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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
UFO's are definitely A phenomenon, it can't be dismissed as there is too many collaborating reports. But Aliens? who knows. Unless our understanding of physics drastically changes then the chances of aliens visiting our planet would be literally astronomical.
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: Caver78
Interesting view on the co opting of aboriginal observations about these "others" and one I share to an extent, but renaming to make things culturally recognizable is understandable, though I'm sure some cultural bias and condescending colonial views have some bearing on it.
But your post brought to mind an experience in the local Arizona mtns I had 25 years ago when in a group of ten nighttime hikers... we saw two ember red eyes watching us from atop a nearby stone dam. Once we realized no reflection was possible to make them shine as they were, one brave soul climbed the dam and approached the occasionally blinking red eyes.
He got to within 12 feet or so of them, froze, and then ran back towards us at top speed... creating a panic flight and all of us followed... as who wants to be left behind in the wilderness from something that sends an alpha male fleeing?
Anyway, he couldn't explain to us what happened or why he fled... in fact, he barely remembered the eyes at all and seemed "dazed" and when pressed, he fidgeted and started talking in tangents. The rest of the party promptly forgot the incident and I seem to be the only one who remembers it.
Anyway, sorry for rambling, but... red eyes!
edit to add: and I went back two days later and investigated the area. The eyes were positioned about 3.5 feet from the ground and were around 5 inches apart, and about 2 inches across each... and were over a mud flat by the pond at the top of the dam, where bird and small lizard tracks were visible, but nothing else... and the brush was dense with thick tree limbs winding through and there is no way a human could easily enter and no sign of Puma, coyote or bear... and it hadn't rained in the interim, so a puzzler unless red eyed spirit things exist.
My family has a history of all sorts of strange encounters and twenty years ago my brother woke up in the middle of the night and saw a black shadow figure of a man with red eyes standing in his doorway. The screams woke my Mom and I out of bed and we ran to his room and holy # he was freaked the hell out. I should mention that he was 18 or 19 at the time and a pretty hard core guy, so whatever he saw was bad news. But that's how it goes I suppose. Life seems normal until some interdimensional demonish peeping tom scares the bejeezus out of you for no other apparent reason than to be an A-hole.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
Well I agree that the "Golden Age of "UFOs"" has ended, and I have a theory as to why.