The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity
|Viewing Distance||20 Feet or Less|
|Object Flight Path||Stationary|
One summer between 1972 and 1973,in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, in the vicinity of Melrose & Virgil, Norma and Shirley experienced a form of alien contact. It was between 3 & 4 in the afternoon and they were sitting at opposite ends of Norma���s 10-ft sofa. Norma was straddling the large, padded, round arm end, of the couch and Shirley was sitting in a chair at the other end of the couch. That was unusual because they normally sat close together, as they talked. Norma said they were bored and just making small talk when she distinctly said to Shirley, ���You are changing and you have a big head���. Norma noticed that Shirley���s face had changed. Shirley���s face was smoky white with a large cranial area that tapered down to a pointed chin that was rounded at the tip of the jaw. The eyes were large and medium gray and covered approximately 1/3 of the face. The face had no wrinkles or hair and she felt the face was like a triangle, large at the top and tapering down to a pointed chin. Norma didn't see any ears or eyebrows and the vision lasted more than 1 minute and less than 5 minutes. The being had a small mouth that was closed and it was like a slit or a line with no lips. The attached picture is very close to what she saw with the exception of the nose. She didn't remember seeing a pronounced nose or defined nostrils on the face. In the area of where a nose would be, she thinks she saw 2 small dots. Norma did not remember receiving any telepathic thoughts or messages. The face did not move or show any type of expression and though she had no knowledge of what she was seeing it brought her a peaceful feeling. When Norma told Shirley that she was changing, Shirley replied that Norma���s face was also changing in the same manner. Norma now had a big head and big eyes and Shirley was no more frightened by the experience than Norma was. When talking about the experience, Shirley would say it was all very weird. Norma and Shirley would talk about the strange event over the years and neither one could understand what their weird experience was all about. Not until the book Communion by Whitley Strieber that was published in Feb of 1987 did they have a better understanding of UFO���s and aliens. However, both had very different viewpoints on what they experienced after reading the book. Norma still feels that the experience was positive and is still searching for answers on what she experienced. Shirley stopped talking about the event after she read the book. She became completely silent and refuses to talk about the matter to this day. Shirley felt it was an evil presence and as time went on she could barely remember the incident and in time she has completely forgotten the event and will not discuss it. Norma had on several occasions and just recently asked Shirley about the experience. However Shirley says she no longer remembers the incident and remained silent when questioned about the event. Norma feels she won���t discuss it with anyone else. I asked Norma if she had any prior knowledge of the subject of UFO���s and she had none whatsoever. It wasn't until she read the book Communion and saw the picture of the gray headed alien on the cover of the book that everything fell into place and made more sense. Norma felt the experience was positive because the face conveyed a very friendly and peaceful appearance. It wasn't scary and it emanated a high level of consciousness as if you were looking at a Buddha or another religious deity. It���s as close to a religious experience that she ever felt. She now believes that what happened to Shirley and her was an encounter with an out-of-this-world being.
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