Imagine that I handed you the following two hand-written pages found on the top shelf of a musty cupboard in an old abandoned farmhouse.
The Alien Encounter According to Sarah
Right after dawn on the day following the 4th of July celebration, Nancy Smith and her friend Emily went for a swim at the lake. There was a deafening roar, and they saw a dazzling, bright metallic disc come down out of the clouds and land in a clearing next to the lake. Shortly after, an alien emerged from the glowing disc and stood next to it. His skin was like emerald, and he was dressed in a gunmetal gray spacesuit. The early morning beach patrol saw him and were so afraid that they ran off into the woods.
The alien said to the women, “Do not be afraid. I know my appearance must be extremely frightening to you, but we come in peace and mean you no harm. Come aboard our ship and have a look around. Then go and tell your friends, ‘An alien ship has landed and asked us to invite you to go meet them at Devils Tower in Wyoming.’”
So the women hurried away from the lake to go tell their friends, still very afraid, yet filled with massive excitement. Suddenly, another alien appeared beside them along the road. “Greetings,” he said. They trembled in fear as he approached them, so the alien calmly said, “Do not be afraid. Remember, go and tell your friends to meet us at Devils Tower, Wyoming; there they will see me.”
While the women were on their way, the beach patrol went into town and reported what had happened to the local sheriff. When the sheriff reported it to the FBI, they devised a plan to give the beach patrol a large sum of money and told them, “If anyone asks, just tell them, ‘That bright light and deafening roar was just a lightning strike.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will speak with him directly to keep you out of trouble.” So the patrol took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated by the government agencies and mainstream news outlets ever since.
Later on, the women’s friends went to Devils Tower, Wyoming, where the aliens had instructed them to go. When they saw the aliens, they approached them with great excitement, but also extreme caution. So the aliens called out to them and said, “Come with us and we will take you to places in the far away galaxy and show you amazing things you’ve never seen before.”
The Alien Encounter According to Anthony
The day after the Independence Day, Nancy Smith and her sisters decided to go swimming at the lake. They got up very early the next morning, shortly after sunrise, and headed out to the lake. Along the way, they kept asking one another, “How will we get past that locked iron gate at the entrance to the state park?” However, when they arrived, they noticed that it was already open.
But as soon as they turned the corner, they also saw a young man with a rifle sitting on the right side of the road, and they were alarmed. Sensing their apprehension, he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. I just met a space alien and he told me to stay here and inform whoever comes by to go meet them at the clearing in the woods on the other side of town. ”
So the women turned around and drove away, trembling and bewildered. And because of their fear they decided not to tell anyone, lest they be called crazy or delusional.
Shortly thereafter, an alien appeared in front of two of them as they walked along an old wagon trail in the backcountry, so they ran home and reported it to their friends, but no one believed them.
Later, as they were eating supper, an alien appeared at their friend’s house and chastised them for failing to believe what the women had told them. It went on to tell them, “Whoever comes along with us will see fantastic things and magical places. You’ll be able to shapeshift and travel at 1000 times the speed of light and see what it’s like to pass through a black hole and enter into another dimension of space and time.”
Immediately after he’d spoken, the alien disappeared into thin air. And they went out and told everyone what they had seen and heard, but everyone thought they were members of some insane UFO cult.
This is all the information you have available. You won’t be able to interview the authors or the people mentioned within the pages because there were no other personal documents or pictures found within the house and the paper they were written on appears to be quite yellowed and brittle, so it’s likely they are now all deceased.
Would these two accounts alone be enough to convince you that the events reported within them actually transpired?