a reply to: cuckooold
Yeah so I've got one for you.
Driving down an open road in a rural area just a few minutes away from where I am now; I was living in a nearby town that's about 12-15 minutes away
from here. Fairly irrelevant.
I got out of town ( here ) headed home ( there ) and about 2 miles after the 'last' house in town, I note off to the right, maybe 200 yards out into
a field, maybe 75-100 feet up; a very bright light, that seemed to be producing light in a full 180 degree downward manner - as if there were a giant,
very bright light with no cover around it to direct it, with some fuselage above it that I couldn't identify...
Rudimentary assumption of light's form factor
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That painful drawing experience out of my way now --
I saw this source of light hovering over a field that's generally populated with cattle, not very far from a 'full size' electrical tower
transmitting from our local nuclear plant out to one of the other smaller cities in the area.
As soon as I noticed it something seemed off - it wouldn't make sense for a helicopter to be hanging out here at this time of night anyway ( probably
about 11 PM? ) - and if there were one out here, I still can't explain the light... So I start slowing down...
Now - I get down to about 35 from 55 fondling for my phone; which produced effectively nothing by the end, before I notice that a couple of cars are
gaining on me. Realizing that I should probably get back up to speed and stop looking like a weirdo - I get back into the throttle out to 60 and
hummed along for a couple of minutes - after which I look back in my rear view to see Nobody.
Now, the obvious questions stand - 'did they turn off the road' or 'were you going fast enough to pull away from them'? Well I'm going to gamble
a solid 'no' to both. There are a very low number of places to turn off of this road, perhaps 20 ranches between city A and city B - and I maybe
passed 4 of them during these couple of minutes. The likely-hood is minimal that two cars would be driving down this road ( that basically serves
solely as a transit between city A and city B ) and that both would turn off at one of the very limited number of ranches...
Now the second question - could I have been driving too fast for them to keep up - which I have to retort against with the statement that at 60 you
might as well be a speed bump to most folks on this road. It's generally driven at about 70 unless someone sees a cop. Sometimes faster, depending on
the hour, driver, and car.
After realizing that both cars ( if not perhaps a third one ) all disappeared - either stopped or #GawtTakkkeeeeen! - I started slowing down out of
curiosity; to see if someone would catch up. Nobody did by the time I got home at 50.
Reflecting, the whole drive, I noted that what I have to call a 'craft' could not have been a helicopter; atop the other peculiarities. While I was
watching it, I observed perhaps absolutely zero movement in the craft - when I would very much expect a 'wobble' or at least a momentary 'jog' one
way or another from a helicopter. Similarly; I saw no movement on the ground - dust or otherwise. At 75 ish feet - I have to assume that there would
have been something.
The next day on my drive by the same place, at an earlier hour, I looked off in the direction that I saw the craft, and to my shock, saw absolutely
nothing in the area that could have been what I saw. No 'construction lights' or 'stadium lights' - which would be the only thing I could think
All in all, I still don't have an explanation for this one - I wish the video on the celly would have come out - I need some GoPros on the whip (
that's a car for you old folk ).