Originally posted by Dallas
So let me see if I can understand you without too many words..
You don't believe in anything UFO'sh or other things beyond what you see day-to-day. Is that it?
No, not at all! As I said, if I believed that I would be a hypocrite. Do a search for the subject line "Wanderlight" by junglejake since the
beginning. That is one bizzare account I've experienced that I shared with folks here at ATS. There are others, too, but I'm careful about what I
post on here when it comes to the paranormal or unexplained. I am such because it is exactly what I said, unexplained.
A while back, I had said something on this site that since coming here, I had started to look to the skies not to see the stars, but to see something
else. I got my wish in early July of last year. It was twilight, I'm sitting on a dock and looking up at the sky. I saw a bizzare shape in the sky
via lights. I just saw three lights in a triangle shape, and recalled those triangle UFO sightings that are detailed in Time's UFO book (own it, tend
to read it once every 2 years -- keeps the info fresh
). I wish I could have seen my expression, this was exactly what I'd been looking for! I
watched it barely move across the sky, extremely slowly. Yet, my mind never snapped to, "Aliens!" I kept watching, wondering what it was. As the
shape neraed the southern horizon, it passed under some clouds. The ambient light of chicago was lighting those clouds, and I was able to see the
actual UFO, not just the lights. I was amazed. I was thrilled. I ran to the house I was at and told everyone what I had just seen, and a couple of
people ran out to the dock to see it themselves. It was incredible. It was something I never expected to see in my entire life.
It was a stealth bomber. A B-2. It was awesome, both in slang and in it's effect on me at the time and even now. I jumped on ATS when I had the
chance and told folks I saw a B-2 going over Chicago. Yet, had Chicago's ambient light not been there, had those clouds not been there, had the
aircraft's path taken it elsewhere, I never would have known what those three lights were. They would have been a UFO to me -- an unidentified flying
object. The U was key, though, in that sighting and others. They are unidentified
. Just because I don't know what something is, don't
understand how it works, can't explain how it got there doesn't immediately mean its origin is from beyond this earth. I am receptive to, but not
assuming, that alien craft could be out there. Heck, if I was of a race that evolved much the same way another was elsewhere in the galaxy (assuming
evolution is correct), and they were far behind my race in their development, I would want to study them to understand my own people better. I can see
why aliens would want to come to earth but not make contact, but rather observe. I could even understand added stimuli to their response, such as a
sighting or abduction. I am not, however, convinced that that is happening.
I guess what I'm saying is I do believe, nay, know that unidentified flying objects are out there. I simply refuse to jump to any conclusions as to
their nature, origin, or purpose. Seeing something fly through the air I don't understand doesn't tell me who's in it, why and how. All it does is
open the doors of a multitude of questions. As soon as I make an assumption based on something I fear or want to believe, I do a great disservice to
myself, my friends here at ATS if I talk about it, and to science at its core. So I will ask those questions, and I will not accept answers that ask
me to rely on the individual's reserach without any evidence supporting it besides others doing the same thing. I will question. I will always