When I was eight years old, I was certain that space aliens had invaded my bedroom. I was trying to sleep one night, when I heard voices whispering near my bed.
I screamed for my parents. We looked everywhere but we couldn't find the source of the whispering. I tried to go back to sleep, but the whispering began again.
I don't know how many times my parents came to my bedroom that night, but we finally discovered that an old radio in my room that had always been broken had suddenly begun to work. The voices had been a radio announcer and singers -- not space aliens.
That terrifying experience left a lasting impression on me and helped create a lifelong interest in UFOs and alien life forms. I even researched and wrote a book about them: How to Catch a Flying Saucer. I interviewed UFO witnesses, visited UFO archives in both the US and UK, and drew some conclusions about UFOs.
Here are a few stories from the book.
Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind
Tips for having a UFO Encounter