Originally posted by ladyteeny
reply to post by Druscilla
also with respect, you didn't see them and you weren't there. there are those of us that have seen these things plenty of times and guess what,
they're not always chinese lanterns. and until you're there with somebody you can't say otherwise.
i'm getting bored with the usual 'chinese lanterns' crew that haven't ever seen anything to challenge their usual 'plodding-along' beliefs. and
those people who dismiss everything and act as if they know it all. you haven't seen it all, and you don't know it all.
Tell me, please, how many comets have you observed and when was the last one you saw?
How many space launches of satellites via rocket, or a space shuttle launch have you witnessed in person?
How many actual weather balloons have you witnessed in person and identified?
Have you ever seen Chinese Sky lanterns in person, and on how many occasions?
Do you know what mylar balloons are and what they look like on a sunny day floating in the sky?
How many LED balloons have you seen and witnessed floating in the sky?
How many Hot air balloons have you witnessed and/or rode in?
How many Blimps have you seen? Remote controlled hobbyist and full scale piloted?
What is the strangest man-made aircraft you have seen in flight?
How many planets, without checking online, or using a smart phone app can you identify in the night sky right now?
Do you know what phase the moon is in now?
How often have you tracked and witnessed the ISS, seen an iridium flare, or other satellites.
If you saw a bolide would you know what it was?
How about skydivers doing a night jump with meteor flares?
Have you ever seen a missile launch?
Are you familiar with Lenticular cloud formations?
What about other natural meteorological phenomenon like heat lightening, ball lighting, bead lightening, sheet lightening?
Have you ever gone sailing and witnessed St/ Elmo's Fire along the mast?
What exactly is your real world experience in seeing and witnessing all these things in person and knowingly identifying them for what they are such
that you can discount my real world experience in seeing all these things in person and knowingly identify them for what they are?
Would you know the difference between Trigonometry and Calculus if the two were laid out side by side before you? If you've experience in neither,
just as with the examples above regarding aerial phenomenon, what can you base your opinion on if all you have is "I don't know what it is"?
The above is all rhetorical. You don't have to answer as they are examples of what I have witnessed personally and identified for what they are.
As it is, it seems the more you actually know about what goes on in the sky, the less likely one is to see a UFO when experience and knowledge of and
about all the above listed makes it fairly easy to know exactly what one is seeing, thus ruling out over-the-top shouting, carrying on, and making
entirely way too much noise over something really quite mundane, known, and very identifiable.
If one wants to see these "lights in the sky" videos, they're all over youtube. Have at it, but, please, leave it on youtube and don't bring it
to ATS as we've seen these "lights in the sky" videos all to often, and they are always identifiable.
Thus, my request, to everyone and all, please, no more "lights in the sky" videos.
Reserve the UFO forum for the exceptional and truly amazing. Otherwise, all in all, you're doing more to hurt and detract from interest in the UFO
phenomenon by posting yet another generic, ho hum, ambiguous light in the sky with people freaking out over it video.