UFO Story: Lifetime of Extraterrestrial Encounters
Article by Becca Martin-Brown April 5, 2020 (nwaonline.com)
• Terry Lovelace had a career as a trial attorney and staff lawyer with the office of the Attorney General. Before that he was a medic in the US Air Force. He has a family and has been married for 46 years. He seems to be a stable, well-adjusted person. But Lovelace has also written of his experiences with “entities not from Earth” in his 2018 book: Incident at Devil’s Den: A True Story.
• Because of these recurring episodes, Lovelace has been diagnosed with PTSD twice in recent years. He says that writing his book and speaking at public conferences has been therapeutic for him. And speaking at UFO conferences has largely been a positive experience. He insists that these alien encounters are true. “If you think I’m a liar,” says Lovelace, “there’s nothing I can do to change that. Have a nice day.”
• Lovelace had long suffered from nightmares, and he hated being in wide-open, exposed places. But it wasn’t until he was jogging in 2012 that he noticed that whenever he’d hit the 2-mile mark, a place just above his knee would go numb. Medical tests revealed an unexplained piece of metal the size of a fingernail implanted in his leg. There was no entrance scar. He had no memory of ever being injured there. He’d never had surgery.
• When Lovelace was about 8 years old, he started seeing ‘little monkey-like people’ in his bedroom at night. As an adult, he would see UFOs, sometimes when he was alone, sometimes with his Air Force buddy, Toby, or his wife.
• In 1977, Lovelace was stationed at an Air Force base in Missouri. One day, he and Toby made the unusual decision to go camping at Devil’s Den State Park in in Arkansas. They found a remote spot on a summit, pitched a tent, and settled in for an evening of sky watching and taking photos of animals and the beautiful scenery. 24 hours later, Lovelace and his friend believe they were taken aboard a spacecraft before being returned to the campsite. Says Lovelace, “[W]hatever they did to me, Toby got a double-dose of it.” The two men never spoke about it, except when Lovelace reassured Toby that he wasn’t crazy and it really did happen as he remembered it.
• Now that Lovelace has written a book and spoken at UFO conferences, he says that something about his story seems to resonate with his audience members. He’s received some 1,300 emails from people who claim they too have had experiences with ETs. “There’s a core group of about 700 that really ring true,” Lovelace says. “There’s a certain commonality that runs through them. They start by saying, ‘You’re not going to believe this’ — and then they tell me unbelievable stories that I absolutely believe.”
• [Editor’s Note] Apparently, Lovelace remembers a triangular UFO craft. This casts doubt that it was actual extraterrestrials that abducted him and his friend. It sounds more like a “MILAB” or ‘military abduction’ using the Air Force’s TR3B craft, with a little mind control thrown in for good measure.
It’s hard to dismiss Terry Lovelace as a crazy man. He was an EMT and medic in the Air Force, earned a law degree from the University of Michigan, worked as both a defense attorney and in the offices of the attorney general — oh, and he’s been married to the same woman for 46 years and raised a reportedly happy and functional family.
Lovelace says he never intended to tell the rest of his story — or to write a book about it — until he took up jogging in 2012. Although he’d always suffered from nightmares and hated being in wide-open, exposed places, it was then he noticed something about his body he couldn’t explain. Every time he’d hit the 2-mile mark, a place just above his knee would go numb. Finally, medical tests revealed an unexplained piece of metal the size of a fingernail implanted in his leg.
It wasn’t shrapnel; he’d never been in active combat. He’d never been through surgery. There was no entrance scar. And he had no memory of ever being injured — or did he?
Lovelace is the author of “Incident at Devil’s Den: A True Story” and one of the speakers on the roster at the 33rd annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, which has been rescheduled for July 24-26. What happened at Devil’s Den in 1977 was the worst event in a lifetime of interactions with what he believes are entities not from Earth.
“I want to be clear from the start,” he says in the introduction to his book, published in 2018. “I’m not on a mission to change your mind about the topic of UFOs or the existence of alien life. … I planned to take my story to my grave.” But having started to tell it two years ago this month, when his book came out, Lovelace says the experience of speaking at UFO conferences has largely been positive.
“After 40 years of speaking to juries, I have zero anxiety speaking in front of people,” he says. “I just tell my story as honestly as I can without embellishment. People appreciate it, and something about the story seems to resonate with them.”
He has also received some 1,300 emails from people who claim they too have had experiences with ETs.
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