lol. No, he said it was very high up and moving at a high speed on a very linear path. Of course it could be a balloon of some sort I suppose, at that
size, you take from it what you want. But I know my Dad is a very good observer and would know the difference. I did press him on details at the time
and am pretty sure he saw something a little out of the ordinary.
Anyway, strings dangle and don't trail.
p.s. It was a perfectly still summer day. Though that isn't to say high altitude winds aren't at play. But if it was that high, then if it was just a
party balloon, you wouldn't see it.
No, he said it was very high up and moving at a high speed on a very linear path.
Pertinent story I've told here a few times:
While walking down to the beach one fine summer day I came upon a group of people looking up with their hands shading their eyes from the Sun and
pointing at the sky. I looked up but couldn't see anything. As I got closer to them I could hear comments; "It's huge!", "Look how fast it's
Really curious now, I asked what they were looking at. One of them said, "It's a UFO. Look, right there." I looked. I saw. A black toy balloon about
10" in diameter and maybe 100' in the air, drifting with the wind.
An object isolated in the sky, with no points of reference, can fool the eye. The observers had made the assumption that this was a very large
object. Going from that assumption, because it looked so small, it must be very high in the sky. From there, its motion must be very fast instead of
just drifting with the wind, the way balloons do. As a group, they had come to the wrong conclusion about what they were looking at. Their excited
chatter feeding the illusion.
I said, "Um, I think it's a balloon." There was an immediate, "Yeah, right. Look how big it is." But then there were some abashed giggles as the
observers' perspective changed. The group dispersed as the balloon passed under a cloud, making it obvious what was being seen.
Your father had no points of reference. The ribbon appears to be hanging below he object.
Though that isn't to say high altitude winds aren't at play. But if it was that high, then if it was just a party balloon, you wouldn't see
The wind a couple of hundred feet above the surface can be quite different from that on the ground.
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Oh hey for sure. You'll get no disagreement from me. That happens a lot.
To be honest Phage, I only shared that pic because I thought the OP saw a sphere. I have no info beyond the pic and what my Dad said. Bare in mind, I
debunked the big balloon sighting in Cali that had everyone 100% sure they'd hit gold. It turned out to be a show balloon for some vaping company that
had broken loose at a festival.
But at the same time, I've seen a flying triangle (underneith it) from about 30 meters (also seen by my other half)... I've had a joint UFO sighting
with my missus of 2 spherical egg shaped craft flying silently over us in formation... I've seen a silent super bright light (my very first sighting)
fly over my head and then over the horizon in less than half a second... plus others. Beyond that, my Gran had a very close sighting back in the 60s,
and my Dad saw a cylinder with spheres entering it back in the 70s while playing in the middle of a local football match.
So, I suppose that I don't need to doubt the reality of "whatever they really are" being up there. The only questions I have are which ones that other
people post are real... and the origin. The Triangle was military though. Plasma engines.
My experiences help in discerning what is real and what is not. I know not everyone has that luxury.
Anyway, back to your point... like I say, the scenario you mention happens a lot I'm sure.
EDIT: Out of interest, have you ever seen anything out of the ordinary? I gather you are very rational from what I've seen you post, so I'm intrigued
if you've seen anything which has stumped you...
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Interesting, thank you for sharing. There is much more in the sky than just the mundane. Hope you get to see something more impressive in the future,
because they/it/oddities are up there... even if they turn out to be black projects or similar.
It really doesn't look any different from the original which is why I was trying to find the original thread. In it, I expressed my disatisfaction
with the program for not really doing much to help make out what it is.
What I did was crop the image, blew it up, and ran it through the program. If anything it's just as fuzzy as the original.
If I'm not mistaken you also contributed in that thread, so maybe you could help out and possibly locate that thread. I tried going back in my post
history, but couldn't find it. I also tried searching for it, and I went through ten pages of results and couldn't find it that way either.
Only once have I seen something which I was not able to figure out. It was quite unimpressive. A light in the night which strobed regularly 4 or 5
times over 30 or 40 seconds, directly overhead.
Same. I'd kill to see a solid, defined shape. Ours (wife and I) was what looked like 3 large translucent trash bags, randomly stuck together that
buzzed by over head in a straight line. I can't say "floated" because that would imply a drift, both laterally and horizontally to some degree.
This was in a static position, simply moving across the sky. Very interesting
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