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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:24 PM
Hi everyone

I first discovered this site a number of years ago when I was trying to make sense of an experience I once had which I'll go into detail on in a minute. I remember feeling like I'd struck gold as I found other experiences similar to my own which made me feel like I wasn't crazy and I had saw something that was truly unexplainable. However.... cue my old computer getting virused and binned (along with the bookmark!), moving house, moving to university, jobs etc I confess I forgot all about this great website. That is until I found it again a couple of months ago, entirely by accident

Since then I've been a serial lurker on my coffee and lunch breaks and I'll admit that even though I was going to become a member anyway, I might have only done it this evening as another way to avoid writing my thesis for Uni

Anyway, the experience...

When I was about 11, my father and I were standing in our garden one evening looking at constellations. I think from memory we both noticed a really bright star high up in the sky and slightly to the right of us at the same time. Then I remember my dad saying no it must be a plane because it's moving. (I should mention we live on the flight path of an airport and are very used to seeing aircraft and even know their flight paths). Then immediately after, as he stared at it further, he said sounding puzzled, "But it's too slow to be a plane so it must be a helicopter." At this point the starlike object stopped moving opposite us. We both continued to watch it. I remember thinking, but if it's so bright it must mean the helicopter is really near so why can't we hear it hovering?
Just as my dad said that we must have imagined it moving, it suddenly shot off horizontally and to our left across the sky and was out of sight within seconds, far far quicker than any plane we had ever saw before and we have both saw military jets at above the speed of sound fly above us.

The experience shocked both of us and we haven't talked about it in a long time but I am glad that he was a witness that night too to something that I can't explain.

So, thank you for reading and I hope I'll make a (hopefully) valuable contribution to ATS

edit on 18-8-2011 by umbratica because: I've lost the ability to spell this evening :/

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by umbratica

Welcome to the site my friend

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:29 PM
reply to post by Death_Kron

Hello, and thank you!

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:07 PM
Welcome to ATS, and nice UFO encounter, I don't know what to think of those as I haven't
been fortunate enough to encounter one myself

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by umbratica

Hello and welcome to ATS...

Thanks for sharing your experience because it does make those of us like you feel not so crazy!!!

Take care and keep looking at the sky!

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:30 PM
Hello umbratica, welcome to ATS enjoy your stay. Interesting story also, thanks for sharing with us.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:02 PM
Thanks for the story..strange things happen ..if they didnt ..ATS would not be here
Welcome to the Jungle called ATS

posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:26 AM
reply to post by MajorTom4754

Hello and thank you! I hope one day you will see something yourself, it's definitely something that you'll remember for the rest of your life!

posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:29 AM
reply to post by MrEuphoric1

Hi there, I always do look at the sky now in the evenings though I confess I am partly afraid that I'll see something again! That night did frighten me quite a bit, and I felt that the UFO was watching us as long as we were watching it!

posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:31 AM
Welcome on board. Don't forget your seat belt and tin foil hat. You may need both at some point.
Most of all, have fun.

posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:34 AM

Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
Don't forget your seat belt and tin foil hat. You may need both at some point.

Check and check! Hello and thank you.

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