I wanted to post about my first UFO experience to get other peoples opinions about it. I am posting this in skunk works because I don't have a video
or a picture or any other witnesses, so I cannot prove what I saw. That being said I was wondering based on what I saw what people thought it might
be or what I should think about it.
The sighting took place in Palm Springs, California at about 1:30 AM in the month of June in 2008. I forgot the exact date.
I couldn't get to sleep so I decided to lay outside on a hammock. The sky was clear and there isn't much smog like there is at my home in Orange
County. So I was able to see clearly. I was watching the stars when suddenly I saw a UFO.
The sighting didn't last long not more than 10 seconds. I saw an object that was orb shaped with a yellowish-orange color (Similar to the color of
the Sun around sunset). The object also seemed to be illuminated rather than being a light on a vehicle the whole body of this craft was this
color/light (If that makes sense).
The object was moving at a fast pace; faster than any plane I had seen flying over the area and it seemed about the same distance in the sky that a
plane would fly. It just flew in a straight direction in the sky.
However the most interesting part about the sighting was the fact that I saw the UFO fade into visibility. I would describe it like an object fading
in photo shop etc. basically it wasn't instantly visible but faded in over a seconds time. Basically it wen't from 0% invisibility, to 10%
visibility, to 20% visibility all the way to 100% visible in about a second or two.
The object continued in the same direction and a few seconds later stealthed again. Once again, not instantly, but fading out of visibility.
There was absolutely no sound at all coming from the object. And I didn't see it again, or any other UFO in the area.
I wanted to get the opinion of other ATS'rs as to whether this UFO was likely an alien craft or possibly a military vehicle. It is in the area of a
military base, not extremely close, but close enough that it could have been from there. Regardless stealthing is not an ability of any known vehicle
so it is definately unidentified. But it could possibly be some new technology. Another possibility could be that it was some sort of natural
phenomenon but that doesn't seem likely to me as it was a perfect disk/orb shape.
Here is a photo of some orange orbs that look like a blurrier version of what I saw. This is just something from a quick google search for orange orb
UFOs so I do not know the validity of this picture but it looks basically like what I saw.