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My introduction from the West Midlands

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:29 AM
Hi, I'm a professional guy, 27 from the West Midlands and I'm not usually into this type of thing, in fact you could chalk me up as a sceptic - I've nearly always attributed lights in the sky to test flights of top secret millitary craft. However, there is something very very weird happening over the sky in the west midlands and had I not seen it with my own eyes on more than one occasion I simply would not have believed it. I recently bought a puppy, and as such my family and I have gone on an increased number of walks in the evenings across previously unexplored parks and fields. About a week ago, on a very cloudy evening I was walking across one such field and noticed three lights on the horizon. The lights were bright white and resembled a search light being shone up onto the clouds. I stopped and watched the lights for a period of some minutes and they moved across the field towards me. As the lights got closer I could cleary see that the source of the lights was above the clouds and that they were beaming a search light down on top of the clouds, much like a police helipcopter would if looking for a fugitive. There was absolutely no sound coming from the vehicles and they moved quickly and swayed in the sky across the field - my first thought was that this was some kind of "ball lightening", as the lights approached, my family, myself and the dog were overcome with a feeling of fear and dread and so we went home as quickly as possible. In the days that followed the encounter, I have felt compelled, maybe even drawn back to the same site and what I have seen on two other nights this week defies explanation. On wednesday night, I was walking near to the site of the original encounter when I saw two large objects in the sky, both silent and both with white lights, one object was in the sky above the horizon and distant, the other was larger and very low on the horizon. I stood and watched them and noticed a fighter jet of some description fly overhead with its afterburner on. The fighter jet flew directly at the smaller object which was higher in the sky on what looked to be a collision course and as it got very close to the flashing object, the flashing object moved across the sky and the larger object dipped below the horizon. Then last night, I was walking home having visited the same field again and I noticed a pulsing light low on the horizon. The light was large and cleary attached to an artifical object, at first I thought it was a satellite burning up in our atmosphere, but the light was moving in a circular motion and also upwards into the sky. I stood and watched the light and as it pulsed it appeared to be coordinating a series of rapidly flashing lights in other parts of the sky. I carried on walking and was now stood at the end of my drive transfixed on the pulsing light in the sky, I called my kids in the house to come and look and they stood with me watching the pulsing light low on the horizon which was gradually moving up into the night sky. As my kids stood with me, two fighter jets flew over head and appeared to ward off the rapidly flashing lights in the sky. I know that there is a flight path over the field and my house, and on some occasions the rapidly flashing lights in the sky get very near to commercial planes. The way the millitary jets react to the flashing lights is also puzzling and I wonder is this some kind of millitary training exercise or are they enforcing a no-fly zone of sorts. In any event, the jets get so closed to the strange lights that the pilots must know that the UFOs are there. I'm not a nut and I'm also not an idiot, I had an interest growing up in planes and astronomy and I know the difference between a plane, a helicopter and the various celstial bodies in our night sky. I have always speculated that the majority of UFOs are some type of secret super-conductor propelled millitary craft, but the events of the last week have left me wondering if they're here.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:45 AM
Welcome to ATS!

Ok, here's a freebie hint.

Edit your post and stick in some paragraphs and line breaks.

ATS'ers are known for going cross-eyed way easy over box posts like this.

ENJOY your stay!

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:04 AM
I'm also from the West Midlands (the Malvern area) and have twice seen things in the sky recently that didn't tie in with what is usual in my book. What I saw was a strong light, much like Venus looks like in the night sky, slightly orange in colour coming in towards the Malvern Hills completely silently. I thought it was a helicopter or plane to begin with because our house is situated 800ft up on the Hill and its difficult to tell when something is so far away. I watched this thing approach from around 25 miles away and it did that in two or three minutes.

Anyways, this thing stopped and hung still in the air above the Hill. I could make out nothing but the light itself which was consistent throughout. It then wobbled a bit and changed direction entirely. I have three times seen similar things in Oxford and never figured out what they were. I'm frustrated that I couldn't make anything else out but the light itself. Ah well, thought I'd throw in my two cents worth for you.


posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 05:30 AM
Well I've seen 3 different types of "UFO" in past few months.

The very first object that I saw was a line of bright red lights in the south east part of the sky about two months ago. These weren't chinese lanterns or anything similar as they lit up in the sky and it was quite clearly an electrical light source as each light was static, incredibly bright red and some considerable distance away. There were about a dozen red ligths forming a near vertical arc in the sky.

The second type of "UFO" that I have seen is the pulsing coloured light that appears to move in a very small horizontal circle around an axis and which is accompanied by sequences of rapidly flashing lights in other parts of the sky. Whenever I have seen this type of object, I have also seen millitary jets in the sky that appear to be flying to intercept the rapidly flashing lights.

The final type of UFO that I have seen, which was perhaps the closest encounter I have had, were the three white orbs of light that I described in my first post. These orbs were just above the clouds, which on the evening in question were very low in the sky. They hovered and swayed just above the clouds and a light emitted from them like a search light.

What makes me quite anxious is the frequency with which I can see these spectacles - I'm talking literally 3 times in the last 7 days! Its pretty much 50/50 as to whether or not I will see them on a given night.

I'd be grateful to hear from anyone who has heard of or seen anything similar or had any closer encounters with these types of objects than I have.

I am giving serious thought to conducting some type of study into these lights and maybe even attempting contact somehow. The orbs that I saw over the field that time were incredibly low in the sky, and my instincts tell me that they have probably landed in the adjacent field - which is quite woody and overgrown before.

I'll be sure to keep you all posted with developments as they happen.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:10 AM
Hey Dude! Glad to see im not the only yam yam or brummy on this site lol

As for thos lights, very strange.. Stranger still is the military response. IMO it may be a military exersize having seen plenty in my local area over the years but usually army one and not RAF. I dont live in the westmids anymore but in the newcastle upon tyne area, however have been astounded with the sheer volume of these sitings over the past few years especially in a place like good ole Dudley for Gods sake! Malvern too.

Whats going on?

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:30 AM
reply to post by Inc_9x

Hello and welcome to ATS - I`m fairly new here too and live in Kidderminster, so not too far away.

Can you tell us which general area you see these objects? I have seen a few `odd` lights in recent months but cannot say conclusively what they are as the are so far away - too far to film or photograph with any detail

Speaking of which, do you have access to a video camera with which to record these sightings?

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:16 AM
I tried to take some video on my phone but the lights were too far away and it was too dark for them to even register on the rubbish camera.

I could have probably captured the orbs that I saw in the field on my phone, but at the time I didn't know whether to stay or run, when something like that comes towards you, you start having flashbacks of every sci-fi film you've ever seen trying to work out how likely you are to be wiped out by a death ray or something!

I don't have a video camera, but I guess its worth considering investing in one - the reason I haven't (credit crunch aside) is that I can see these lights most nights - if people wanted proof, I could take them out and show them.

I'm in Wolverhampton myself, the objects that I have seen have generally been very low on the horizon in the North, West and East. I think I'm correct in saying that planes fly from North to South over Wolverhampton and the objects that I watched for over an hour last night seemed to flank the flight paths of the commercial planes.

The millitary planes that I have seen, have alwaya arrived from a North to North Westerly direction and headed straight for the flashing lights in the sky.

I don't really want to say too much about the precise location of the field which I have referred to, but it has a very odd feel to it. I don't know if you have read the book "the Mothman Prophecies" but the writer talks of how in an area of high electromagnetic resonance you feel like you want to run and run until you're as far from that area as possible - I got that feeling in this particular field and it made me think of the book.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 10:07 PM
welcome to ats! enjoy your stay

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 10:15 PM
reply to post by Inc_9x

Alright, ehllom, you...I mean, hello. I am plucky and I have a Rolo for your welcoming thingy....

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 04:38 AM
reply to post by Inc_9x

Sounds interesting. Where abouts in the West Midlands are you. I live in Stourbridge where there is never any unexplained phonomenon

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 06:10 AM
reply to post by Inc_9x

Everyone knows the beer's much stronger in Wolverhampton (or is it Dudley?) than down here in London. Only kidding!! Welcome to ATS.

I've never seen a UFO in my life, but know some pillars of the community who have. It would be arrogant of us to think that we are the only intelligent life in the whole of Creation, or in our local Universe, or even our Galaxy. And, if such life exists, it would be just as arrogant to think we are the most advanced forms of it.

There are those who support the Disclosure Project who say that there has been extra terrestrial life here on Earth for over 50 years, and that the authorities have suppressed it. They expect disclosures to be made soon.

There are also many who don't believe it either; thus providine plenty of opportunities for debate here on ATS.

posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 11:29 AM
Good afternoon from Ohio!

I was reading your story and I was wondering..are you a believer now? Or are you still up in the air with it? I never seen strange lights in the sky but I do believe life besides us exists. Very interesting.

Hope you enjoy the site!

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by Inc_9x

Hello and welcome

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 12:37 PM
I'm just down the road in Bromsgrove and i've seen a few unexplainable things in the sky.

Never knew there were so many West Mids users either!

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 12:39 PM
Hi, I am also in West Midlands, Hall Green area. Even though I am 4 miles or so outside the city centre I cannot see anything unexplained in the sky due to light pollution.

Were the objects quite low?
Could it have been a training exercise?

Enjoy ATS.

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