posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 07:11 PM
I guess I'm a skeptic. I do think there has to be extraterrestrial life out there, but I'm equally sure that most ufos aren't alien crafts. It's
very unlikely that "they" would be here in the first place, let alone flying around abducting people.
I too have personal experiences. I've seen unidentified lights in sky, but I would say two of those I would consider "ufo experiences". And
ironically, they're almost the complete opposites of each other:
1) Looking out for Aurora Borealis I noticed the full moon hanging low in the sky, behind some trees in a place I had never seen it. I had lived over
a decade at the same house, so I thought it was kind of strange, but I didn't pay much attention to it. However, I kept looking out the window for
the Northern lights every few minutes. There were some weak aurora on the sky and the moon behind the trees - except maybe after 20 minutes or so I
watch out of the window and there was no moon.
That was strange. I checked next day and even though there was full moon and at that time it was low in the horizon it was supposed to be almost on
the other side of the sky. And in the ten or so years after that I've never seen the moon behind those trees. And I still have no idea what the light
was. It was behind the trees so all I could see was that it was about the size and brightness of the full moon (except that now that I think of it, it
propably was smaller than the moon would appear that low in the horizon). There is nothing but forest there for miles, so I can't think of any
explanation for this one. And since it happened so long ago (I don't even remember the year)I don't think anybody else could find any explanation
for it either.
2) It was some years after the previous sighting I'm out and notice a strange light in the nearby treeline (or so I thought). It looked like a pink
stick hovering behind the trees some 300-400 meters from my location, slowly moving to the right. I went inside, got my camera and noted down the
exact time and called my parents out to see it as well. We watched for the next few minutes as the light moved slowly ahead and strated to go behind a
hill. At that point I ran after it, trying to get a picture to prove I haven't gone completely mad... Of course when I got to the hill there was
nothing to see. The light had vanished.
Now, I know the terrain and that there is only dense forest there, nothing man-made could move so evenly among the trees - let alone something as big
as the light was. So I was pretty sure that there just couldn't be any rational explanation, but it's my nature to trying and find something...
And talking to my astronomer friend it hit me. It was the freaking MOON. THe moon was a very small cresent that night and "hanging by it's claws"
as they say, meaning the cresent was almost horizontal. I had the exact time of the sighting as well as the bearing, so a little checking proved that
the moon at my latitude was setting at that time and at that direction. And not only that, the speed the light had moved matched the speed the moon
moves in the sky. Also the atmosphere often colors the setting moon as red.
So, sorry for the long explanation, but now you know where I'm coming from. I can't even trust myself as an observer when I know how weird ordinary
things can look in the right circumstances. I know exactly what I saw and I know that if I hadn't had that experience I would make the same mistake
again - there is just no way I could have known what it was without knowing all the facts.
Personal experiences aren't rubbish, but they alone can't prove extordinary things. The more independent sightings there are the better. And if they
are backed up by images from several cameras and several vantage points then we're starting to have very solid proof of what the people saw and
conclusions could be made what it was.
To prove aliens are here it would have to be something extordinary that could not be explained any other way.