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Some Things Are Just Not Discussed

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 08:13:49 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 08:13:49 -0500
Subject: Some Things Are Just Not Discussed

Source: The Tri-Valley Herald - Pleasanton, California



Some Things Are Just Not Discussed

I ran into Don Hewitt recently in downtown Pleasanton and asked
if he had a story for my column.

"Sure," he said, "but I don't expect you to believe it."

Don explained that only a handful of people had heard the story
he was hesitant to tell.

In fact, what he finds interesting is not so much the story -
 which happened to him and two friends in 1991 - but how people
like him and his friends will choose not to talk about an
incident others won't believe.

"What the heck are you talking about?" I asked him.

Don told me that he and his buddies were up in Washington state
driving at night along the Columbia River when something caught
their attention.

"We pulled over, got out of the car, and watched what was
clearly a UFO hovering brightly just across the river," Don

"After a few moments, it zipped away like a scene from a sci-fi
movie. We just stood there and stared for a while."

Eventually, he and his friends got back in the car and drove on
without saying anything.

"What could we do?" said Don, shrugging his shoulders. "When you
discover we're not alone in the universe, you don't just start
telling everyone."

People who know Don Hewitt, who works in the software industry,
and whose wife, Frances, works for the Pleasanton Downtown
Association, will tell you he's not the type to make up a story
like this. And he's not the type to float conspiracy theories.

In the several years I've known him, he has never mentioned
terms such as "UFO" or "Area 51" or even "Art Bell." And he's
had plenty of opportunities, since our social calendars line up
quite often.

"It's just human nature not to talk about that evening," Don

"It's easier than dealing with people who assume we're mistaken
or who just can't believe us."

Jim Ott is the CEO of a community credit union and an English
professor at Las Positas College. He welcomes your comments and
interesting stories. Contact him at jott.nul

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