Well, he missed it didn’t he?
Flying at night is a strange experience in which perceptions of position and motion can become seriously distorted. It has to be experienced to be properly appreciated.
PILOT:"oh that was venus?"
CO-PILOT:"^%*$^(*&...ya know where uranus is?"
Pilots have been ‘dodging’ planets for a long time.
One morning I shot a planet in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas I’ll never know.
Yeah, but hasn’t this happened to all of us?
Roky Crikenson: Really?
Man in Black: Even the former leader of your United States of America, James Earl Carter Jr., thought he saw a UFO once, but it's been proven he only saw the planet Venus.
Roky Crikenson: I'm a Republican.
Man in Black: Venus was at its peak brilliance last night. You probably thought you saw something up in the sky other than Venus, but I assure you, it was Venus.
Roky Crikenson: I know what I saw.
Man in Black: Your scientists have yet to discover how neural networks create self-consciousness, let alone how the human brain processes two-dimensional retinal images into the three-dimensional phenomenon known as perception. Yet you somehow brazenly declare seeing is believing? Mr. Crikenson, your scientific illiteracy makes me shudder, and I wouldn't flaunt your ignorance by telling anyone that you saw anything last night other than the planet Venus, because if you do, you're a dead man.
Roky Crikenson: You... can't threaten me.
Man in Black: I just did.
--From Episode 3X20 of The X-Files, "Jose Chung's From Outer Space"
How did Venus fly that high without arms?
I had a roommate back in the 80s who had crazy friends.
I heard a story about them once that was similar to this - they were driving down the freeway one night and the driver suddenly stopped the car. The others yelled at him because he stopped, but he claims that he saw an aircraft carrier in the road.
Turns out it was an overpass.
Kids, drinking and driving is dangerous.
This wouldn't be one of those 'near misses' everybody's always taking about, would it?
Take two: Missed it by that much. Sorry about that, Chief...
He went to the JFK Jr. School of Flying?