TERRIFIED TRUCKERS - PART 4
L: Don't forget the fog.
R: Oh, yeah, missed the fog. J: That was before...
R: That was during the time that all the little balls were coming at us strong. They were getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and I kept going faster, and faster, and faster... We went down into this little dip and it was really foggy down there. We get up on top of the hill and here is this "sun," or what we thought was the sun. I mean that it was gigantic and it was like a ring, like inside the sun, something moving back and forth, but not going out of the perimeter or whatever you call it, the circle, moving back and forth inside of it. These balls are really coming now. We go over the next hill and you have never seen thicker fog in your life. It was there and then it wasn't there.
J: We were afraid to go down into it because we might not come out.
R: Then it was gone.
J: We got about half way down the hill. The fog was completely gone, there was none.
J: That was when we saw the tornadoes, up behind the hills. There were tornadoes and they were all pink and they were all leaning the same way. They were all going this way with the tails out this way (demonstrates) and they were, I don't know how many of them all along the side of the mountain. They would all go to the end of the mountain.
R: That could have been because the sun was coming up and they would be kind of a pinkish color and they would all be coming to the top of the hill.
J: They would all go down to the end of the mountain and you couldn't see them go back and all of a sudden they would be back where they started from and then they would go back again. You couldn't see them and then you would look and they were back where they started. The same thing. Just going back and forth. G: Did you believe in UFOs before this happened?
R: I always believed in UFOs. J: But we never...
R: Experienced it.
L: But you didn't finish.
R: Well, we leave there and we get our water and everything, and we take off. But this one star, remember it was day, OK? There's this one star that hadn't gone out. 10:00 in the morning, we're pulling in for fuel. I ran it out until it was empty. I wasn't gonna stop, no way.
J: You forgot about the bird scene.
R: Oh ye, well that was just...
J: That was right when it was breaking day when we got water.
R: OK, now, I can't say they were birds.
J: Because they weren't birds.
R: No, because they didn't flap their wings, you know? But they resembled a bird. I mean, they were birds and they were flying around in the air.
J: To start with.
R: To start with then when we came along they started getting a big flock of birds all behind this light that was flying along. The flock got bigger and bigger and bigger. Then we saw three birds and they'd come at us. They were in a formation - a "V" formation. They were birds but they weren't flapping their wings but they were going. They went around us three times.
J: They would go up ahead of us, mind you, we were still going about 70 mph. And they would go up in front of us and then they'd fly back towards us and they would separate and then go back in front of us.
R: And then come back again. So we pulled in to get the fuel.
J: All this time we had seen this little light with the birds.
R: The light was still there.
J: The light was just really tiny and the birds were surrounding this light. They were following this light. The light was out ahead of the birds. R: But they were birds. They were flapping their wings, but they were going as fast as we were.
L: I never thought birds could fly that fast.
R: Then we pull into this truck stop. We pull up to the pump and I'm going to fuel. The girl comes out and tells me that it's not self service. That self service is up front or if I wanted self service or something - anyway - Jackie looked, she was still watching and these birds were landing everywhere. Birds are landing all over in every little tree they could find. On each post there was a bird and the ones on the light posts were the size of, I don't know... an eagle! Yeh, on each light post. They were like guards.
J: Just around this truck stop.
G: But they weren't eagles, were they?
R: No, you couldn't make them out, no I swear to God this ain't a lie, I swear to God - we saw one cross its legs.
J: He did. He had kind of like pegs for legs and then they had wings. They were lower than their legs and they couldn't sit with their wings down.
R: But they were propping themselves.
J: So they had to put their wings back in order to sit down because they would keep them from sitting down because they were longer than their legs.
G: What color were they?
R: They were grayish black.
J: Grayish black, just like a monkey's chest leather.
L: They weren't feathers? R: You could see them fly in and land.
J: Just the ones that we called the "Guardians" (cause that's what they seemed they were) had landed on the lightposts on the top.
R: They are the closest to us. The other ones were in the trees.
J: There were others over by the truck and in front of us.
R: There were only a few in the trees that we thought was part of what we thought the other birds was protecting them, camouflaging them, or whatever, and in there was a red one - in one of the trees - a red one. So, what Jackie did see at the back of the truck was about 8 or 10 inches tall. It was over in the tree and one knocked it off, remember? Knocked him down.
J: Looked something like a boomerang
R: Knocked him clear off the tree and the next thing he was up on that limb again. Back up where he was supposed to be. Just this one faced us and at all times he was dancing and he was moving, banging on his chest, just like he was doing the "ol Bee-Bop." It reminded me of bee-bopping. That's what I was telling everyone.
J: He was singing or chanting to the others.
R: He would shake the tree. It seemed like he would get them to all go together and shake the tree. They would move the tree so you couldn't see what they were doing.
We got this round bullet like thing in the window. There is a couple of them and these little squirrely things like little pieces of metal, like when you drill a piece of metal and you get the shavings off it. Like that. And things all over the truck, dirty, filthy, like it was 'gonna hurt us'. We were worried, not about the UFO, or whatever it was, but what it was going to do to us. Were we contaminated with something, that's what I was worried about - but you can't get anyone to help you. I finally got ahold of a newspaper woman and they came down and took a picture and said "There isn't anything in the tree." I said, "I can see that." Well go over to the tree. We pointed it out and said "Look up there." So then, she gets the guy to take the picture. He goes over to take a picture and I say, "They ain't gonna get no picture." I looked and we drove the truck around, and...
J: Honey, you forgot that when we were getting the fuel they shot at us.
R: Yeah, like little "V" shaped things, they came right at us and I would wait as long as I could and then I would move back behind where the solid part, the metal was protecting me and it would just go down in front of the truck and just drop and it would... there wouldn't be nothing there, but you could see something throw it, a whole bunch of em. They kept throwing "em so we were scared to get out of the truck. We parked the truck around the other side but the birds were there too. They weren't birds but they came in with the birds! There was a cloud, there was always a cloud around - just a grayish cloud all the time around that tree. They came in with a little cloud, they started landing. They stayed there as long as we did. Just sat there as long as we did. We were there for hours.
J: Every time that we started to get out of the truck they would shoot these things at us. We would have to shut the door cause we thought if they hit us they would hurt us because, you know, they looked like little beebees.
G: Was it coming fast?
R: Yes, it came at a certain speed, I watched it about three times sitting there. It would come along and go "shpttts" real quick, you know? At a certain speed it looked like an army of mosquitoes, "V" shaped, that's what they looked like inside whatever that thing was. Then it landed and everything was gone. The way that I felt was that they were trying to warn us about something. (Maybe) About the fog, we could have hurt ourselves down there. We could have got killed. I think that they were trying to slow us down but the more they threw things, the faster I went (Everyone laughs at this remark.) I did just the opposite. I didn't want to slow down. I figured this was it. We had had it and I was going to put up a fight, that's the way I felt about it. They are "gonna get me, but it ain't gonna be easy." We went to the motel and went into the shower and... Well, why don't you tell about it? (speaking to Jackie)
To be continued