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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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Okay, I'm not going to expect much of a response to what I am about to relate- my first thread on ATS a couple of years ago was a recollection of an experience I had, seeing unidentified flying objects and a rather vague memory of something that occurred after...

Well ,as many of the UFO enthusiasts will agree, and this is from a more believer standpoint... once you see 'That' you never really quite know whether it is something you will see again or if it is a once in a lifetime moment.
And also, perhaps you never stop wondering.

From a skepticical state of mind, surely the mystery these stories create serve only to snowball the mythos of our modern day need to seek outside ourselves or to put into words some of the shadier aspects of our Human neurosis. Taking explainable events and turning them into garbled hallucinations...
I jest a little.

Basic breakdown -\

This morning approx 3.30am-4am.

Woke up and walked through the house to get a drink from the fridge.
It was cold, I believe I was sufficiently awakened by the chill of hopping out of bed to state to the best of my knowledge that I was not Dreaming.

The entire front of my home is glass sliding doors, these look out over an elevated position on a northern most headland across water, ocean and the beginning of a large inland tributary.

Directly opposite is a coastal town several miles across water that is always well lit and very visible from my door step.

There is a large lighthouse directly in front of our home about 3 miles out.


Commercial flight paths dont cross directly over us... but there are often tourist helicopters, and sea planes during mostly daylight hours.

Long story short, as I walked back to bed I caught a flash through the glass and saw-

Initial reasoning -/

What looks like a large passenger plane coming towards me very very bright pale orange yellow light, possibly faint undulations that almost delineate three parts to the lights.

No blinking or flashing or any change in intensity of light just very bright and seemingly close but quite high up.

This dissapears within approx. 2secs. of my spotting it. It did not take 2seconds to dissapear, I saw it and two seconds later it was not there.
Out.
Gone.
Nada.
Then half a second later back same intensity.
Begins to fade in front of my eyes in a way that is not (as I told myself at the time) a plane turning, changing direction, banking or moving away from my line of sight.
But seemingly drew into itself the light pulled into itself and was stationary the entire time and by possibly 2-3 seconds had turned into the most unassuming star.

Just that, a star. All minding it's own business and not bothering a soul.

At this point my perspective or judge of distance was playing catchup hardball.
But my gut feeling is something upper atmosphere or edges of space.

My motive for putting this story here is simple.
My boyfriend thought I should, with his encouragement I am going on the record.
I am not here to prove or disprove anything.
Merely sharing what I saw may even give others a nudge to do so.
No matter how small this may seem, within the limited scope of my puny existence sometimes I feel like it's worth it.

Thanks for reading,

Wag.




posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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I know what you mean mate, catches you off guard and by the time you think "get the camera", It's over. I can relate to this, I've seen two on separate occasions (one in broad daylight, excellent view with the Mrs) but the other I saw at night taking the bin out, sounds similar.

I understand planes and choppers well enough to know the difference (regularly crossing east/west vice versa to Melbourne airport) and did my usual thing of looking up at the stars after placing the bin. I was actually watching a satellite cross (roughly south to north, like a faint star if you haven't seen one and no flashing or strobe) then at about 45 degrees ahead, I thought I saw what looked like Venus (ultra bright). It didn't flash or strobe but went from standstill to moving directly overhead (north to south) opposite the path of the satellite. There was no sound at all, it stayed at the same intensity (looking like Venus at It's brightest) even as it passed over my right shoulder. It then faded rapidly to an intense red pinpoint of light and vanished.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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You say you were looking through your glass doors, perhaps a fissure then, you pass a place where a light from outside passes through it at a particular angle and it spreads out as you look at it. you stare for a second and while straining your eyes move your head forward a little, now the light doesn't line up with the crack anymore and disappears. wondering what you just saw you take a step closer and your eyes line up once more. intrigued you take a deep breath, your chest heaves and filling with air you straighten up and it passes out of sight once more.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Stonesplitter
I know what you mean mate, catches you off guard and by the time you think "get the camera", It's over. I can relate to this, I've seen two on separate occasions (one in broad daylight, excellent view with the Mrs) but the other I saw at night taking the bin out, sounds similar.

I understand planes and choppers well enough to know the difference (regularly crossing east/west vice versa to Melbourne airport) and did my usual thing of looking up at the stars after placing the bin. I was actually watching a satellite cross (roughly south to north, like a faint star if you haven't seen one and no flashing or strobe) then at about 45 degrees ahead, I thought I saw what looked like Venus (ultra bright). It didn't flash or strobe but went from standstill to moving directly overhead (north to south) opposite the path of the satellite. There was no sound at all, it stayed at the same intensity (looking like Venus at It's brightest) even as it passed over my right shoulder. It then faded rapidly to an intense red pinpoint of light and vanished.


Yes, absolutely.
I am familiar with satellites passing over head at night, I know they are very common and lovely to see while star gazing.
I never really doubt that people can generally differentiate between common sky objects and lights or phenomena that don't quite fit the usual patterns of behaviour.

I have had one daylight sighting many years ago.
Both events have their own distinct feel.

Thank you for mentioning Venus, this object yesterday morning had a similar quality... perhaps 3-4 times bigger overall then Venus at her brightest.

Wag.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Rogue NerD
You say you were looking through your glass doors, perhaps a fissure then, you pass a place where a light from outside passes through it at a particular angle and it spreads out as you look at it. you stare for a second and while straining your eyes move your head forward a little, now the light doesn't line up with the crack anymore and disappears. wondering what you just saw you take a step closer and your eyes line up once more. intrigued you take a deep breath, your chest heaves and filling with air you straighten up and it passes out of sight once more.


Haha! Totally know that feeling!
I have a had a few false alarms before with the same thing occurring- silly reflections off glass in the car or rear vision mirrors... heart stopping stuff!
Windows in buildings opposite my line of sight and so on...

One thing I should say is we turn All the power off in our home at night, the place is pitch black inside and thus no internal reflections possible.... Also, despite the cold our curtains are always wide open and the glass doors are effectively seamless as they roll across each other so no accidental gap illusions as far as I can tell.

Since we are isolated from the city by a narrow penninsula and very high above sea level but right next to the ocean, light is not always going to be bouncing off everything else or getting muddled up in streetlamp glow.
Also pretty much no car traffic.

It was a very clear night also, following on from a lovely cloudless day...

Wag.



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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Great read Wag, I have never seen anything like that myself but it certainly sounds like "something". I wonder how many of them diguise themselves as stars???

P.S. Your home sounds lovely!



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by chawk610
Great read Wag, I have never seen anything like that myself but it certainly sounds like "something". I wonder how many of them diguise themselves as stars???

P.S. Your home sounds lovely!


Thank you! It is a lovely place to live, I am very fortunate.

Yes, I wanted to be as clear as possible describing what I saw in case any one else is familiar with that sort of thing or has a logical explanation that I hadn't thought of...
I know being a bit of a stargazer myself I have often looked up at the sky and wondered what was out there, hehe, perhaps fantasized a little but never imagined I would see something so blatant...

I can say that it had a different quality to the daylight sighting I saw many years ago.
It's a clever piece of incognito pretending to be a star!



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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Thanks to everybody who has responded so far, that is encouraging


I do have something to add since I first started this thread...

I am not certain what it is, I merely have a feeling this is somewhat related.

So my sighting occurred a couple of mornings ago now.

My boyfriend, who has had no sightings of his own - and is in fact fairly new to concept of UFO's in any form, basically has no interest in other words, took what I told him with a grain of salt but suggested I jump on here and share.
I appreciated his understanding and was pleasantly surprised to find out he had spent some of his time researching the topic and looking for similar accounts online...
He found several descriptions that matched what I saw closely...

In particular we discovered that the area I saw this object, in terms of distance and assuming the object was directly above the landmass across the water in front of me at the time, this area further up the coastline has had a spate of sightings for a while now...
Mostly local residents have reported lights etc.

Anyway, last night or most likely early hours of this morning I awoke facing my bedroom door which was completely shut...
I have mentioned in the initial post that we always have all the lights off at night.
When I opened my eyes there was a bright lemon-yellow glow coming through under the door gap.
I mean very bright, very strong light.

If the lounge room light was on, for whatever reason, it would be a fleuro/pale-white light, about 50watt, it's one of those energy saving bulbs.

I whispered to Tim, are you awake? Repeated his name twice, no response. He was definitely in bed beside me, not out in the lounge room.

For some unbelievable reason, even thinking of it now, I just thought
'That's unusual...I can't be bothered walking the couple of mtrs to the door and checking, just close your eyes and go back to sleep'.
And I did just that!

Woke up at 5.30am for work, as I was leaving I tested three likely options.

I turned the main light on then shut the door and made a comparison - no go.

Then switched off main light and turned on corner lamp (which has a more yellow glow) shut the bedroom door and made comparison - no go.

Turned off lamp and switched on TV, closed bedroom door and made comparison - no go.

These are the only feasible light sources within our home that it could be and they do not match the light quality I saw.

That's it, that's all...

Wag.



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