posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:11 PM
As someone who has been an investigator of unknown phenomena and an avid skywatcher for almost 30 years, let me just say that you have done the proper
thing by posting your sighting and adding the illustrations along with the report.
Too many times 'we' (investigators), find a witness will not have the foresight to not only write down what they have seen, but add to it an
illustration or two. And with the passing of time, comes more the chance to forget some detail. These along with the credibility of the witness('s)
are worth 'gold' to a real researcher. So kudos for having done so. I have stacks of "stick-men" illustrated reports from credible witnesses in my
file cabinet, and I'll be adding yours alongside (with a follow-up report after speaking with you privately).
Some may wonder, well why report anything at all if there are no photographs or video to accompany a sighting report? Well for one thing, having a
report helps us Investigators narrow down specific areas where a sighting may have occurred. The more reports, the better chance 'we' have of
possibly learning where it (the UFO) has been, and perhaps where it's heading towards. We can establish time-lines, trajectories and many other
factors that otherwise would be unknown because someone failed to report their sighting. I could go on and on, but I hope that although it's a brief
summary/explanation, that I've made my point of the importance to make a report.
With regards to the "Pics or it didn't happen" crowd... Pfffttt, they can only hope that their amateurish innuendos personifies them to a status
of "Arm-Chair Researcher", and in my book, that isn't worth squat. You can always tell "who the amateurs are", by how they proceed after hearing
a report. Anyone that has already made a comment or a determination on a sighting without the proper follow-through and/or questioning, isn't worth
yours or my time, so pay them no mind.
Congratulations on your sighting! Looking forward to hearing more from you with regards to the sighting, and thanks for posting it here for us...
UFORA / ATS Investigator