Anyone who’s been to Presque Isle State Park knows it’s a picturesque setting that seems as calm as can be. Being a small strip of land off the coast of Pennsylvania is a nice little touch, since I’ve lived in that state pretty much my whole life. What a lot of people don’t know is that in 1966, a strange report from 4 teenagers rocked the sleepy area. I had no idea when reading about it online, that the 50th anniversary would be just as bizarre.
In 2016, I decided to take some time off from the hustle and bustle of city life, and took a trip to Presque Isle. Other than the Ben Franklin Institute and Valley Forge outdoor mall, it was 1 of the few things in the state that I had always wanted to see, but never got the chance to until I moved out. Anyway, as I arrived, I noticed that there were a ton of people in boats, canoes, vehicles, you name it. I asked a motorist why there was such a commotion. He said “You know what today is? July 31st. It was right here, 50 years ago that teens saw a UFO Land. We’re hoping for something similar. I’ll be famous!” I told him that I honestly doubted 1 small UFO sighing would bring him fame, since he was 1 of at least 60,000 people who would immediately say “I believe in aliens!” if they were asked, me among them. I decided that, as long as those people kept quiet, I could still enjoy my time there.
Since it was still the early afternoon, I decided to do some exploring, but things got weirder. I saw a small group of hippies playing music and singing “The aliens will come and take us away. To a place where we cannot trek.” Rather than talk to people who may be legitimately insane, I decided to instead walk past them. As I did, I caught a small glint out of the corner of my eye. I whipped my head in the direction I saw it, but saw nothing. I decided it must have been a trick of the light. As I continued walking, I saw 4 people with telescopes. When they caught me staring, a little boy dressed as the prototypical alien for Halloween (as in he was dressed like it was Halloween, not 3 months away.) told me “We don’t want to see the aliens, we wanna see the ship.” Though the majority there were strange, it was nice to see so many enthusiasts. However, that small glint was still gnawing at me. If I had known that was preemptive to a grand finale, I would’ve just rolled with it.
At 10 PM, I was just relaxing in my car, when a small group of people started shouting and pointing. I scrambled out of my car, dodged a guy holding a sign that said “Abduct me!” and looked up. I saw a small object in the sky, doing nothing. Due to depth perception, I would say it was probably 20 feet long and 10 feet wide. I saw flashing red and green lights and heard a low humming sound. As it got closer, I took out my phone and pressed the video icon to keep my encounter on film. When it got closer, I saw a bright flash of light, then everything went black.
When i woke up, I checked my phone and saw that 4 hours had gone by. I looked around and saw 3 small . . . things. About 4 feet tall, and had pretty normal sized heads, not the bulbous ones everyone always talks about. I screamed and 1 of them turned around. It just stared at me with green eyes and I almost screamed again. That was because they actually looked like a human! I had heard about aliens resembling humans, but the resemblance was unnerving to say the least. I quickly jumped into my car and hauled ass! The next day, I got a strange visit that I REALLY wish had been a dream. It was 2 Men in Black. or MIBs. I am not making this up. One of them said “Did you visit PI yesterday?” I guessed he meant Presque Isle, so I said “Yes. I visited just yesterday. Is there a problem?” The man replied “We’re with the Pennsylvania UFO Research Organization, or PURO.” I asked if he needed something and he said “We heard you got video from a witness. To avoid mass hysteria, we want people to delete the videos until we and the government can work together to figure out just what happened.” I at first rejected their suggestion. This video was epic and I didn’t want to forget it. The man who had spoken didn’t say anything. The other man grabbed me by the shirt and said in an indiscernible accent “If you want your wife to be safe, delete the video.” I went to my video icon, tapped it, and held it up so they saw me delete it. After that, the 2 nodded and left. After a minute I snapped out of it and realized I had possibly just saw 2 aliens, due to the MIB stories I had heard. If they were from PURO, why had I never heard of it? If they weren’t, who were they and where were they really from? At the same time I want an answer, but have a feeling I wouldn’t like the answer.