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Believer……Skeptic…….Denier. With Skeptic being the broader term, as you can have someone that believes most of what they see, and only skeptical about a few….all the way to those that accept only hand full of cases and deny all the rest.
The video popped up at 40 to 45 miles away from ownship, approached ownship at 20,000 feet of altitude level flight for about 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds) at a speed of about Mach 2. Then stopped for 2 minutes, no motion, holding altitude, then suddenly read 80,000 feet. Then 1 sweep (4 seconds) later, it was gone. No more video return.
Something like that happened to me once a long time ago.
I was listening to a police scanner and calls kept coming into dispatch about an object in a quarry near my house. Every half hour this lady would call and say she could see this "thing" in the quarry and it was what she called a UFO. This only invoked laughter from the on duty sherrifs who laughed and dismissed it. When someone else called it in, one patrol car decided to finally check it out and then another. This took a while. I had by now locked the radio on that channel and waited for further. Meanwhile I went outside and looked up at the hill that the quarry was right behind. I knew in 15 minutes I could hike up that hill and look down from a cliff at the top, right into that quarry. I was petrified. A feeling of fear came over me that was uncanny.
I kept going back inside to hear more but the radio was silent. Each time I was pulled out front to look up there I was frightened out of my wits. I grew up there. I stomped those foothills since I was a kid, day or night and was never afraid of anything. At that age we partied up there all the time right there on that hilltop with kegs and kids from high school. I knew that whole area for miles around like the back of my hand.
The quarry was a big open hole in the ground where the local cement company had begun quarrying but stopped because the grade of the cement wasn't good enough. It was a huge hole with a broad flat bottom and nothing but a few grasses growing. The lime in the grey hard packed ground was to acidic for plant growth. It was essentially bare. When I think back, I realize that it would be perfect to land in and hide.
Any way, I gave up on this until couple of hours go by when the radio again crackles but it is now the two sherrifs talking to each other outside their vehicles in or near the quarry. One is asking the other to get closer because he is well confused about something he sees but doesn't want to say. The other cop asks where and he says keep coming up the hill and meet him overlooking the quarry. At that point one of them says ( and I remember this very clearly) "Do you see that?"
The other one says. "What is that"?
Dispatch is trying to get ahold of both of them but neither seem to hear it because they keep talking to each other on their hand helds. This is back in the walkie talkie 70's. Both mens earlier joking "goose chase" tone is now deadly serious and you can hear the anxiety in their voice. Each keeps saying what is that and what do we do when they both go quiet for a minute. Then one says, well whatever it was it's gone now.
I know, what a let down. Much later one of my friends mom got me a job at a company and we worked in the same department and one day I told the story of the thing in the quarry and this woman says, I was the lady calling that in. My jaw dropped. She described being able to look out her kitchen window and see this thing in the air that settled into the quarry and she could see the glow from it and called the police and they laughed at her. So she ignored it but kept looking out her window and the glow was still there and she called in again and again to report. She did see it leave later and disappear at fantastic speed up into the sky but never heard back from the police about it. I told her my end how they were getting these calls from dispatch about the crazy lady that sees a UFO but just laughed it off.
Afer we finished telling our side to it we both fell silent. Now she knew the whole story and now I knew what she saw was something out of this world. To this day I look back and wonder if I was supposed to go up there? I was so compelled, and afraid at the same time. It went on so long and I kept hearing over and over that it "was still there". Yet I couldn't bring myself to go.
edit on 26-9-2012 by intrptr because: spelling
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This poor girl is relating a story that is about 40 years old and right away people attack her for changing or even lying about her retelling of it...
post by Zaimless
I understand the scepticism here, what I do not understand is saying I am a liar. ... I don't lie, there is no point in lying ... I am not here to prove anything. I was only sharing and experience ...If you can do nothing but berate me...Its real easy to knock down someone that is trying to figure it out ... You were not there, you did not experience it...
This is stupid, you all sound stupid. Like humans that have nothing to do but attack people ... You can call me a liar if you want, but I am not.
If the OP doesn't mind and you post your link, I'll read it. Keep in mind others will too.
We watched it. If it had started to head in towards us again…
thing is, i have gained knowledge relevant to my questions by yakking it up on the internet and in person
its not about me helping skeptics...
its about people with a common experience; that's where the barriers are the thinnest
Nice, never seen a thread summary before... Dont burn yourself out on doing em
And in that regard that is the fault of the people who troll and bash on the believers for no good reason, or the aggressive skeptics. All that does is drive the believers into the arms of each other where their beliefs can become warped with no critical thinking. If the people on the other side of the coin didn't attack them and offered alternatives or simply said 'you cant really say yay or nay but you did see something' then at least the over exuberant believers would leave it at that...
Thanks. Thankfully I have only posted 2 threads. I'll see how it goes with this one. Everybody has been very polite with great feedback/thoughts.
originally posted by: intrptr
what I hold is some are skeptical in order to dissuade people from investigating further. it might be an agenda (like Religion where UFOs and Sprits are the devil) or gate keepers that want to maintain their control instead of admitting the truth.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: eriktheawful
...what I hold is some are skeptical in order to dissuade people from investigating further. it might be an agenda (like Religion where UFOs and Sprits are the devil) or gate keepers that want to maintain their control instead of admitting the truth.