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Originally posted by kroms33
I saw UFOs twice in my life - both experiences were with witnesses to the event. I used to work at a movie theater when I was 17 - and after work a friend and I drove back to my parents house (he lived 1/2 a block down from me) and decided to hang out in front of the house and talk a little bit. I was around 12:45am, and since I live near a large airport (O'Hare) we were both used to objects (planes) flying over head. Do to city ordinances regarding noise pollution, the flight path over my parents house didn't get any traffic during the night time/early morning hours. Anyhow, during the conversation as I was talking about some gossip about some girl I liked at work he pointed up at the sky behind me.
"What the ____ is that?" he said, I just thought he was joking - you know like "HAHA I MADE YOU LOOK," kinda deal and was like yeah whatever. He then physically turned me around and pointed up to the sky to an object that defied explanation. I had no idea what I was looking at, it didn't resemble anything I could compare it to - so being human my brain tried to come up with simple explanations that defied what this object was. I was large, maybe 50 to 60 ft up in the air - perhaps 30 ft to 50 ft in diameter and was distorted - and almost had no particular shape - but it was 'round'. It was hovering about a block down near a tree, arced to the left (as we were facing it to the west so it arced to the south) and suddenly raced right over our heads 'floating' east - once it began to move it gained in speed. This whole encounter perhaps lasted about 20-30 seconds. We watched it disappear into a small light (pinhole) in the sky as it headed toward Lake Michigan. All this action happening with no sound. A person who was walking down the street saw what we saw also.
The other UFO I saw was with my wife, and a bunch of friends at a cabin up in Wisconsin (Richland Centre). It was at night - the stars were shining bright and so was something else. This object was lit up, and was green. It was a small speck in the sky - but the maneuvers it was performing defied earth based 'known' technology. It blinked rapidly every time it moved, it zigged and zagged patterns quickly - and seemed to be able to move anywhere it wanted quickly. We all observed this object for about 5 minutes.
Originally posted by jbondo
Someone that keeps replying to their own thread. Hmmm, you mean what you're doing right now? Seems you are double posting to me.
What's worse than looking for attention is someone that comes right out of the gate insulting the site in general for not structuring content more to their liking. Oh, and trying to get attention while doing it.
These are both interesting observations. I'm curious about both, but the second one in particular. How large an area of the sky did it move in, and how close to the horizon was it? Did it pass overhead? Was it ever stationary, and if so, for how long? How did you rule out the hypothesis that you were seeing a firefly?