My father (name withheld) was a Sr. engineer at Morton/Thiokol in Karnak, TX from late fifties to 1983 when he died. He engineered missiles and rockets. One night ~ 3 am, he and another man were on a launch pad at Thiokol. They were surrounded by orbs of lights. They were of many brilliant colors of whites, blues, yellows, etc. There was no noise from them. One of the men had a polaroid camera and took pictures of the event. I was told by my father's best friend at that time, it was my father who snapped the pics. The next morning they both were flown to DC to be debriefed. The pics were confiscated and they were threatened by the gov to shut up about this event. Supposedly, the MIB came to our home. I don't remember the event as I was 8 or 9 years of age then. My father told me about the story because he thought a kid wouldn't remember or pay attention. I heard everything. I did a book report in 3rd grade on Project Blue Book. My teacher said, "How do you know this information. From where did I get my source?" I answered from my father. He wasn't a frightened man, but I can tell you he strongly disliked the Project Blue Book gov organization. They threatened him. He, at that time, gave me a rock with strange properties. The rock/stone has been taken or is missing now. The stone about the size of a golf ball looked like iron ore. It was lighter than iron ore. It sat in the palm of my hand. It looked like an ordinary rock or stone; however, it was way different. It could be transformed into a rope of metallic twine. Probably about ~12 inches. I held that stone for many years. My daughter remembers the rock. But, it is now gone. Though this story is about my father and his UFO experience in ~ late 60's, I believe it has involved myself throughout the years. But, this is another story. Perhaps, many visitations from beings a few times over the years. I've never felt alone and, to add, I'm not paranoid or psychologically impaired.