Name: Lt. Col. Robert G. retired (last name withheld at the request of the witness)
Place: Zywieckie Lake, Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Date: May 22, 2006
It had been a beautiful bright day and now in the early evening Robert decided to give in to his passion of fishing. So he and his son Maciek gathered the rods and supplies and left for their favorite spot on Lake Zywieckie. The lake was nearby and they arrived at 7:20 pm.
He had retired from the military as a Lt. Colonel some time ago and became a passionate fisherman. He considered himself to be 'even keeled' and straight-headed, not prone to panic, over reaction or flights of fantasy. Robert enjoyed his family and friends and was at a great point in his life. All of this was to change and he would never be the same again.
After settling down to fish, Robert unexpectedly decided to experiment with the new digital camera Maciek had received as a gift from his parents for his first communion. He reached into his bag of supplies and took out the camera, then both he and his son began walking along the shore of the lake looking for things to photograph.
Maciek suddenly stopped and asked his father, "Did you hear that?" He admitted to himself: it was very strange sound indeed. It was high pitched, something like a whistle, and not very loud. They followed the sound making their way between shrubs and after traveling only a few meters come to a small beach. There before them was the source of the sound and Robert was stunned!
A huge shining disk, suspended in mid-air, hung over the lake. It reminded him of a flying saucer typically seen on TV.
His first reaction was to run to get away...to escape. He never gave a thought to their fishing equipment or supplies. Grabbing Maciek's hand they began to leave when his son screamed, "Dad, Stop! It is an UFO."
Robert was scared, disorientated, shivers ran down spine and he was covered in cold sweat. He couldn't breathe. He head felt empty and his brain wouldn't function. His heart was pounding madly and he realized he had to calm down, take control. Out of the corner of his eye he noticed the object moving slowly, spinning on its axis like a toy top.
Maciek turned the camera on and asked his father to take a photo. Taking the camera from his son he centered the view finder on the craft and clicked the shutter as it moved slowly to his right. "We'll show Mom," his son exclaimed.
Trance-like, the father, continued to take photos. The world was gone - only the object remained. The flying saucer had stopped maneuvering and was swinging side to side, its movements reminding Robert of a leaf floating in the air. A thought now crossed Robert's confused mind: Good God, Aliens don't exist! Just then the craft vanished. Robert hurriedly searched the sky, but there was no sign of the craft.
It was then, only then, after the craft had disappeared that Robert discovered he had wandered in the water taking pictures. He noticed people on the opposite bank and wanted to call to them...but didn't. He knew how people reacted to stories of UFOs and didn't want to become the brunt of one their jokes.
Looking at the camera he was amazed to discover that the camera's memory was completely filled and realized he had continued taking photos of the lake and the sky long after the craft had gone. He didn't actually remember taking the shots, just knew that he did.
Mentally exhausted he sat down on a tree trunk with his son and asked, "Maciek, what was it?" Gesturing with his arms to describe the object he replied, "UFO, I just said it! Let's quickly go home and tell Mom about it." We packed up the poles and gear and went home.
Maciek described the entire experience to his mother, giving her all the details. Robert, camera in hand, walked down to a friend's house that had a computer and could download the photos. Robert was happy that his friend and neighbor was so understanding. He asked if he had actually witnessed the object and then Robert told him the entire story. His friend stated that some people took this phenomenon seriously and suggested that he contact someone familiar with the subject. But, first he had to write down his recollections of the event and it is these that allow me to write his story.
UFO Sighting Over Polish Lake