of yellow lights rotated around the middle of the object giving the impression that the disk was revolving. I was totally freaked out (this…


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Jayne Lisbeth
Jayne Lisbeth
Oct 28, 2023
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GREAT story, and yes, it certainly does fit the banner on your Facebook page, which I love!! You gave me my morning chuckle!! I was certain you were going to share something other than the Goodyear blimp, based on your books and otherworldly experiences!

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