In 1994, Emily Trim was part of a group of about 60 schoolchildren, ages 5 through 12, who were at school playing outside when a massive flying vessel, along with numerous smaller vessels, appeared in the skies around them. The children recount otherworldly beings emerging from these spacecrafts after landing.
UFO encounters have long been thought by a majority of the population to be falsehoods and hoaxes. When in fact, numerous high-ranking officials across multiple governments have said that they exist and that we have indeed been visited by intelligent life-forms not of this world.
What’s unique about Emily Trim’s story is that every single student who experienced this UFO encounter retells the story exactly the same as every other student. Each detail remains consistent across some 60 different versions of what happened.
Not only were the children completely sincere in their recounting of events, but all of their drawings depicted the same type of creatures and spacecrafts, showing that each of them saw the same thing.
The case was taken quite seriously, and many prominent psychologists were brought in to analyze the children. Dr. John Mack, a Harvard psychologist and Pulitzer Prize winner, describes the experience that these children had as a literal, psychological and spiritual experience:
“It’s both literally, physically happening to a degree; and it’s also some kind of psychological, spiritual experience occurring and originating perhaps in another dimension. And so the phenomenon stretches us, or it asks us to stretch to open to realities that are not simply the literal physical world, but to extend to the possibility that there are other unseen realities from which our consciousness, our, if you will, learning processes over the past several hundred years have closed us off.”
After the encounter, many of the children were incredibly distraught and ran back into the school with tears on their face. Teachers of the school have their own account of what happened, remembering that the students were “screaming and screaming” outside during a staff meeting.
When the children were asked about the finer details of their experience, one child noted that they were telling the children to take better care of the planet. The being said they were there to tell them that we weren’t looking after the planet well enough. Then, this child suddenly had an intense vision of the world ending, explaining that “all the trees would go down and nobody would be able to breathe.”
The encounter has left more questions than answers, however. It is unsure whether or not these beings sought out the children with a message or happened across them on accident. Maybe there were here for a reason entirely different. Did they arrive specifically when they did to avoid interacting with the adults?
While the stories of children should always be taken with a bit of skepticism, the fact that 60 children all recall the same thing and have drawn similar pictures describing what happened, it’s harder to prove that somethingdidn’t happen, than it is to prove that something did.
Drawings by the children