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My Own Close Up Sighting Of A Large Orange Ball Of Light Directly Over Head

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posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: LobBazaar
a reply to: MissSmartypants



I then had the presence of mind to think I really need to pay attention to as much detail as I can before it's gone...


but not the presence of mind to tell your husband to bring a camera/phone when shouting for him to come outside? Babyboomer or not, that description of events is riddled with the kind of inconsistencies that instantly pops your post in my fiction section.


I deeply resent what you are implying. My reputation on this site is important to me and I would never post a bit of fiction and try to pass it off as real. It happened just as I stated.




posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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Great thread, thanks!

I saw a "fireball-like" spherical object over 20 years ago as well. I live in Colorado and was traveling in the northern part of the state where it's just wilderness/forests, heading to Ft. Collins on the scenic route. It was middle part of the day, sunny and I had my window rolled down because I loved the sound of "nothing". I was driving along the side of a mountain and to my left and below I saw the bright orange fireball slowly coming down in a straight line. It was dropping into the forest below and I pulled over to watch. It was about the size of a dime if held at arms length and was very pretty and solid looking. It finally disappeared into the heavily forested area and I watched for any sign of smoke or fire but saw nothing after that.

Another time, in 2007, I saw outside of Castle Rock, Colorado, 7 white globe-looking objects which had formed a circlular pattern in what seemed a very high altitude. Then they slowly started "blinking out", one by one until they were all gone. Their size was about half the size of a dime at arms length and were solid white, not shiny but a soft glow.
edit on 10-8-2019 by Visiting ESB because: include year



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: Visiting ESB
Great thread, thanks!

7 white globe-looking objects which had formed a circlular pattern
That is pretty awesome. To be honest not heard that many reports of them in a circular pattern but seen the same and will never forget how amazing it was. Nice one



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter

originally posted by: Visiting ESB
Great thread, thanks!

7 white globe-looking objects which had formed a circlular pattern
That is pretty awesome. To be honest not heard that many reports of them in a circular pattern but seen the same and will never forget how amazing it was. Nice one


Yes, I haven't seen many reports like this either! Mine occurred at night. It was amazing, surreal and beautiful to see in the very dark sky with the stars. I've seen a photo online exactly like it once but now can't find it. I found similar but not exactly like it.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: Visiting ESBIt was amazing, surreal and beautiful to see in the very dark sky with the stars


Oh yeah exactly that and so well described
It's like Close Encounters of the Third Kind but even better and more beautiful



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter

originally posted by: Visiting ESBIt was amazing, surreal and beautiful to see in the very dark sky with the stars


Oh yeah exactly that and so well described
It's like Close Encounters of the Third Kind but even better and more beautiful
To be honest I kinda lean towards these being some sort of undiscovered, (at least by the scientific community anyway) natural phenomenon, perhaps even some sort of sentient being.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

No offense intended, just an observation that not a single thread of your experience is verifiable except by yourself, and even then the details seem a little to thin on the ground:



So I figured it's sort of my duty to relay the details of my sighting.



It was last year, 2018, at the end of the summer (I don't remember what month)


Claiming to be driven by some kind of truth saying civic duty in one sentence, but explaining that nearly a ear has passed and you can't remember exactly when Having great presence of mind but not taking a picture?

Again, I'm not trying to offend or be mean, but your original post is about as useful to the field of ufology as is a walking stick to a fish.

Is quality control not a thing around here? Are there no standards of empirical evidence to adhere to? Again, not implying that the OP is posting deliberate fiction, but with no testable evidence (video (preferably multiple sources), picture, radar, multiple witness statements (preferably including "high quality" witnesses), material samples etc) it's all a bit pointless, no? Like a group of strangers describing last nights dreams to one another,

There are lots of examples in the forum at the moment, this post is not especially specious, it just seems to me that we should talk about those cases that are most compelling, indeed, we should try to discern which cases are indeed most compelling using logic and evidence based reasoning, because what does any of the other stuff actually mean?



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: LobBazaar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

No offense intended, just an observation that not a single thread of your experience is verifiable except by yourself, and even then the details seem a little to thin on the ground:



So I figured it's sort of my duty to relay the details of my sighting.



It was last year, 2018, at the end of the summer (I don't remember what month)


Claiming to be driven by some kind of truth saying civic duty in one sentence, but explaining that nearly a ear has passed and you can't remember exactly when Having great presence of mind but not taking a picture?

Again, I'm not trying to offend or be mean, but your original post is about as useful to the field of ufology as is a walking stick to a fish.

Is quality control not a thing around here? Are there no standards of empirical evidence to adhere to? Again, not implying that the OP is posting deliberate fiction, but with no testable evidence (video (preferably multiple sources), picture, radar, multiple witness statements (preferably including "high quality" witnesses), material samples etc) it's all a bit pointless, no? Like a group of strangers describing last nights dreams to one another,

There are lots of examples in the forum at the moment, this post is not especially specious, it just seems to me that we should talk about those cases that are most compelling, indeed, we should try to discern which cases are indeed most compelling using logic and evidence based reasoning, because what does any of the other stuff actually mean?

Oh Lob, Lob, Lob...sigh. I was very careful to describe exactly what I (and for some of the time, my husband) observed on a moment to moment basis as precisely as possible. My observations are just as valid (if not more) as any "high quality" witness. And I can't help but notice that you have made no effort to refute any of the details of my sighting. Instead you harp on the points that I don't remember if it was August or September (I'm retired and more in tune to the changing weather than the calendar month) and why I didn't take a picture ( most people who see these things don't, even in the age of cell phones) and why the lag in reporting it (after reading the UFO reports on NUFORC.com recently I realized how common these obol sightings had become but none of the ones I read were of a sighting as close up as mine which in my opinion made it noteworthy).
So Lob, all of your contentious rhetoric boils down to either you flat out think I'm lying or that I'm delusional and none of my previous threads or posts (which is the only thing you would have to base this opinion of me on) give you any reason to have formed this belief.
You are merely being contrary for contrary's sake.
edit on 8/10/2019 by MissSmartypants because: Edit



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 10:54 PM
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originally posted by: LobBazaar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

No offense intended, just an observation that not a single thread of your experience is verifiable except by yourself, and even then the details seem a little to thin on the ground:



So I figured it's sort of my duty to relay the details of my sighting.



It was last year, 2018, at the end of the summer (I don't remember what month)


Claiming to be driven by some kind of truth saying civic duty in one sentence, but explaining that nearly a ear has passed and you can't remember exactly when Having great presence of mind but not taking a picture?

Again, I'm not trying to offend or be mean, but your original post is about as useful to the field of ufology as is a walking stick to a fish.

Is quality control not a thing around here? Are there no standards of empirical evidence to adhere to? Again, not implying that the OP is posting deliberate fiction, but with no testable evidence (video (preferably multiple sources), picture, radar, multiple witness statements (preferably including "high quality" witnesses), material samples etc) it's all a bit pointless, no? Like a group of strangers describing last nights dreams to one another,

There are lots of examples in the forum at the moment, this post is not especially specious, it just seems to me that we should talk about those cases that are most compelling, indeed, we should try to discern which cases are indeed most compelling using logic and evidence based reasoning, because what does any of the other stuff actually mean?



If you want "testible" evidence, go out and get it. None of us have any obligation to "prove" anything -- we're just conveying our very real experiences. If you choose not to believe it, that's your decision to make.

In court, testimonial evidence is utilized every single day without the "shred" of evidence of the type you seek -- physical and subject to analysis. The person or persons hearing the testimony -- either a judge or jury -- is charged with evaluating the credibility of the witness. That standard is good enough in court and it's good enough here.

This phenomenon defies and even seems to laugh at our "science", which is actually becoming laughable. It is able to avoid detection and when it can't, it eludes or blurs any attempt to photograph. This isn't likely anywhere near the type of science or physics we are used to dealing with. Humanity is likely to be the only beings impressed with it's achievements in science -- we are like adolescents when it comes to our science: we are arrogant and think we know everything, we think we know how to get at the right answer and we reject anything that doesn't comport with our belief system. We just need to grow up, become humble and realize we literally know nothing compared to what there is to know, open our minds, use our imagination like Einstein said we should, and be willing to explore no matter how unbelievable the premise.
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posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
hquot

originally posted by: LobBazaar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

No offense intended, just an observation that not a single thread of your experience is verifiable except by yourself, and even then the details seem a little to thin on the ground:



So I figured it's sort of my duty to relay the details of my sighting.



It was last year, 2018, at the end of the summer (I don't remember what month)


Claiming to be driven by some kind of truth saying civic duty in one sentence, but explaining that nearly a ear has passed and you can't remember exactly when Having great presence of mind but not taking a picture?

Again, I'm not trying to offend or be mean, but your original post is about as useful to the field of ufology as is a walking stick to a fish.

Is quality control not a thing around here? Are there no standards of empirical evidence to adhere to? Again, not implying that the OP is posting deliberate fiction, but with no testable evidence (video (preferably multiple sources), picture, radar, multiple witness statements (preferably including "high quality" witnesses), material samples etc) it's all a bit pointless, no? Like a group of strangers describing last nights dreams to one another,

There are lots of examples in the forum at the moment, this post is not especially specious, it just seems to me that we should talk about those cases that are most compelling, indeed, we should try to discern which cases are indeed most compelling using logic and evidence based reasoning, because what does any of the other stuff actually mean?

Oh Lob, Lob, Lob...sigh. I was very careful to describe exactly what I (and for some of the time, my husband) observed on a moment to moment basis as precisely as possible. My observations are just as valid (if not more) as any "high quality" witness. And I can't help but notice that you have made no effort to refute any of the details of my sighting. Instead you harp on the points that I don't remember if it was August or September (I'm retired and more in tune to the changing weather than the calendar month) and why I didn't take a picture ( most people who see these things don't, even in the age of cell phones) and why the lag in reporting it (after reading the UFO reports on NUFORC.com recently I realized how common these obol sightings had become but none of the ones I read were of a sighting as close up as mine which in my opinion made it noteworthy).
So Lob, all of your contentious rhetoric boils down to either you flat out think I'm lying or that I'm delusional and none of my previous threads or posts (which is the only thing you would have to base this opinion of me on) give you any reason to have formed this belief.
You are merely being contrary for contrary's sake.


There are some segments of humanity that will never admit that we are in our infancy when it comes to our understanding of our universe. They prefer to insist that experiences such as yours are just fabrications. Yet, THEY have no evidence for that claim. WHERE is the evidence that you, myself or any of us on this thread who have posted our paranormal experiences are hoaxing? Back up THAT claim...



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: Visiting ESB

Well put and thank you.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 02:46 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Well put and thank you.


That's a facile answer to this statement:



There are some segments of humanity that will never admit that we are in our infancy when it comes to our understanding of our universe.


There are, after all, some segments of humanity who insist the world is flat. Fortunately, not many pay much attention to them.

Unfortunately, there are some segments of humanity who ignore the fact that there is a difference between believing something and accepting something based on actual evidence. Science vs belief. Science never makes the claim of a simple answer. Science never says we are close to understanding everything.

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posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 03:11 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Well put and thank you.


That's a facile answer to this statement:



There are some segments of humanity that will never admit that we are in our infancy when it comes to our understanding of our universe.


There are, after all, some segments of humanity who insist the world is flat. Fortunately, not many pay much attention to them.

Unfortunately, there are some segments of humanity who ignore the fact that there is a difference between believing something and accepting something based on actual evidence. Science vs belief. Science never makes the claim of a simple answer. Science never says we are close to understanding everything.
Only the statement wasn't referring to those who believe the earth is flat...it was referring specifically to remarks made by a previous poster asserting that I fabricated the account of my sighting. Visiting ESB made the statement coming to my defense... hence the thank you.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

If someone said you fabricated your account I would take issue with them. I must have missed it.

But it is important to remember the difference between perception and observation.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 04:24 AM
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a reply to: Visiting ESB

"WHERE is the evidence that you, myself or any of us on this thread who have posted our paranormal experiences are hoaxing? Back up THAT claim.."

That's very much my point, how can I falsify anything in the OP when there's nothing substantive there to refute?

My "claim" is simply that there's no evidence here, and seemingly no attempt to capture any. OP may very well be telling the truth, but nobody will ever know.

"There are some segments of humanity that will never admit that we are in our infancy when it comes to our understanding of our universe. They prefer to insist that experiences such as yours are just fabrications."

I honestly have never met anyone who thinks we've conquered knowledge, that's really not how the scientific
method works.

All those rushing to OP's defense (and OP herself), are you seriously suggesting that evidence isn't the most important thing in these sightings? Do you really just believe everything you read on here? How do you account for liars, hallucinations, mistakes of perception etc. This shouldn't be a faith based endeavour, it's not a religion.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 04:51 AM
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how can I falsify anything in the OP


Why do you feel the need to do that anyway?

You may as well just come in and said "pics or it didn't happen".
Then you could have gone onto another thread here on ATS or another forum where there are pics/vids (but rarely eye witness testimony) and cast your sophisticated eye over those.



Do you really just believe everything you read on here? How do you account for liars, hallucinations, mistakes of perception etc. This shouldn't be a faith based endeavour, it's not a religion.


And you don't get to decide what's posted as threads.
Just whether you comment on it or not.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 06:18 AM
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This is a pretty cool thread, and after reading experiences I thought id share my own. As obvious from my screen name I live/grew up in Southern New Jersey. I have family that lives down in the Bridgeton/Salem area still to this day. I'm 44 now, born in 1975. When I was a kid, I went with my mom, older sister and aunt to a baby shower for my moms sister (my mother aunt). I'm.not sure of the year but I know we had a 1981 ford bronco so id assume this was in 81/82, the truck was relatively new. That puts me about 6-7 years old. The baby shower was at a farm house down in that bridgeton/salem area. Only exciting thing I remember was playing the kids colecovision video games lol. Anyway its farm land there. Corn fields for miles, houses few and far between. When we were leaving I remember walking outside in the driveway to go to the bronco when bam a huge orange light/glowing ball was directly above us. Literally roof top level. A craft as wide as the house and BLINDING weird orange light. It hovered right over us. I dont remember seeing it approach us it was just suddenly there. It did make a sound however not like other stories I've heard, but it was a weird sound. Not a thump thump like a helicopter but rather a whistling sorta hum. I remember favorite show as a kid at that time was airwolf and thats exactly what I remember it sounding like. I was mesmerized by sight, could stop staring. Light was too bright to see any definition of craft. I remember looking at mom, sister, aunt and they were sorta like in a trance staring up at it with jaws wide open. I said mom do you see that? What is it? She just said yeah I see, it, I dont know but she stared at it the entire time responding back. I remember the craft all.of a sudden whooshed away across the sky in blink of an eye. Faster than anything. Watched it make some 90* turns and stop on a dime then whoosh gone in one direction. Immediately whoosh whoosh whoosh, a bunch like 6 or 7 fighter jets at roof top level blow over head going in same direction craft left in. Obviously chasing whatever it was.i dont remember getting in truck only bits and pcs of the ride home. Nobody eve talks about it either. I've mentioned it a few times but nope they wont discuss it. Side note. I had to sleep for years with blind closed on bedroom windows afterwards. The window of my room had a porch roof there. I used to climb out the window and hang out on roof. Anyway at night I was deathly afraid of the window. I told my mom creatures would look in the window at me. She thought I was paranoid. It wasn't until I was about 35 that I brought it up to my wife and mom at same time at a party and told them I saw 3 faces staring in at me a few times
what now I know is the greys.... I'm consumed w ufo/alien topic. Searching for years for proof with no luck since. Anyway I know this was long, sorry just thought id share. Thanks



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
We're baby boomers. We don't run around the house with our cell phones in our hands.


I'm pretty sure that's got nothing to do with your generation... Please just consider keeping a camera with you when you go skywatching, in case you see another UFO
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posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:13 AM
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Please just consider keeping a camera with you when you go skywatching, in case you see another UFO


Unfortunately it isn't always as simple as to whether you have a camera available or not.
I know from my own personal experiences (OBOL's on consecutive nights), getting a phone and turning on the camera isn't always the first thing you think of at that moment in time (i will acknowledge that could be a generational thing). Not only is full attention given to the object(s) that's being observed, but you don't want to break that attention by fumbling around for a phone, turning on the camera (in case the object goes/disappears in that very moment) and then focusing more on recording it than actually looking at it.

Looking back it now, i'd like to think i would do different next time (get camera out, record). But the truth is i don't know and quite possibly i wouldn't and would just concentrate on observing. There's something about the OBOL's that just seems to transfix the observer making it hard to do anything else.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:27 AM
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There is every possibility that orbs of all colour types are actually condensed motherships maybe a mile wide that shrink down to what we see close up in our skies to make themselves less noticeable and sort of blend in with the surroundings.


Yes, that is it. It is why these mile wide ufos carry only 2 entities. Otherwise it would crush the crew to death.




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