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Silver Spheres/Orbs--What are they?

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posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 08:59 AM
I posted this on the end of another thread. It's what I posted on the NUFORC site from my personal experience. I know that spheres are real. I don't know that they are. Anybody out there with credible insights?

It was around October 1975 in rural North Mississippi, four miles north of Batesville. I was 16 years old at the time and was walking along the edge of a soybean field with my trusty .22 rifle squirrel hunting.

I heard a very loud high pitched buzzing sound (like a cicada in the trees--which it may have been) but then everything was silent--even the birds. I looked up over my shoulder and saw a silver sphere just hovering about 300 feet above the ground and 1/4 mile away. It just stayed there. I thought, "hey look, a weather balloon." but there wasn't anything hanging from the bottom. Not a weather balloon. No gondola, so it also wasn't a hot air balloon either. It was just there hovering silently.

Here's where I acted like a typical teenager. The .22 had a scope on it, so I looked at the sphere through the scope--looked like a shiny silver ball. I decided, "what the heck" I squeezed off a shot thinking if it was a balloon, I would be able to retrieve it. It hovered for a few seconds more then slowly drifted up and out of sight. There were cumulus clouds in the sky that day and the sphere was going along the edge of them rising in a slightly erratic fashion. But I was able to keep it in sight while it rose due to the contrast of the white clouds.

The thing that still makes me wonder to this day is how readily I accepted what I saw and how I felt no alarm.
By the way, I've been flying airplanes for almost 28 years (USAF and airline). I know airplanes.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:11 AM
reply to post by JoeBarna

35 Years later a fleet of silver spheres return to annihilate the earth after it had returned to it's home planet and reported an extremely hostile planet inhabited by hostile hunters.
Unfortunately, they seriously miscalculated the strength of earth weaponry, thinking the most advanced weapon we had was a .22 rifle.

Subsequently their fleet was shot down by a group of well-armed southern baptists attending a summer retreat in the mountains.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:33 AM
I'm with ya. Wish I knew what they were too, but be willing to accept that you may never find out.

So was this sphere like a metallic silver, or did it put off some kind of light? All the ones I've seen were spheres of light, but I did experience that same crackling noise you heard. Yet that only happened once when I was extremely fortunate enough to get really close to one. All the others appear to make no noise, or nothing that I can hear at least.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:57 AM
No light, just a shiny silver ball. Basically, a lot of the videos on YouTube showing spheres in daytime look just like what I saw.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 12:38 PM
Can you give us some links to these videos showing similar things to what you saw?

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 12:45 PM
It is unclear whether the "light spheres" seen mostly at night are in any way related to the various spheres observed in daylight. We have reports of people who have seen large groups of spheres entering and exiting large "motherships" which leads me to believe they may be unmaned probes of some sort.

I have seen one sphere in daylight in a clear sky back in August 1999. I was having coffee on my balconey and looked because I heard a passenger jet flying in to Vancouver Intl Airport. At that point I saw a streak zip above the jet, travelling at least ten times as fast as the jet. Whatever it was, it left what looked like an ordinary wispy white contrail, except the contrail dispersed almost immediately (in less than a second). The streak stopped instantaneously and when it stopped, it looked like a light in the sky. The jet passed by beneath it (or it looked like it was beneath it but of course, this was just an inference as it looked like the track of the unknown was deliberately overtaking the jet). The jet had no reaction to the sphere so it looked like the crew had not noticed it.

I watched as the light just sat there hovering, and I decided to get my binoculars. When I looked at the "light" through the binoculars, it was clearly a sphere. The color was a silvery/golden color. the "light" was just the reflection of the sun but to me the texture of the surface was more like a pearl than metallic. It also seemed to have a reddish irridescence around the outer edge, suggusting possible thin film refraction. As I observed it through my binoculars, I felt as if it was watching me. Perhaps that was just because I realized it seemed to be intelligently guided.

After a few minutes, it just started to drift off and was obscured by trees. Within a day or two, there was another reported sighting of a similar sphere by someone who watched the sphere near some skydivers about 50 miles to the east up the Fraser Valley.

I definitely think the "silvery spheres" are some sort of probe and I have no idea how they are "propelled". The one I saw was certainly not moving at all like a balloon when I first saw it. My theory on the "contrail" was that it was maybe formed by the sudden cooling of air around the sphere although it is unclear why there was no cloud around the sphere when it was hovering in a stationary position or later "drifting off".

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 01:15 PM
Or the contrail could have been caused by the moisture in the air much like the contrails an airplane makes on approach. But I tend to agree that they must be some kind of probe. The shape is so innocuous and non threatening. I would have definitely been frightened of a saucer, cigar or a triangle. A ball was nothing.

As for the YouTube videos, I do a search for either "silver sphere UFO" or "silver orb UFO"

Here's a few of them:

This last one looks like a hoax by the way it moves. However, this is an accurate depiction of what I saw

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 01:34 PM
i don't know what to say to it... or to tell you! Could be a weather baloon!

Without evidence from your part im affraid no one is going to be able to help you!

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 06:40 PM

Originally posted by JoeBarna
Or the contrail could have been caused by the moisture in the air much like the contrails an airplane makes on approach. But I tend to agree that they must be some kind of probe. The shape is so innocuous and non threatening. I would have definitely been frightened of a saucer, cigar or a triangle. A ball was nothing.

What I meant by the "contrail formation is much the same as jet airplane contrail formation. In the case of the jet exhaust, water vapour in the exhaust exits the engine at a high temperature and then condenses when the air cools from contact and mixing with the surrounding ambient air which is at a lower temperature. What I thought was maybe the sphere was super-cooled (at least while it was moving fast) and this is what caused the condensation in the air surrounding the sphere as it flew through the air.

I do agree that I also felt absolutely no feeling of threat at all. I kind of was thinking "how nice" and "how wierd" at the same time.

Of course, I agree with those who post here saying this proves nothing to them. But I know what I saw and I certainly figure it was very advanced technology, using physics that has never been applied on earth for flight or spaceflight. Not a balloon. Balloons don't fly at a thousand miles an hour and then stop within a hundred feet or so.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 06:51 PM
well I have expert knowledge that those silver orbs are 1500 MPH - weather ballons.

Yes, I have dedicated numerous hours of viewing those little orbs dance around in UFO video's.
lets look at sizes - some of these orbs are as small as a marble and some as big as a house. they appear to be controlled under intelligent navigation, do they contain living beings, probable, machines would be more percise and less wishy washy, which most accounts of UFO, UFO is just meandering around like its lost looking for a road map, thats the most common sighting and then zip *Gone~. they can appear out of nothing and blink out just as fast as they arrived. what are they...? where are they from...? whats there purpose...? still remain illusive -

Bermuda is a hot bed of USO activity. Orbs are common sighting

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 07:30 PM

Originally posted by BornPatriot
well I have expert knowledge that those silver orbs are 1500 MPH - weather ballons.

Precisely. What else would aliens be interested in but whats the weather like on earth? How else are they to now what to wear to tonight's outing where they'll pick up some earthlings for a joy ride?

Bermuda is a hot bed of USO activity. Orbs are common sighting

I think orbs are fairly common as far as UFO sightings go. I've heard of at least one very interesting USO sighting on the BC coast in remote Smith Sound where a sea urchin diver saw a "submarine" sitting on the seabed. He was trying to organise a diving expedition to investigate further when he was visited by some sort of MIBs (military? Russians? alien cyborgs?, who knows? but really scared him). We also recently had someone report what they thought was a huge vessel (150 foot) on the sea surface on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Then the lights went out except one which rose up and went behind the trees on a small island then burst into brilliant light that then disappeared.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 07:48 PM
Thank you far. I does appear that orbs are extremely common sightings. This begs the question, with all the interconnectivity we have now (and so many cell phones with cameras attached) why don't we know more?

Most definitely a puzzle. Wish I had more concrete evidence in my situation, but the event was well before cell phones. The only thing I still have from that event is the .22 rifle.

I am keeping my eyes open and my ear to the ground. Send me a note if you have any good info.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 08:30 PM
Hi, and thanks for posting this thread. I feel that these silver spheres are the real thing. If there is anything up there that is flying over our head that has a high possibility of being ET, these spheres are it. I myself have seen them on many occasions when I was smaller. It’s like they send emphatic messages to people down on the ground to look up. Why they do this I have no earthly idea, but they do, and they are real. These spheres are not to be confused with the Mexican balloons which are different in appearance. The illuminated whitish spheres seen in Mexico and other parts of the world that simply drift are most likely balloons that have become illuminated by the suns brightness way up in the sky. Some of the night time ones are simply fire lanterns. If you don't believe me let a few balloons with helium up in the air and when they get to a certain height you will notice that they get the same shine or energy like look from a certain height. I myself will do this soon and film it so that you guys can see what I am saying.

These spheres were first spotted in the 1940s and were called Foo-fighters. There were also the light spheres that were part of the Foo-fighter phenomena. But those light ones would do circles around planes and speed off in a flash. The Americans thought that they were German and the Germans thought they were Americas weapons. Turns out they were both wrong and this phenomena is still a mystery today.The ones that i have seen simply hang motionless in the sky for hours or minutes. In my case as soon as I hat that urge to look up and I noticed them they would simply hang stagnant up in the sky. As soon as I called someone else to see it they would take off or hide behind the clouds.

[edit on 9-12-2008 by The Coward]

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:31 PM
If you've seen them more than once, you're lucky. I've also seen the reports of the foo fighters. Fascinating stuff. But I would also hazard a guess that their presence goes back even further.

Back to you seeing them more than once and why I can't. Must be because I shot at them the first time. Hope they know that I won't do that again.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:34 PM
From what Miriam Delicado says in her book (she has a very good interview on project camelot), they're probes and conduct a great deal of work for ets.

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 10:16 PM
Hmmm, good question...

Free Radical Electro Static Globules?

Sentient Mylar Balloons On A Rampage?

Tinkerbell On Acid?

Miniature Motherships From Planet Punie?

Radioactive Farts?

The list is endless!


posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 12:19 PM

Hadn't heard about Ms Delicado, the book may make for some interesting reading. Which brings a follow-on question for you and the other experts on this board:

Any recommendations out there for other books that address Spheres/Orbs?

I'm trying to capture any additional info that's out there.

posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 06:01 PM
I don't know of any specific books dealing with this, but I just read something recently that kinda relates.

If you go to project camelot where the delicado interview is, you'll see their new post about wingmakers. If you go to the wingmakers site, the have a book called the Ancient Arrow Project.

Now this book is supposedly a myth, meaning that it has truth layered underneath fiction. The characters and places are supposed to be fictional, but aside from that, the guy claims it represents true events.

Now given that, these people in the book that work under the NSA deal with an artifact that is alien in origin, and it's an orb. When the artifact wasn't activated, it just looked like a metallic object. But later it "turns on" and lights up, and also was said to make some electrical type noise. In addition, one of the remote viewers on the team claimed to feel that it was a living being even though it looked like an object.

I found it all very interesting, but it's hard to take too much from this. Anyway, I would recommend reading it anyway and also checking out the rest of the site. There's lots of thought provoking material there.

[edit on 10-12-2008 by killuminati2012]

posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 06:15 PM
I had a sighting of silver orbs last Friday (Link). I started a thread (with a photo) last week, but my thread very rapidly disappeared into obscurity. Granted, my photo leaves a lot to be desired...and I think they were most likely weather balloons.

...Your sighting sounds interesting. I would've been tempted to down one with my rifle, too, if I were in your situation. Just for curiousity's sake.

posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 07:04 PM
I saw your picture and agree it could be anything. But it could be a sphere.

On the subject of weather balloons. I've seen one at 15,000 in the vicinity of Washington DC as I was climbing up to cruise altitude (I am an airline pilot). I was probably within a two miles of the balloon and could definitely make out the equipment suspended below it.

So the closer you are to a "sphere" means the greater chance you can tell if it's a weather balloon or not.

As for being close to a major airport, I agree that they don't normally release balloons there. During my USAF days, we used to determine average winds over drop zones by inflating a black helium balloon and measuring the angle it traveled after a set number of seconds.

Were you near any drop zones?

I've also seen a few of the very high altitude balloons released from a site in New Mexico. Besides being WAY COOL, they could be mistaken for UFOs. But they are generally over 60,000 feet up.

On the subject of the books. Thanks killuminati. I will look for that.

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