Skip to comments.I beleive
Posted on 06/18/2012 10:21:11 PM PDT by jongaltsr
Well, now I'm a believer.
What I saw this evening tells me that there IS something out there that isn't a star, isn't an airplane and definitively isn't a normal fluctuation in the atmosphere.
I noted a "star"? in the SSW at about 30 degrees from the horizon.
At first I thought it was just a star jumping around due to atmospheric fluctuation. After a few minutes I noted that it "jumped" from time to time. About every 3rd or 4th jump I noted a second light jump with it and then immediately return to blend with the brighter object (star)?
I spend a fair amount of time in the evenings looking for satellites passing over and then checking with my NASA satellite tracking program to see just which one it was.
This was not a satellite. I don't know just what it was but it was not normal. Stars do fluctuate somewhat from time to time, but in this case ONLY this one was fluctuating and none of those nearby moved one iota.
It continued for more than 15 minutes or so until I couldn't strain my neck anymore.
It wasn't a star. If it was the ones in the immediate vicinity would have been jumping about in the same manner.
What it is I don't know but I'll make a educated guess. I won't tell you what I guess it was but I did want to report this for the purpose to elicit though as to what kind of object could possibly act in a manner independent from ALL other objects in the night sky.
It stayed relative to where I first viewed it.
It didn't streak across the sky - it merely "jumped" from spot to spot. The smaller object did seem to streak in response to the brighter objects movement (and) it always fell into the glow (behind or beside) the larger object.
I will post this and see what others might have to say on the subject.
Maybe one of you will have thoughts on the subject that might be of interest.
Probably a military craft.
I just can’t schpell...
I was checking out the eye of God for a while but I got tired. LOL!
Sorry... just nustin yur chops.
I spent alot of my younger years reading things and watching the skies at night.
MOST PEOPLE are not professional sky watchers. By professional, I mean meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, aviators, that sort of thing.
MOST PEOPLE will, sometime during their lives, see very convincing evidence of something they cannot explain.
And I would have to agree with the various assesments that say 98% of these incidents are nothing unusual or extraterrestrial, just something the observer is not familiar with.
That still leaves the two percent that are unexplained.
When you tell me you saw something, I say that’s unusual, hope you figure it out...
If a pilot with 20,000 hours says he saw something I really, really start to wonder!!!
Don’t let ‘em abduct you, whatever you do. They always do that “anal probe” thing.
Ask the mod to fix your title.
I have seen a UFO. Probably terrestrial, though.
20+ years ago, looking at the stars. A large object, darker than the sky, blotted out the stars as it passed overhead.
Had to have been huge. And series.
Was also a witness to the Phoenix lights. We were up to something, whatever it was.
I saw something many, many years ago, I was about 17.
My bed was situated sideways next to the bedroom window, I often slept with the window open and no screen.
In the middle of the night, 2 or 3 AM, I abruptly woke up and immediately looked out the window. Don’t know why.
Far above, in the sky there was this thing. Not anything I would call a ship or a plane, the nest way I can describe it is:
Take a soccer ball.
Glue a bunch of pyramids onto it.
Make it a glowing, translucent purple.
It came straight down at me, and whether it was real or just my imagination, I was so scared I ducked - looked up, and never saw it again.
I can say this much - for those brief moments (and the whole incident probably took maybe five seconds), for those few moments, and for ALL THE DECADES I have lived since then, THAT THING WAS REAL.
And at least part of my study I have tried to see if anyone else ever saw a similar thing, but never heard of it.
Whatever it was...
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Oh! Purple!
(Just messin’ with you.)
I know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s been there for years, at least in my area. It never varies like other stars and planets, it always rises in the same spot 24/7. There’s another like it in the east, and it’s NOT Serias (the star)
It weaves and bobs, brightens and flares, and pretends it belongs there. Sometimes it seems to come in closer and sometimes it seems to back off but stays in the same relative area. I’ve tried to view it through a cheap telescope but all you could see was a weaving, bobbing, sparkling (throbbing it seems..each throb a different color) and I couldn’t make anything out of it. Same with good binoculars.
I don’t know what it is, but it’s just there and has been for at least 20 years or so. No seasonal changes...has to be man made.
I’m really glad you mentioned it though.
I fired up my Starry Night with Phoenix as location, and I did notice a very bright and slow moving satellite, identified as RESURS-DK1, moving from W to SW. disappearing just S of SW at 10:34 this evening at about 21 deg. altitude.
Sounds reasonable. The trouble is why would it appear to be jumping about unless it was rotating and had something nearby that was attached which also rotated and caught the rays from the sun.
At that latitude the sun probably would have reflected off of any object but thought this seemed to jump about it stayed “relatively” in the same position over 15 minutes.
A satellite (most satellites) that do move, move MUCH faster than that and I have never heard of one that rotates in orbit. (if that was what it was doing???????)
Thanks. A good level headed possible explanation.
I thought of that right off the bat.
But that really doesn’t explain it’s odd behavior - but then again who knows what the Military would be testing and for what purpose.
Just so long as they don’t aim the stupid thing at me, they can do (almost) anything they want.
I personally have trouble typpinng at tymes.
I saw something similar when I lived in New Mexico. It’s anyone’s guess what’s out there.
strained neck due to it being broken in VietNam. Sorry I haven’t a better excuse.
As far as my camera is concerned it just is not powerful enough to photograph stuff like that. I just use it for landscapes and personal photographs of family and friends.
Do you know where the eye of god is?
(The eye of Horus)?
Do you know why it is called the Eye of Horus?
Another interesting fact. NASA discovered a couple of years back that the center of the universe is in the same place as the Egyptains said the gods watched us from (The Eye of Horus).
We’re all fluent in Typonese, let not your heart be troubled.
I saw pictures of the Phoenix lights and the ones they tried to dump on us (Flairs).
I spent enough time in VietNam where our only light off the perimeter was through the use of flairs.
The triangular lights that most people saw at dusk WERE NOT FLAIRS no matter how hard they tried to convince people that they were.
Where in my dissertation did I use the word “flying saucer”?
You can make what you want of what I saw for I don’t know what I saw but PLEASE NEVER PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH>.....
I believe you. There are things we can not explain because we don’t have the knowledge and experience to say what is real and what is an illusion.
An illusion is merely an unknown object that you are unfamiliar with and your brain tries to categorize as best it can with the knowledge you have and sometimes it gets kind of kinky while doing so.
I used to be in the AirForce. A lot of guys told me things they saw and could not adequately identify and their only explanation was UFO.
It means different things to different people. Pilots use the word as it was meant to be used (unidentified flying object)
Some of those pilots said (I can’t call it a space ship because I would lose my wings) so I only refer to it as a UFO because I ONLY KNOW that I saw something unusual, unique and nothing that is known in their book of known flying craft.
I’ve seen and experienced some heavy “UFO” type stuff and used to talk about it. My friends thought I was crazy - they’re not my friends anymore by their choice. That was when I was younger and having friends was more important. I decided not to talk about specific things casually ever again.
My wife believes me, and I’ve put it all into perspective. There are plenty of things in the Universe and in our own minds we may never understand.
I do think it’s unfair how a “pilot” is deemed qualified as an observer of the sky, but a sailor, sniper, hunter, fisherman, etc. just never seems to be “credible.”
I guess I will have to start paying attention to it more.
It definitely was unusual.
I have seen what some think are UFO’s on the horizon but the fact is that stars on the horizon look like they are rotating and changing colors. That is a trick of the atmosphere and light bouncing off various layers of the atmosphere.
This was definitely not changing colors, just bouncing around.
please keep in touch. I’ll take a look again tomorrow night.
I can spot Serias, Mars Jupiter and the Pleiades with no problem whatsoever.
You call yourself PrairieLady. Where are you from?
Right - You are “F**King right on.....
There are to many things that are being caught on film by professional and amateurs alike.
I know balloons when I see them and I know things that are not describable as anything more than UFO’s.
I have busted one (helped) Flying saucer film. Some idiot had a whole bunch of palm trees and these three flying saucers flying over.
(problem#1 ALL the palm trees were EXACTLY the same)
(problem#2 flying saucers would not tilt like a human aircraft. They would move any and all directions while remaining horizontal or in a fixed position).
It bleated sounds like it was friendly and like it would be good for the world. But everything that touched it went bad.
It was the Liberal/Progressive Hoard. Aiiieeee!
Far above, in the sky there was this thing.
Do you, or did you, have night paralysis?
I haven't had a night paralysis attack for a few years, but used to frequently get them when I was a kid. They would often come with very vivid hallucinations, usually of the room I was in (my eyes were closed, but I "saw" it anyway). But sometimes, something really frightening would appear. Vivid hallucinations are not uncommon in those afflicted by night paralysis.
When I was in Meteorology doing Shuttle and ELV support we would release a bunch of these Jimspheres, http://www.ehartwell.com/afj/Jimsphere
They would often get caught in the Jet stream and I was told that it was possible for them to stay up in the atmosphere for weeks since they were made of aluminized mylar and because of their design would eventually float at around 55k feet.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
They even came close, and were amazing to look at. One, my sister and friend saw right over them, was like looking up into a faceted huge crystal. They thought it might swallow them up, but it didn't do anything to them. The one that I saw close was a huge triangle with colored lights going through tubes and lighting up globes at each tip. I ran after it, clapping my hands to try to get it to notice me. I actually thought it would be cool to board it. It apparently noticed me, and though it was hovering, it suddenly took off. I watched it fly faster than I could imagine and disappeared in the distance in just a flash of time, much, much faster than anything known that man had invented. It than came back, as if to take another look, and then left again. I think, maybe, it was taken back at the little, she person actually running towards it, through the corn field, trying to get it's attention.
I think that they were the ships of demons and possibly at times, angels. I was saved when I was 19. For some reason, God allowed us to view the ships of demons and angels, likely in some sort of way, contesting over our souls. He wanted us to see them, or we would not have. I think, if we had not seen them, I being such a skeptic, probably would not believe that there were such things.
I was maybe 18 when I never saw one again, unto this time.
Unidentified Flying Object
Okay, I’ve tried. Who are those two babes?
Cyb and Patricia Barnstable from the short lived 1977 tv scifi spoof series Quark. They played Betty and Betty who were always arguing who was the clone of the other.