reply to post by gwhint
I agree its purely a chance thing, I have seen maybe more than 1/2 dozen "ufo's", in my days, a couple-3 were for sure military vehicles, they
were bright points of light, always moving from se to nw at a high rate of speed and usually about an hr after sunset. Groom lake is about 120 miles
to the south east.
One was a large black triangle moving silently over the mtns of central cal., another was just a dark region blocking out the stars as it passed
One was a lone cloud, on a cloud less day, that seemed to move against the wind. In the summer here there can be weeks with no clouds none at all,
and here's this lone yellowish grey small cloud, im the middle of a sea of clear blue sky, only a few hundred feet up.
The one thing I have seen that I just dont know about was a red "orb".
About 15 years ago, late in the afternoon on a very hot july day, and my now ex wife and some friends and thier kids and I were hanging out in our
little above ground pool trying to get away from the 110 deg heat.
From my back yard there was a good unbroken view to the south, no big buildings or very tall trees for quite some distance.
My friend Paul saw it first, a small red shiny/glowing orb or sphere, hanging in the air some distance to the south of us. Paul came over to me and
pointed it out, "dude look at that", "is that a ballon?". We both checked it out for a couple of seconds,"yah I think its a mylar ballon" I
replied, and we went about our business.
A few minutes later I noticed it was still in the same area and altitude
, but moving ever so slowly. I called paul over and we watched it move for the next several minutes, it almost shimmered, but at the
time I just assumed that it was from the heat.
One thing about here when its hot it is dead still, no winds at all some times and it was one of those days, yet this thing was slowly moving
horizontally and not rising, keeping an altitude of about 250'-300'.
I had to go check the BBQ and Paul went and got the girls to check it out, but it was gone.
For all of these years I've been trying to tell myself that it was a mylar ballon, maybe being weighed down by something just heavy enough to keep
from rising any higher.
Until I saw a video clip of a red glowing orb a few months ago, and now I'm not sure it was a ballon.
I think I have seen more than my share of odd things in the sky, because I have lead a very active outdoor oriented life.And I have always been some
what of a sky gazer. If your out just being observant then your chances of seeing something are greater.
Here is a list not ufo's but of "oddities" in the sky I have witnessed,
During the clinton impeachment hearings, while out on a ride, 3 pave low helicopters were flying just above the power lines following a canal. They
were a very dark charcol grey and devoid of any markings or numbers.
This canal snakes it way through town, and as they approched you could tell they were following the canal, after they passed it was obvious they were
following the canal as it makes a large sweeping bend just downstream from where i was at.
At that point I noided out, a classic ATS jumping to a conclusion, and the words "COUP"
went through my head, as the local ANG base is about 10
miles away on that very canal. After they disappeared in the distance, I waited tensley for the impending explosions at the air base as special forces
took it. WHAT AN IDIOT I WAS FOR THOSE FEW MINUTES
. Well as we all know there wasnt a coup.
About a couple of months later a reporter for one of the local news shows was doing a report about a rash of "black helicopter" sightings in the
area. After seeing his little piece I called him and related my story, we met and had a really good discussion on the phenomenon. He had gathered
accounts from more than several local residents who had seen black helis in the area.
About half of them he said he was able to determine they were LE helis and not black at all, but my sighting and couple others were very good, he
said. One other witness had seen 2 pave lows the same week I did, and another identified it by a picture. He said he was going to do a follow up and
we spoke again a few weeks later, and he had collected some more eyewitness's.
The interesting thing is I dont think his follow up piece got put on.
Then he left broadcasting, he was an national award wining journalist too, for a pr job.
Sorry got side tracked,
While riding in a very remote mtn region of northern cal, we were on top of a ridge at about 6500' when a single black F-5 with no markings came
flying down the canyon just a little below us, as he approched one of my friends waved his arms and we got a wing wag as he passed by just a few
hundred feet away, he was so close we cold see him turn his head towards us. He then turned north and follwed another cayon away from anything.
A B1B flying low and fast over the mtns of socal, and a B2 skimming the ground out in the desert.
A F86 being chased by a MIG 17 through a canyon in the high sierra, they were dogfighting. I was told they were local private collectors.
A SR71 flew over my house one time, they had to make an emergency landing at the ANG base.
Saw an airliner fall out of the sky and crash in so cal in 86.
A couple of really big fire ball meteors, really big with sound and trail and all.