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Keep Your Eyes To The Sky! (open letter to ATS members)

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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:04 PM
I have always been fascinated with space and what is beyond and truly
do feel that there is much to be learned and understood. Since I was a
kid I have always thought about space travel, ET's and other worlds.

My beliefs that something greater was out there was reinforced when I was
in Arizona and witnessed a light streak across the sky, stop, then shoot in
another direction. It made minor news in the morning, but made me pay
even more attention to the sky. This was indeed an Unidentified Flying
Object. It convinced me that we (citizens) really do not know the potential
of ourselves and what we are capable of discovering and it also convinced
me that something is being held from us.

In 2008, Stephensville made some news, then we had that Blossom lady
and her unforgettable date of Oct 14th. I was skeptical and not surprised
at the outcome. However, I was hopeful something would happen. I admit
to staying up on the 13th till midnight to see if anything would happen when
my calendar turned to the 14th.

What I did see was a moon ring.
Below is a artist rendition. I tried to photograph and the ring would not show.

There is a scientific explanation for this:

In my 32 years of looking to the sky I have never seen this. It was really
f'n cool, I must say it made waiting up late for visitors that never came well
worth it.

The next day was the 14th and it seemed fairly obvious that this prediction
fell short and I figured Blossom was a whack-o, however her message of
love is the only thing that really was important. So what the hell. Love it is.

That night I waited till midnight again, just to be sure. Hey, you never know.
Nothing of course, so I laid down and went to bed. I turned George Noory
on and he spoke briefly about the Blossom prediction. Then suddenly the
power went out and it was so quiet. All the power in town went out. My heart
just about jumped out of my chest. I immediately ran outside looked
around, only to see all the lights out. I looked up and saw nothing. My heart
was still racing but I wasn't scared, more excited than anything. Anywho,
we never got an explanation as to why the power went out. Settled back in
and fell asleep eventually.

Ever since, my eyes are glued to the sky at night. Orion is over my house
every night around 8:00 and Venus still glows so damn bright. I am getting
so used to having Venus as a fixture in the night sky.


I'm sure everyone's favorite is when Jupiter, Venus and the moon created
a happy face. Another sighting that was so amazing to look up at. The skies
smiling down.

Not long after I was fortunate enough to see the International Space Station
flying over head. It was a small window of opportunity, but again truly a
unique and amazing sight. It took about 7 minutes to go from one horizon,
directly over us and to the other horizon.

Google Video Link

This video however, does no justice to the true live event.

In closing, I would like to thank all the ATS members for sharing their
knowledge, insight and expertise to help educate other members. This
includes members who have schooled me and showed me what to look
for when making a judgment or investigating phenomenon that happens
in our skies. It only makes me look even more (just not when driving, I
almost crashed today).

Ask questions and do your research.

I think this site is filled with bright minds, but there are some who may jump
to conclusion. This doesn't mean they aren't bright, or are wrong in their

There are people who would think that anyone posting on a board like this is
crazy or a conspirator, but showing how thorough we are in our research,
thoughts, opinions and conclusions proves them wrong. Take pride and be
proud of ATS.

Keep your eyes to the sky!

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:39 PM
I'm from the north east of England and have been watching the sky, and every couple of nights there is a quite bright light in the sky that moves east to west and I would like to know what it is, I don't know if it's a star a planet or what but it's the brightest light in the sky, I've used my binoculars to look at it but they are not much good, I'm thinking of getting myself a telescope but don't know much about them and don't wanna pay over the top prices, help from fellow ATS members would be nice on the light and telescopes

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by Pockets

Well that kind of sounds like Venus. Im not 100% on my astronomy but Im pretty sure Venus moves from east to west. I am however 100% on that it is the brightest celestial object in the night sky (other than the moon of course).

And clucker, you may be interested to know that halos around the moon occur more often than we think

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:45 PM
reply to post by Pockets

You might want to download a free program called Stellarium. Put in your coordinates and it will show the sky as you see it and let you know what you're looking at. I got my coordinates from the Google earth program.

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:46 PM

Originally posted by OzWeatherman

And clucker, you may be interested to know that halos around the moon occur more often than we think

Cool, thanks for the link. Yeah when I researched this, I couldn't believe
this my first time seeing this considering how often i am looking up. It's
all about timing I guess.

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:48 PM

Originally posted by cluckerspud
Cool, thanks for the link. Yeah when I researched this, I couldn't believe
this my first time seeing this considering how often i am looking up. It's
all about timing I guess.

Lol, its also knowing what to look for

With my job I have to look at the sky every half hour over a 12 hour shift so there's plenty of time for me to be able to see these kind of things

Star and Flag btw

[edit on 23/1/2009 by OzWeatherman]

posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:53 PM
Nice post cluckerspud.

As mentioned Stellarium is a brilliant program to get, has helped me out many a time!

Another good one is heavens above this site tracks the ISS, satellites and iridium flares as well as plenty of info on how to track objects in the sky.


posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 11:55 PM
Damn Cluckerspud, you obviously took your seroquel today.

I haven't seen that much clarity out of you for weeks.

But seriously good thread, and methinks you might have an inclination of being a writer. Read every bit of your post and star and flag.

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 12:12 AM
reply to post by TH3ON3

LOL.. no meds for me. Ya know I got so frustrated about that thread still
going on about the inauguration BIRD. It was the people who could
rationalize and really put things into perspective that helped me feel sane.
Then there were those that jumped in saw the first post and said, "wow,
that's no bird man", and really had nothing to say except that. It really
made me think that how preserving the integrity of this site is so important.
Anywho, thanks for the S+F. Much appreciated.

Also you remarks were very kind. I wanted to be writer, turned out to be a
musician. Well, I'm writing something, just not stories.

reply to post by Chadwickus

Thanks for the links. Downloading now. Much respect. Cheers!

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 08:39 AM
Many thanks I shall have a look at the program and check it out, it has been doing my head in not knowing what the light was, again many thanks

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 09:11 AM
I will accept how majestic the ISS looks in the evening sky. I have seen it many times, and each time is different, in the light of the dusk, it looks beautiful, and it makes me wonder, how, we humans united together can achieve anything.

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by Pockets

I've seen that star too, its almost so big you can see the shape of it.

I've not seen anything so bright before, except for the moon.

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by dodgygeeza

Well it's apparently not a star but the planet Venus, I've just started with Stellarium and it seems really good, hopefully we are all talking about the same light

[edit on 24-1-2009 by Pockets]

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by cluckerspud

The picture you post is interesting, as i have seen some thing similar before!!!

About 2 years just after the new year i looked up at the moon(full) and seen the exact same type of ring around the moon.

I suspect it is some type of atmospheric condition that causes this effect though.

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by SKUNK2

Cool. Check out the link I provided. You can also do a google search.
It is an illusion caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere.

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 10:33 AM
I just looked at Venus on Stellarium and noticed another light behind it, I think it's tagged HP 115767 and it seems to be moving in sync to Venus, a google search didn't bring up any thing on HP 115767, is this a moon?

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by Pockets
Hi there,

I think that the 115767 designation would make it an asteroid. At least, there is one with that number on the minor planets list, which you can access on the Wiki here. Or if you prefer you can go directly to the list for minor planet numbers 115001-116000. Not sure about why yours has "HP", though. You sure it's not "MP" (ie Minor Planet)?


[edit on 24/1/09 by JustMike]

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 11:20 AM
reply to post by Pockets

Not a moon. Not an asteroid.
It is a star. A very dim star.

[edit on 1/24/2009 by Phage]

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by Phage
Hi Phage,

I suggested it's a minor planet but having read many of your posts I'll defer to you on this one as you clearly know a lot more about this stuff than I do. (I mean that quite sincerely.)

best regards,


posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by JustMike

What I don't know, I try to learn. Sometimes I find what I'm looking for.

FYI, the HP designation indicates the Hipparcos catalogue.

[edit on 1/24/2009 by Phage]

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