My One and Only UFO Sighting

Hey, Ya’ll. I am excited about today’s Spooky Saturday Story blog because it is a guest blog by my friend and AMAZING author, Patricia Preston. While a personal UFO account may not seem like a “spooky” story to some, I think it counts. Frankly, if I had seen a UFO, I would find it extremely eerie and unnerving. Thus, it fits with my blog theme. Also, it’s just cool! There are photos interspersed with the text to illustrate and I have included them in the order Patricia numbered them. At the end, you will also find a great bio of Patricia Preston so you can get to know who she is.

My One and Only UFO Sighting

Guest Blog by Patricia Preston

During a research trip to Shiloh Military Park last October, I decided to walk down to the Pittsburg Landing area, which is on the banks of the Tennessee River. This area is where Grant’s army, which was transported by boat to the Shiloh area, disembarked and set up camp.

It was a beautiful fall day and not a cloud in the sky. Since it was a weekday, the park wasn’t busy and I had the Pittsburg Landing area to myself. I had my digital camera with me so I was taking a lot of photographs, one right after the other. I never heard or saw anything out of the ordinary. It was the kind of pastoral quiet you experience when you’re away from people and cars. The river was a deep blue and the woods a deep green. Except for the sound of birds, I heard nothing else.

When I got home, I unloaded my digital photos. When I was looking through them, I spotted one with something in the sky. It is something that I didn’t hear or see when I snapped the photograph.

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The next photograph was one I took 4 seconds later according to the time stamp and there was nothing in the sky.


I enlarged the thing in the sky and it is a weird shape. It is not a bird and I don’t know how it could have disappeared in 4 seconds. Plus it made no sound. I never heard any kind of sound that an aircraft or helicopter would have produced. I was standing in the same area for several minutes taking pictures and saw nothing in the sky during that time.

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Some people think it is a bird, but how would a bird disappear in 4 seconds and be flying above the trees without a wing spread? It was above the trees, not the river. It doesn’t look like a drone either.

As of now, it remains my UFO mystery. If you have any ideas, let me know!


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Author Bio

Patricia Preston is a Southerner, who loves to listen to epic music while writing. Another must-have in the writing cave is sweet iced tea. She writes in two genres, romance and humor. She writes funny short stories filled with quirky Southern characters. She also writes romance and is currently working on a on a mainstream historical romance series set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during 1814-1815. If you love romance, history, and adventure, you’ll love this series. She has also won the Lone Star Writing Competition for Historical Romance, Harlequin’s World’s Best Romances Short Story Competition, and the William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction. She’s had worked published by Carina Press, New Love Stories, Cloverdale Press, and other magazines. She is currently represented by The Seymour Agency.