October 1989

Original Sighting Form Report:

Name: Richard

Location: Approximately 20 miles north of Bandera, Texas at a camp ground.

Date: It was a long time ago approximately October of 1989 at 3:00 A.M. Central Standard time

Approach Direction: It was stationary directly above me. I was sleeping in the bed of my pickup truck.

Departure Direction: It slowly went in a Southwesterly direction

Witness Direction: I was looking straight up at it.

Description: I was sleeping in the back of my pickup truck out from under the trees so that I could view the stars. I was sleeping when my truck started a low pitch hum and my truck was vibrating. I looked up and saw what appeared to be a large rectangle about the shape of a football field and it seemed as though it was the same size. To the best of my recolection it had lights on the four corners and around the perimeter. It scared the hell out of me and I was motionless and could just stare. After about three to five minutes it slowly moved to the Southwest. I felt as though I was being viewed. It seemed as though it was quite a distance up and quite large. When I told the others in the morning to see if they had seen it they naturally thought that I was out of my mind. They were all in tents so not in a position to see it although I felt it vibrating my pickup as much as I saw it initially. I have talked about it over the years. At least half the people that I have told it to have thought that I was crazy but I am the type of person who is not easily upset over what people think of me. My advice to sensitive people is to probably keep it to themselves unless they know that the other people have had simialer experiences since they will be ridiculed in many cases. I would like to mention that I had nothing to drink and no drugs the evening previously as many people like to imply when I tell them about it. After that incident it has become apparent to me that a lot more people than will admit to it have probably seen things that they won't talk about to avoid ridicule.

Color/Shape: It was either whitish or silverish to the best of my recolection and did have lights. They lights were not necessarily well defined. I had to put my glasses on to view it better.

Height & Speed: It seemed literally about the size and shape of a football field and seemed to be quite high. Part of my reason for thinking that it was large was the pitch of the hum and the vibration. It was literally making the bed of my pickup vibrate as if the sound was being focused into the bed of the truck.

TV/Radio/Press: No. Unfortunately after I told my co campers I decided that I would keep it to myself since no one else saw it. I really felt that the craft was concentrating on me. Very eery.

Follow-up Report from Brian Vike:


The craft made a very low pitch although definitely loud sort of humming noise that was in sync with the vibration of my truck. It appeared to be what I would guess as quite large indicating to me that it could have been a half to one mile high. I am not good at elevation in feet. My recollection has faded to an extent over the years but I do believe that there were lights other than at the corners but also around the perimeter. They seemed like a fluorescent sort of light and I don't specifically remember the colors. I was too freaked out to pay attention to any animals nearby although I don't recall seeing animals in the area at all. I was staying at a campground. The vibration and hum did last throughout the sighting. It seemed as though the other people in the tents would have heard and felt it but maybe it was targeted specifically at me. A really freaky thought to say the least! I am just curious if anyone else has seen a rectangular UFO like I did. I will mention that where I was is not that far from Air Force bases in San Antonio. I doubt that it was a military craft though.


[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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