posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 07:33 PM
Really interesting to read everyone's responses.
I've experienced three UFO sightings. I do not know, of course, the true nature of them.
The first was near Salmon, Idaho. A friend of mine, Bill Schulenberger and I were walking from the Elk's Club to my house -- we'd been at a Boy
Scouts meeting; we were 8. As we walked through the sagebrush, with the Salmon River at our backs, we saw....... I don't know really how to
describe this..... it sounds so hokey. It was almost a classic cartoonish "saucer", with the bubble on top and everything. We crouched still and
watched it --- about 150 yards or so away. We were excited and also scared. It was .....hmm ..... I was going to say making a noise, but that's
not it.... it was making a pressure, a modulation. The sky started to hail. We ran to my house and burst into the house yelling "we saw a flying
saucer!!!" Nobody believed us. I remember it very clearly.
The second, I was about 12 years old, living in southcentral Utah. My parents and I were outside feeding the horses cornstalks, and my Mom said,
"OH! what's that?" and we looked at the sandstone pinnacle we called the "thumb" about three miles away, and saw a green glowing sphere. It
moved somewhat slowly across the face of the bluffs, appeared to pass through what we called "Castle Gate" -- two sandstone pillars where the Price
River and highway passed through -- and then fairly shot off in a direction perpendicular to its original path.
Fast forward to four years ago. My Bride and I were lying on the beach, sipping a little wine and looking at the sea and the stars. We saw
something, a light, that came down slowly, and we thought it was a flare of some sort, except it was purplish. About the time it got close to the
horizon, it shot to the east, parallel to the water and shifted into a more orangish color and was beyond the end of the island in less than a couple
of seconds. That's about four miles. We were both still: ""Did you see that?" "yep." "what was it?" "I don't know."
We spend about 15-20 minutes every night outside in the hot tub. It's heated via a solar collector, and jets pressurized by a DC pump. In all the
14 years of skywatching while in the tub, we've seen nothing we couldn't explain, except for the occasional flashing light. I spend about 10
minutes every morning on www.heavens-above.com, so we can know about the know[n] Terrestrial objects. I subscribe to www.spaceweather.com, so we
can know about meteor showers, spacejunk re-entry and other known phenomenon.
It's an amazing world, isn't it?
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