Yogyakarta, saw by foreign tourist

Am a member of MUFON - helped investigate case near Von Ormy, TX a couple of years ago. A mother and 2 of her children had an apparent encounter with a U.F.O. that approached (very close)their farm house, first shining lights down on the large field in front of the house, around 9:30 p.m.; it was first noticed by the children while they were out in back of the house feeding their dogs ... Family was quite frightened, abnormal heat was felt (was in April) when the craft neared, and the 13-year-old daughter developed a fever the next day. ... There were also suggestions that one or more abductions occurred later that night. ... The daughter had great difficulty sleeping at night during the following summer. I personally have never had any good UFO sightings, but our two sons, when they were young, say they saw 2 disc shaped craft silently cross the San Antonio sky one day while they were playing in the back yard. And a few years ago, when we were living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, they both saw an odd zig-zagging light cross the sky (a pretty good distance) and then disappear into clouds over the house we were living in. I only saw the last portion of the trajectory as it entered clouds above the house when my sons called me outside. I'm not sure what it was. They say they're sure it wasn't a plane, and I couldn't hear any sound. ... My wife remembers seeing, with her mother, very strange orange balls of light falling toward earth and then rising, in the Andes mountains near her home town in Tolima, Colombia South America. ... Foreign military students I teach at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Lackland AFB, TX have told me of sightings they've had from time to time. (A pilot from Ecuador, e.g. told me of an encounter he had on a solo night flight when he lost electrical power when the tubular, glowing UFO approached, causing his to make an emergency landing.)

Cliff Gieseke <cliffg@texas.net>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 23:35:14 (CDT)