posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 02:39 AM
The mid-continent, big-sky country is a notorious area for classified military flyovers. Or maybe it's just easier to see 'em out there.
The fixed position or hovering characteristic of the object is what interests me most. I think the OP is describing a high-altitude
event. It behaves sort of like a helicopter, retracing its path, becoming stationary, yet the witness on the ground says it's not a
helicopter. The witness observes that it's too high to be a helicopter.
It's rather difficult to judge size and distance in the sky in the daytime, nevermind at night. I know I've been duped by lightning
bugs and other aerial oddities on more than one occasion. But one way to judge distance in the sky is by sound — I'm talking about
visually triangulating on an object and its Doppler-shifted noise, then counting off seconds to determine the approximate distance. That works up to
about forty or fifty thousand feet. Beyond that, the atmosphere is way too thin to conduct sound back to the surface.
So, an illuminated object in the sky that behaves like a helicopter might be a helicopter, unless it's totally silent. If it's
totally silent, then it's very, very high in the atmosphere.
Which poses a problem.
Rotary-wing vehicles (helicopters, etc) don't handle thin atmosphere very well. Like, they don't handle it at all, There's no such
thing as a high-altitude helicopter, okay. That's why there isn't a StarBucks on the summit of Mount Everest.
Now, if we humans are building Zero Inertia Vehicles, capable of defying gravity and bending space (and I think we are building such vehicles),
they might be classified for a few more years, but we are seeing them in the skies right now.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 7/1/2009 by Doc Velocity]