PART 1 of 2:
Hello. I thought I'd take a crack at finding a terrestrial explanation for what you may have seen. I was actually able to locate 'realistic
electronic moving dragonflies' for sale at $44.95 for 2 units.
The site is here:
An image is here:
Regarding the Dragonfly: I realize that things like this often seem to happen when you are not carrying a camera, but if there is any way for you to
return to the area where this occurred with a camera you may be able to find the creature again.
Regarding the Fireball in the Sky: I too have seen similar unidentified objects, and do not doubt that you visually saw something in the skies before
the 'dragonfly' encounter. That doesn't necessarily mean that your UFO sighting and the 'dragonfly' were related events, but it doesn't mean
they weren't either. I think though that for the sake of data collection it may still be possible to find evidence of the 'dragonfly', even if the
UFO is not verifiable through documentation (photo, video, etc.)
Hypothesizing for a moment here that this was an EBE, or a 'device' under the control of an EBE, IMO it's quite likely that the device itself would
still be here on Earth collecting data, even if the EBE itself had physically moved on from this world. I formulate this hypothesis as a comparison
to Human activity (sending rovers to Mars, etc...).
If an EBE were using such a small (and potentially biological, read: 'a machine grown instead of built') device, it would follow logic that it was
designed to be left here (or left anywhere potential data could be gleaned), and set to continually transmit data. I could be wrong, that's just a
supposition, but already in the limited progress made by humans with remote viewing (through machines, not the psychic kind) we've incorporated this
same sort of idea: build it small and cheap and build lots of them.
For example, tornados are now studied primarily through multiple small instruments, built on the cheap, so that if one or several are lost/destroyed
the data can still be acquired from the other instruments, and the experiment can still be salvaged...
Also, a biological device would need to be grown to perform within the conditions found on Earth. I'm not clear on the O2 requirements of
dragonflies, perhaps someone with more insect knowledge could be of assistance? If it was an electronic device though, a metal machine, the small
reconnaissance drone theory would at least have an opportunity to be operative in many different types of atmosphere. Assuming it flies like a
regular dragonfly, it would not be maneuverable in space, or on moons or planets without an atmosphere of some sort (an 'air' medium for the wings
to flap against).
If I were you, I would return to the area in question and investigate further for signs of the creature. Perhaps you could find it again? Perhaps
you could find one similar?
Back to the possible terrestrial explanation for what you saw, here are some other possible objects that seem to match your description, perhaps some
of this might explain your sighting?
On the following site I found analysis of Photoreceptor cells in Dragonflies (and flies in general):
Laughlin, S. B. and R. C. Hardie. 1978. Common strategies for light
adaptation in the peripheral visual systems of fly and dragonfly. J.
Camp. Physiol. 128: 3 19-340.
Leisman, G., D. II. Cohn, and K. H.
This doesn't mention bioluminescence directly in dragonflies, but does illustrate the similarities between flies and dragonflies, and examples
voltaic uses that are known to exist in terrestrial dragonflies. Apparently in dragonflies, there are 5 different types of photoreceptors in the eye,
making it highly likely that dragonflies are able to recognize bioluminescent forms of visual communication, even if they themselves are not able to
physically generate a bioluminescent glow in response. This may be a trait developed for hunting.
Also, bioluminescence itself is possible in any terrestrial creature with the following traits:
"Bioluminescent light differs from electric light and light from fire and the sun, which are warm. Bioluminescent light is a cold light. It comes
from two chemical substances, luciferase and luciferin which exist inside or on the bodies of these glowing organisms. These chemicals react with
oxygen and ATP to produce light. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a chemical energy found in all living things."
From the same source:
"During hot summer evenings you may see flickering yellow or green lights in your back yard. These insects are known as fireflies, but they are not
really flies. They are beetles with light organs under their tails. The fireflies, or lampyrids, that you see blinking are mostly males who are
searching for a mate. Each species has its own code. The male blinks his half of the code and the female, usually perched on a blade of grass, answers
with the other half. There are more than 2000 species of fireflies throughout the world, each with its own code. Fireflies are found on every
continent except Antarctica."
Some pictures of various Fireflies/Lamprids, that might be mistaken for a Dragonfly:
To be continued in the next post...
[edit on 1-1-2008 by WitnessFromAfar]