reply to post by captain spalding
That video post was interesting and you say you saw that type of object?
Thing that annoys me is the use of digital zoom...I mean 800 X of digital on a 270k pixel camera isn't practical, imho. What I liked was the fact you
could hear real time the puzzlement and excitement of the moment. Still enough of that.
Back to the thread title. I think inevitably that there will be sightings not reported...they probably outnumber the hoaxes!!! Personally, I am a huge
sceptic, I know the mind can be tricked and isn't a perfect. I have seen, heard, smelt and felt things that I cannot explain. But I always accept
that my mind may be "making it up".
I have spoke to people who have "seen things" and they seem genuine in their accounts. But you have the chance to question and ask for
clarification..even drawings, or go to the scene and get a talk through. Here on ATS all you have is Bert Bloggs, someone we do not know telling us a
story that may or may not be true. I am not getting at the OP here!!!
I think there may be value in raising cases with only eyewitness accounts but sceptics like me probably wouldn't accept it. There again if it is
posted as is, then the sceptics, like me, will read it and either ignore the post or state, interesting story, wheres the proof? However, it could be
that such a post gives someone else a "heads up", a pre-warning of a particular UFOs behaviour, that could be beneficial on a future encounter.
For example, the UFO you mention and the one in the vid were around long enough to get a camera (if you have one, buddy, I hope your friend was a real
good friend...and remains so...I would be peeved in the very least if mine done that!!). Now without that knowledge I would probably just be looking
out the window watching, knowing the UFO is gonna be gone any second. But armed with the information I now have, I know I will have time to get a
camera!! Because, we got a video of what it looks like and two eyewitness accounts saying that its gonna be around long enough to film!!
It is bad enough when there is a dodgy video and the arguments go on for days over the authenticity of the video...and still go on when its proven
I think really we are at a stage where no one piece of "evidence" will prove anything. Proof will come from a variety of sources, over a period of
time, I believe. So really an eyewitness is probably as valuable a piece of information as the next piece.
I see a parallel with the crime statistics in the UK. We know not everyone reports crime. The only reason we mention a car break-in is to get a number
for the insurance. So we get an inaccurate picture of how safe it is in parts of the UK. So assumably budget and resources are based on recorded
figures..so things get worse, because no-one really knows whats going on. So likewise, maybe the UFO phenomena is bigger than we discern it to be,
because not all of it is reported?
I think though, there is an element of bravery needed by some, in order to report such occurrences. Employers and colleagues thinking you mentally
unstable, the wife thinking you made up your "lost time" story to cover up an office fling. Sadly the only answer is to make these reporting more
the norm...so there the problem...starting it off""
It must be difficult seeing something and feel unable to tell anyone. But you do raise and interesting point, how much is being missed?
I am curious though as to what was terrifying about your latest sighting?