posted by waffleprime
Yeah, I can see that. in the McRappy footage. but, it was moving. I showed it to a lot of local people around the area . . besides the "wows, and
whoas" an explanation someone mentioned to me, that it could of been a coast guard helicopter. no sound though . . but, who knows. [Edited by Don W]
A very long time ago for most of you - 1963 - I was parked on top of Iroquois Park Hill, the highest elevation in Jefferson County, Ky. County seat
Louisville. It was nighttime, and my girlfriend and I were parked on the only road headed towards a “lookout” built in the 1930s by the CCC -
Civilian Conservation Corps - with two wheels on the roadway two wheels off, as required by the local police to avoid or prevent more daring folks
from diving off road and into the woods. I shall not elaborate on our mission there other than to ask this question: “Are you familiar with the
term, coitus interruptus?”
Our attention was directed skyward. A flash of rather bright light in the moon-less night sky was hard to ignore. Watching, we then saw nothing. So,
about to resume our joint endeavor, there was another “rather bright light” in the sky. Well, my attention had been diverted and so, I exited the
car and walked to the lookout to see what was making this strange light in the night sky. My friend tagged along behind. Again, the flash of light!
About once ever 20-30 seconds. In the same place. Instantly appeared the light, then it was gone. Very fast. OK, so I asked for her opinion, a
“flying saucer?” We were not deep into ‘UFO’ then. She was not so sure. As we scanned the night sky, she looked more down to earth than to
the heavens. “Hey!” She pointed to the airport some 4-5 miles distant, and to the top of the control tower on which was a revolving beacon light.
Slowly but reliably turning about once every 20-30 seconds. White light in front and a green light in the back. The night sky was filled with
scattered, low and slowly moving clouds. The light we had seen was reflected off the slowly moving and scattered clouds. End of first sighting.
More than 20 years later, while sitting on the back porch of our 2nd floor apartment, my father and I - I’m a single person - were conversing about
nothing in particular one warm summer evening, 7-ish. My mother was inside cleaning up after supper. See note below. Suddenly, in the west, and moving
slowly eastward, we saw a twirling light in the sky, at say, 10 o’clock, and the light varied in color through the whole spectrum. Red to blue.
I’ve built and flown model airplanes, I’ve flown in Cessna’s and in Fairchild C119s, Douglass C124s and B26s and Boeing 727s in my life. I have
an interest in aviation and things in the sky. But I had never seen this before. It was “tall” that is, like a vertical cigar. Fortunately for me,
the object continued to move eastward and as it came closer to me, I was able to discern it was a balloon. Perhaps a weather balloon. Maybe even set
aloft from the same airport I mentioned in my first “sighting.” the setting sunlight had encountered a “prism” effect as it struck the moving
balloon, and the resulting light danced with varied colors. End of second sighting.
I have not personally encountered any other odd sights in the sky, day or night.
I have revealed my socio-economic class background two ways. First, blue collar people eat the evening meal in daylight. White collar
people traditionally eat after dark. Second, I called the meal “supper” and not “dinner.” Another class specific distinction. So I’m blue
collar. What are you?
[edit on 2/26/2007 by donwhite]