The 405 Freeway in LA is one of the busiest highways on the planet. It cuts through the Santa Monica Mountains like a knife through butter. It’s a science fiction driving experience there with 11 other lanes of traffic around you. My friend Paul is an experiencer that has been my volunteer writing coach for decades. In 2002 while driving on the 405 near Carlson, he encountered an “invisible” UFO.
A MYSTERIOUS SHADOW APPEARED ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE 405 On a bright sunny day he was moving about 50 miles a hour on a stretch of downgrade when he saw in the distance, less than a mile away, a large perfectly defined circular shadow on the opposite side of the freeway. It was about thirty feet across, just sitting there with no blimp or balloon above the freeway that could account for it. The shadow slowly started to move to his right across the opposite side of the road heading toward his side of the super highway. As he closed in on the shadow he realized that he was going to pass directly under it. Knowing that something truly anomalous was going on he wondered if the other drivers were seeing the same thing he was. No one however slowed down. The sharp margins of the shadow indicated to him whatever was causing it, perhaps a hovering disc, was very close to the ground.
PAUL BECAME FEARFUL AS HE APPROACHED THE SHADOW Just before he passed into shadow he experienced the hair on his head standing up as if he were in a powerful electrostatic field. To his right on the shoulder of the Freeway dust was swirling in a whirlwind fashion. Suddenly his visual field darkened. He was now under it and felt apprehensive. But a flash of light indicated that he had passed through the shadow. In retrospect he wondered if he should have pulled to the side of the road to investigate. This maneuver was somewhat risky as cars were moving all around him at 50 miles per hour in the nearly bumper-to-bumper typically crazy LA driving configuration. He shared this story with me in 2005 when Elaine Douglas at an Annual MUFON Symposium gave a talk about the contact Billy Meier in which cases of alleged UFO invisibility were described.
Question: So “How do you detect an invisible UFO?
Answer: Same as in the first case, by its shadow.
Credit Joseph Burkes MD