reply to post by Bilk22
Your story reminds me of something that was discussed on the H2 channel show "Ancient Aliens", regarding a painting from Germany depicting a war in
the sky that was witnessed all over that region during the year 1561.
It wouldn't surprise me to find that whatever visited our planet in 1561 could return, since after all... if it was an intelligent species and not
simply some unexplained natural cosmic event, then it would be very likely that that species would have logged and/or charted the location of our
A while back... within the last 2 to 3 months... I watched a show on the Science channel that was discussing the regions of a galaxy that would be
habitable, based on things like radiation, or the utter lack thereof. While the possibilities aren't exactly what I would call bleak, the model
presented only gave way to about 30% of a galaxy being habitable at best. Now, I tend to agree with the theory that older civilizations, if they
exist, would likely be found closer to our galactic core, although not too close because the radiation at proximity would be too intense to allow the
components for life to form in the first place, or at least would not allow them to exist for very long.
It's gotten me thinking along the lines that if our planet is being visited by something from a wholly separate star system, then it is just as
likely that the homeworld of such said species would be closer in toward the galactic core, which would naturally contain older material that cooled
earlier on in the universe's immense time-span-of-existence, which in turn would have allowed for the formation of the elements conducive to
formation of RNA/DNA at an earlier point in the galactic history, while in our region of the galaxy, the accretion discs would not have yet achieved a
level of 'critical mass' large enough to begin the nuclear processes that ignited our star, Sol, nor would there yet have been the levels of kinetic
energy yet achieved to begin zero-G fusion of advanced materials (heavier than noble gases) to being the formation of our planets... although, it's
just as likely that our system may have not yet collapsed from the nova/supernova/nebula that was left over from the previous star(s) from this region
of space, which would have been absolutely necessary in order to form iron, and all of the heavier elements (Iron is known to only form naturally in a
star, mere nanoseconds before it novas; research this).
This all leads me around to the idea that the universe is much, much older than scientists may believe, which is currently estimated at around 13.5
billion years, based on the most distant objects our (primative) instruments have been able to detect. This is where I don't buy the conventional
answer. I tend to believe that its just older, and that while we can meassure a distance of approx 13.5billion light-years distance out to come to
our current estimate, that doesn't mean that everything formed one day 13.5 billion years ago. It simply means that we can only detect objects out
Now, back around to the point.
I do tend to believe that its absurd to think that the Earth is the only civilization to have arisen in the past 13.5 billion years in a vast universe
made up of an equally staggering number of galaxies and nearly infinite number of star systems. Even applying the Drake Equation, the number of
civilizations that would exist would still be mind boggling. What's odd, to me anyway, is that it seems the number of sighting has increased
significantly ever since the first radio and television broadcasts in the 1940s, however if the tales of the ancients are to be believed, then we have
been visited for nearly 8000 years, if not much, much farther distant back in time.
So ... all of that said... I believe your story, and I really wish you had had the opportunity to record the event to film, video, or even a still
image. But, as spontaneous as these things tend to be, I totally understand. Events like these tend to be so stunning to the viewer that they
usually don't break away to run and get a camera unless they can break themselves away from viewing... meanwhile fearing that what they're watching
may be gone by the time they return.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience.