Well, no sooner had I recently and proudly proclaimed my ability to step back behind the looking glass (and never look back) when I felt compelled to
post once again. For this, I must thank and acknowledge Need Help
. And for those here who have become so conceited in their etsbalished
views and beliefs
that they must call into question the motives of everyone who comes here with an extraordinary story, I pity you, as your
ability to review out-of-the-normal occurrences with a truly open mind has been severely compromised. Along those lines, not everyone
here with a story is "looking for attention," and for those so dense you honestly believe the disclosure of one's first
their anonymity, please I ask you not bother even responding to this thread. Yes... this
thread... the reason I chose to post again in the
first place was it not?
When I first posted here last year, I came forward much for the same reason Need Help did... I was looking for answers. And just as then, I don't
give a dman about "attention" this time either. I am not
posting this to convince anyone of anything. I welcome input, but may choose to
once again pack up and bounce just like I did before...
The Cedar Fire UFOs of October 26, 2003
Modern science increasingly embraces and accepts the thory of extraterrestrial visitation (click on link for article:
Science.com -- "ET Visitors: Scientists See High Likelihood "
). There is an
abundance of data to support this assertion (Gazrok presents a wonderful synopsis of the amount of government related documentation
, or read firsthand some of the 25,000+
reports in the
). It has even been theorized within Ufology circles that some of these visitors have
been recording notable events. My wife and I believe we have photographic evidence in support of this assertion.
On October 26, 2003, San Diego County was hit by the most destructive widlfire in California State history. The Cedar Fire was considered to be a 500
year fire, and was responsible for the destruction of over 2,200 homes and the loss of 14 of the 16 lives lost that day to wildfires. While this
disaster pales in scope to the tragedy that has been unleashed upon New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the same could be said when comparing this current
tragedy to the tsunami of last December. Truth is, a disaster is a disaster, and anyone living within sight of the firelines of any of the three
monster firestorms raging through San Diego in late 2003 has at least some idea of what hell must look like.
Yes, I live in San Diego, or rather in the greater San Diego Metropolitan Region. So do 3,000,000 other people. I was hesitant to disclose this
before. Anyone familiar with my earlier posts will remember why... However, the activity my wife and I (as well as other family members and a couple
friends) were privy to last year has since subsided.
In short, I had a sighting that morning. That in itself is not extraordinary. What is rather extraordinary is the number of photographs we captured
that day that contain anomalous images. I have included some of my favorites below...
A glance out the kitchen window revealed a second fire to our northeast, another killer ironically to be named the Paradise Fire was in the midst of
burning over 40,000 acres. I had already turned on the news, and was now in the process of taking pictures, both for insurance purposes and to
document what was obviously a historic event. I had gone out in front of our house, camera in hand, when I noticed something over the roof as I
looked to the north... I watched as what appeared to be two off-white somewhat spherical balloons travelled left to right above our roof. Again, it
is key to understand that I was looking NORTH, as can be verified by the lighting conditions on the south edifice of our house in the midmorning
As I watched these two "balloons," something struck me as rather odd -- one was moving at a greater rate of speed than the other, though they
appeared to only be separated by a couple hundred feet... But that wasn't all... at the time, something else seemed odd... and while I couldn't put
my finger on it at the time, I did consciously make sure I captured these objects in two of the three photographs I would shoot over a nine second
It was not until I was reviewing these photos one year later that it struck me: these objects were moving directly against and into a 30 mph Santa Ana
wind. This is clearly apparent in the photographs, which clearly show the objects traveling left-to-right... in otherwards, traveling EAST into a
strong Santa Ana wind blowing WEST. Now, as a degreed mathematician, I feel somewhat confident in making the assertion that balloons do not usually do
Against the Wind
This photograph, labeled 100_1383, was time-stamped 8:58:53 A.M. Close inspection revealed four, not two objects, though I only saw two at the time
the photo was taken.
Nine seconds later, 100_1385 was taken (time-stamped 8:59:02), which clearly demonstrates a) the objects are moving left-to-right (choose two common
reference points, such as the chimney and the lamp on the garage edifice to verify common perspective) and b) that one is moving at a greater rate
than the other.
A close up of one of the spheres reveals what appear to be yellow and red poles.
Classic Domed Saucer at classic 45-degree tilt
This photo was taken at 10:41:25 A.M. Enlargements revealed the presence of both a classic dome as well as a skirt underneath. This object is absent
in both the photo preceding it by 26 seconds and following it (by 16 seconds). It is important to note that there was a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER
under way at the time. The leading edge of the fire line was moving at a good 20-30 mph and people were FRANTICALLY attempting to leave. I left the
immediate area after the first collision took place.
Close-ups of the object:
Perhaps the Strangest Sequence of All
The following photos are all from three which were shot in sequence. Each are accompanied by enlargements to better show the one object in question.
While each photo contains anomolous images, it is the sequence of these three
which present the greatest mystery, as you will see...
First Photo: There are two objects visible in this photo. What struck me as rather interesting is the... beam?... which is being emitted by the top
This photograph is unique among the 120+ photos taken that day and was taken nine seconds after the previous photo.
The only logical explanation we can think of to explain these blue "orbs" is light reflecting off ash particles. HOWEVER
... I shot over 120
photos that day, including a cluster of 46 taken over the span of 40 minutes from the same vantage point
before those of us gathered in this
location had to evacuate. This is the ONLY photo to contain these anomolies.
, not only is the foremost orb translucent (the subject matter in the photo behind the orb is only discolored, not distorted
, but there appear to be multiple orbs in the photograph ranging from the foreground to the background. I have thus come to believe that given the
above facts, combined with the fact this photo was shot immediately between the photos above and below, that whatever these orbs may be, they are
simply the reflection of light off of airborne particles.
The last photo in the sequence, shot a scant eight seconds
after the previous photo, again shows multiple objects again emitting what appear to
be "beams" of some sort, as close examination supports the presence of one or more spherical objects connected by this "beam." I should mention
that measuring the lighting under similar conditions results in a shutter speed of 1/250 of a second.
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So there you have it -- an anonymous couple's small contribution to the gathering storm of evidence. I have also posted this
for reference. Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a Looking Glass I must step back
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