The best illustration of perspective that I was referring to, was told to me a few years back by someone I have known for decades.
He is a good friend who also is an investigator, and has been called "the ufo nut" by his father for ages, who is a pragmatic salt of the earth old
school type of guy, and thinks his son is a fool for wasting his time on such matters.
Then, not long ago, things changed overnight. He was preparing for bed about 1 am, and was in the bathroom when he noticed an odd flickering of light
coming from the window, which he could not see the source of from that vantage. He knew the next door neighbors were on vacation, and had left their
teenagers home alone in charge of the house. Fearing that they had caught the house on fire, he raced down the stairs and outside into the yard.
When he got past his house and turned to see theirs, his life changed in a heartbeat. There, "silently hovering about 50 feet over their house, was a
silvery disc, projecting various colored beams down on the house, flickering and moving around". His son interrupted at this point and asked "Oh
**** did you get a picture??". His father replied "Hell NO I didn't get a picture, I was too busy ******** down both pant legs!!" (
The craft hovered motionless for about 30 seconds there, then the beams of light went out and it fairly slowly drifted off silently (at the same
height) out of the (residential) neighborhood.
He was left shaken and not knowing what to do. He went back in his house and called the police, who told him to sleep it off, and when he got mad,
they told him to call the airport. The airport told him they do not handle such matters. The local airbase told him they do not investigate such
matters, perhaps a local UFO group could help him.
He was ready to go postal at that point, but after calming down for a minute and thinking, he realized "Ah HAH!, call my son!!" Which he did, and
after relating what he saw, he lowered his voice and apologized to his son for all the years of abuse, and for not believing him as a son. His son
just replied "welcome to the club."
The next day the father canvassed the neighborhood (big ufo investigator now lol) looking for anyone else who might have seen this amazing sight.
Turned out an elderly woman across the street also saw the same thing he did, and down the block 2 different houses saw the craft leaving the
neighborhood. Oh and the kids next door?.... turned out they were there, and slept through the whole thing.
Anyway, besides being a great sighting, I like how it shows that it is just matter of perspective, not a belief in UFO's.