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The chances of it coming back are pretty slim. Maybe you are thinking UFOs have flight patterns like those of the FAA?
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Are they possibly like orbs of some kind. Even orbs would be UFOs though unless you knew exactly what caused them..
Are there a lot of metallic minerals in those hills that energy can flow through.
First let me start off saying--- I saw a light in the sky---I'm not claiming it was a UFO---Only that it was a very bright light --- moving very, very fast!!!
So yesterday 1/19/2014. I was sitting on the tailgate of my truck smoking a cigarette and watching the sunset turn the Mesa to the south of Cortez Colorado a deep rust red color in those last few moments before true twilight. Being my turn to make dinner my wife sent our youngest daughter out to call me in--- and just as I made to get up. I see this big bright light shoot across the sky moving at a phenomenal hyper speed and with impossible climb rate!
This photo is obviously not of the event I speak of. But it is an actual photo taken from my front yard looking due south where the light was seen. Even if I had thought to take a picture--- it had come and gone faster than I could have gotten my cell phone out of my pocket! One blink and it was gone.
As for the light itself--- Sightings of mysterious lights in my part of Southern CO. are rather common. Over the years I've seen quite a few odd lights, but this one, for me anyway, this was the first I've seen in well over a decade. And if history plays out the same way it has in the past, over the next few weeks we should be getting many more odd lights in the sky...
Anyway, when the light appeared over the Mesa. Traveling southwest to east-northeast, I would guesstimate it at being at ten to fifteen thousand feet moving up at a 35 to 38 degree climb.
Now I see small planes come and go from our airport all the time, time spent in the military has let me watch a good many jet fighter flybys too, but I never saw anything move this fast! From ten to fifty thousand feet in the blink of an eye. I lost sight of it behind the neighbors tree and in the time it took to take a step to my right to see where it went, it was long gone!
The light itself was to bright to see any detail but given the distance, the size of the light would be approximate to the size of three jumbo jets, which we never see down here, as there's no airport big enough to handle a large jet in the four-corners area.
I will say this light was oval shaped, but it was so bright that in the heartbeat it was in the sky it left an afterimage burned into my retina so it could well have been a sphere???
My six year old did say, “What was that papa?” When I asked her to describe what she saw, she said it was just a quick flash of light...
The best way I can describe this light would be to say-- it looked just like the video of a meteor falling to earth. Only this one was going 'UP' not 'Down'. I also expected to hear a sonic boom or at least hear the sound of rushing air... Silence... the only noise, that of passing traffic on Hwy 491 to the west of my place. If I mentally trace it's line of direction backwards to a point of origin I would have to guess it came from somewhere southwest of Towaoc maybe even as far as Teec Nos Pos in AZ. Probably somewhere between and trust me when I say, there's a whole lot of nothing out there. when I first saw this light it would have been somewhere in the photo below
After dinner, I went back outside, with camera in hand, hoping to see it, or another one. After several hours of nothing my wife lured me back inside by waving a lacy red and black bra out the window.
What can I say other than my wife certainly knows how to motivate me into doing what she wants when she wants.
Anyway, tonight's her night to cook so at sundown I'll be sitting on my tailgate, video camera in hand and who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and have some crappy grainy video to share?
I would also say if any of the members here at ATS happen to be in the four-corners area--- to watch the sky at sunset over the next few days, who knows, maybe one of can get a photo of this light and we can all figure out what it is?edit on 20-1-2014 by HardCorps because: corrected format prob
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from what I read, it sounds like you saw a UFO also known as unidentified flying object.
1890: In Las Vegas, New Mexico, Lorenzo Labadie is said to have unknowingly hired a witch to watch over his infant son, and eventually dismisses her after the nurse and baby appeared at a gathering in Puerta de Luna, about 100 miles south of the town. Given that she could only have appeared at the gathering if she had flown at night, the nurse was dismissed. (Witches in New Mexico often are said to ride fireballs in the night sky.)
We were driving past the high school in Cortez and turned north. I caught a glimpse of light to the east and saw quite a few flashing lights in a random pattern. It only lasted a few seconds, long enough to ask my son if he saw it too. As soon as he acknowledged he had, they disappeared. It was like they were never there, it was a clear night with no cloud cover. We were in awe, and were confused by what we saw. But excited at the same time.
The pyroelectric effect, by which a material generates an electric potential in response to a temperature change, was studied by Carl Linnaeus and Franz Aepinus in the mid-18th century. Drawing on this knowledge, both René Just Haüy and Antoine César Becquerel posited a relationship between mechanical stress and electric charge; however, experiments by both proved inconclusive.
The first demonstration of the direct piezoelectric effect was in 1880 by the brothers Pierre Curie and Jacques Curie. They combined their knowledge of pyroelectricity with their understanding of the underlying crystal structures that gave rise to pyroelectricity to predict crystal behavior, and demonstrated the effect using crystals of tourmaline, quartz, topaz, cane sugar, and Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate tetrahydrate). Quartz and Rochelle salt exhibited the most piezoelectricity.
Direct piezoelectricity of some substances, like quartz, can generate potential differences of thousands of volts.
The best-known application is the electric cigarette lighter: pressing the button causes a spring-loaded hammer to hit a piezoelectric crystal, producing a sufficiently high voltage electric current that flows across a small spark gap, thus heating and igniting the gas. The portable sparkers used to ignite gas stoves work the same way, and many types of gas burners now have built-in piezo-based ignition systems.