This happened in the Twin Falls Idaho area near the Snake Canyon, the date was in 1966, I’m not sure what time of the year it was. I would have been 5 going on 6. (This story has been told by my Mom and has never changed – I have no memory of any of the actual happening. My sister who is a year older than me remembers Mom carrying us and also meeting an “Indian ?” for myself I was always frightened of jack-in-the boxes and windows – don’t know if this is related or not). We lived in an old farm house, out in the country. It was a two story house. My dad worked nights and wasn’t home, but in the daytime was usually found at the local bar. Mom said she had went to bed when she heard voices and thought she had forgotten to turn off the tv. When she rolled over and opened her eyes, the house was engulfed with blue and green lights that seemed to pulsate through the house. She went up stairs to check on us kids (my sister, two younger brothers and myself). She said we were all asleep. She looked out the window to see where the lights were coming from and the entire area around the house was pulsating with the same blue to green color. She said she went back down stairs and called her friend and neighbor and being very afraid told her something was on top of her house. Her friend asked if she had been in Bob’s hooch (Bob was my Dad). Mom was frantic and somewhat hysterical causing alarm in her friend who said she’d be right down. This would have been the late evening hours; as she was in her pajamas. When she got to our house (Mom doesn’t recall this but was told by her friend who found her) she called for Mom and got no response and found her standing in her bedroom in what appeared to be a state of shock. After different attempts to get her attention, she finally slapped her and Mom began screaming out of control. That is all that was ever told, I think now, it’s kind of strange that there appears to be no end to this story – huh. What happened next?
It was years later, when I had taken my Mom to visit her cousin Phylis; that the UFO story came up in conversation. It was then that Phylis said she had been on the phone to Mom and it was in the daytime that she was talking to her, when Mom said something was happening and that she would call Phylis back; which she never did, actually making Phylis angry. This is the first time we found out about a time lapse in Mom’s story that she still doesn’t remember. The husband of the neighbor who had come to check on Mom that night, said he had seen a UFO over the canyon that same night; but also said he would deny it if ever questioned. He just wanted Mom to know she wasn’t crazy.
Some events prior to this and after this that I believe are all a part of the same spiritual puzzle. My Mom recently recalled when she was young a reoccurring dream she had as a small child going into a UFO. She remembers very little except that. My grandmother and her friends played a game of “making the table walk” they each put their hands on the edges of a card table and chanted something. She said at one time they were doing this and the kids were interfering being noisy and they told the table to chase the kids away; which it did getting stuck in a hall doorway. Mom recalls this also. My grandma who just died this year at the age of 98 verified the same when I asked her about it. I don’t know if it’s pertinent or not but Grandma’s parents were temple Mormons, grandma was never a Mormon though. My grandfather died at the age of 37 by suicide by flying his airplane into a barn. I mention this because there seems to be a spirit of suicide in this side of my family with many various suicides from uncles and cousins. My Mom is the middle child of 3, her older sister, Aunt Fern and younger brother Denny . I mention them because my Uncle Denny practiced transcendental meditation and out of body travel and is currently an atheist. My Aunt Fern now deceased experienced beings at the end of her bed on several occasions and both her and my cousin had experienced demonic activity. Approximately 14-15 years ago while at a wedding, my Aunt Fern asked me to come to her hotel room because she wanted to ask me something very important. (Both Aunt Fern, my cousin Debbie, my Mom and I are all born again Christians) She related to me a dream/vision she wasn’t sure which it was; where she saw a horse pulled chariot going across her bedroom wall, she turned to see a framed picture of me as a child on her bedside table. (the picture wasn’t actually there) and she wondered if I knew what it meant. I had no idea and still don’t, however, the horse pulled chariot is interesting. My mom has related to me how on more than a few occasions, she would awake in the middle of the night to see beings at the end of her bed and also looking into my sister and my cribs. This brings me to the next “story”.
After Mom’s “UFO” experience, she got involved in the Ouija board. I’ve never asked why or what led her to it, but I grew up with her playing it consistently. It only worked when she played alone other than with Uncle Denny. (perhaps it was him who got her involved). I would say my mom was a spirit medium at this time, because spirits would speak through her, one time her “dad” spoke through her to her mom, my grandma. Mom would “play” with it every night in the dark with a candle. Occasionally she would be prompted to bring it out like a parlor game when family gathered. I remember one time that it got mad at her and flew across the room hitting the wall. Mom laughed and said it didn’t want to talk to anyone there, as they were all asking various questions out of fun. Some of the things it did was tell of death of a friend in detail 24 hours before, it asked her to get the cat and then spelled a word she didn’t know. When she looked up the word it meant demons using animals to communicate through. Something else she said was it talked in a different language. Mom doesn’t remember or has chosen to not remember, but it did or asked something that caused her to burn it. To this day she will not even walk down a store isle if there is one there. Of course she has repented of this lifestyle. I think it is also important to note that after destroying the board, she had 2 nervous breakdowns. All of this happened before getting saved.