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Saturday, September 09, 2023

MANIPULATION & REPRESSED MEMORY Experienced During UFO/UAP Encounter in Pennsylvania

A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania resident was driving home from work when she observed a UFO/UAP above the road in front of her. She felt disoriented and manipulated.

I recently received the following account from a reader:

"Hi Lon, greetings from nearby in Pennsylvania!  I thought I'd write to tell you about I how saw an opening in the sky a few years ago that has bothered me ever since and kind of changed how I look at the world. I attached a rough sketch, and I was also able to get the Google Maps 360 view of where my car exactly was and also tried to draw what I saw exactly where it was in the sky. Please keep in mind, that the drawing is purely to convey the shape alone and not the depth or details!

The experience was very disturbing. I didn't "lose time," but I felt like something had control of my mind during it and some of my memories of it afterward.

I can't remember exactly when it was (which is part of the issue). I believe it was possibly 2018. I'm not even sure what time of year it was, but if I had to guess I would say spring/summer because I don't remember it being cold and I don't remember our typical fall colors.

I was driving home (to Pottstown) from work. To avoid highway traffic, I always took back roads through the town of Royersford in Montgomery County. It was around 4pm. It was a bright sunny day with a bright blue sky and hardly any clouds. The road I always used went in between a high school on the left and a small church on the right. It was a dead end onto another street, of which I made a left.

There were several cars ahead of me waiting at the light as I pulled up. I suddenly noticed there was something very large and black high up in the sky to my right, past the church. It looked like it would be right above the street I was about to turn onto.

When I leaned closer to my windshield to look, I realized it wasn't an object, but an opening in the sky. It was all black, but there was clearly depth to it, it was not a solid surface. It had a triangle-type shape with swirled/circled points at the ends like I drew, but I would swear on my life it wasn't an object. The blue sky that met the edges of the black actually looked curved up and out, as if something had "punched" through from the other side of the sky, or it had ripped/split open. It looked like I was seeing what was "behind" the blue sky. The depth was unmistakable. It was huge, if I had to guess I would say it was at the very least 100 feet wide based on the height and distance from me. It appeared to be about at least 300-400 feet up, but possibly higher. 

This is where it gets really strange. Since I was right at the driveway to the church, I remember thinking I could pull in quick and try to take a picture. I also thought about trying to take a picture as I sat right then and there because I felt I could get a pretty good picture even from inside my car. But something told me not to bother with either option. I remember looking at the driveway of the church and having the thought to turn in, but I did not make any attempt to do so. I then remember picking up my phone and then putting it back down, and the thought of "I won't be able to get a picture of it" came to me, which looking back now, is absolutely absurd. I know I would've been able to. Something completely stopped me from getting a picture. 

I then looked at the driver and passenger in the car ahead of me, but they didn't seem to be looking up at it, which I thought was strange. I looked in my rearview and the driver behind me didn't seem to be looking at it either. This really concerned me because it stuck out like a sore thumb. That's when I got a little nervous. It was like I was in the twilight zone. I could not believe that no one was getting out of their car to look at this thing. There is no way they could not have seen it. I felt something was very wrong.

I went back to just staring at it, mesmerized. Then I suddenly realized the traffic light changed and the cars ahead of me were moving. I started inching forward with the cars, keeping my eyes on the sky. As I got closer to it, I remember feeling like I had to physically force myself to look away from it to make the left turn I needed to. I turned left and then looked at it in my rearview mirror until I could not see it anymore.

I felt disoriented and then suddenly became very confused as to why I did not pull over and take a picture, so I briefly thought of turning around and going back to it (and had several opportunities to do so shortly after making the turn), but I did not. It was as if the thought just kept being removed from my brain each time I wanted to turn around. I felt like I was in a trance the rest of the way home and felt incredibly disturbed and almost violated in a way (in the sense that I felt something had taken over my free will). I remember thinking about the idea of us living in a matrix. Did I just see a slip-up? Is the sky real? You know how something in the background of a movie or play opens accidentally and you see backstage or the set when you are not supposed to? I know it sounds crazy, but that is what it seemed like. This is the best way I can describe the experience. 

I have read about other people not taking a picture or video of strange events, even though they wanted to or tried to. It was creepy to think this phenomenon may have happened to me as if something had taken over my free will. I had all of the time in the world (and all of the conscious purposeful thought) to either attempt a picture from where I was or to pull over and get out of my car right at the scene, and I did neither. I also had multiple opportunities to turn around and go back, but I did not.

The fact that I can't remember the date or time of year is very odd and discomforting to me, considering how significant it really was. I mean, I feel like it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I remember what happened, but it's almost like there is a fog over that part of my memory. Like something is making it disappear into my brain. I remember telling my husband about it that night, and then a coworker the next day. I didn't think about it again until months later. This is how it has been since. Something then reminds me of it, and it all floods back, along with the uncomfortable feelings. It just feels like there is a screen over that part of my memory. Almost as if I have to force myself to think about it and certain details are forever erased from my memory. I honestly don't know how else to explain this. But something is not right regarding my memory of the incident. I can confirm that I definitely did not lose any time based on getting home at the usual time, but it scares me that maybe something else happened that I don't remember. Something was definitely not right with me during and after this experience.

I drove that same route every day for the next several years and I never saw anything again. I recently changed jobs, so I do not drive that way anymore on a regular basis. But on the few times I do go that way, I can't tear my eyes away from the exact place in the sky it was.

I don't know how no one else seemed to notice it, or if they did, I wonder if they had the same reaction I did. I have this terrible feeling that maybe I was the only one who noticed it and that maybe I wasn't supposed to see it, maybe no one was supposed to see it. And to clarify, I was completely sober at the time and have never had hallucinations. Based on what I saw, I now believe there is way more going on with our reality than what we are told.

If you need any other details or a better map/address, please let me know. 

Thanks for all you do!" Catherine



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