People Who Have Seen UFOs Tell Their Stories

The universe is a big place - like really, really big. So it only makes sense to believe we're not alone. Stories of UFOs and alien abduction have been around for thousands of years, and they don't seem to be stopping anytime soon. 

Stargazers of Reddit
got together to share some of their alien encounters. The details and similarities in these reports are truly intriguing. Be it mysterious lights, or a face-to-face meetings with real aliens, these stories reveal some truly stellar possibilities of life in outer space. 
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  • Man having late night smoke gets scanned by passing spacecraft

    "I was standing in my driveway smoking a cigarette listening to my iPod somewhere around two AM. I decided to pause my iPod to turn on the back light, waved my hand over it a couple times making somewhat of a strobe pattern. I didn't hear anything, I didn't see anything come up, but I got that being watched feeling. I looked up, and directly above me was a trapezoid shaped craft with rounded edges that had a dark red and black pulsating glowing outline. It was like flowing electricity. It was not even 75 feet up, I could have hit this thing with a rock. I stood there while it hovered directly above me completely silent for maybe 10-15 seconds while it made this kind of motion similar to the ball that Luke trained with in Star Wars. It hovered side to side, front to back in a smooth motion, never getting more than 20 feet away from its original position. It was extremely fascinating, but I was frozen stiff. After those few seconds, I waved one hand at it in a friendly manner, it then changed light pattern and hovered away behind my house. Upon deeper inspection, the fact that it knew that I saw it but made no effort to evade my detection makes me think it wanted me to follow it, although I was too freaked out to think about that at the time."
  • Kid playing in sandbox sees UFO the size of a house in broad daylight

    "1997, Colorado Springs, CO. I was eight years old, playing in the sand volleyball court at the park down the street from my house. I was engrossed in my activity - burying my collection of Happy Meal toys in the sand, and then digging them back out, repeat. I was looking down, but decided suddenly that I needed to look up because the world around me had lost all sound.

    There was no longer any ambient noise. No traffic noise from the busy streets just a block over. No more dogs barking. No more birds chirping.

    I looked at the street that bordered the park, and that is when I saw it.

    It looked like a stealth bomber turned sideways (nose leading, one wing down toward the road and the other pointed up at the sky). Completely shiny-black in color, as tall as a house, shaped like an arrowhead. It was cruising the street at three MPH. Just gliding over the road... I watched it for maybe 20 seconds. As soon as it had passed behind some two story houses and out of my sight - I got my hearing back full force.

    I ran home with my piss soaked pants and never spoke a word of it to anybody."

  • Teenager performs self-surgery, finds metal ball inside his earlobe

    "I've seen a couple of weird lights occasionally, and I have no recollection of being abducted, BUT...

    When I was 12 or so, I felt something hard and round in my earlobe. I told everyone and they said it was just an under-the-skin zit, pretty normal for someone my age. But it was there for SIX MONTHS.

    Annoyed, I decided to do some self-surgery. I could feel it very near the surface and poked a hole in my ear with a sterilized needle. Blood, fucking everywhere, I could feel this thing and I squeezed up, towards the hole I just pierced. Out pops this tiny metal... ball. Maybe half the size of a BB. It was black metal, completely spherical, with an indentation around the center, and teeny tiny golf ball-like indentations.

    As I was rolling it around in my blood-covered fingers, it slipped, spun around the sink a couple of times and fell down the drain. At 12, I had no idea what the fuck to do with it and my parents didn't believe a word I said and told me to just put some tea tree oil on my zits next time... I have never had anything like it since."

  • Mother and daughter both see saucer following them on road trip

    "I was traveling back home with my mom from my aunt's house on a warm, sunny afternoon. While I was sitting in the passenger seat, an object just appeared in the sky a little to our left. We both saw it immediately. The size of it is what was shocking more than anything. It had the classic saucer shape and was shining brightly because the sun was reflecting off of it. We continue driving down the road a few seconds, just admiring this craft when all of a sudden we saw something I still don't believe to this day. It just vanishes. Disintegrates. Disappears. Whatever you want to call it. I looked back at my mom and I could tell by her expression she had seen the same thing."
  • Red orb lights up car and follows it for miles

    "Edray, WV: One night few years back my friend (who is driving) and had just dropped off his girlfriend and we decided to take the 'long way home'. As we are driving along this fairly deserted back road I began to zone out and I stare at this blinking red light off in the distance and casually think to myself 'I wonder when they built a cell phone tower all the way out here.' When suddenly it blinks and is dramatically closer than it was just a moment earlier, at this point my friend points it out and stops in the road. It blinks once more and is directly in front and over top of us, the red light is so bright it floods the car in a deep scarlet hue. I lean forward so that I can see directly into the light, in that brief moment I feel a flood of negative emotions the closest description I can offer is to that of being naked under a giant microscope and having every pore examined thoroughly. I then look away from the light to my friend and ask him to drive, he barely responds, apparently in a similar state. Then he snaps out of it and starts driving. As we get a little ways down the road, I notice the red light isn't fading and the interior of the car is still clearly lit by it. I look out the window and to my horror the light is following us and does so for approximately two miles. The light unexpectedly veers off to the left and comes down to ground level in a patch of trees adjacent to the road. My friend stops the car again and continues to stare at it and abruptly declares he is going to get out and look it like he is in some sort of trance. He opens the door and I grab his arm and tell him if he does I will get in the driver seat and leave him, that we had to leave that instant. He looks at me and seems to come to and punches the gas so hard the tires lose traction and spin. The light remained stationary as we rode away but I've never looked at the night sky the same."
  • Person who saw UFO can't tell if they dreamed or experienced alien abduction

    "One night I go down to the kitchen to drink water (at about four AM) and I hear this weird kind of low pitched buzzing sound coming from outside. I go out to the backyard and see this bright rounded object hovering about 600 feet right above me. I just froze there. I almost felt like I was paralyzed for a moment. I watched it ascend higher into the air and take off at an incredible speed and disappear into the wintry clouds. That night I had a dream that I was abducted. Now when I think about it, I wonder if the dream was real but was purposely made to seem like a dream?"