Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Most people here on ATS who have been around awhile know me as being "skeptical" that UFO sightings represent something of non-terrestrial origin.
I've been on record several times stating that I simply don't believe we mere earthlings would be interesting for any advanced civilization capable
of interstellar travel. However, last night I experienced something that defies terrestrial explanation.
Skeptic Overlord, I must say that am also well and truly pleased that you have experienced something that clearly defies explanation. Fabulous, isn't
it? Gets the old gray matter humming it does... As others have said, welcome to the other side.
But having said that, although I too have had several sightings over the years, none have "defied physics" as we humans understand physics, quite as
spectacularly as yours did. A couple were moderately spectacular, though, in the moment at least, but man, did you luck out.
I do disagree with your reasoning for for your basic approach, that of "they would find us boring." I say that because ever since a child I've
always been fascinated with nature and am interested in so many things... indeed, there are scientists who devote their entire lives to researching
the lifecycles of tiny little bugs in remote locales, people who are thrilled to discover a new tiny frog deep on the jungle, people who... well you
get the idea. I can relate to those people.
If one must assign an anthropomorphous nature to the aliens; assuming of course that there are such and that they are responsible for what so many and
now you have seen; is it not unreasonable that they might have journeys of exploration to other worlds to gather ever more information on the
diversity of life throughout space, just for the thrill of seeing and understanding new lifeforms, just because they can... just as we do in our own
Surely... you'd understand that, no?
Going back to the beginning of the post, my reflexive thoughts have always been that "things in the sky" are not of fantastic origins beyond
this earth. But this defies explanation as something earth-bound technology could produce, especially in the apparent speed of the two "objects"
that broke away and apparently split to travel north and south at an exceptionally high rate of speed.
I tend to agree with that... as, in my opinion, even if the military is twenty or thirty years ahead of us, even given the implications of that on our
civilian technology timeline, I find such a level of capability hard to fathom. That said, there is
that famous quote from Ben Rich, who
I hold in high regard, so... maybe! But still... such a thing boggles the mind.
So, the question remains, since it cannot be a bolide, what... and who... was that?
All you have is my word
Good enough for me. I tend to believe those people I find credible. I just wish the same'd happen to some of my friends! Ha!