As part of our series of new Communion Letters, we present the experiences of “Bill,” an Air Force pilot who had a UFO experience. If anyone should be able to tell the difference between a secret military craft and a UFO, it’s an Air Force pilot!

He writes: I had an experience a few years ago that was also witnessed by others. This has never been told before, outside my immediate family.

I live in Northwest Florida close to Eglin Air Force Base and I serve in the Air Force at Duke Field which is approximately 10 miles north of Eglin. At around 11:30 one night during the fall on a return trip to my home from my mothers’ house in Dothan, Alabama, I noticed a triangle formation of lights just below the tree line from the drivers’ side window. The lights appeared to the left and rear of my truck and I initially caught sight of them in my peripheral vision.

Slowing my truck down so as not to run off the road, I looked back and was able to observe the lights again. They started out very dim, then increased their glow slowly. Each was a spiral shape and glowed with a warm white light. They did not emit light in the normal way; instead, they glowed! At the time it reminded me of the spiral shape of an electric stove burner. I soon realized that I had my window closed and that the reflection of my instruments in the window may have given me some sort of optical illusion, so I quickly rolled down my window and checked my rear again. I stuck my head out the window and looked to the rear again. Again the lights appeared, and paced my truck regardless of the speed.

I pulled off onto a lonely two lane road that runs through the Eglin AFB test range, and ran up to the car of my mother and step-father who had followed me home for a week-end visit. My mother, who was in the passenger side of the vehicle, immediately asked if I had seen the lights. We talked about them for a few minutes and agreed we had seen the same thing. I got back in my truck and proceeded on our route. Not seeing the lights again for a few miles, I believed it was over, and then just as suddenly as the first ones had appeared, a second set of lights appeared on the same side of the road just below the tree line. Only this time they where in front of me so I had a better view.

These lights were different. They were a cluster of about a dozen or more pin-point lights glowing a deep red. I watched them for about 2 minutes, then suddenly each individual light came towards my truck, expanding the way a star burst would. The pin-points never changed in size but they rapidly flashed at my truck, then disappeared in an instant. That was the last I saw of them.

I’ve always wondered what it was I saw that late night, and in my mind wrote it off as some kind of weird experiment being conducted by Eglin. It was definitely something I haven’t seen in my 18 years of service in the Air Force.

NOTE: This Insight, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.

As part of our series of new Communion Letters, we present the experiences of Bill, an Air Force pilot who had a UFO experience. If anyone should be able to tell the difference between a secret military craft and a UFO, it’s an Air Force pilot!

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.