Have you ever seen a UFO? Interview #13

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“She saw it first. She jumped and shot over to the window.” The individual asked to remain anonymous so fake names are used. The first sighting involves two witnesses in Ooltewah, Tennessee in 1992. The second sighting was about three months later in the same location. Idyllopus Press: Have you ever seen a UFO? Interviewee: Yes. Idyllopus Press: Yes… Interviewee: …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" Interview #12

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“The sun can’t be down there. And I know it’s not the moon. What is that?” Idyllopus Press: Have you ever seen a UFO? Guitarist with Gold Ceiling: OK, 575. 575 Highway. Going to Blue Ridge. I was going to buy a farm. This woman I talk about, R_____, she sold property and this kind of stuff. She also wrote …

Have you ever seen a UFO? Interview #10

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“Yes, I have.” Interview with a nurse and mother of three children who saw a UFO in the Tampa Bay, Florida area as a youth. We did the interview surrounded by swirling, twirling children. Imagine sounds of rambunctious play (i.e. constant screaming, mostly joyful) in the background. Idyllopus Press: I think we’re recording now. OK, I ask three questions. And …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" Interview #8

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“No. I wish I could say yes. But, no.” The interviewee hadn’t ever seen a UFO, but was willing to talk about a powerful synchronicity in her life. Idyllopus Press: OK, recording. Do you want to be anonymous for this or first name or what? Anon: How about anonymous? Idyllopus Press: OK and I’ll take a picture of your shoe …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" #7

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“Not that I know of.” Ken is a studio owner/engineer/producer. H.o.p. (Hums an intro): This is “Mom’s Questions”. Cast, mom and me. Mom is the questioner, I am the sound man. I didn’t realize this was “Mom’s Questions”. But it is, of course, to H.o.p. And when he’s an adult and sharing with friends his childhood memories, they’re going to …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" #5

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“I have NOT seen a UFO.” Niki was my second interviewee. But that interview was lost. We arranged to speak the next day and she brought along Gretchen, her roommate. To keep an element of surprise for Gretchen, I interviewed her first, making her my fourth interviewee, then interviewed Niki again next. Because this became a serial/group interview, I’ve elected …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" #4

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“My sister says that she did. When we were very young and living in Lebanon, Ohio” I’d done Interview 2 with Niki but it hadn’t made it into the recorder, so we had planned to do the interview again the next evening. Niki showed up with her roommate, Gretchen, who was just as game, and in order to keep an …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" #3

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Ben was loading a dresser into his truck. I asked him if he’d like to do an interview. He asked what it would be about. This was only my third interview and no one had asked me what it would be about before and I wondered how best to answer that question without ruining the surprise of the first question …

"Have you ever seen a UFO?" #2

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“Maybe tomorrow is better,” I said. “I’ve not figured out the recorder yet and H.o.p.’s camera isn’t charged.” I knew an arrangement where I’d be using H.o.p.’s digital camera to capture interviews for transcription wasn’t going to work out as he is using his camera all the time and I never know when it’s going to be charging or when …