Mom screamed and Dad held her as they watched the UFO blink out-of-sight. Both were in shock realizing nothing could be done.
Soon, sirens began to shriek across the Air Force Base; a notification of the otherworldly intruder, alerting personnel of the coming lockdown. By this time neighbors began to fill their backyards, some looking towards the darkening sky, others trying to comfort the distressed parents.
Talk was sparse — and what words could be heard — were so quietly whispered that they were nearly inaudible. Unaware of any trouble, Tommy crawled from Tippy’s doghouse and joined everyone examining the nighttime stars.