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UFO Sighting Report




Gouda, Netherlands


Encounter of three small beings squatted at the waterside (at first I thought kids) in the middle of the night, one looked up and had eyes emanating soft-tone white light and telepathically "told me" not to be afraid, to move on, and to forget about this.

Date Reported:

10/6/2012 8:45:34 AM

Sighting Time: 

between 2 and 4 am



No. of Witnesses: 



10 to 12 seconds

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The creatures were like small children, maybe 1.5 meters high, had slightly bigger heads than children that age/hight, wore black clothing, no details could be seen (partly due to the darkness I think), and the one that looked at me had relative large eyes emanating a soft tone white light.

Size of Object(s)

See above

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

See above

Description of Area / Surroundings

Urban, residential area, densely populated. No special features like bases, power plants, etc.

Full Description & Details

On a summer night, when I was about 20 years old, I was riding my bike going home after having spend some time downtown with friends in a bar. My parents live about 15 minutes by bike from the town center. It was somewhere between 02.00 am and 04:30 am (as it is a long time ago I can not remember some of the details about date and time), summer, and, off-course, dark. I was riding back home alone and when maybe some 2 of 3 minutes before I would arrive at my parents house I had to cross a road, a separated bike-lane, which I had to go up in the wrong direction for some 20 meters in order to get to a small wooden bridge I had to take to cross a little canal. This road is illuminated at night by the typical yellow light of natrium streetlights. As a result of this it was not completely dark around the bridge. At the other side of this short and small bridge there is a walkway continuing ahead from the bridge's end. To the direct left of the end of the bridge there is a field of grass, bordering the canal which, even more to the left, opens out to a pond. Behind this field of grass there is a multistory apartment building (flat), mostly for the elderly. To the right of the bridges end there are houses. All together it is a residential area, a good neighborhood.

When entering the bridge I noticed some squatted figures directly left of the bridge's end at the water side. They (3 of them) were looking at the water or at the ducks sleeping on the water. I was VERY surprised and stopped my bike on the middle of the bridge. My immediate thought was: "Who the hell is sitting here at the water side, looking at the water or the sleeping ducks in the water, in the middle of the night???" And directly after that thought: "What the hell, they look like children! Who is allowing their children to be out here so late???". At the moment I "finished" that thought, one of the little figures at the water looked up to me and scared the living daylight out of me, because it's large eyes were emanating a soft tone white light. I almost panicked as I came to grips with the realization that this was something completely different than what I first thought the situation was. At that moment this being that was looking directly at me "told" me, telepathically (there was no sound at all), that "there is no need to be afraid", "move on and go home", and "you will not remember this". That simple. Just three short messages, planted in my brain, as if they were speaking to you. And the most weird thing about it: I did exactly as this being told me. Almost as if under their control. Automatically. I started biking again, rode to my parents place, parked my bike in the shed, and went inside and got to bed. I slept well but when I woke up I started to remember what had happened that night. I didn't dare to speak about it with my parents, but went back to see if I could find any traces at the spot where I saw these figures/beings. Unfortunately there was nothing there. The whole incident that night on the bridge took some 10 to 12 seconds I guess.

I kept this experience to myself for some time. Eventually I told some of my best friends about it. I never reported this to anyone before. This is the first time. One of the reasons I do so now is that - as a scientist/academic myself - I found most of the sites or organizations you can report things like this to are of questionable reputation/seriousness. Also I did not want to put my position as a government employee at risk (I can tell you what I work for now, but not what I did in the past). I still do not want to get into trouble (and have a lot to lose), so I ask you kindly not to make my identity known to others.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?


Witness Background


Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I was raised to have an open mind. As a result of that I have read a lot about unexplained phenomena, but also on many other subjects. However, I am a bright and clear minded person, and possess a healthy amount of skepticism. I usually have to see before I believe, or something must clearly be possible of likely by reason/arguments. I think 95% of UFO reports can be explained conventionally, but the remaining 5% are (still) unidentified, which does not automatically mean it is of alien origin.

Other Comments

Scientifically trained (academic), been in the military, have worked for the government (national level), presently employed as a manager at the municipality government level.

Reported Sighting? 


Your Location: 

Maastricht, Netherlands



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