It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
FAA rules concerning ultralight vehicles and hang-gliders: § 103.11 Daylight operations. (a) No person may operate an ultralight vehicle except between the hours of sunrise and sunset. § 103.15 Operations over congested areas. No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons. § 103.17 Operations in certain airspace. No person may operate an ultralight vehicle within Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace or within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport unless that person has prior authorization from the ATC facility having jurisdiction over that airspace.
1. I no longer live in the area and so from memory, I believe it was traveling in a northwesterly to southeasterly direction. I'd have to go back to the site and reconfirm to make sure. 2. That was the only time I saw it. The night before I saw another odd shape flying around going in the opposite direction. It's the "night vision / infrared ufo 001" clip on my youtube page. 3. Check out my youtube page to see the other clips I have. 4. No, hang gliders are not common in this city. In fact, in the 4 years or so that I lived there, I never saw one anywhere in town. Hang gliding is not popular around here at all. As to my story, I bought a 3rd generation ATN PVS-14 night vision goggle. I hooked it up to a modified infrared/uv capable Sony camcorder. You can use any camcorder for this sort of thing but I had mine modified so that I could capture UFOs during the daytime. On a side note, on my first day out with it during the daytime, I captured a definite otherwordly craft that I put up on my youtube page titled, "daytime infrared black ufo". While the technical quality of the video sucks big time, the object in the video blew me away and left me speechless. But back to the current video in question... At the time of the craft sighting, I would usually go out in my backyard for anywhere between 10 minutes up to an hour skywatching. I would just pan and zoom in to whatever I would catch through the goggles. That night I saw the regular commercial planes flying about until I spotted something moving at a much higher elevation and going at a faster speed than all the other planes. I zoomed in with my camcorder and spotted the unknown craft. I was awestruck as this thing flew by and I could only see it with the goggles and not my naked eyes. It also was completely silent as it whizzed by. It was somewhere around 8:30pm-9:45pm when I saw the craft. After it left, I went inside my house and converted the clip to upload to youtube. When the TV crew came over for the interview, it was quite funny to see how staged the whole interview process was. They were definitely actors with some interest in the paranormal. They were there with me for about two hours filming. I was probably on camera for at least 30 minutes as the actors/hosts asked me many similar questions. The funniest part was how much they tried to insist on what I saw was an "alien spacecraft". We did a few takes as they asked me that question a few times and I kept on telling them, "NO. I don't think it was an alien craft. I really don't know what it was. Whatever I say is just conjecture on my part. I really don't know." As they kept on insisting I say that it was an ET craft I told them, "If I had to guess, I would say that it was probably a secret government craft". They balked at that response and said that it wouldn't look good for their TV show if I said that since their show was supposed to be about "paranormal" stuff and not conspiracy theory-regular mundane government stuff. So we did a few more takes until they got the response they wanted to hear. Ha ha! In the end they asked, "Would you be at least open to the possibility that it was an alien spacecraft, even just a little bit?" Seeing that they still didn't get it, I said that it was possible but I still didn't think so. If you review the clip on the show, you'll see they quickly edited out my direct response to their question about it being a "possible" ET craft. The actors/hosts then asked me if I had more similar footage. I said yes but that their producers told me they weren't interested in my other clips. They seemed to be mesmerized by my daytime ufo sightings as I told them what had happened. The actors/hosts were then confused and asked the onsite producer why they didn't look into my other clips. He told us that it would take the focus away from the current clip and that they would have to try and dubunk the others as well. He told us that basically it was too much work for them to do. :rolleyes: When I saw the final result, I was disappointed with their outcome. One of the producers had told me that he thought the clip was "very good" and he said they wouldn't be able to debunk it. Based on the show, it was a supposed hang glider?! That was hilarious! That is sooooo wrong on so many levels. Hang gliders do not fly over this city. There is no place for them to take off and land from where I live. Hang gliders do not fly at night here, even if they did, you would be able to see their mandatory FAA anti-collision lights which always blink. And like I said, I could not see the craft with my naked eyes. Hang gliders do not fly above 30,000 ft in the sky above commercial planes, as I showed the object flying over those planes in my clip. I have the raw footage (which by the way they didn't even want and only used the youtube low quality version, go figure) which shows I did not use any post-processing to remove the stars or supposed man flying the hang glider...I could go on but you get the idea. All in all, the TV crew were nice people and I enjoyed working with them but I saw with my own eyes that these guys don't seem to be really interested in investigating in its true sense. I quickly saw that this show is more about sensationalism/misinformation and TV ratings above everything else. That was sad indeed.
but hes right that they wouldnt be flying at night or 30,000 ft.