Well for what it's worth, my wife and I sighted a disc roughly 80-100 yards away one night, with red/white small rather dim/low level lights around
it's edge. There was absolutely no mistaking the shape or size. I dont know what it was, but it was an incident that truly changed me as a person. I
wont get into all the details about it, at least here on this board.
I also took 2 guys who were absolutely not convinced of anything going on in the area, about the time that Hale-Bopp was in the sky. We looked at the
comet for about a 1/2 hour, as the light pollution up there is truly little to none...Hale Bopp was truly astounding.
About 1/2 hour later, one of the 3 of us saw something turn behind some nearby trees, he said it was big, and he could see the silouette against the
sky, but it had no lights. He stayed by my truck, while me and the other fella walked towards where he said he saw something. As the one with me said
"you think he's bulls***ing us?" We heard the guy by my truck start screaming obsenities like there was no tomorrow. As we turned there was a
boomerang shaped craft over my truck, and him. Could not have been more then 2 telephone poles in altitude above, guesstimating 40ft in width...and
absolutely still, and silent. One bank of lights on the rear, which were elongated, and a bank on the front edge that were smaller. They were a fuzzy
blue color. As we stood there, the guy closest to me shone a "spotlighter" type battery flashlight at it. It was clearly matte black, and solid.
After 4 seconds of light on it, the lights dimmed slowly and it slid out of sight almost instantly. I cannot emphasize enough...that it slid...from
dead stop...altho many wont get what I mean, it didnt look like it actually flew...but slid.
We left after that, as the one who was directly under it by my truck was pretty shaken. The guy had to have smoked 10 cigarettes in half an hour...he
was so torqued he couldnt set still.
"Dude", he said, "I know what you've told me about that place, and it wasnt that I didnt believe you...but jesus, to see it right there in front
of me...I dont know what to say".
What could I say? I'd told him, warned him, relayed what I'd personally seen...but honestly, I have not been back since. However I have no doubt if
I went back, and did so consistently, I'd see something again.
I just dont know if I want to.
EDIT: I should note that I am familiar with the airplane routes in the area, and that we frequently see them flying over. Most of what we see can not
be ascribed to common aircraft.
There is however one craft that does show up after we've had a sighting there...a helicopter, with a very unusual and distinct light, or array of
lights on it's bottom. *every* single time we've seen something truly wierd...it was always flying around the area afterwards, and we do believe it
followed us to some degree one particular night.
[edit on 13-7-2005 by jritzmann]