Originally posted by PaulDCarr
reply to post by Erno86
I'd be interested to know how you could estimate the distance of a fireball. I've
tried it, and unless you have some ancillary information, or witnesses at
multiple locations, it's basically impossible.
Welcome to ATS, Paul. Looking forward to any more of your posts or threads... on the subject of: are there or are there not --- alien starship
vistations, here on our planet earth; or whatever.else you may have on your mind.
I'll try to give you some ancillary information, about distance perception, in relation to my fiery balled Foofighter sighting, that I witnessed,
along with at least two other fellow employees --- that happened one night, in the month of November, 1976; approx 40 miles west of Washington D.C.
While heading home eastward, towards Baltimore Maryland, from a survey expedition, that had us staking out control for a railroad track to a coal
strip mine in West Virginia --- we had a visual contact, of a bluish white light, on the eastern horizon, from the direction of Washington D.C. The
fast moving light --- my guess --- approx. 5,000 - 15,000 mph, above a thin low-lying cloud cover; that blocked out any starlight.
I quickly turned my head to the left --- to see whether the UFO went over to or past the western horizon. As far to my knowledge the UFO did not, and
I assumed that the foofighter made an instant stop, somewhere above the divided highway we were travelling on. Unless it was just a shot of
adrenaline, I seemed to sense a highly intelligent presence above our heads.
Approx. one minute later: A huge fiery red- orahge ball of fusion plasma [approx. 700 - 1,000 feet in diameter] appeared below the low cloud cover in
the eastern sky with no fiery tail. It made a slow [approx. 30 mph] perpendicular descent to earth. It lit up the whole easten sky, including the
bottom low ceiling of the cloud cover; including the whole mountain side and valley in front of us. The fiery ball disapeared behind a high mountain
ridge in front of us.
My assumption: that the lighted orb [while seen in its blusish-white highpower phase and its low power landing or defense phase --- reddish-orange]
was under intelligent control; and about 1 mile away --- due to the low lying cloud cover.
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