Journal: You stated that in 1980 and again in 1995 that you have had missing time events, which led to your interest in Ufology. Are you able to talk about that at this time?
Phil: Last fall I spoke about what happened for the first time in public, it was not an easy decision, along with having a reporter there from the local newspaper to cover the presentation. It was not an easy thing to do, but I chose to share what I experienced in both an attempt to better understand it and possibly help those who also experienced something they didn’t understand. These incidents occurred some time ago, and with me working in several public service positions I really couldn’t speak of it without having to answer questions I didn’t want to answer while holding these positions. So for over 30 years I have kept it to myself. Speaking of it recently lifted a weight to some extent, but there are still a lot of answers I am searching for. In joining MUFON, I have hopes of finding those answers.