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Starlight, Starbright... is an Alien Space Craft?

Updated on February 2, 2011

One spring, when I was a child, my brother and I decided there was something we really wanted.  With no birthdays or holidays in sight, we decided the best way to get it was wish upon a star.  That evening, we headed out at twilight, to await the first star

Just as the coyotes began to howl, we spotted one in the east.  It was a small, bright yellowish star, and we began to chant:

I wish I may, I wish I might. . .
I wish I may, I wish I might. . . | Source

"Starlight, starbright,

first star I see tonight,

I wish I may,

I wish I might...

It is coming this way!"

Sure enough, our star was heading straight for us at a speed much greater than that of any satellite we had ever seen.  It was on a course that would take it right over our heads and over our house.

We watched it, from it's appearing on the horizon, until it was over our heads.  Then we followed it towards the house.

Suddenly, it stopped, frozen in space.

We watched and waited.  We waited and watched, for what seemed like hours.

Stars came out and the night grew darker.  Still, we watched.

Constellations moved slowly across the sky, while our star stood still.   And we continued to watch.

Then, as suddenly as it had stopped, it began to move again.  To the north, and then around.  It circled the farm stead three times, before finally shooting off to the south.

I don't remember what we were going to wish for, but I will never forget our first star.

I wish I may
I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight
I want that star
I want it now
I want it all and I don't care how

Careful what you wish
Careful what you say
Careful what you wish
You may regret it
Careful what you wish
You just might get it
  --Metallica, King Nothing

Ivorwen, 2010.

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    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Alberich! So glad you loved it.

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful story!

      Love it!

      Bless You!

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      What a blessing, epigramman! I love seeing shooting stars.

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      10 years ago

      ....a beautiful story with a vision .....but then again you are a visionary writer and you always speak the truth in an enlightened and spiritual way ...... and last week driving home after night shift at 4 in the morning on a clear night I saw 'two' shooting stars up in the sky ..... within a span of 20 minutes of each other!

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thanks Nell. I hate not knowing what I've seen! Brothers can be so unhelpful!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, great story! I wonder what it was? I remember running into my brothers room at night when I was supposed to be asleep and I decided to look out the window instead. I saw something, but didn't know what it was and went running, my brother just yelled at me and told me to go away! I never did figure it out! cheers nell

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Acaetnna. I am glad you liked it. :)

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thanks Saddlerider. I have never doubted what I saw. My only wish concerning it was that it had been more distinct, instead of just a light in the sky.

      Thank you for the hugs and the well wishes. I don't think tinfoil would be too comfortable, even if it is warm. :D

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Do I see unheard voices, err, hear unseen voices? But of course... I have yet to see a voice. And even my children try to order me around. As to strange lights in the evening sky, the snowplows and snow machines fill my world with all sorts of strange lights and sounds...

      Wow! I never realized that the inability to see voices was the affects of UFOs. Thank you for pointing that out, DrBJ! I will have to see about lining my stocking caps with tinfoil. Does it help with the warmth factor? ;)

    • acaetnna profile image


      10 years ago from Guildford

      A brilliant read, well done.

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      10 years ago

      No doubt that is what you saw a UFO...why not? so many people have seen them. To bad they didn't lad and take you on a tour of their space ship, now that would have been something to write home about:0)) fun read,

      I hope you get all your wishes in don't need to wear a tinfoil hat..just keep looking up, you may see another one soon. V

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      drbj and sherry 

      10 years ago from south Florida

      Dear Ivorwen - Do you hear unseen voices giving you orders? Do you see other strange lights in the evening sky? No? Then you probably were not harmed by that hovering star/craft.

      But just to be on the safe side, wear your tinfoil hat when you leave your house. :)

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      No Timorous, I didn't get zapped and I wasn't scared! I was fascinated and intrigued. Thanks for stopping by.

      Thank you Wrath Warbone. I wasn't sure this story would be interesting enough, since it is not particularly sensational. :)

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      Terry Chestnutt 

      10 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Nice story. It held my interest and I think it really happened. You tell it with a very down to earth tone. That is very pleasing. Good work, and thanks.

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      Tim Nichol 

      10 years ago from Me to You

      Did you get zapped by a laser beam, and turned to stone? Waren't ya skayered? Actually though, it's interesting what you do sometimes see in the night sky. Nice little story, Ivorwen.

      BTW...congrats on your 50th hub. I'll have to get busy if I wanna keep up with you Hubbers. Cheers.

    • Ivorwen profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thanks ghomefitness! I heard the song this morning and it reminded me of the story. :)

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      10 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Good story and Metallica, up and awesome!


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