Late one evening in 2002 I was camping inside Haleakala Crater with a friend, whom I have been camping, sky gazing and looking for ships with for nearly 40 years. We were treated with a visit from afar. We were surprised to have such a close visitation and to be able to record the experience via digital camera (view photos here). This was not the first visitation or sighting in this volcano we've had. We have been watchdogs onthis mountain since the early 60's. We have had less and less sightings over the last 10-15 year's or so, since the government moved in full force, upon this mountain. Though the activity has nearly stopped we still come and look, but now we come armed with a digital camera, just in case.
Late one evening while hanging out under the star's we watched a bright light moving about in deep space but, with a strange pattern of movement. The next thing we notice, a curtain or sheet of light drop down about 50-100 feet away from us from right out of the sky. It appeared to be made up of tiny particles of fireflies or dust that was lit up. It was all moving about like dust in a windstorm. Then right behind the screen appeared a large disk that appeared to be made of the same substance as the curtain, millions of flickering fireflies in a windstorm. Everything was active energy moving all about even the disk did not appear to be solid.
The feeling that came over us was, like we were on way too much nitrous oxide. We both had uncontrollable grins on our faces and we're all wide eyed. I feel if it were not for this shield in front of us we may have been fried to a crisp. When I looked at my buddy his hair was standing straight up in the air. He looked really wild with that grin and eyes open as far as they could and his hair like that. I playfully reached over and tried to mess it up and,thousands of tiny spark's crackled and lit up on each strand of hair every time I ran my hand over his head. Normally I keep these experiences quiet, but as we approach our appointment with time as a race it's far better to let it all out in the open.