The incident I will tell you about happened on December 4th 1987. This is the date of my best friend’s dad’s birthday. He was having a party with lots of grown ups but not lots of kids. He just built his house the year before so the basement wasn’t divided into rooms like it is now. It was one big room.
Andy and I had a pink rubber ball that was really bouncy so we just bounced it around. After awhile we just took turns bouncing it around as hard as we could. The winter had started so Rick (Andy’s dad) had just taken down the screens and piled them at the bottom of the stairs. It was my turn to bounce the ball so I wound up. I threw it as hard as I could at the steps but it hit the screens instead. There was a dull flash and the ball disappeared.
We didn’t know where it went. We split up to search for it. I took the side of the room with the stairs. While I was searching, I happened to glance out of the window. I saw a ball of light go by on the road really fast. Too fast to have been a car. It went down the hill and then up into the air. I called over to Andy to tell him what I had seen. I told him what I saw and then he said he saw it too. Except he said that the ball of light went around the room and the up the stairs. We looked at each other and screamed, “Aliens!!” Then we ran frantically up the stairs to where all the grown ups were.
We asked lots of people if they had seen a weird light and one guy said he had. He said it went around the room and then through the door. Not out it, through it. We ran outside and looked around. Then we looked up. Even though it was snowing, we could see a pair of lights going farther and farther away. The lights in the sky appear every other year on December 4th, and we are always waiting. I felt curious, scared, and excited all at the same time. That incident has instilled in me, a lifelong interest in aliens. I always look to the sky on a starry night.