originally posted by: Blue Shift
I was just pondering this question after reading again about the Mothman and how it has been suggested that the Mothman appeared as a kind of
harbinger to the Point Pleasant bridge collapse. Is there any study of the data that shows an increase in UFO sightings and reports happening before
significant historical events? That might be a good indicator of source and intent.
I suppose the hard part of determining any real correlation would be deciding what constitutes a "significant historical event." Sometimes history
takes a while to unfold, and a small seemingly insignificant thing can snowball to produce something earth-shattering. The Point Pleasant bridge
collapse, for instance, might qualify as a "significant event," but it wasn't all that devastating, really. Unless somebody died in the collapse who
would have later in the future gone on to do something big. Who would know?
Anyway. Just thought I'd loft this out there.
I would like to think that UFO's are observing significant historical events because I had a close encounter where I was observed (well, at least my
movements were followed by its window).
I was pre-teen at the time and was taking a bush track, beside a creek, in a reserve near to my home.
The track was about 12 feet higher up than the creek level and had been put in as a fire break. Both the track and creek were in a 'cut-out' or small
valley with bushland rising on either side.
My eye-line was slightly above the mid-line of the craft when I noticed it (it was silent and I must have walked some way towards it along the track
before being aware of its presence).
It rose slightly during the encounter and rotated as I skirted around it on the track (it was above the creek).
I would estimate that it would have been about 20 feet in diameter and 5 feet high at it's thickest. It was metal, like brushed aluminium and I
couldn't see any seams or rivets. It was almost the fairly classic 'lens shaped' UFO but it was also a bit like a squashed teardrop with the thin edge
to its rear. Definitiely complex curves and aerodynamic. It had a 'tail' that stuck up at the back and two small 'winglets' sticking out horizontally
and a bit 'up' as well, at the back. Like early NASA 'flying wing' designs but probably looked more circular or oval from the top.
There was a conical 'spike' sticking up about 3 feet from the 'tail', which I felt was an aerial. The 'window' at the front, was rectangular (as
rectangular as could be expected on such a curved surface). It was about 10 inches high and wrapped probably around 7 feet of the front of the craft.
It had rectangular corners, too, no signs of rounding like with a conventional aircraft. The window was dark and I couldn't see any details within but
its surface was reflective, like glass, and it followed the curves of the craft very smoothly.
There was no noise and the water of the creek below it wasn't disturbed, or any more turbulent than the natural flow over the rocks would cause.
The whole encounter was very silent I know that because the sound of my shoes crunching the gravel of the track seemed loud. I remember trying to
tread carefully, lest I 'disturb' the craft. I also didn't sense any heat or anything coming from the craft. There was actually no sense of 'presence'
and I don't think the craft was 'manned'. I actually felt as though perhaps it wasn't really 'there' at all?
When it moved, the movements were very controlled and deliberate. There was no wobble or sudden jerks. If you have ever watched a 'steadycam'
mechanism, it seemed to move like that.
After some time (minutes?) the craft turned its window away from me and appeared to recede into the distance. This was, of course, impossible due to
the close terrain. It just got smaller or more distant and then was gone.
At the time, I felt that I had been specifically observed (I was alone in an isolated 'bush' location) and could discern no other reason for the
But the feeling of my personal significance in the encounter could have been just my ego. It could have been that they were there for some other
purpose and I just stumbled across it at random.
edit on 4/1/2018 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)