Archive for November 2017

This Really Happened – They Landed, And I Was Abducted!

November 16, 2017

By Bill Oakey – November 16, 2017

They didn’t use voices when they spoke. But somehow their thoughts were transferred to my mind. The last thing I remember “hearing” or “sensing” was this simple message – “Do not try to tell your fellow Kraken. They will never believe you!” So, I have been warned. I’m prepared for people to think I’m crazy. If that’s the case, then so be it. I know what happened, I know what I saw. And unlike those wild encounters from late-night radio, I have the photographs to prove it.

It came down from the sky so fast that I didn’t even have time to process what was happening. Suddenly, it was just there, looming over all of us. I was in shock, too numb to be scared or to feel any emotion, really. Just a blank sort of numbness. Then, I reached in the bag for my camera. I figured that if I lived to tell this story, I wanted to have some pictures to prove it. After the abduction, I learned why they didn’t confiscate my camera. On their planet, devices that look to us like cameras are used to deliver life-saving food, liquid and their version of air. So, the camera became my defense. Here is the first thing I remember seeing on an otherwise ordinary evening on the east side of downtown Austin. (Click or tap the photos to enlarge them).

This thing did not land, at least not in the conventional sense. I could say that it hovered, but that’s not exactly right either. It’s better to just say that it let its presence be felt. I quickly stumbled backwards and  fell. When I tried to stand up, I discovered that I could move. But I wasn’t walking. I was just somehow made to go, and I found myself heading toward a strange blue structure. There were some messages on it that looked garbled and confusing, but one thing seemed clear. Their name for Earthlings was “Kraken.” They had identified me and the other humans with me as “The Unsuspecting Kraken.”

I couldn’t tell if the inscriptions were meant for us, or whether they were being beamed back to wherever they came from. Ultimately, I decided it was probably a combination of both.

It wasn’t until I tried to decipher the messages that a bolt of cold fear struck me. What if they tried to abduct some of us? What if they tried to abduct ME? Right after that thought, I found myself being transported again. This time I was moving faster and I noticed that I was being levitated slightly above the ground. You might wonder if I screamed, or if anybody else around me screamed. Well, I can’t answer that because all normal sounds were suppressed. Things like walking and talking were replaced by something else that I can’t quite explain. Then, before I could even imagine it first, there I stood facing an entire field of…THEM! With eerie bright blue lights illuminating the scene.

About this time an odd, strange, and yet comforting feeling of peace washed over me. I felt that the abduction was coming. But I was no longer afraid. I didn’t stop to wonder whether I had lost control of my mind. Because that mind no longer belonged exclusively to me. My friend, Christine and I were allowed to have one drink, and I proposed a toast. It was shortly after 8:00. Then we were taken to the entrance of the chamber. I let myself believe that something good was about to happen. But there was one exception to that, which I will come to momentarily.

My quiet sense of tranquility suddenly got shattered. Although they led me to the entrance of the chamber, I was not selected for the abduction. To my absolute horror, they chose Christine instead. They made her try to smile at me, but I knew that she was petrified with fear. Don’t ask me how, I just knew! So, with all of the telepathic powers that I could muster, I begged them to take me and leave her here.  Christine is smarter than me, at least on our planet. And if one of us were taken and did not make it back, the world would be better off with her than me.

The message somehow got through and they did agree to the switch. Now, I know you are going to ask me what happened after they abducted me. That’s certainly a fair question. But I just can’t tell you. It’s not that I’m afraid to talk about it. And it’s not that I was warned or threatened not to. At the risk of sounding like one of those politicians in front of a Washington committee, the honest-to-God truth is that I simply cannot recall. I remember being pulled through the long narrow passageway leading to…whatever that thing was that they levitated me up into. Then everything went blank. I was able to snap one last picture during the levitation.

The next thing I knew, I was back on the ground. Back in downtown Austin, right where I started. Christine was still there too, and she asked me where I went. All I could do was shake my head. I wasn’t quite ready to tell her that I had been abducted. She might have thought I was touched upstairs. Or a few cards short of a full deck. However you want to put it. You might still be asking if I’m sure that I really was abducted. Well, I could tell by looking at my watch. Christine and I had done the drink toast at just a little past 8:00. The next time I saw her it was 8:45. I tried my best to shrug it off in front of her. Before we walked back to the car in the outrageously priced $15.00 parking lot, we decided to take one last look at…those things.

You Are Invited to Share This Experience – I Can Feel That There Is Still Time Left

If you go, be forewarned. Like the sign says, there is no lifeguard on duty. It’s officially known as the “Waller Creek “Creek Show. Saturday night is your last chance…if you dare!

Check out the incredible team of artists here.

Musical Accompaniment for This Blog Piece:
  1. “The Purple People Eater” – Sheb Wooley
  2. “Flying Saucer Boogie” – Eddie Cletro & His Roundup Boys
  3. “The Flying Saucer – Part 1” – Buchanan & Goodman
  4. “The Martian Hop” – The Ran-Dells
  5. “The Twilight Zone Theme” – Bernard Herrmann
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