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:: Khyron Didn't See a UFO ::

Well, that was fast.

I was a UFO witness for not even a measly week. That's right, I think I just identified my unidentified flying object. To be honest, I was never all that confident that what I saw was other-worldly, but still...for that brief week, I was finally able to experience an event that, up until then, I had only read about. It wasn't all fun and games, as the telling of my tale attracted a fair share of criticism and mocking, but the 'what if?' factor was truly exciting.

Helicopter or not, it was still a wild ride.

The original account of my encounter can be read in last week's K-Files, Khyron Sees a UFO.

This past Tuesday, minutes after posting this above column, I lay down to listen to a little radio before falling asleep. By the time I started to doze off, it must have been around 3 AM. I was in that half-awake, half-asleep state where your stream of consciousness is going rapid fire through the events of the day when, suddenly, I was jolted awake by a peculiar noise outside my window.

It was the sound of a helicopter passing overhead.

You see, I made the comment on several occasions that if only I could see what was for sure a helicopter flying at night, I could compare my "UFO" to it. So upon hearing the craft approaching, I quickly sprang from my bed and opened the shades. Just as I peered out into the darkness, the helicopter passed overhead. After seeing it, I can now say with a high degree of certainty that what I saw last week was indeed a helicopter.

All of the major aspects that I described were present--from the main white to yellowish light to the series of blinking red lights. Up close, I could see that what I originally thought to be 4 or 5 red lights was probably more like 3; located on the tail, on top of the rotary blades, and on the undercarriage. Also, just as I described, they blinked in rapid succession and in a series from right to left. The only thing that didn't match up was a blue and green tail light on this 2nd craft. I didn't see them in my first encounter, but considering they were comparatively more dim, it's not a stretch to assume that I just couldn't see them at the distance I was observing from.

Except for why the heck so many helicopters are flying over my house in the middle of the night, I'd say I've pretty much answered all of the questions I still had about my UFO encounter. On one level, the closure is a welcome relief from the lingering sense of doubt and depression I felt in the wake of my sighting. However, Now I can't shake the feeling of disappointment that my life has returned to normalcy...that unremarkable status quo of the mundane.

Not a total loss, I did manage to learn a few things about the UFO eye-witnessing process.

First off, it is amazing how fast you can forget what you saw. Had I not jotted down my description of the first helicopter so quickly, I'm confident that I would have lost its image in my mind. Moreover, I had to return to my original description several times to make sure I was still describing the same thing. It seemed that every time I went over the encounter in my head, I changed its appearance somehow. As time went on, it seemed, I started to picture something more idealized than the reality of it. Sort of like picturing the face of a loved one, I guess. You're not so much seeing a true to form likeness of that person, more a representation of how they make you feel.

Secondly, I've discovered that UFOs are taken lightheartedly by most. Save for perhaps 2 people I told my story to, the majority laughed it off as an oddity unworthy of further examination. Some even found it necessary to ridicule my encounter with mocking "take me to your leader" jokes.

Finally, I was surprised to discover that mine was not the first UFO story that some had heard. For instance, after reciting my encounter, one listener went on to tell of a sighting his aunt had back in the 1970s.

Thus concludes my short lived UFO saga. I still hold out hope that I will see something a bit more anomalous in my lifetime, but I have officially come to terms that what I saw was very much terrestrial. Maybe next I can see a possible ghost. Or a Bigfoot would be nice…

:: Dead End ::

Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2007.


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