Forty-three years ago a close encounter with a UFO left a couple of star-crossed teenage lovers shattered on a Long Island beach. “For over 40 years I’ve just wanted to sleep,” says Gary, who says he lost much of his ability to taste food after the close encounter he and “Jean” experienced on Long Island. “I want to sleep. I never get more than two or three hours. The bad dreams always come back….Who am I going to tell this to besides MUFON?”
by Joseph Flammer
New York Field Investigator
Reprinted from the April 2015 MUFON UFO Journal
Tonight the beach is empty. The moon is full. A warm breeze blows. Gary is necking with his girlfriend, “Jean.” They are typical Long Island kids on summer vacation. And they’re in love.
The year is 1972. The two 17-year-olds have their whole lives ahead of them. They often talk of the exciting possibilities. College is coming up. Then they’ll get good jobs. Who knows: marriage after that? Maybe even kids, later –could be!
Then the UFO came to the beach that night and struck like a cobra, poisoning their lives and destroying their plans forever.
At first the kids thought the enormous yellowish-white light was “a meteor flying above the water.” After all, they were on the beach that night not just to neck, but to view the shooting stars display of the Perseids meteor shower.