Sunday, October 11, 2009

Alien Beings - Michelin Man

The following extract is taken from the “Personal Biography” page of my website.

When I was 13 or 14 (in 1962/1963), I was at boarding school in Newbury, Berkshire, just 2 miles from Greenham Common Air Base. One day a friend decided to run away. The night she did this I was concerned for her safety and, after 'lights-out' I watched from my dormitory window. It would have been sometime after about 9.00 p.m., and I watched for a long time. I saw her go down the long drive, (at least the length of two hockey pitches), and disappear out of sight.

For some reason I stayed watching the main road that ran past the end of the school grounds. Suddenly, on the road, looking to my left, I saw a very tall figure that can only be described as a 'Michelin Man'. It must have been tall due to the distance involved, and the fact that I had such a clear view. I watched as it walked up the slope of the road to the crest of a hill, and out of sight.

I remember thinking that someone must be on their way to a fancy dress party, but how strange they didn’t go by car, and what would the other traffic on the road think of them. At the same time I didn’t actually recall seeing any traffic at all on the road; usually always busy, being a main link into, and through, the town.

The other strange thing is that although I was now feeling cold I don’t remember going back to bed. I simply remember being back in bed again. I was not asleep during this experience; it is still crystal clear and an absolute reality. I have no explanation for it.

In those days Michelin tyres may have been advertised on TV but at school we did not have TV, nor did we have TV at home so, if the advert was on I could not have seen any such advert at that time.

And the point of this blog post? To see if anyone can come forward with either an explanation, or a sighting that they too may have experienced.


Regan Lee said...

Kithra, thanks for your interesting post. I love reports of experiences like yours... your story reminded me of one I had as a child. I did a painting of it and posted a photo of it on my blog Saucer Sightings:

It wasn't white, but shaped and large like the Michilin Man.

Regan Lee said...

Oh, and wanted to say too, that there are many stories out there, like yours, that involve weird beings or animals that seem to act as "distracters" -- during a liminal type experience, which could very well be, or include, UFOs.

Emperor said...

We covered various "Michelin Men" encounters back in 2007 - they seemed to have fun scaring the French in 1950s - 1960s and the interesting thing is that it fits in with the timing of your experience.

Kithra said...

Thanks, Emperor. I just checked out your link and was fascinated to read those accounts. Although I did notice that most of them were about "small" Michelin Men, whereas the one I saw must have been extremely tall given the distance at which I saw him. Also thanks for adding my own sighting to the comments on your article.

Regan Lee said...

Thanks to you both for your input and insights -- and inspiration!

Kithra, I was taken aback by some of your experiences on your blog in the longer article; because some of them are similar to my own. . . and, as always when someone shares their personal, esoteric story openly, I am both appreciative and honored that an individual is willing to risk ridicule and being vulnerable. . .

Kithra said...

Regan, I'm actually relieved to know that I'm not the only person who has had such similar experiences. So it's good to know that we share some of them.

As for having written them up openly for anyone to read ... I don't mind what people think. If they think I'm crazy then so be it. If they want to ridicule me I don't have a problem with that either because, at the end of the day, that's their problem and not mine. Also, I'm what you call in the USA a Senior, so I've seen enough of life not to care about people possibly laughing at me.

And, for those who know me, (and my writings), they also know that while I believe in the possibility of UFOs and Aliens, I've yet to come across any really convincing evidence. I keep an open mind :)