posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 11:59 PM
I have spent many hours stargazing. I'm far from being a trained astronomer or, for that matter, even a hobbyist. I just like looking at the stars.
In all those hours of deliberate, concerted viewing I have never seen something that could not be readily explained away. But then, I really didn't
see anything that even needed explaining.
This is not say that I have never seen a UFO. I've seen two. Both were definitely UFOs. That is to say, they were unidentified flying
The first was at night -- a crisp, clear autumn night. I was with a group of friends and we were just leaving a movie theater (This was the early
'80s and we had just seen, ironically enough, "Battlestar Galactica" ). It was around 11:30 pm and we walked along a fairly busy thoroghfare,
though, at that time, traffic was rather light.
As we walked along, we began to discuss "how cool" it would be to actually see a UFO. That's when we spotted "it".
"It" was really nothing more than a number of "lights in the sky". There were two red lights and two white lights. There was no way to discern
anything else about "it". As I said, "it" was nothing more than four lights in the sky.
Keeping in mind that there was an airport on the other side of town, we were ready to dismiss the object with nothing more than a timely laugh and a
casual shrug. It might very well have been a plane except these lights made a 90 degree turn! That certainly caught our attention.
The object would travel slowly across the sky for a minute or two. Then, suddenly, it would turn sharply, in a right angle and then proceed, slowly,
for another minute or two. It meandered in this fashion for about fifteen or twenty minutes. We just all stood there and stared.
We even pointed the object out to several people who happened to be walking by at the time. They saw it too! We stood and watched the object until
it "zig-zagged" outside of our field of vision.
We had seen something. I can't explain it but I can't call it a "flying saucer". I don't know what to call it. All I know is that it
was an unidentified flying object.
My second observation came in broad daylight. It was a very bright day, as a matter of fact. Again, I was walking down the street approaching a busy
intersection. In fact, that day it was really quite busy.
I don't know why I looked up and I don't really know why I gave the object a second glance. I could have easily dismissed it out of hand. But I
did look up and I did give "it" a second glance.
All it really took was a moment of "really" looking at the object before I realized that I didn't quite understand, exactly, what it was that I was
looking at. The only way that I could describe it was that it was black -- really black. It almost seemed to "suck" in the light around it. It's
difficult to explain but it was very black.
But the object was rather high up. It appeared to be at the altitude that one would typically see passenger jets flyiing. You know, 20,000 feet?
The objects altitude and even its' shape was not readily discernible. All I know is that it seemed to hang in the sky. It was moving but
not very quickly.
Again, what made this object "special" was the way it did not reflect light. On days this bright and clear, typically, one would see reflection and
one could easily make out the shape of the aircraft. Not in this case. All the unidentified flying object that I saw was an elongated black blob --
an unnaturally black object that moved slowly across the sky.
Again, though there were dozens of vehicles around, only one other person seemed to have noticed this object. A person in a vehicle, stopped at the
light, looked at me after looking up at the object. The man asked me if I knew what that "thing" was in the sky? I simply shook my head. He shook
his head too and then drove off when the light changed.
I watched the object until it moved out of my field of view. It took about five minutes. During that time, the light had changed a number of times
and quite a number of people had the opportunity to see this object. Perhaps some did and I didn't notice. Perhaps some did see the object and they
simply did not "notice" that they had seen anything special. Maybe they were too preoccupied with driving or their cell phones or just with their
I think that many of us have seen "something" that we may or not have noted as being special. Maybe we just didn't pay them enough attention or
give them that "second glance". But I believe that many of us have, indeed, seen "something" that we simply could not explain away.
[edit on 9/19/2007 by benevolent tyrant]