I sat on the porch with the others for about a half hour longer; listening to the sounds of the shadows running up and down the road. Their strange clicks echoing in the night air and the sight of the ship floating in the night sky, blocking out sight of the stars as it slowly drifted across the sky. It must have been after midnight now. For the last couple of hours we had been watching, listening, and talking quietly to each other. But I could take it no longer. I just had to see them. So as everyone else was talking in the front I excused myself and again went out back. I was determined I was going to have them show themselves to me. After all, they had been running around all night long. Why shouldn’t they? Again I went to the spot where we had first noticed their arrival. I was sure they would show themselves this time. Once there I asked the same question as last time. “I want to see you!” I exclaimed out loud. “Please show yourself!” I immediately felt the same presence next to me I had felt before. “Are you sure you want to see us?” he asked again telepathically. “Yes. I am ready.” I stated. “Are you sure?” He asked, just like last time. “Yes.” I responded calmly. This time I felt an arm drape across my shoulder. A cool electrical type of energy flowed over my shoulders and slowly crept down my back. The most unbelievable feeling of love came over me as he finally responded. “No, little one,” he said in a loving manner.
The most sincere and caring response I had ever felt over a no answer filed me with compassion and understanding.
“It is not yet time. There will be a time, but it is not yet.”
I felt the arm removed from my shoulder as the sounds of steps faded off into the distance.
I had no qualms about his answer. I felt complete and total ease and knew that the time would come. In fact, I felt silly asking for this in the first place. All would be well. Somehow I knew this. As I took my seat again on the porch I felt calm and relaxed. Complete joy filled my soul as I listened to the sounds of their activity.
“They are leaving,” David exclaimed sadly. You could tell he was sorry to see them go. Tears filled his eyes and you could tell he was choked up over their departure.
“What’s the matter?” I asked.
“You don’t understand. These are the supreme beings of the universe. It is a big deal for them to show up.”
Gradually the sounds of their presence disappeared and the night sky, the one that had held so many stars, filled in with the overcast presence of clouds and the ordinary sounds of the night filled the air. They were gone.
We all sat on the porch for a few more minutes in silent contemplation. The air was cold. Even in July in the high mountains it can get cold at nights. I watched as Carla pulled the blanket around her a little tighter. Then I returned my gaze into the darkness of the night. No one said anything for another half hour as we all thought about these strange beings that showed up. I looked at the watch on my wrist and saw it was around 1 in the morning, and as if in cue we all looked at each other and said, it’s time for bed.
The ladies slept in the trailer that night. David and I slept on the front porch in our sleeping bags. We all fell to sleep quickly and slept very soundly. At least I slept soundly till around three in the morning. All of a sudden I woke drenched in sweat. I was burning up! My sleeping bag was drenched; my pillow was drenched. I couldn’t get back to sleep! I was roasting! I unzipped my sleeping bag and slept on top of it. Still, the sleeping bag was wet enough from my body sweat I could not sleep. So eventually I climbed into the extra bed in the trailer and opened the window above my head until it was all the way open. I Slept on top of the covers for the rest of the night until the late morning hours. I was just too hot for covers. My body felt like it was on fire.
The next morning as I was talking to David over a cup of coffee he looked at me strange and said; “You guys remember anything after you went to bed?”
I shook my head no.
“Only the fact that my body felt like it was on fire,” I said. “ I was sweating so bad my sleeping bag and pillow were soaked.”
He smiled at me as he spoke.
“You guys sure were busy.”
“What do you mean?” I asked
“All of you woke me up as you walked by me and across the deck. The ladies were gone about a half hour each. When one of them came back, the other left. You were the last. You came back about three in the morning I guess. You all took off and walked up the road.”
I looked at him and smiled back.
“That must be why I had cedar gum all over the bottom of my socks this morning.”
I never slept with my socks on. I still don’t. Why I did then I don’t know. But there it was the next morning; thick, gooey, cedar gum all over the bottom of my socks.
“Yea,” he replied. “Could be.”
“What do you think they were doing?” I asked
“Ahhh, just a little tune up,” he stated nonchalantly as he turned and walked into the trailer.
This remains one of the most spiritual experiences in my life. Probably the most spiritual experience I have ever had. It is one of those experiences you search for you whole life and are amazed when it finally catch’s you.
by Don Anderson
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"Preying Mantis" Artwork by Dave Rosenfeld © Copyright 2004