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we may be living in a muscle cell of an animal which is extending in the current moment so thats where inflation is coming from.
Or in other words, do aliens on other planets wonder about the true origin of those pesky, yet outstanding physics bending UFOs flying in their skies?
Yes indeed, that exact misperception can and does happen. I can't say they're all planes of course, probably not but at least some certainly are. I remember a case here on ATS where someone posted a video of a UFO that hovered for several minutes, and it didn't make a sound, at least not any that the person making the video could hear. It was just there in the air motionless, hovering.
originally posted by: ch1n1t0
Are these planes and drones, even when they hover few hundred feet in front of you without making a squeek?
They said it was the size of a two story house, and what immediately came to mind for a size match was a rigid hull airship or blimp. When they said it hovered for a long time and wither made no noise at all or some heard a faint hum, again I thought blimp.
originally posted by: ch1n1t0
I am quite curious to see what you think they saw, if you shared your suspiciouns, it’d be highly appreciated. A u2u would be just as fine, if you do not intend on expressing theories publically that you are not sure about. Also, thanks for linking to the Illinois case, rewatching the docu atm.
So he thought that matched a lot of aspects of his sighting but not the exceptional speed. When you dig into the details of the Illinois case, it's really difficult to confirm any exceptional speed from the witness descriptions which are rather vague. Even the reconstructions didn't result in any thing supersonic and they didn't report any supersonic booms.
For years now, Crave's Eric Mack has been telling the story of the UFO he saw over a decade ago. Turns out he's probably had it all wrong that whole time...
It appeared to be a large, triangular craft that hovered less than 1,000 feet off the ground, blotting out the stars and leaving only the flashing white and red lights on each point of its three-sided form. It was silent, but as I've told the story over the past 14 years, I saw it quickly move in one direction, then the other, banking with incredible speed and agility before disappearing...
In fact, one of the more infamous triangular UFO sightings in recent memory took place around that time just outside of St. Louis. On January 5, 2000 -- within a few months of my own sighting and just a few hours' drive to the west -- seven people, including four police officers, reported seeing a giant triangle with lights at the corners. According to the resulting police report, it was described as "a very large flying object...flying very low from 500 to 1,000 ft., and was flying very slowly. The object was making no noise."...
I first heard those transcripts read out loud on an October 7 episode of Skeptoid, a weekly science and skepticism podcast I often listen to, and my ears perked up, especially when I realized the date and geographic region matched up with the year and rough area of my own sighting. Skeptoid had arrived at a different, more mundane explanation for the odd triangular craft, however...
Skeptoid suggests another type of flying machine... but that I had never seen mentioned as a possible explanation, perhaps because it is so non-threatening and mundane: blimps.
The size, flashing lights and flight path of many of the triangular UFOs spotted in Illinois and Missouri while I was in college match the description of blimps in overnight transit between events in Indianapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City.
Interestingly, back then some local reporters did check with the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA actually cited advertising blimps as a likely explanation for the strange sightings, but it seems to have been buried by more sensational narratives involving alien craft or secret military testing, which I now know rarely happens outside of specific testing grounds in places like Nevada or here in New Mexico.
But one thing doesn't fit, right? What about the sudden, quick motions of the triangular craft observed by my colleague and myself, as well as other witnesses?...
And it's just as big a letdown as the realization that my top-secret military craft or alien UFO may have been just a blimp: it also could have been two blimps.
Two blimps flying in a formation or at least both visible from my perspective -- which was inside a car traveling at 60 miles per hour at 5 a.m. -- could easily explain what I saw when you factor in that some of the lights were blinking and that I was pretty groggy from just waking up.
Also, there were definitely no sonic booms accompanying movements that seemed to be a huge craft covering a few miles in a split second. In fact, traveling a mile per second -- which would be a very conservative estimate for the perceived motion of my UFO sighting -- would equal more than five times the speed of sound. Yet the huge craft remained silent as it appeared to make these maneuvers, which leads me to think in retrospect now that it never actually made them.
So to everyone whom I've spooked over the last 14 years or so with my tale of a UFO the size of a football field stalking small Midwestern communities, or of the insane new military technology that might be flinging it across the skies, mea culpa.
Writing in the St. Louis Riverfront Times three months after the incident, reporter William Stage said he'd been advised by the FAA that the object reported was an advertising blimp. The American Blimp Company, since acquired by Van Wagner Airship Group, was the largest operator in the region, and still is nationwide. It only took me two phone calls to Van Wagner to learn that the 20+ year veterans there have heard all the UFO stories so many times they've forgotten more than they remember. Of the St. Clair incident, one veteran told me "Everyone in the airship industry knew what it was, but the news still reported it as a UFO."