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posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 01:38 PM
I have had this idea for a while now and want some honest opinions on it. I was thinking about UFO witnesses and I thought about what group of folks may have had some very interesting sightings but are a group that have been overlooked in reasearch, interviews, etc. Now don't laugh but I am talking about long haul truckers. OK OK don't snicker and I don't want come backs about hookers and road kill. But seriously these folks are on the road, coast to coast all over the U.S. and Canada. Not to forget truck drivers in other parts of the world. I bet many have seen strange things or have had UFO sightings and have never talked to anyone. What do you all think?

---Matty (mattywhelz)

posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 01:49 PM
I've read of a couple of trucker UFO sightings. One of which was regarding the March 13 1997 Phoenix Lights event. I'm certain they see them all the time.

posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 03:45 PM
I met a trucker at a diner once and he claimed to see all kinds of #. The weirdest thing he described was a formation much like the Phoenix lights that he saw outside of Reno one night.

posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 03:48 PM
It's possible, I mean, they are out so much and like you said coast-to-coast. I guess at least a few of them have seen UFO's.

posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 10:33 PM
My ex is a truck driver and he never saw any. Everytime I'd go out on the road with him I'd look (lots of sky over them thar roads!
) but I never got lucky enough to see any. Saw lots of cows though. Never talked to any truckers who saw any either but the subject never really came up.

posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 10:34 PM
You know, this is sad, but I've considered trying to be a freight train engineer to see the things they see on those dark and lonely nights...

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 12:19 AM
Wow...I wouldn't be surprised if truck drivers, or even sailors saw UFOs. There have been many incidents in which sailors (or people boating) at night, have seen strange objects nearby their area.

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 12:24 AM
I know a few truckers who do nationwide and Canada hauling, next time I can catch them at home I'll casually bring up the subject of UFOs and see if they have any sightings to mention. Interesting post, I'm sure many truckers, especially those whose routes take them through the "hotspots", have had at least 1 UFO sighting.

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 01:18 AM
Why is it, the majority of people who see UFO's, are truckers, or people who live in trailers?

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 01:24 AM
Okay, I seriously believe you are on to something. I am one of the skeptics on the board, but I did have a "UFO" sighting (that doesn't mean I believe it was ET).

I share my sighting here...(also in thread

I would like to share my sighting by copy/paste of an email sent to an interested party in January 1998. I am going to copy over just as I wrote it (and clean one word up) along with my comments at the end of it...even if maybe I don't feel the same way now.


So here goes nothing:

1993 - My father and I were returning home from a town to the east of
where I live. About half-way through the 1 hour trip Dad began to
tell me about a TV movie he had seen the week before. It was some
kind of western thing, and I wasn't too particularly interested. I
sat back in the seat and chose something to focus on while Dad told
his story. The object I picked to stare at was (I assumed) Venus.
Other than its brilliance and size, there was no particular reason I
chose it to focus on while Dad continued to share. (It wasn't acting
"weird" or anything.)

At about 10:00 p.m. I noticed a plane moving across the western sky on
a north to south flight path. The plane had a characteristic red
blinking signal and was moving at what appeared was a normal altitude
and velocity; nothing unusual. Eventually the plane's path brought it
to a point that appeared to be just under Venus from my perspective. At
this point the plane stopped moving north to south and appeared to
stand still. This really didn't cause any alarm, or even extra
attention from me since I just figured the plane had either turned on
a westerly or easterly path which would make it appear to stand still
to a person viewing from the east. At the same time the red light
stopped blinking and was now a steady, normal "plane sized" beacon
just under Venus. Again, I really didn't think anything strange since
a plane heading toward you can appear to have a steady red light. Dad
was still talking and I was still kind of not listening.

Since I was trying hard to pay attention to Dad, it never really
dawned on me that the plane really wasn't showing any sign of nearing
us, or receding from us.

Okay, it's hard to explain what happened next because it all happened
REAL DAMNED FAST and alot of things were happening simultaneously.

"Venus" almost went out. At the same time, the plane (the constant red light)
swelled to at least three times its original diameter and at least twice its
brightness - basically it was as brilliant as "Venus" had been, only
red. The now severely dimmed "Venus" and the expanded "plane"
maintained their new status, and their same relative positions for
about 1 or 2 seconds and then the "plane" streaked across the
southwestern sky traversing from almost due west to just east of due
south in no more than 2 seconds. At the same time I screamed, "Dad,
stop the car! A UFO! Stop the car, Dad!"

Dad slammed on the brakes in the middle of the highway which caused us to slide;
ending up pointing to the south/southeast. I turned
back toward the west to see what the faux "Venus" was doing. At the
same time Dad was asking, "Where is it?" I'm frantically trying to
update Dad who is now slowly pulling off the highway onto a dirt
county road. "Venus" appears to rise straight up until it goes
completely out of sight.

So thats my 'sighting' story. The only thing I can add is. Had it
not been for Dads boring story I would have never seen what I saw.
We were the only car on the road that night (which is pretty typical
for that area), but I contend that had ten more cars been traveling
with us NONE of them would have seen it happen (unless their dad was
telling them something really boring also). They might have seen the
flash across the sky (and thought, like you, that it was space junk,
or a meteorite), but they wouldnt have seen the whole 30 minute
panorama I caught. (The "docking" type interaction between the two
objects; the "hovering" maneuver by the "plane" object; or the
vertical ascent maneuver by the "Venus" thingy). I DO NOT believe I
saw ET stuff, but I DO believe I saw experimental flight vehicles.
They exhibited controlled, maneuverable flight. They appeared to
interact. And they had flight characteristics FAR beyond what anyone
has told me about! I am a firm supporter of National Security issues
concerning experimental aircraft technology,
so not being told doesnt bother me one bit. But Ill tell you one
thing...weve got some kick-a$$ technology out there - this gals seen


The reason I "re-share" here is that I point out in this that if I had not been bored stiff and just staring for almost an hour, I would not have seen what I saw. Yes, I believe that cross-country truckers would be a good group to poll.

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 11:19 AM
Hey Val that is a very memorable sighting indeed. Yes you could have been witnessing cutting edge NASA or USAF technology or Navy for that matter.....but then again it could have been on the X-Files side.
Thanks for sharing this with the board. My airline buddy has seen things flying at night especially in parts of Nevada and Arizona that their capabilities defied not only current technology but the laws of physics. Advanced weapons tech or UFOs of ET origin...who knows.

---Matty (mattywhelz)

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:30 PM
It's quite logical that those who spend a lot of time on the road travelling from place to place are the people who are more likely to see strange sights.

Add to the list 'Travelling Salesmen' and 'Field engineers' (I used to be one, and my average trip per day was 400 miles round trip. I didn't see much though, except a strange light one evening which was probably the reflection from a plane).

posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:33 PM
I have read UFO reports from truckers before and annother group that seems susceptible to seeing ufo's are mariners.

I still wonder if UFO's will reveal themselves to people that do not believe in them?

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