posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:26 AM
The trouble with reporting is that most of the time its word of mouth, when people have a sighting they are usually way too shocked to think of doing
anything except standing there mumbling .
Shock sets in and the brain shuts down , all reasoning powers evaporate.
Seeing a UFO or any kind of 'unusual' sighting means that you are witnessing something so for out of the ordinary and so vastly unusual that you
forget the simplest things, like that you have a camera or even a camera mobile phone.
You stand there ( looking at youtube clips ) mumbling "WTF is that? WTF?
WTF? ....... WTF?" and thats about it.
The majority of people have a video phone these days , the quality is poor to say the least as you are so excited and dumbfounded that your hands are
shaking especially if its a 'close encounter' like a few hundred meters or less. Any further and you run the risk of looking the fool as you've
been confused by a plane coming towards you and your seeing its lights.
Even if you remember to take the phone out and capture a grainy clip your mainly met with " HOAX, Your a kook, Waste of time, Not real evidence"
remarks from people that are either jealous or don't beieve you.
I hope to see another UFO in my lifetime , preferably a lot closer than the last one ,and this time I'Ll be armed with a good 12mp camera and a
hopefully unfuddled mind.
People don't want to report them as they think they'll be ridiculed by everyone else, but these ridiculers also want to see them and to have the
evidence, so why not look into it first before calling HOAX eh?
My tips would be however , try to keep calm first (3 attempts to write calm, had clam, caml then calm) tsk.
Spend a few seconds observing and try to make sure its NOT an aircraft that your familiar with.
Keep your camera or phone in a handy location, like trouser pocket or breast pocket in a jacket.
Pre-empt your sighting by having your camera or fone set up to take either pics or video, one or the other, ( not like on view pics like I've found
mine on a few times _ damn wife).
Try to get images of UFO ( obviously) , but also the local terrain, for distance purposes , many videos or pics have nothing to gauge the distance or
size of said UFO.
If making a video try to remain CALM and speak slowly with out the WTF? nonsense, describe what your seeing , the direction your facing ( like south
of x corner , junction of smith street , and jones avenue , looking towards centre of town, x building).
Maybe if more people gave accurate descriptions and notations then maybe the world wouldn't see UFOlogists and the rest of the UFO community as
nutters or fruitcakes.
[edit on 3/12/09 by DataWraith]