Skip to comments.UFO sighting in Exeter - again! - (Retired Navy officer reports his sighting in detail!)
Posted on 07/28/2005 8:25:37 AM PDT by CHARLITE
EXETER - There was something odd in the sky last week, something that caused a Navy veteran with 10,000 hours of flight experience to have his own close encounter. The former flight engineer, who wished to be identified only as "David," said of the experience, "this was like nothing Ive ever seen before."
What the retired Navy chief petty officer said he saw last Wednesday could only be classified as a UFO, an unidentified flying object.
It was a bright and sunny afternoon, about 3:15 p.m., and David was outside preparing his lawnmower. He had filled the mower with gas, checked the oil, and took a sip from a glass of water he had poured. When he tilted his head back to get the final sip, through the bottom of the glass he saw a large cigar-shaped object hovering in the sky.
David said windows were equally spaced around the object, however he didnt see anyone or anything inside. The size of the object was enormous. By comparison, he said, consider what an ultralight plane would look like next to a Boeing 747. He said it was about the size of two USS Nimitz aircraft carriers.
At first glance, through his empty glass of water he thought it could have been the Hood blimp. "But, the instant I put my glass down, I said, thats not a blimp."
The object moved from west to east, very slowly for something that size, he said. His initial instinct was that the object was moving at about 100 knots, but something that big shouldnt be able to stay in the air if its going that slow, he said.
The object began changing colors from a bright silver to an orange-ish red. A strange cloud of red and orange flames began surrounding the object, and before he knew it the object stretched out like a rubber band. It grew to about twice its original size, and then it was gone.
The entire incident lasted about 10 minutes, he recalled Monday morning, but he is unaware of the specific time because, "it felt like time stopped."
He went into his house and first thought to call the police. He decided not to because he didnt think theyd take him seriously. So he went on the Internet and searched for "report UFO," and found the Web site for the Seattle-based National UFO Reporting Center.
Peter Davenport, director of the UFO reporting center, said Davids report was astonishing because of his history with flight. "I have no question on his reliability."
He said he gets several accounts each year, but this one stood out. The report was well written and scientific, Davenport said.
"In my view, thats one of the cardinal rules of an account," he said.
The center was founded in 1974 by UFO investigator Robert Gribble. The centers Web site, www.nuforc.org, has a large list of UFO sightings. According to the site, the centers primary function is to receive, record, and to the greatest degree possible, corroborate and document reports from individuals who have witnessed possible UFOs. Davids report, which will soon be on the Web site, will be among dozens of documented sightings to be formally reported to the center.
Not the first time
The Exeter area is no stranger to UFO sightings. In 1965, two Exeter police officers and hitchhiker Norman Muscarello, who was with them, gained national attention after seeing a UFO hovering over Route 101 in Kensington. The sighting was documented in a book called "The Incident at Exeter."
And then there was the incident involving Barney and Betty Hill, a husband and wife from Portsmouth who claimed to have been abducted by aliens. The couple was driving from a vacation in Canada in 1961 when they saw a UFO.
The object moved directly over their car, and before they knew it they grew drowsy. They later claimed to have been abducted by aliens and gave identical accounts while they were hypnotized.
But for this recent sighting, David said he believes that there is life beyond Earth. He said the galaxy is so enormous, its hard to believe humans are the only intelligent life.
"To the point of not being obnoxious, itd be egocentric to think there is no other life out there."
Questions for the reporter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Too many people see these things for it to be just mass halucination or swamp gas or whatever the nay sayers want you to believe.
About the only Government in the world who allegedly does not take these UFO scenarios seriously is the United States Government.
However the people in the US who believe there is something out there, for the first time in recent years, outnumber those who don't.
OT: My son accidently put gas in the oil tank the other day in the lawn mower, I think I dumped all of it out, but the lawn mower still won't start on a full tank of gas. Does anyne know what I can do, or is the lawn mower a goner?
Nah it's what alien wives do when their uuuqwaat looses his wedding ring.
It seems many people are catching pictures of UFOs in Trout Lake, Washington. There are people on the other side of Mt. Adams which are having the same experiences we are having. The evidence is overwhelming yet why does the UFO Reporting center with Peter Davenport say there is no activity in the area. The elk abduction happened on the back side of Mt Adams. He reported the experience with 14 eyewitnesses yet moved it over to Raineer. Kenneth Arnold lost sight of the UFOs when they descended on the western slopes of Mt Adams. Dr J. Allen Hynek researched Mt. Adams. Greg Long, David Ackers, Bill Voguel, Forest Rangers and Fire Tower Operators, Tribal Police and literally thousands of people have seen UFOs in the area.
It is one of the most documented UFO hotspots in the area. According to Peter Davenport there are no UFOs, there never have been and we are seeing nothing other than meteors and satellites. Peter, after confronted by many conference coordinators and talk show hosts refuses to change his story without one shred of evidence to back up his assumptions. He has publicly made slanderous statements concerning the character of anyone involved with the ongoing UFO activity near Mt. Adams. With an overwhelming amount of evidence proving the contary Peter continues to hold fast on a disinformation campaign trying to disuade anyone from doing their own investigation and trying to block the information from the public.
Top physicists and UFO researchers have visited the Gilliland Ranch and have personally seen the ships and have gone on record. Astrophysicists, Nuclear Physicists, Biophysicists, Air Force design engineers, traffic control people and others with degrees far surpassing Peters education. We are recieving many complaints from people who have had legitimate sightings that were ridiculed when trying to give a report. One has to ask the obvious question.
Apparently cameras or camcorders or even cell phone 911 calls also do not function where he lives....maybe only for that 10 minute span of time!
while I was looking for the picture of Nixon in the Roase Garden with the alien, I fell upon this site - looks pretty good
Okay, okay.. so my sci-fi joke was off..
The people that make fun are like the bullies in school that if someone said boo to them they would poop their pants..And if anyone of these people saw a UFO they would do the same..God never said we are the only creation in the universe
All right, can we get some background info on those two photos you posted?
The article describes closely what I and three orhers one saw,
others once saw,,, gees this one eyed typing is getting old, sratched the cornea thursday and has been giving me hell.
This is more than you ask for but here goes..Look it up yourself..:)