Originally posted by ScientificUAPer
I'm intrigued. Was there a pattern to your sightings? Could you briefly give us an example or two? Did you conclude anything for yourself, e.g. that
they were military?
I appreciate all comments and I'm sorry that I can't reply to all. I tried doing that and got tired of typing. Hopefully, others will add their 2
cents to yours and we will all be enriched.
However, you are the second person who has requested that I post details of my 5 sightings so here goes:
My 1st sighting occurred in the early 1980s while living in the San Fernando Valley (L. A.) and visiting friends in Fullerton, California. I was in
their backyard using my 7-15 zoom binoculars to admire the nearby hills. I saw a silver/aluminum domed "craft" edge on hovering at a low height.
It seemed to be riding invisible waves, bobbing gently. Wanting to see it at 15X I moved towards a low wooden fence so that I could rest my arms and
get better, solid support because when I saw the "craft" at 7X I started to tremble slightly and my arms could not hold the binoculars steady. But
after I rested my arms on the fence I couldn't find the object. I don't think an illusion could cause me to tremble at the realization of finally
seeing what others reported. I rushed inside excitedly and told my wife and friends.
My 2nd sighting occurred a short while later at night in our apartment building. I went down to the darkened pool area and laid down on one of the
recliners facing West. Using the binoculars at 7X I started scanning the sky. I saw 3 widely-spaced stars in a vertical row and I stopped and stared
at them. Rows of stars are not unusual but this row grabbed my attention. As I started to look away the 1st or top star suddenly shot away at an
extremely high speed towards the south. I froze and saw the middle star also shoot away in the same direction, followed a moment later by the bottom
star. In the early '90s when Internet UFO forums propagated I read of similar experiences.
Jump to 2004 for my 3rd sighting. On June 20, I took a walk with my wife, Linda. We walked towards Central Park, a half block from our apartment
building. As I've trained myself to do whenever I step outside, I started scanning the sky. It was partially cloudy. Between clouds I saw a
high-altitude white orb-like object hauling. I pointed it out to a person that was walking towards me and we looked at it for the short while it was
visible between clouds. I realized, too late, that I had my digital camcorder with me! We entered Central Park and headed towards Fifth Avenue. At
the Great Lawn we decided to separate as I wanted to go to Belvedere Castle, a weather station on a rocky area overlooking the Great Lawn. I went up
and found myself on the stone stairs that overlook the Delacorte Theatre and the Great Lawn. When I saw a plane appearing above the distant buildings
I zoomed in on the space into which the airplane would eventually fly. As I zoomed in I lost my balance on the stairs and started to fall forward but
regained my balance or I would have landed in Turtle Pond possibly dead! Later, when I played back the videotape on the TV I saw that I had recorded
a stationary white dot which was definitely a UFO in the same frame as the ascending airplane. Looking at the tape frame-by-frame the UFO appears to
A week or so after the above sighting I was waiting at a bus stop. I looked up and saw a small, wispy cloud in an otherwise clear blue sky. Sitting
in the center and obviously behind the cloud, as if "hiding" I saw a white object. I tried to videotape it but had a problem with my digital
camcorder. The night before I had used the night MagicVue feature and forgot to put the camcorder back to normal for daylight videotaping. When I
tried to videotape the UFO behind the cloud, all I could see in the viewfinder was a message about the infrared filter. It took only a few seconds to
put the camcorder back to normal but for the few seconds that I looked away the UFO was gone!
About a month after the above I took a walk but left the slightly heavy camcorder at home 'cause I didn't feel like toting it. As I arrived at an
intersection I looked up and saw a dark, round object hovering in the sky at a low altitude so its round shape was clear. At first I thought it was a
balloon but I stopped and stared at it. A passerby saw me craning my neck and inquired as to what I was looking. I pointed out the object to him.
After a while of comparing notes, he agreed that it had to be a UFO to be just hovering there with a slight rotating movement visible, and sometimes
gently tilting . A balloon would have drifted away or if it was being held by one hell of a long string it would have oscillated and, really,
whatever it was couldn't be tethered at that height. And it was not a kite. After about 5 minutes the object seemed to be rising ever so slowly and