When I was a child my dad frequently traveled for work, and in nights he was away I’d sleep in my parents’ bed with my mom. One night when I was about eight or nine years old and I asleep in their bed, I was startled awake and drawn to the window. Through the window sheers, I saw a really bright white light from up above. At first I thought it was an airplane, but I quickly realized that was impossible: there was absolutely no sound. But what I saw was a round, white saucer-shaped object hovering above. And its altitude was far lower than that of a plane. I just stood there trying to figure out what the object was, and if it was even real, and mostly why I had been awakened.
The following morning, I vaguely remembered the event until I heard a radio announcer mention there would have been several reports of an unexplained object seen overnight. I was immediately shocked, then afraid and finally, really afraid. What did it mean? At that moment, I knew aliens were real. Scary? Yes!