UFO reports of time
going backwards are so rare they are not known or even discussed
in books or magazines. AAER is pleased to have interviewed these
witnesses and their remarkable experience with a UFO and time
The following UFO sighting occurred at 12:20
a.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997 in Michigan. The weather was
unusually balmy and in the 60's and the sky was clear. The two
neighbors did not realize their odd events of the night before
were connected by a UFO. Here's how it began.
Carolyn and her husband went to the movie
theater to see the 10:15 p.m. showing of the movie "L.A.
Confidential" on Saturday night October 4, 1997. It had been
a very long day filled with family activities and she was very
exhausted. All she could think about was wanting to stay home and
go to sleep, but she had promised her husband a night out because
he wanted them to have fun going to the movies. Their children,
ages 11 and 13, stayed home.
During the movie, Carolyn was very agitated and
continuously checked the time on her watch every few minutes. She
was not worried about the children because they had been home on
their own before. As the time neared midnight, she felt even more
frantic to get home. She felt she was supposed to be home before
midnight, but did not know why. More time passed and the movie
seemed to be reaching its conclusion. She checked her watch again
and it was now 12:08 a.m. She knew the movie would end soon. She
checked her watch every two minutes. Finally, the movie ended.
She checked her watch. It was now 12:18 a.m. Carolyn was so
relieved that she and her husband could leave the theater and go
Carolyn and her husband walked outside into the
balmy Indian summer evening air. They stood on the sidewalk
outside the movie theater under the light. Carolyn checked her
watch again. It was now 12:20 a.m. The theater was only one mile
from their house and she knew they would be home shortly.
They walked across the parking lot. Carolyn looked
up at the sky and wondered if a UFO was causing her agitation.
They got into the car. Carolyn's agitation to get home was now
intense. She checked her watch again and was shocked to see the
time was now 12:10 a.m.! Time had gone backwards! She wondered if
something had happened involving a UFO in the area. This
situation involving time backing up had happened to her twice
last spring. Carolyn learned from a UFO researcher friend that
these events involving "extra time" were unexplainably
associated with UFOs. She wondered if there had been a UFO in the
area, but did not see anything unusual in the sky. Carolyn did
not say anything about this to her husband. They arrived home and
checked on the kids who were sleeping and then they went to bed.
Early Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m.,
Carolyn's 13 year old son came downstairs to the kitchen holding
a bloody pillowcase and sheet. He said he was sorry that he had a
bad nosebleed during the night. He was very apologetic saying
this had not happened in a long time. Carolyn wondered again if
there was a connection between time backing up ten minutes and
his bloody nose. Had there been a UFO in the area? Then she
forgot all about it until she went shopping in the afternoon with
her neighbor Melinda.
Carolyn and Melinda had pre-arranged to go
shopping together at Sam's Club on Sunday afternoon. They drove
to the store and were standing in a dark aisle when Melinda
turned to Carolyn and said she suddenly remembered something that
had happened the night before. Melinda said she had not
remembered it until just then and was debating whether or not to
tell Carolyn. It was about a very strange thing she saw in
Carolyn's backyard last night. Melinda was clearly distressed by
what she had remembered. Carolyn told Melinda she had to tell her
Melinda said she wanted to let their dog
outside one last time for the night, so she went into the family
room to tell her husband who was laying on the couch watching TV.
Suddenly, the TV volume went low and the screen filled with
static. Melinda began fiddling with the buttons to bring back the
volume and get the static out of the picture, but was unable to.
She asked her husband how he could stand watching the TV like
that, but he said it didn't bother him.
Then Melinda returned to the kitchen and opened
the backyard kitchen door which faced Carolyn's backyard. She
glanced at the clock on the microwave oven and saw that it was
12:20 a.m. She opened the back door for the dog to race outside
ahead of her as he always did, but this time, he froze in his
tracks in the doorway. He began whining the way he did when he
was nervous during a thunder and lightening storm. Melinda
thought his behavior was very odd.
Then Melinda glanced across her backyard into
Melinda's about fifty feet away and saw what scared the dog. It
was a large white, glowing sphere floating just above the ground.
Melinda walked across her porch and onto the deck. She described
everything outside as "suddenly being very silent." The
sphere was about 10 or 12 feet in diameter. It was so large it
reached from the bottom of the first floor window to the bottom
of the second floor master bedroom window at Carolyn's house. It
glowed a white diffused light that was "like looking through
a sheer curtain." It hovered above the ground. Melinda said
the sphere was clearly solid and "not a light you could put
your hand through."
Then the sphere began to move faster across the
backyard traveling from west to east. When it got to the area
between Carolyn's house and the next house, the sphere
"shrank down in size to where it could fit between the
houses" and then down to the size of a basketball. The
sphere rapidly accelerated rising high into the sky, gradually
becoming smaller. It rose like a very bright star, but brighter
than any star in the sky. Then it turned and rapidly flew west,
then turned back swinging a big arc and flew east over her house.
Melinda felt no fear of the object. She had never seen anything
like it and knew no plane or jet could fly like that.
After the object flew off, the dog came
outside. Melinda, who had spent most of Saturday laying down with
a severe migraine headache, noticed her migraine headache was
miraculously gone (which was most unusual).
Melinda went back inside the house
"feeling very heavy and tired." Suddenly, she became
"violently ill" and lay down on the floor next to the
sofa where her husband was watching TV. She told him she was
suddenly very sick and asked for his help to get her up to bed.
Oddly, Melinda insisted on sleeping in the guest bedroom which
she said was a most unusual request. During the night, Melinda
suffered severe diarrhea, unlike anything she had ever
experienced before. She kept a container by the bed for her
nausea just in case. In the morning she felt better, but was
physically very exhausted.