posted on Dec, 4 2003 @ 02:34 PM
I had some other thoughts here too. He never said it was flying, he specifically used the word drifting.
1 a : to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air) b : to move or float smoothly and effortlessly From M-W.com
It could mean both things, but I looked it up because my interpretation of drifting is the first part of that definition.
Now one problem with that. He also specificaly used the term "equal sided". That contradicts a banner like object or bonnet (hat of some sort or
car hood) floating though the air. Unless it was something that was not immediatley apparent visually but assumed. but my thoughts would be that it
wouldnt be equal on all sides unless rigid.
In any case, I am sure we will never know for sure what he saw. I just cant get over the whole one sentence thing.
On that note, why is it, with all these apparent sightings as of recent years, that we are reaching back to a diary entry? A diary entry that is not
conclusive by any stretch of the imagination. All we know is he saw something. There have been reports of things in the sky, aliens and ufo's since
the beginning of recordable history...or at least we interpret a lot of things that way.
In 1905, without aircraft flying around, it would have almost definitely been interpreted as a UFO of the extra terrestrial variety, barring one
situation. The only way I can see that it wouldn't have been, is if the object that the farmer saw was recognizably from this earth. Not out of the
ordinary. My opinion at least.
Now off topic question, what does everyone think of my mental process used? Was it thought out enough? Or am I lacking mental ability. (referencing
a comment intended to make me feel dumb earlier today)