At 21:00 (16/09/2009) my wife and I were walking our dog near our home.
The sky was starry, crisp and clear of clouds which I thought was quite weird in an awesome way. There were no clouds and the sky seemed to have a
mixture of purple throughout it that I had never seen before. I even mentioned this to my wife as we walked, something quite unreal about the colour
that I could not put my finger on.
I was looking out toward Costorphin hill (Edinburgh zoo is situated there) To the left of that is Edinburgh airport and I was looking at several
aircraft moving about in that direction as I am a bit of a plane nerd. I was watching them drifting over there, strobes blinking when my wife said,
'What is that?'
I followed her gaze back the way we had come and was perplexed to say the least to see a very bright whitish blue light above our house at a height of
roughly two to three thousand feet. It was moving slowly in the direction of Saughton prison and watching it I was stunned... There were no navigation
lights, no strobes and no noise as would be expected had it been an aircraft. I should know because if aircraft fly over my house I am enough of a
nerd to go out and watch them.
I chuckled as we both stopped walking to look up at the light. 'Do you believe me now love?' I was of course referring to the event of the 8th of
may last year when I had seen two UFO's above our home and been more or less ridiculed, castigated and pretty much dragged over the coals for it. The
events of last year had caused us to split up and I had even lost friends over it because I had been quite vocal about the events.
My wife did not respond, she silently continued to stare as the bright light continued to move, arching round to the left on a path that seemed to
take it in the direction of Edinburgh castle on the distant skyline.
Across the other side of the road two ambulance crewmen were helping a man I recognised as a chef who used to work with my wife. He was on a gurney
being loaded into the back of the ambulance. The two ambulance men were glancing up at the strange light as they worked but they did not seem to
realise that we were standing on the other side of the road watching them, watching the UFO. Our dog had wrapped her leash around our legs as she took
up a “blocking” position in front of us.
I was enjoying this moment so much let me tell you (a confirmation to myself that I was not a wacko after all) and was so intent on enjoying the open
mouthed look on my wife’s pretty face, the frowning looks on the faces of the ambulance men’s faces that I missed the part in the sighting when
the light winked out and became a pinprick of light.
'It's a triangle,' my wife breathed, her eyes going wide. I looked as the light had gone out but focusing on the spot I realised that the light had
not gone out, it had just turned into a very faint pinprick that was almost impossible to spot. Had I not been looking straight at it I probably would
not have spotted it against the backdrop of stars. The stars were more noticeable than this very faint but moving pinprick of light.
At that point I remembered that I had left my camera phone in the house but I did not care. I have never been interested in proving to the world that
what I believe to be true is that visitations are real and happening all over the world all the time. My wife was the only person I wanted to believe
me and the look on her face told me now she was much closer to believing the UFO phenomenon is real. She is the biggest sceptic you could ever meet so
that fact was a great realisation to me.
We both continued to gaze at this now very dim light that had turned now into a pinprick against the dark sky and suddenly like something from a film,
the light picked up speed, disappearing completely before it reached the castle, as if winking out of existence.
'Don’t be scared babe. Are you sure it was a triangle you saw?' I asked still enjoying the amazed look on her face. I felt like all my
Christmases’ had come at once.
'No I didn’t see a triangle shape and I'm not scared; I saw three lights come together into a single point in the centre. Didn’t you see it?'
'No love, I was too busy watching your reactions to the UFO sighting.’
We carried on walking.
My wife was a bit quiet for a few days afterwards but I think it was just her way of assimilating the fact that her world had been turned upside down
and that there were actually strange things going on in the skies.
Still she took her first UFO sighting better than I had back in 2008 when I pretty much gibbered like a loon and was all for standing on a busy street
corner shouting “THEY ARE HERE!”
[edit on 20-4-2010 by SmokeJaguar67]