posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 08:15 AM
To open with a cliche, since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've been fascinated by UFO's, the possibilty of intelligent extra terrestrial life
and the nature of the universe itself. Twenty years down the line from my budding enthusiasm for these subjects and a great deal of research later my
interest has only increased. I am now one hundred percent certain that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and ninety percent certain
that we are being or have been visited by at least one other civilisation technologically in advance of our own. I also believe that a number of
governments/organisations harbour proof that this is the case. However I now tend to approach all accounts of alien abductions, visitations, sightings
and contact with a healthy degree of skepticism.
Personally I have seen two UFO's myself, both within the last two years and I would love to hear your opinions on what they could have been. I use
the term UFO in the manner it was originally intended i.e. something in the sky for which I cannot find a reasonable explanation and not as so many do
as a byword for an alien spacecraft.
The first was two years ago on a camping trip with a group of fifteen friends aged between eighteen and fifty five from all walks of life.
It was around eleven o'clock at night, darkness had fallen completely and the sky was clear and cloudless. We all saw a star sized light moving
across the sky at great speed, faster and higher than any aeroplane. It looked much like a satellite does when it whizzes across the sky, taking only
a matter of twenty or thirty seconds to traverse the area of the sky visible from the ground. What was odd about this was that its movements were
extremely erratic, moving quickly in one direction before making aparently instantaneous ninety degree turns, speeding up and slowing down as it went
but heading at least generally in the same direction.
The second was in the spring of this year on another clear and cloudless night. I was sitting in my garden with my girlfriend having a cigarette. We
saw a green ball of light moving around above us, following no apparent flight pattern. This time it seemed to be pulsating and also growing slowly
brighter and dimmer as it moved around. After about twenty minutes it disappeared behind some trees. We waited about ten more minutes but it did not
I welcome all your opinions regarding this post. I approach everything with an open but skeptical mind.
[edit on 2-9-2008 by digdeep]