We moved to Arlington the summer of 1964. We moved into this house that a friend of my dads he knew from Lackland had gotten us 2 doors down from his house. He was a Captain in the Air Force named James Hicks and worked for Project Blue Book. Captain Hicks had 3 kids our age, so we played with them some but my brother Ric and I didn’t play with them much.
This was the last street in town and across the street was a row of houses and behind that a fenced in several hundred acre farm. Our street turned into a country lane that went out of town, and in that fenced field there was about a 50 foot swath of these 15 foot trees that went for a couple of miles. All the kids in the neighborhood were told the farmer would shoot you and stay out of there, but of course we’d sneak over to play army with the Hick’s, it was really cool over there,, a mini forest.
Well we eventually got caught and boy did we get reamed, forbidden to go over there so we didn’t.
Then one day in the middle of the summer of 65 I was following my brother and we were in the forest. It was the middle of the day so it was pretty bright. I remember following Ric and we weren’t talking and suddenly it got real foggy and we took a couple more steps and it got foggier.
Suddenly, there was a loud bang and about 100 feet in front of us and 3 white orbs flashed on infront of us, they weren’t huge but pretty good size.
I remember Ric yelling "The Farmer" And as I turned I saw the big light kind of drop down (they were only a few feet off the ground to begin with) and started zig zagging through the trees.
When Ric heard the bang and the lights come on he thought it was a shotgun, remember we were told the farmer would shoot us, I remember just a loud bang. Ric turned to run, but I was just standing there, he said I was just staring at the lights, mesmerized and he grabbed me by the arm and started pulling me away.
It gets kinds fuzzy here for for both of us but Ric remembers pulling me along and he remembers thinking ‘We’re not running over and over but the fog was so thick he had no idea where we were. Then suddenly we were
at the edge of the forest and you could see sunlight through the fog at the tree line. I remember looking back from the other side of the fence and not seeing any fog past the tree line and we ran home.