The 1960s was a time at the height of the UFO phenomena as regular UFO sightings and phenomena of this nature were being reported all over the world. And as with most UFO sightings and abductions they were not in the city but out in the country. This particular account is of a young farm boy named Kenny Ruxpin who lived on the Canadian prairies.
October 14, 1963, a young boy named Kenny Ruxpin looked outside his window into the sky to see if it was a clear night to look at the stars. Much to his excitement it was just such a night. He glanced at his bedroom clock, it was 2 a.m.; his parents would be sound asleep. Kenny grabbed his telescope and put on his shoes, jacket and headed out into the night. He quickly crossed over the farmyard and headed to his favorite hiding spot which was a towering spruce tree. He then started to climb the rungs he had built into the spruce. About two thirds of the way up he had built himself a treehouse with a roof hatch. Once he reached the treehouse he crawled inside it, popped open the hatch and set up his telescope to observe the stars.
But Kenny was about to observe something else as a purple light approached him from the sky. He watched it as it moved in a series of zig zagging motions. Kenny then became alarmed as it grew bigger and then in a flash the dazzling purple light morphed out like an orb. He became disoriented and began to see all sorts different colors and strobing lights. He fell on his back and all he could remember was the feeling of his soul being sucked from his body and taken away to another dimension.
Kenny was not sure how long he had left his body but when he reunited with himself he believed that he was paralyzed for about ten minutes before he could resume movement. He then looked around and initially thought that he had merely fallen asleep in his treehouse. He then climbed down the rungs and entered his room and looked at his clock. It was 2:30 a.m. It felt like he had been away forever but it had only been for a half hour.
He then went to sleep but woke up several times in the night from vivid dreams of colors and a world of unseen design and dimension. The next morning he felt compelled for the first time in his life to draw and paint with watercolors. He picked up his mother's set of watercolors and despite never having drawn or painted before he proceeded to draw and paint the most unbelievable, fantastic and stunning abstract designs the world had ever seen. His parents were shocked and asked him where he got the ideas and how he had learned to paint so beautifully. He then told them what had happened last night and they looked at him in disbelief. They were skeptical but also curious as to where his newly found artistic powers had been acquired. He explained to them that this was what saw when he was abducted and randomly these images and colors would come back to him in a series of revelatory images.
He continued to draw and every night during the month of October he slept in his treehouse high atop the earth, hoping to meet his abductors again. Then on the night of October 31, 1963 the purple light reappeared and he was again sucked out of his body. Again he awoke in the tree house, climbed down and then headed back into the house to go to sleep.
A couple of weeks later his parents asked him why he had stopped drawing and painting. He asked them what they were talking about. They then showed him the paintings he had done and he looked at them in bewilderment and asked who had done them. Suddenly his artistic genius
was gone. He then told them about a purple light he had seen above his tree house last night how he had blacked out for a period and the next thing he knew he woke up in his bed, but remembered nothing else.
What really happened to Kenny Ruxpin? One day he was able to masterfully paint another dimension that he claimed he had been abducted into and then only weeks later he no longer could remember any of it and had lost all of his artistic talent.
Kenny is now in his thirties and still lives on the farm with his parents and every warm night he sleeps up in the treehouse hoping to be abducted once again and regain his magical artistic powers.