Originally posted by Lightmare
Well I think I've just seen this mysterious star that everybody is talking about. I'm in the US (Ohio) and the star is clearly visible in the
I've heard a few people say that it is Venus but I'm pretty sure that is not it. I've seen Venus in the sky plenty of times and this star is too
big to be Venus. In fact, it is much bigger than any star or planet that I have ever seen.
I have my own theories as to why were are seeing this star but I will keep that to myself for now.
This is why it is so hard to take anything anyone says on ATS seriously.
Even for those of us who do not know the stars, planets and space objects well can't get any real information from ATS'ers..
This person is "pretty sure" it isn't Venus, but he's clearly not a professional, then he goes on to say he thinks he "knows" what it is.. (wink
wink). (No offense to you Lightmare I am just frustrated)
ATS sucks now.. too many people too many opinions based in personal knowledge analysis, if a star seems too bright .. it must not be a star..
seems? based on what? personal observations?
If it twinkles, it must be a ufo cause we all know nothing twinkles..
"oh, scintillation you say" we'll OK, this can't be that I'd know.
An object just came into view last night? Must be a UFO,
"oh, cloud obscurity or constellations you say" we'll OK, but this can't be that I'd know.
I've never seen it before so it must be a UFO,
"oh, I wasn't paying attention before" we'll OK, but now it's making noise and moving.
on and on...
I wish there were resident experts (real experts) that could actually shed REAL facts on the discussion could just slap down speculation right off the
this is tedius to read all this only to eventually realize it's a planet or something equally benign.