I am a long-time lurker, first-time poster. First, let me introduce myself -- I am a degreed mathematician who semi-retired last June. I say
"semi-retired," as it had been a dream for sometime to retire before my 35th b-day. And while I was not realistically able to completely retire, I
was able to quasi-retire, i.e., take a nice (and well-deserved) extended leave from what had been my career of 7+ years. I am now taking my sweet
time, in the process being *very* selective of how and when I re-enter the workforce.
I am happily married, live a very stable life, and
treasure the simple things. I approach things from an inherently analytical standpoint, yet *always* listen to my intuition. Okay -- enough about
About my beliefs as they pertain to what is (I believe mistakingly) called the "UFO Phenomenon." From a purely philosophical standpoint, it seems
awfully arrogant to presume, if even for a second, that we are alone in this universe. Science now seems to support this assumption, though
substantiating evidence and even speculation runs the full spectrum to the *possible* existence of microbial lifeforms to the guranteed existence of
near-countless intelligent life. Regardless of the availability of scientific data, my intuition leads towards the latter of the two. Why? Well, to
begin with, I believe the sum total of mankind's knowledge is infinitesimally small compared to what we *don't* know. I find it oddly amusing (yet
sad) that while post-modern culture warmly embraces religion in one form or another -- well over half our world's 6 billion people consider
themselves religious and take part in regular religion-based ceremonies -- that open and serious discussion of the UFO phenomenon is as stigmitized as
it is today. Considering that religion is faith-based, and that there exits more documented evidence of the exitience of UFOs and Extraterrestials
than there does the combined exitence of both George Washington and Jesus Christ, it doesn't speak all too highly of our human nature that we so
warmly embrace one while collectively shunning and stigmatizing the other. BTW, I say that the term "UFO phenomenon" is a misnomer, given the
presence and occurence of UFO-related events and activity occur on such a regular basis world-wide that in my personal opinion, there is nothing
phenomenal about it.
I myself have to date had four sightings, including one on a Cathay Pacific flight in late July 2003 which was witnessed by my wife, (at least) one
flight attendant, and the flight crew of the Hong Kong-to-LAX bound 747. My wife also witnessed one of the other events, which occurred in
mid-October this last year.
Okay -- now on to the reason of my first post:
For whatever reason, my wife and I (and I in particular) seem to have captured quite a few unidentifiable objects on camera. I have been an avid
ametuer photographer for many years now, and own a nice little collection of both digital and 35mm SLRs. Over just the past 2 1/2 months, we seem to
have collected an extraordinary amount of photographs which clearly show some object which often can be proven to NOT be a plane, balloon, or bird.
In these cases, I make no claims as to what these objects are. I just know what they are NOT. In several cases, involving a sequence of shots of the
same object, I have been able to prove -- mathematically -- that the object is unconventional, i.e., not a conventional, man-made object nor a
It has gotten to the point that family and friends to whom I have disclosed the photos say I have a "radar" for these things. I tend to disregard
any suggested personal connections as delusional, though given a long-established track record of demonstrative levels of higher-than-average
intelligence, I honestly cannot rule out that maybe, on some intuitive level, I might have a "feel" for when these things are around.
Now, let me pause for a second to clarify a couple things: First, I know some of you are already saying, "show me!" For some, this is said with a
desire to see some of the photographic evidence I have spoken of, maybe to further affirm your beliefs as they already exist. For others, this is
said with a sardonic and/or sarcastic tone. To all, let me proactively respond by saying this: It is not my place nor my desire to influence your
belief system. You all choose to believe what you will, as you have long before I ever registered and typed this post. I have nothing to proove to
any of you. Furthermore, I consider myself a man who treasures the simple things in life. I am rather protective of this, and in ackowlegdement of
the possible #storm this posted pursuit may incur, I may simply choose to fade back to oblivion after this post. After all, lurking is a two-way
mirror. By making this post, I have chosen, if just temporarily, to myself stand in front of it. However, I ask you please respect my decision to
once again step away from it should I so choose.
Secondly, though a simple man, as previously mentioned, I am also a smart man. And in acceptance of the possiblility that even the darkest conspiracy
scenarios may be true, understand this: I am no threat to anyone's agenda, period. I simply wish to possibly address some of the questions which
have crept into my head over the past couple months. My knowledge is my knowledge, period. I wish to further my own knowledge simply so that I may
make *informed* decisions as they pertain to my life, period. But this comes with a caveat -- This *is* my knowledge. And in protection of my
knowledge, all the substantiating data relevant to this post exists in more than place. I taught risk mitigation in the course of my previous career,
and trust me -- I mitigate the f&@k out of my risks, period. That having been said, I am protective of myself, and those I love. And I pride myself
in both my protective nature and my ability to provide it, period.
Okay, now for my question: Who occupies/operates the spherical (or ellipsoidal) craft that seem to range from 10'-20' in diameter? Who operates the
small (*maybe* 3' in diameter, sometimes smaller) spherical craft? Are these connected to small (1'-3') silvery disc-shape objects somehow? When
I say "who," I don't simply mean "us" or "them." I already have a strong, intuitive "feel" that it is "them." My question is which
Please, I ask that only true, insgithful (i.e., value-added) comments be made from a base of pre-existing knowledge. In other words, no speculation
-- no need to re-hash what I have already devoted much though to.
Thank you all -- though I may disagree with much I read, I truly enjoy this site, and think it plays an important role in the dissemination of
information in the 21st century. Thank you to all of you who keep this board going and filled with the subject matter you do!
[edit on 8-1-2005 by sdrumrunner]