It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The object of which I can only describe as 3 cylinder type shapes attached to form some sort of tripod, black in color, and about the size of a trash can.
I think it's something new that has been mounted on a telephone pole.
Interesting nevertheless especially since you wrote you've seen UFOs before. That's a big indicator that you can perceive them more than the average person or they're more willing to appear to you. So it makes me think it could have been something not produced by our civilization
Regarding UFOs, I'm starting to wonder if a lot of these sightings are a result of quantum physics, something to do with the whole observer effect. Seeing UFOs and maybe even paranormal entities is just a state of mind that some people are more susceptible to?
originally posted by: GoShredAK
That might explain why These sightings happen in broad daylight and yet there is still technically no proof.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
That's my first thought. But there's been sightings of tiny ufos for years so I'm not certain. S + F
originally posted by: Rezlooper
Cool sighting GoShred. I was wondering if at all possible to draw a simple picture of the craft and upload it. If not, that's okay, just wanted to get a better visual.
ANCHORAGE – Funding cuts to the University of Alaska system threatened the state’s unmanned aircraft development program, but a Senate subcommittee restored the nearly $1.9 million needed for fiscal year 2016.
There are still a number of steps in the legislative process before the funding is confirmed, but staff and engineers with the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) are relieved. “There’s so much potential and there is so much energy,” said Ro Bailey, ACUASI associate director, adding that the industry is being held back by a lack of federal rules that allow for commercial operations. ”The FAA doesn’t have a simple problem at all, I don’t fault them for wanting to get it right.”
The University of Alaska controls one of six test sites across the country authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help establish safe practices. ACUASI is already partnering with the industry to apply unmanned aircraft technology — like checking for leaks along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The Center’s Ptarmigan aircraft is getting ready for sea otter monitoring, sea ice mapping in Barrow and high-resolution mapping of North Slope fauna.
“I love the cutting-edge research and development,” said Sam Vanderwaal, a UAF graduate and an engineer with Northern Embedded Solutions working with ACUASI. “I think UAV’s have a lot of potential applications that are very exciting that can make our lives better and that can make our world a more efficient and interesting, exciting place.”
Mike Hatfield, the associate director for science and education with ACUASI is overseeing the work of UAF students who are developing ways to make unmanned aircraft work for industry applications. “Basically, anything you want to mount on it, anything from a GoPro to delicate scientific equipment,” said Hatfield. “Battery cases, the enclosures to keep the electronics and flight control system protected from the weather.” Bailey says one day, residents could be getting their mail delivered by an unmanned aircraft.
“Maybe instead of a mailbox on a post, you are going to have a tiny landing zone for a helicopter,” Bailey said. “Might happen taking medicine out to St. Lawrence Island.”