Stories to Read
When I was about six or seven, I was sure that space aliens had invaded my bedroom. I was in bed, trying to sleep, when I heard voices whispering near my bed. I screamed for my parents. We looked everywhere but we couldn't find the source of the whispering. I tried to go back to sleep, but the whispering began again. I don't know how many times my parents came to my bedroom that night, but we finally discovered that an old broken radio in my room had suddenly begun to work. The voices had come from a radio announcer and singers--not space aliens. Even so, it left a lasting impression! By fifth grade, when astronauts were being sent into space for the first time, I looked out my bedroom window almost every night searching for UFOs. I never saw one, but I did see quite a few shooting stars.
That experience helped create a lifelong interest in UFOs and alien life forms. I even wrote a book about them; my research was based on my own fascination with the subject. Unfortunately, the book I wrote (How to Catch a Flying Saucer) is out of print now, but you might be able to locate a copy in a local library to find out how you can become a ufologist, too. One hint: The most important part of a ufologist's work is to ask questions to understand exactly what a person may have seen.
Here are a few stories to get you thinking about UFOs.
Three Types of UFO -- A group of mini-stories that describe the three types of UFO: the UAP, the IFO, and the TRUFO.
A UFO Possibility in Montvale, NJ -- A story about a three boys boot-skating on a school playground...until a UFO lands (or does it?).
Three Types of Close Encounters -- Stories that explain the first three types of Close Encounters.
A Close Encounter of the 4th Kind -- A fascinating story about a Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind.
Four Tips for a Close Encounter -- Four suggestions, supplemented with stories, for improving your chances to see a UFO.
Three More Tips for a Close Encounter -- Three more suggestions to help you see a UFO.