- When I was down in Pheonix Arizona on
vacation, I met a really great lady named Jay. She had been in a very bad
truck crash the year before and was still getting better when we met.
- She and Dan's brother lived together
and told me the most amazing story about her accident. When her truck's
steering went out, she was on the highway pulling two full tankers of water
that she had just filled from an artesian well, which is located deep in
the San Carlos Apache reservation.
- Jay had been getting water from this
well for two years and that's where she claims to have met her "friends",
or the "Ufers", as she grinningly calls them in her Texas accent.
- She starts telling me about her "Ufers"
and how they had befriended her and her pit bull, "Babe", although
in all her stories she never described them physically. She talks about
her friend "Bobby" and all the things he's told her about "them"
but not why they are here.
- "Bobby" claims they (the Ufers)
have been here for a few thousand years; that they are not the only ET's
on Earth, and that there are some 'nasties' out there and they try to keep
them in check as best they can. He says the government knows of their exsistence
and accepts help from them to keep the 'nasties' at bay. However, the "Ufers"
don't really like or trust the US government and tell Judy she shouldn't
trust it either.
- Now, you have to realize this artersian
well is located on a very dangerous reservation. Not even the State troopers
go in there very often. You can drive through with permission and a day
pass, but don't get yourself lost or go out of bounds as the reservation
police are not that friendly.
- So, Jay in her innocence, and partly
because she thought she was maybe losing her marbles, goes to the Tribal
Council and tells them she's made friends with their ETs! Some thought
she was nuts, some said they knew what she was refering to, but all agreed
to go out to the well that night and meet her "friends".
- She goes on to describe how a dozen vehicles
all drove to the well that evening and parked. The Tribal Council wanted
their headlights to be left on (she said they were very nervous).
- And so Jay called her "friends"...and
they indeed came out of the sky and playfully buzzed the vehicles of the
Tribal Council. Well, all hell broke lose as the Council members all scrambled
for their cars and trucks and drove off like the devil was chasing them.
Jay called for them to remain calm, crying out that her "friends"
meant no harm but these tough Apaches were scared S--Tless!
- About an hour later, one of the reservation
police came back- he had been ordered to do so by the Council. They had
declared Jay to be a Princess and gave her unconditional permission to
come and go on the reservation as she pleased. But the Tribal Council Members
never came back to the well.
- On the night of her accident, she had
talked to her "friends" as usual while she filled the tankers
with water from the well. I guess they can communicate through telepathy
but they obviously don't foresee the future, as an hour later the steering
in Jay's truck failed and she crashed.
- She was a real mess, fact is she died
twice in the arms of a native who stopped to pull her from the wreck. They
brought in a medevac helicopter to move her to Pheonix Hospital, as they
really didn't think she'd make it.
- Well, her "friends" were mighty
worried and escorted the helicopter all the way to Pheonix! When Jay's
boyfriend at the time got to the hospital, he talked to some very frightened
people there. The Doctor, nurse, and the pilot were terrified, telling
everyone about the bright lights that were all around the chopper as it
flew Judy back to the hospital. They were so afraid that the pilot reportedly
quit right at the hospital, and the doctor and nurse claimed they would
never fly again.
- So, here I am in Pheonix listening to
this story wondering just how bad a head injury Jay really had! Do I believe
this? I didn't know how to react. I believe in ETs but did I believe this
- The night we're leaving, Dan says, "Hey
Jay, how about taking us to the well and meeting your friends?" She
looks at us both, tells us it's a good three hour drive in the opposite
direction from the way we go home but, she smiles and says,"Sure,love
to. Lets get going!"
- It's around 8 or 9 at night when we leave.
Jay is driving with me in the passenger seat and Dan in the back. Her boyfriend
wasn't invited because, she says, "they" don't like him very
- As we drive along, I realize I'm being
very quiet. My mind is reeling, I'm not afraid, but still, if she isn't
nuts what am I getting myself into? Jay claims that "they" can
"zap you" and read your mind and that they talk through telepathy.
I still haven't asked her what they look like, nor has she offered to tell
us. And we continue to drive through the night into the reservation in
the San Carlos mountains.
- Jay says the well is at a turn-off about
ten more miles down the road. It's a full moon, clear sky, very starry
night. It's cold up on the platau; we have the heat turned on, but I'm
still shivering. When we left Pheonix it was around 85 degrees and I'm
still in shorts and a tank top. But the mountains are pretty high-up, even
if it is a desert.
- She pulls the car over, and stops. Pointing
up at the sky, we see a moving star?? That's what it looked like to me.
Dan, from the back seat, says, "Yeah I see it...looks like a plane
- Did to me to, For about thirty seconds!
Jay jumps out of the car, and I look up at the sky and notice two more
stars...moving upward almost side by side. Then, they split up and take
off in opposit directions! My curiosity is piqued! I'm pulling on my jeans
and socks, grabbed my coat, and jumped out of the car.
- Jay is standing about twenty feet away
with her arms stretched upward. She's talking away, telling the night sky
that she brought some friends to meet "them" and for them not
to be shy, because she didn't want to look like an idiot!
- As I look up, I notice more and more
"stars" zooming around. Coming in real close, but at the same
time I couldn't tell you if they were 300 feet or a mile away! They were
luminous, pure light, but you could tell they were solid; they made no
noise at all. It was weird! Picture giant fireflies, flying with obvious
intent, and playfullness...almost like the smaller ones are children. She
said they'ld buzzed a few skeptics she'd brought out over the years, and
also that they love playing with the lights and the electrical systems
- Jay asks where "Bobby" is?
She tells them to go get him for her as she wants to introduce me. With
that, two "stars" take off to the north. She turns to me and
says, "Let's go to the well, Bobby will be there in a few minutes."
- So off we drive! As we head down this
back road, we're stopped by a reservation police car. He takes one look
at Jay, waves, and drives away.
- As we approach the well, I notice a very
Dark, black heavy cloud over the platau. It's thick enough to blot out
the moon. But the light from the moon lit up the edges of this cloud...a
very, very pretty sight. Big cactus in bloom could be seen as we drove
along, and so could these "stars"-"lights"?? They varied
in size and sometimes in colours. By now I'm staring so hard that my eyes
hurt. Dan is in the back seat. He never got out of the car and I think
he was pretending to be asleep as he didn't know what to say.
- And so we arrive at the well. The coyotes
are yelping, just to set the mood. It's very cold and I grab a blanket
and wrap it around me. I then realized I wasn't afraid in the least, hell,
I was really looking forward to what ever might happen.
- A couple of the lights buzz us, then
all is still. A jet flys suddenly over the mountain, possibly from the
Air Force Base? It flys around very high-up but you can hear it, and you
can tell it's a plane. The "lights" stay still and look like
stars. I'm beginning to think that what I saw earlier was a hallucination
brought on by all the stories I'd listened to for the past several days.
- The jet then flies back to wherever it
came from and the lights start to zoom around again but more off in the
- Now, Jay's asking them where "Bobby"
is? She's looking off to the west talking away. She said she and Babe (her
dog), shared a meal with "Bobby" once, but didn't elaborate on
it. Where were they from, I wondered? Jay did point to a star cluster but
I don't think the names they gave her translated very well into English.
- About an hour passed, I guess, when I
looked back over my shoulder at that dark cloud, and right before my eyes
a light appears underneath it. It's brighter and larger than a planet but
I'm looking at it wondering if there is a hole in the cloud and I'm just
seeing a star, but if so where is the light from the moon?
- Then it vanishes into the cloud. Or,
did the cloud just close up and I lost my view of a star?
- Again it reappears. I call to Jay and
ask her if this is her friend pointing at the light.
- Jay yells.."Bobby!"
- The light twinkles and gets brighter.
- Jay explains who I am, and that although
she brought her boyfriend's brother up here, he's a nice guy and not like
her boyfriend at all!
- Dan is still in the car, pretending to
be asleep, but he's watching!
- I still hadn't decided if I believed
what was going on. My thoughts were that if they can read my mind, they
know I'm a skeptic and maybe they aren't going to do anything. I remember
thinking they must like Jay for her totally trusting innocence, she doesn't
question this at all and acccepts it as part of her destiny.
- Just as these thoughts went through my
mind, and I'm still starring trying to figure out if there is a hole in
the cloud, another "light" appears and flys under the cloud to
- My brain now has to accept the fact that
these are NOT stars. I'm not hallucinating, I'm not crazy, and I just realize
I'm not cold anymore. I can hear the wind, but it's like I'm standing in
a sheltered room.
- Jay pulls out a flashlight that has something
covering the lense. She turns it on and I can see it's a peice of purple
- Immdiately "Bobby" twinkles
in Purple! The second light takes off, flying south under the cloud, and
Bowbie in a splash of colors...just winks out!
- Jay walked back to me, and says, "THEY'RE
acting rather strange tonight, maybe they're just shy. Or, maybe they don't
trust Dan, like they don't like his brother! But they like you. They said
so and that they'll be around if you ever want to get to know them. Just
look up long enough and call 'em! They're going to like you alrighty, you're
their kind of folk!"
- With that we got back in the car and
drove through till dawn and back to Pheonix.
- The entire period of time of these sightings
was about two hours, including about an hour it took for her "friends"
to go and get "Bobby".
- I think "Bobby", for whatever
reason is the only one that communicates back, or communicates with Jay,
although the others seem to be able to understand. She says she'd see them
around in other places after her first contact with them but they like
the solitude of the mountains. I feel like they're hiding out too.
- End of story.
- This happened on April 26, 1997. I am
a happy, well-adjusted, home- owning, business person of considerable reputation
for being honest. I have no doubt as to what I saw that night, but no explanation.
It just happened. And I have little doubt that anyone traveling that part
of the country, could miss these "beings", as they obviously
want to be seen. About them "talking" to Jay? Who knows! I've
seen some strange things in my travels but this is definitely one for the
- Have I ever seen them since? To be perfectly
frank, I don't look up very often. I like the memory just fine, but I'm
not sure how I would deal with my sanity if they came popping around my
backyard on a regular basis.
- Has any one else ever seen these entities?
They were all over the sky that night. This was NOTHING like that Pheonix
light show of March 13, 1997, I've seen on TV. I described them as best
as I could and the best speculation I can come up with is that they are
some kind of electrical, highly intelligent entities. And NO, there was
no drugs or booze involved with any of the people involved.
- There were a few strange things that
Jay was still dealing with while I was there. She and I were sifting through
the documentation and pictures of the accident and trying to make sense
of it all. At the time, she put the police and her boss in a conspiracy.
But looking back at it now, it doesn't make sense. This was the other part
of the story.
- Her accident was caused by a faulty steering
part. She had complained to her boss about it weeks before and was told
it had been fixed. She only drove the truck every couple of weeks as none
of the regular drivers would do this night run in the reservation; "Gave
them the spooks" they said.
- Now, the accident took place somewhere
around the Globe-Peridot area, right in front of a large gambling establishment.
The local newspaper picked up the story as it is hard to miss a double
tanker that rolls over right down the main highway. Then they send in the
helicopter shortly after the crash.
- Turns out her boss was running the same
set of plates on two identical trucks. Now, the accident is negligence
on the boss's part, not to mention running the rig illegally (double plates).
After Jay got better, she phoned her boss (who never so much as showed
up at the hospital). Turns out the accident report and all charges...had
vanished. Nowhere to be found in the police files. Boss told her to consider
herself lucky; this way it doesn't go on her driving record.
- Jay WANTED it on her driving record;
she wanted to go after the boss. Hell, she was lucky to be alive. But where
do you go when you take the newspaper report and hospital report to the
athorities and they tell you it never happened? Too weird. I'm from Canada
and you couldn't get away with something like that up here unless the government
was involved, even then it would be difficult.
- The hospital staff on duty when Jay was
flown in, and the helcopter pilot, were not to be located . The truck stop
where everyone gets their trucks repaired in Pheonix, refused to talk to
her about it. Although the demolished truck was in the compound there;
what a wreck!
- Tell you Jeff, if she hadn't met these
"friends" before the accident, I wouldn't have been surprized
if she found them after as some sort of solice from the realties of a really
screwed up world.
- Jay has since left her boyfriend and
gone back to work, trucking down the American highways. She calls in every
now and then. I'll tell her about you, maybe she can give you a ring sometime,
as it's really more her story than mine. And her sexy Texas drawl will
get you every time...