I have a problem with some of the witness accounts. One (or Some) saw windows on this object. Even if this thing did have portals, they would be hard
to see. That aspect is very questionable in my opinion.
UFO's have been improving (so to speak) with current earthly technology.
In other words, people have described UFO's (and taken photo's) to look like something from that era in time. A 1950's UFO looks like a 1950's
UFO. Most (if not all) of these were fake.
However, this event in 1962 did happen, had many witnesses, and was tracked.
The Gasping sound. I recall something with regard to this. Some experimental aircraft that used VTOL propulsion made the "gasp" sound when downward
or lateral corrections were engaging. But this really may not fit the scenario for what this “UFO” was capable of doing.
But that would explain "Windows". Those may have been attitude correction jet ports instead. That is still a stretch however.
Silver with yellow/orange flame. Here is a big clue. Albeit, I am still trying to get an accurate idea of what people say this thing was shaped like,
I will use the artist rendition as a guide.
It was long and slender, like a rocket.
A metal skinned rocket in flight, (Solid or liquid engine) can reflect the light emitted from its combustion engine. Ergo, Silver front with yellow
back. Many say they saw a fireball in the back, the news clip shows a fireball, some saw an object in the fireball . . . etc.
You see a rocket in flight from the back, you see a fireball, but not the rocket. The exhaust can appear larger than the rocket and this bright light
source is far more visible.
The total lack of comments about witnesses seeing a “contrail” disturbs me. Capt. Herman Shields stated there was no exhaust or trail. A non air
breathing rocket can do that.
Touch and go near a power plant.
Objects may appear to land and take-off when seen from certain vantage points. They also may appear to hover, but they are not. They are just coming
at you and appear to be either slowing or hovering. So, this thing may not have “landed and taken off”. This does not diminish the event
This object was going in a few directions and may never have altered its speed. It possibly just seemed it was. This is interesting because this does
prove the object was going all over the place. Something a falling rock just will never do. If it did alter its speed and altitude, then we have a
real conundrum with regard to explaining it as a terrestrial object made during that time period.
Shutting down photo electric cells in a couple of locations because it was so bright. Horizon from ground level is about 21 miles. Capt. Herman
Shields stated the object illuminated the ground like daylight for 20 square miles as seen from his aircraft.
A rocket or shuttle launch can do that.
First off, I think the Power plant in Eureka, Utah is (and was) a Coal fired plant. So people who say the object landed for a “nuclear refuel” are
way way off the mark.
The only thing that comes to mind is Electro-Magnetic interference with regard to the power plant shut down. 2 men stated their trucks engine
sputtered and headlights dimmed when the object was overhead. EM may very well do this as well. Just speculation however.
Some witnesses (who were under the explosion) claim they saw white sparks emanating from the explosion. A nuke blast does not do that. Initially,
reports of a nuclear type explosion were made. If it was a “nuclear type explosion”, there would be no witnesses alive to say it happened
overhead. It exploded violently, I will grant that. The nuclear type explosion is News hype and eye witness exaggeration. It exploded and loud sounds
were heard . . . that's a spectacular enough event for me.
What this thing was, I have no idea as of yet. I'll work on it.
[edit on 12-1-2009 by NYCMedic]