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Heading back to Switzerland this week for more “Internat Adventures”, now on Chapter Four. (Please pardon the “creative punctuation” in order to stick to the sentence limit.)

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Preamble: [1968] For the rest of the Fall semester, Vaughan and I continued to meet, along with his sister Judy and her boyfriend Serge. We had a lot of laughs and a few thrills, but all in all, it was quite innocent. Well, except for the fact that we were breaking the rules and sneaking out.

Something happened one chilly Autumn night that sticks in my mind to this day. We had congregated in our room, (larger than most, with three beds), for an evening of “girl talk”; one of our regular, impromptu pyjama parties.

I went to the windowsill to grab a yogurt (they kept cold there), where something caught my eye. It was a round bright light, bobbing through the trees. Puzzled, I blinked and looked again. Now there were several lights, moving slowly among the branches; what were they? My friends saw them too and called the girls from other rooms to look; even Fraulein Karin, (the house mother), came in. We watched until they disappeared from view.

Mesmerizing! Much discussion followed. Could these have been actual UFOs? We’ll never know, because the mystery remained unsolved, despite a write-up in the paper.


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Complete series HERE

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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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28 thoughts on “#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; JUL. 21/13

  1. The series look good. Love the UFO part. But what if they’re actually orbs? You know, ghosts. LOL

    1. Haha! We’ll never know James, but, I’m leaning towards aliens. Too bad that mystery wasn’t solved, because I still wonder sometimes, 45 years later. Thanks for visiting and welcome to The Den. 🙂

    1. Very true, Caitlin. 🙂 I’m leaning more towards alien visitors myself, but, who knows? Life goes on… Thanks for visiting.

    1. We were pretty freaked out about it at the time. Even to this day, I wonder sometimes what they could have been. Thanks for visiting, Millie. 🙂

    1. We were definitely a bit freaked out Susan, but, like typical teenage girls, our thoughts soon turned back to boys. 🙂 Seriously though, I still think about it sometimes and wonder.

  2. Wild. You guys must have been a mix of feelings that night. I’m kind of thinking they were UFOs, but that’s crazy, right? lol 🙂

    1. Not so crazy! I’ve always been open to that idea but, we’ll never know for sure. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by, Sidney.

    1. Yes and this was a HUGE uncertainty. To this day I still wonder about it, sometimes. Thanks for visiting, Sue Ann. 🙂

  3. And you never had any clue what those were?? I saw a weird thing once, right in the bright blue sky, a tiny thing that my mind said was silvery and rotating. Have no idea either what that was, but like you, I’ll never forget it. Personally, I’m very much hoping both of us saw alien ships 😀 😀 😀

    I love the tone of these excerpts. Your voice is clear and each snippet reads like you’re sitting across from me and we’re chatting.

    1. No; we never heard anything more about them, other than that short blurb in the paper and the house mother didn’t mention any further news either. In those days, our attention spans were pretty short and mostly focused on boys, so, we soon moved on to other concerns. 🙂 Always stayed in the back of my mind though, which is open to the possibility of life on other planets and travelling space aliens. I was fascinated by “Chariots of the Gods”. Interesting that you saw something equally unexplained Marcia. It means a lot that you like my writing style as well. Thanks for visiting and have a great week. 🙂

    1. Nope; definitely not flashlights and I still wonder to this day what they were. I always strain to find logical explanations for everything, so it drives me a little nuts, not knowing. Thanks for visiting Cindy and have a great vacation! 🙂

  4. You were there and saw UFO’s. Yes you did. Forget logical explanations and let yourself open up to the experience and what might have happened next. WOW! Debbie, thanks for this excitement to earthbound friends.

    1. I always look for logical explanations, so to this day, it drives me a little nuts, not knowing what they were! Thanks for visiting Charmaine and have a great week. 🙂

  5. Fascinating experience, must have been quite spooky at the time. Too bad you were never able to find out any more! Intriguing excerpt today for sure!

    1. We were definitely freaked out and I still wonder to this day what those could have been! Thanks for visiting Veronica. 🙂

    1. It’s always stuck in the back of my mind and drives me a little nuts that I’ll never know what they were! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Gemma. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. That is sooooo neat! Isn’t it weird how our brains try to find a rational and logical reason we saw what we saw, even while we know, there is no rational and logical reason… 🙂

    You know, we really didn’t have yogurt in my neck of the woods until the 1980s. 🙂 But I do know about cold windowsills. 🙂

    Good 8!

    1. Yes, I always try to find logical explanations for everything, but none were forthcoming here. Freaky! Switzerland was my first experience with yogurt and it was SO good! We were allowed to go shopping once a week and always stocked up; all flavours! 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Teresa.

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