A man was left “frozen with fear” after spotting what he believes to have been a ‘UFO‘ hovering above him following a late-night workout.
He never expected to see something unexplainable in the night sky, but that’s exactly what happened.
The man, known as etscyy on Reddit, shared his extraordinary experience: “Last year, I think I had my first real-time UFO encounter.
“I would like to establish that I live in a trailer park in North Carolina. It’s a quiet area not much goes on at all here and from my knowledge. There are no air bases or anything like that around either.”
He further detailed his sighting in the post: “It was 8pm, dark out, and I was alone by myself getting one last late night workout before I go to bed.
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“The park has this place where they put everybody’s mailbox, which is where I was around at the time I decided to look up to where the mailbox place is and see three red lights.
“They weren’t bright but definitely had an aura and glow to them. None of them were blinking like planes or anything like that. They were in an upside-down triangle position.
“Two of them stood still and the one on the top left corner of the triangle started moving to the left and then back to the right and stopped back in perfect position.
“Almost like it was trying to show me something. They sat there for I wanna say around three minutes and then just ended up fading and dimming away.”
While some may be in awe after seeing a UFO, this Redditer was filled with “dread” and feared for their life.
The post continued: “It was such a weird experience and maybe it’s where I was alone but I got this feeling of dread and genuinely felt fearful for my life like I was gonna die or something.
“I was frozen up, to put it bluntly. Felt like there was a higher power. After they faded away I went back in my house and never told anybody about this experience.”
The man shared on Reddit that he can’t shake off the encounter from his mind: “Ever since that though is the weird part I have felt this feeling of dread and just can’t get the encounter out of my head.
“It felt so surreal and I want to share it here and maybe see if anybody has experienced these feelings after this encounter in an attempt to maybe feel normal again.”
He also expressed existential thoughts, saying: “Feelings of littleness, thoughts, and wonders of why we’re here on earth, what is the point of living, and what are we as humans.
“I feel like I sound crazy but I just haven’t felt the same since that encounter and really needed to tell someone even if it’s some random people online.”
One user commented in response: “I don’t think your experience is abnormal at all in terms of feeling dread and freaked out. I think you absolutely did the right thing by posting this and getting it off of your chest.
“I had a sighting when I was in college and I felt very much the same way. I felt small and insignificant. But I also felt excitement and wonder – fortunately for me the excitement and wonder outweighed the small and insignificant.
“Leaning into this topic and finding more people who had a similar experience will help you.
“You will find that you absolutely are not crazy or alone. This s*** has happened to literally hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people at this point. Hang in there OP. Try to think of your experience as a gift.”
Another person added: “This feeling is indeed quite common from experiencers, you’re certainly not alone.”
A third person shared: “It’s just your fight or flight response to something unknown. Nothing wrong with that OP. I had the same experience but with something else. It’s just an experience that will probably never happen again. Process it, give it a place and go on.”