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The Loneliness of Seeing a UFO.

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by addygrace

Thank you for sharing that! It was a very good read and very well written!

I know the lonely feeling. I've seen several unexplainable things in the sky, mostly when I'm out watching satellites on the weekends, but I had a very odd experience just last month that I don't talk about because it's basically useless. I told my sister about it because she had seen something similar just a few days prior and since she's my satellite watching buddy, I knew she'd believe me.

I was driving home around 10 one night when I noticed an orange light in the sky ahead of me. At first, I thought it was a plane with its landing lights on, even though there are no major airports in the area and even though it was definitely orange and not the whitish yellow that landing lights usually are. I've worked in the airline biz and I've never seen landing lights that color but still... even though I've been a reader on ATS for years, I still look for logical explanations before jumping to the fantastic, lol.

Anyway, the light appeared to be motionless so I just figured that it was a plane that was moving toward me. I watched it, on and off for a few miles when I got to noticing that it seemed to be a lot lower than I originally thought. The closer I got, the bigger it looked. I turned a curve and the light started to move over the road from left to right. When I could look almost straight up and see it from underneath, I noticed that it wasn't just one light but four orange lights! It moved over top of my car and then I didn't see it again. It was very strange. My 16 year old son saw it as well.

I don't know what it was. I tried not to think anything of it because it was just after the 4th of July and even though I'm not aware of any fireworks that can behave that way, I'm not going to completely discount the possibility that it could have been one, but I highly doubt it.

Just a few nights before, my sister and my mom had seen an orange light in the sky that moved from South to North with flames dropping out of the bottom of it. She described it to me as soon as she saw it and we came to the conclusion that it must have been a Chinese lantern although they usually don't have flames dripping from them and we're in a podunk area that knows nothing of Chinese lanterns. Of course I can't say that nobody around here has heard of them, but it would surprise me.

So who knows what we saw. I'll never be able to say for sure. It sure was strange though!

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 04:05 PM
reply to post by addygrace

My hands were shaking as I wrote that post. It was a few years ago, but could have only been minutes ago remembering. Thank you

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 04:26 PM
I am jealous. It seems that the people who are activly looking for UFO's never see them and that most sightings are just plain luck of being in the right place at the right time. I remember one time I thought I saw a UFO but I was told it was a weather balloon. It was oval shaped and silver. I looked at pictures of weather balloons and they all look pretty much like an upside down tear drop. Like most balloons look. The one they told me was a weather balloon was oval or like a tire laying on its side. Anyway, this was broad daylight at the beach in Virginia beach. It was not moving at all. After I was told that it was a weather balloon I stopped watching it and the next time I looked for it I didnt see it. Oh well, maybe, maybe not.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 04:33 PM
Good thread, Glad to hear you had a significant sighting. I have believed for a while and only up till a few years ago hadn't had a sighting. Since, I have had a couple sightings. One that was remarkable was a large bright orb type that appeared about 500 feet high in the north west sky and moved south east right over myself and a large party sitting on a deck. Summer time calm clear dusk early evening. Not a sound as we watched for about 1 minute as it floated very quickly over our heads.

I know what you mean about the aloneness. I feel it surrounding the entire field of ufology.
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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 04:38 PM

Originally posted by bloodnoir
I know the uncomfortable silences when you mention stuff like this even to close friends. That Look, that says it all. Then you start with the self doubt, thinking maybe there was something wrong with me. Did I really see that.

I know what I've seen. It is thrilling, and terrifying. What only takes a few seconds, yet goes on forever, and you can never forget it, but you cannot even discuss it! Never. Unless someone else mentions it first, then you are safe.

One night I was relaxing in my home in front of the T.V. I saw lights reflect off the window like a car coming up the drive, but It was from the wrong side of the house. I went to the sliding glass door, and stepped onto the deck. In the pasture were three helicopters with lights sweeping the ground. I was confused, you see this on tv but not in the middle of nowhere like here. I wondered why this felt so wrong. Then I realized that there was no sound, no helicopter noises, no crickets, no tree frogs.

These were not helicopters. As I realized this, one of the spotlights traveled up the lawn toward me. Suddenly I was terrified, heart thumping fear surged through me. I ran for the sliding glass door, slipping through as the light reached me. I jerked the curtain closed, and stood there, too scared to even look through the curtain. Too afraid to even move, just trying to breathe.

A few minutes later, I moved away from the door. No lights shone in the pasture, or anywhere else nearby. I poured myself a glass of wine, sat again in front of my t.v. and hugged the remote until someone came home.

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Very interesting story, thanks for share it. Did you think about the chance that it could be a part of your experience that you don't remember ?

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by Trueman

I have often wondered about that. When I finally looked outside, and there was nothing. Not a shred of evidence I had even had the experience. All I can say is that it was a very long night, I did not feel I could call anyone to talk about it, without them thinking I had lost my mind.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 05:01 PM
i remember when i saw a football pitch sized UFO here in the UK, it had flashing red lights all round, it hovered right above us when i was driving back from work, i completely know how you feel, it was magnificent, something so big with a huge surface area literally above us without making a noise.. i tried taking a picture to prove it, my iphone decides to crash and had to hard reset the thing when i got back.. i cant believe it, yeah no one believes you truly.. its sad because am longing to see something like that again.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by addygrace

I know what you mean. I had been a skeptic until I saw one in broad daylight. If it hadn't been for the gentleman and his son standing next to me on a street corner, I might've doubted myself. I only regret not exchanging contact info with them, because when I saw the huge, oblong craft-like thing hovering motionless above the uptown skyline of the apartment buildings, I said something like "whoa." I didn't take my eyes off of it. It stayed there motionless (not a dirigible, not a helicopter, not anything I'd ever seen) and then I saw it move to the right at such a unworldly speed that it vanished in an instant. When I turned to the middle-aged man and his son standing next to me, I asked if they'd seen it. They had. None of us knew what it was. This occurred in the mid-'90s in on Amsterdam Ave. in NYC. Still, to this day it's hard to convince my spouse that what I saw was real. There is nothing that moves that fast __from stationary to disappearing in a direction__that I had ever seen except craft in "Star Trek" going to warp speed. Almost unbelievable but at that moment I KNEW it to be true.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by addygrace

Thanks for sharing. I think it's clear you have support (even if you have no evidence).


Think of the 1000s of visual/verifiable ones that still have gone unexplained - no extrapolate, the number seen but reluctantly reported, or not at all.

Hang in there.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by addygrace

I understand your longing. I too have seen a UFO up close. It was so close I could have hit it with a rock had I thrown one. It was the best experience I've had, minus my child. I go down to the spot I saw it almost every night. Just hoping to see it again, luckily its only about a mile from my apartment in a little beach on lake michigan. I live just north of Traverse city. The sighting took place sometime in august in 2007. Almost joined the Air Force just for the chance to see more.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:27 PM
That was an extraordinary experience, the sad but true part is people just can't believe unless they see it with there own eyes, or get abducted for that matter.

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:37 PM
what a great thread and a great read so much better than some old you tube clip of a blurry light in pitch darkness ,i know what you mean about the loneliness i think all people interested in ufo/paranormal activity experience it but ask yourself how many threads have you read where you actually believed that person ,so to a normal person who is not in to ufos it must seem completely bonkers .i have seen a few curving shooting stars which were possibly a craft other than that i am waiting patiently to see one and i know one day i will .

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by bloodnoir

These were not helicopters. As I realized this, one of the spotlights traveled up the lawn toward me.

Wow, that made me shiver! That line right there is something straight out of my nightmares!!! So did it shine on you or did you get inside before the light hit you? Wow, that's terrifying!

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:50 PM
reply to post by gemineye

It was at my feet as I went through the door. Its a wonder I didn't slam my foot in the door. I cannot remember ever being that terrified, it was an almost unreasonable fear.

I'm not sure if it touched me, or not, all I could think of was to get away.
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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:07 PM

The one they told me was a weather balloon was oval or like a tire laying on its side. Anyway, this was broad daylight at the beach in Virginia beach. It was not moving at all. After I was told that it was a weather balloon I stopped watching it and the next time I looked for it I didnt see it. Oh well, maybe, maybe not.
reply to post by karen61057
I'm curious, who said it was a weather balloon? I ask because it reminds me of my first experience. When I was a child my friend and I saw a flying saucer up close. We ran down the street yelling for everyone to look at it. People were comming out of their houses looking up in amazement some were scared, it was crazy. Then someone said it was just a weather balloon and everyone was like "oh, okay", and went back to what ever they were doing. I don't know how anyone could think that a solid, metallic, disk shapped object could be a weather balloon. The thing wasn't even moving with the wind it was hovering about 100 to 150 ft in the air moving in a straight line from north to south. I feel stupid for saying this, but it was almost like the idea that it was a weather balloon was put in their heads somehow. I don't know but it was very strange.?? I know what I saw and it definitely was no weather balloon.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by addygrace

Thanks for the clarification.

Odd how we can never know for sure until we see it with our own eyes.

A good friend of mine who also is an investigator, 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.

My own 2 sightings are shown in my signature. I trust you will find them of interest.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:43 PM

Originally posted by bsalert
The really sad thing is even if you had taken pictures or a video you still wouldn,t be believed even with other witnesses saying the same thing, trust me I have real pictures close up, and the sceptics still try to find fault its almost a curse. I have the same longing and better video camera etc..maybe one day aye! But I think you'll have to walk on board and steal the ship to be believed.

Even if you have the ship, skeptics would say aliens never piloted it and in fact they are US Government black ops midgets in gray space suits.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 11:50 PM
I am amazed at the response this thread has gotten. The stories in here are very intriguing, and surpassed anything I imagined would be presented. It seems we have many people on ATS with similar stories about UFO's, with the same feelings and thoughts that I had. I'm glad I made this thread, and may the stories continue. Thanks everybody.

This thread is powerful.

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:38 AM
Ive seen what I think were craft myself and I know your pain when it comes to talking about them or being believed.

Only once have I ever witnessed anything I believe to be 'other worldly'. When i was about 15 i'd say, I saw two lights in the night sky moving in ways that a conventional aircraft would be ripped appart and fall to the gound. They didn't appear to me as anything more than a single light each given their position in the sky, thought for some reason i have no doubt they were a solid nuts and bolts craft. 90' turns and sudden stops all with no apparent change in speed which mind you was feaking quick. Skyline to skyline in seconds!

As far as i could tell it was two craft, both disappeared at one point, both different colours. One green one blue. One of them returned for another show, 10 seconds or so and took off quicker than I could even imagine something moving. Shooting star quick.

I know just how you feel when it comes to talking about it. I was speaking to a lady the other day at my work who also claims to have seen a UFO. Not because she wanted to openly talk about it but because her son dropped her in it when mentioning she'd seen something once.

Until we'd cleared the air that I was willing to listen with an open mind and not judge her she was squirming for a way out of the conversation. She was the last person on earth I was expecting to hear such a story from. You meet people as reliable and honest as she is, hear what they have to say and I just dont see how I could doubt some peoples stories as quickly as others seem too.

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:10 AM
Wasn't Kokomo a town in the episode covered in UFO Hunters Season 2 where a sonic boom caused shaking or even breaking of the windows after an explosion? That episode was aired few weeks ago. It could very much mean a military craft if not an alien, but i dont know what 'some members' are up to when they say it was a helicopter or some known plane as if they have seen it better. His description matches the 'Unknown crafts' whether they are simply military or not.

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