posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 03:53 PM
Having read a few postings, related to purported sightings, I think its time to post one of my own. My motivation is really to see if anyone has had a
similar experience - I have never been able to find an explanation for what I saw, although I do have a few possibilities in mind.
I have had more than one experience over the years, but the one I am interested in relating at this time occurred about 5/6 years ago -2002, possibly
2003. It was early summer, June or July, and took place between approximately 10 and 11pm.
Sorry the dating is vague, there was a lot going on in my life at that time and I was rather distracted.
Location was in my back yard, which is in the south east of England.
I was sitting out; stargazing and watching air traffic come and go, with my (now ex) wife. We used to do this a lot when the weather was fine. The
evening was quite clear, but (as usual) there was a certain amount of light pollution from the sodium street lighting that lines the main roads around
the edge of the housing estate. I'm about 1/4 mile from a fairly big river, and I think that because of this there is always a slight 'haze' in
warm weather, which tends to refract the orange light back down. It’s a pain, as I have a telescope, and it makes summer viewing difficult toward
However, on this occasion, that haze was very important. I think it must have been sitting at the boundary layer (around 1000 feet), as there was no
ground level mist, due to a very slight breeze.
As we sat staring up my ex, D, suddenly pointed and said 'look at that!'. I followed her direction, almost vertical, and caught sight of, well,
nothing, except a wake, showing in the mist. There was no light, no sign of anything solid, just this distinct bow wave effect. It travelled across
the sky quite quickly, from east to west, in probably two seconds - I was lucky to see it at all. It had the shape of, well, a disc, displacing air
around it as it travelled. The apparent size would have been the diameter of a tennis ball at arms length, and it became clearer near the rooftop
horizon, where the light source was stronger. There was no audible indication of any kind from the phenomena.
That was it, really. We were surprised, and discussed it, inconclusively, and then, around twenty minutes later, we saw exactly the same thing, again!
The trajectory was similar, although this time a little further south, but I would guess hundreds, rather than, thousands of yards. Apparent altitude
was the same, and airspeed was similar too (the sighting lasted longer, as we spotted it earlier - maybe 4 or 5 seconds).
I have wracked my brains over this - nothing solid to view, no lights - no sound. I couldn’t even see any residual turbulence in its path. It was
almost as if it unzipped the atmosphere and slid between it, rather than passing through it.
I wonder if it may have been a Stealth aircraft? (Hard to believe it possible, but...)
Could it have been meteorological phenomena? Certainly not one I have ever heard of.
Possibly some kind of energy beam / scalar ray projected from an orbital or high altitude source?
(Aside.... I have wondered about plasma weapons and crop circles - same principals?)
Some form of non-human technology?
I don't expect anyone to be able to furnish a definitive answer to all this, but if you’ve had a similar experience, or have an idea you would like
to throw in the mix, please be my guest.
And hey, and thanks for reading!