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S y n o p s i s
This is my true story. Terry Lovelace, a 64 year-old lawyer and
former assistant attorney general. In 2012 a routine x-ray of my
leg found an anomalous bit of metal the size of a fingernail with
two tiny wires attached. What followed were horrific nightmares,
spontaneous recall and intrusive thoughts surrounding a 1977
camping trip I took with a friend to Devils Den State Park in
Northern Arkansas. For fear of losing my job and my standing in
the legal community I've kept this secret for 40 years. But the
2012 discovery of this object, one and one-half inches deep in my
thigh, initiated a flood of nightmares I could not control.
My poor health and the horrific memories were the catalyst to
come forward and finally disclose what happened back in 1977. My
friend and I were on a two-day camping trip to photograph eagles
and wildlife. Rather than stay in the campground we chose to drive
deep into an isolated area and set-up our camp on a high plateau
that offered a scenic view of the wilderness. Late in the evening
of our first night in camp a group of three very bright stars in
the western sky caught our attention. Arranged in a triangle
configuration we speculated as to what it could be? We eliminated
aircraft lights due to the triangle configuration. Then it moved.
The three stars rotated as if on an axis and slowly ascended
upward. As it rose the three points of light spread apart, each
equidistant to the others.
The stars grew larger and brighter. As the triangle passed over
stars they would blink-out for a moment and then blink-back again
as it moved over them. The area inside the triangle was black,
darker than the night sky. As the points expanded they were
eventually devouring entire fields of stars as it traveled higher
and moved closer to our camp. It eventually halted directly over
us. It was huge. A third of the sky was covered by this black
triangle overhead without a single star in between the three
points. It was as if someone had cut an enormous triangle out of a
sky filled with a billion stars. It descended until it was about
thirty feet over the floor of the meadow. The size of the object
was unbelievable. Each side of the triangle was a city block in
length. I estimated its height at fifty feet or more.
The size of a five story office building it sat motionless above
the floor of the meadow. What followed was a horrific abduction
experience. We both suffered badly from burns and dehydration and
were hospitalized for two nights. I was interviewed by special
agents from the USAF Security Police's "OSI" or Office of Special
Investigations. They mistakenly believed I had photographed the
object and I was viciously interrogated by two of their special
agents. They demanded my film. My home and car were searched by
consent and I was hypnotized to assist my recall. It was a
nightmare that left my wife and I sour on the whole UFO and the
allegations surrounding our experience.
I never intended to tell anyone. But the events of 2012 opened a
door to memories about the abduction experience I had long
forgotten and had no desire to even remember. In 2016 and in poor
health I decided it was the right time to disclose everything I
knew and everything we experienced. The piece of metal in my leg
was the genesis of this story. There is so much more that
B i o
Terry Lovelace is a six-year veteran of the USAF. He completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Park University in 1979. He later earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School, TMC campus in Lansing, Michigan. He passed the Michigan Bar Examination on his first attempt.
His legal career began in private practice, handling a variety of civil litigation and criminal defense cases. He entered public service as an Assistant Attorney General and later as General Counsel for LBJ Tropical Medical Center in the US Territory of American Samoa. He retired in 2012 as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont.
Click on the thumnails below to enlarge. All images below are
used with permission and are copyrighted and are not to be used anywhere without
permission. Terry Lovelace 2018. Copyright.
Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB) April 1975 - Kilo 5 missile site.
"Backyard" was drawn in late 1978 when I had visitors. They just dissolved before reaching the fence - 4 ft. high.
This is my 2017 drawing of "Betty" Crude, but drawn at 3:30 AM when scared.