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gandalfthegrey
Have you ever seen a UFO? Tell us about it!
metalfreek
Never seen one of them till today. If someone is capable of travelling to our planet than they are superior to us so, I don't see why they have to hide themselves. Although I believe in Alians life I seriously doubt that we will see it in Near future.
joostvane
They hide because they don't want to influence our culture! They wanna observe us! The aliens/ufo's we have seen are just failed missions of them. They have to be stealth.
Jinx
Not sure what I saw, but is seems to be consistent with other UFO reports I've read, and well, I certainly couldn't identify it, which technically makes it an Unidentified Flying Object, I suppose.

Anyway, it was about two or three weeks ago. My husband was driving (we are long haul truck drivers) and I was in the passenger seat. We were headed south on I-35 in south Texas, on our way to deliver a load in Laredo. My husband saw a rapidly flashing light in the sky, and pointed it out to me. As we watched it, it crossed the highway, then abruptly changed direction and went back the way it had come, zig-zagged a bit, then rapidly vanished to the east, pulsing rapidly the whole time. Now, I grew up around airplanes, and I lived most of my childhood on or near US Navy Air Stations, so I know what airplane lights look like, and how they move, and no conventional aircraft I have ever seen, nor any helicopter for that mater, can change direction or velocity in an eyeblink the way this thing did. It zipped in quickly from the east, slowed a bit as it neared the highway, crossed to the west side of the highway, changed direction in a snap, and zipped away at high speed. As it got further east of us, it seemed to be joined momentarily by two other pulsing points of light just before they all moved out of sight.

It was a point of white light. I didn't time the flashes, but at a guess I would estimate two flashes per second, maybe a little faster. It was impossible to judge size or distance because there were no reference points in the flat, and mostly empty scrub desert we were traveling through.

I'm not going to assume that it was an alien spacecraft. It may have been a radio controlled model plane, or any number of things, and the odd movement could have been a trick of perspective... but I just don't know.
mtorregiani
I've never seen an UFO, but I managed to fake one once... Laughing
quex
Hey, look; the perfect topic for this link I found. :D

140 Years of UFO Photography (Part 1)

Some of the earliest photographs of UFOs. Particularly interesting when one considers the improbability of the "experimental aircraft" defense in the images prior to WWII.

AND ALSO; something fun:

FEMA Firefighters' Manual Covers UFO Crashes

Heh. XD
TurtleShell
One night when I was fifteen years old I spent the entire night on the phone with my best friend, talking about stuff, just stuff. At around 4 in the morning, she gasped and said she had just seen what looked like a flaming green soccer ball fall from the sky. Never figured out what it was... but I think of that (however vicariously) as my one UFO experience. I believe in them, but have never seen one personally.
quex
Flaming green soccer ball was likely a meteor. It would have had to be pretty big, though. Nice catch!
TurtleShell
Yes, but, green?
quex
Especially green. Meteors containing enough copper (or more rarely, barium) will burn green. Most larger meteors tend to appear green even without copper or barium because of the schisms inherent in trying to average a spectrum of light out of multiple burning elements in a layered atmosphere. There's a partial explanation here.

It seems we're in season for meteors right now. Maybe you'll see another one!
Jinx
There was a big meteor over Western Canada a couple of nights ago. They could see it across three provinces. Astronomers' early estimates were that it was about the size of a grapefruit, and witnesses said it lit up the sky like daylight.

Wish I could have seen it.
quex
Jinx wrote:
Wish I could have seen it.


Video link is in above post... but yeah, seeing 'em live is amazing. ;_;
mOrpheuS
TurtleShell wrote:
Never seen one of them till today. If someone is capable of travelling to our planet than they are superior to us so, I don't see why they have to hide themselves. Although I believe in Alians life I seriously doubt that we will see it in Near future.

Not Aliens ... The devil, I say !

As per the persons who witnessed it -
Witness wrote:
It was definitely nothing like anything that is possible from our military
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It is likely Satan trying to show his power

They think to highly of Satan ... not so much of the US military.

As per people who knew better -
First comment in the linked article wrote:
I figured it wouldn't take long for someone to report a ufo. What they saw was the Golden Knight's pyrotechnic display at the airport. It was at around 6:15 sunday evening. They had pyrotechnic "cables" attached to the skydivers and even to the aircraft. Funny the event was reported by the paper but they didn't pick up on what it was.


Razz
quex
mOrpheuS, excellent call. Have you ever gone "lighting" before? ;D

I'm a huge kite fan. In college (and far too often in the years beforehand) I was into flying kites at night with little lights attached. Steady night wind was the only way to get a kite up in the hilly area of Ohio where I used to live, and the lights were originally just so you could see the kite. Little did I know, there are actually serious "lighters" out there who attach purpose-made LEDs and remote-controlled flashers to their kites to trigger reports of a UFO. I've never gotten a serious reaction on my own, but I've gone out with some guys who did. It's a hilarious hobby. XD

You can get kite lights online, or just modify a jogging light and attach it to a kite spar. The best styles for night flying are single-line deltas and delta coynes because they fly steady, but you can jog them with a tug and make it look like the "UFO" is shooting across the sky. Best place to try for a big reaction is over crowds of people waiting for a fireworks show. Putting those long, skinny "necklace" type glow sticks into the spar pockets gives a visible outline on delta kites, but they're too dim for people to notice unless they're directly under the kite. My absolute favorite trick is to attach a laser-pointer head down along the bridle of the kite (green pointers work better than red). You can actually aim it down at someone on the ground if you're good at maneuvering, and the reaction is priceless.
Xaferrow
Ok, this is my second post, dont laugh at me plz xP


Ok, as long as ive lived, 16 years. i havent seen any Unidentifical Flying Object. but i do believe in them. cosmos is a matter of big big thing. so it could be possible that there are aliens.
quex
Xaferrow wrote:
Ok, this is my second post, dont laugh at me plz xP

Ok, as long as ive lived, 16 years. i havent seen any Unidentifical Flying Object. but i do believe in them. cosmos is a matter of big big thing. so it could be possible that there are aliens.


You're right. In fact, it's not only possible; it's very likely. If you count the universe as infinite in the third dimension, there are infinite spacial chances for a planet to exist that is similar enough to our own that life evolves in a similar manner. "Infinite chances" gives a 99.99~9% chance that at least one form of extraterrestrial life definitely exists elsewhere.

Now, if you count the universe as infinite across extra-dimensional planes (the planes themselves being infinite in the third dimension or some equivalent), then the same guarantee exists, but it too is multiplied infinitely. This means the chance that an infinite number of different, incomprehensible intelligent forms exist (that we may or may not recognize from our own dimensional constraints) is 99.99~9%. So you could say with remarkable certainty that extra-terrestrial intelligence exists in infinite amounts. :D

There is even a theory that we are already surrounded by a form of intelligence, not of earthly origins, that has populated the vast majority of the universe. We cannot recognize it as "alive" in the same sense as we are, nor is it "intelligent" in any way that we would understand, but just because humans have not yet recognized it, it does not mean that it doesn't exist. Some go so far as to theorize that electrical energy at an atomic level, lining up atoms and recomposing in various ways, could be this manner of primitive intelligence.

Crazy, huh? (Yaaaay metaphysics!)
gandalfthegrey
I saw one in the Hudson Valley in New York State. There were black hawk helicopters chasing it.
quex
gandalfthegrey wrote:
I saw one in the Hudson Valley in New York State. There were black hawk helicopters chasing it.


...or maybe escorting it. o.o

What did it look like? Could the 'copters catch up?
MGC77
joostvane wrote:
They hide because they don't want to influence our culture! They wanna observe us! The aliens/ufo's we have seen are just failed missions of them. They have to be stealth.


You are probably correct, if aliens existed.

There was something going on with the cows that had their eyeballs taken out. Quite a prank if someone did it as a prank.
quex
MGC77 wrote:
There was something going on with the cows that had their eyeballs taken out. Quite a prank if someone did it as a prank.


Actually, that one is explainable... insects love eyeballs. They're squishy, nutritious, and unprotected by skin -- usually the first thing to go when something dies in the open. If you ever see a dead bird with bugs eating it, you'll note the eyes are long gone. Same thing with wolf kills. The wolves don't usually care to eat the eyeballs, but the insects will, even while the wolves are eating the rest of the carcass. It only takes about an hour for the eyes to vanish, cleanly and completely.
HeavyVanilla
Well, personally, i'm not quite sure whether i've seen one.
But i have a kinda funny story told by my granddad.
One night, he went outside the house to take a piss, because it was just one door away, and it was refreshing.
Anyway, while he stood there and pissed up on the wall, he suddenly saw something big and yellow, travel with tremendous speed across the sky. He got so shocked that he forgot he was pissing, and pissed directly down on his shoes.

Later, when he went inside, he could hear all his radio stuff going crazy(he was a radio technician).
And the day after that, his neighboors told him, that they'd seen it too.
quex
Told him they'd seen him pissing on the wall of the house, or the yellow thing in the sky? XD

I keed.

That's an interesting one for the information about the radio equipment... Technically, there ARE components of a meteor event that could trigger a little radio fuzz, but it's nothing along the lines of "going crazy."
HeavyVanilla
Well, "going crazy" was just what he called it. But he doubted it could be a meteor, because it flew in a straight horizontal direction, and didn't have "flame tails" or what you call it, like ordinary meteors.

But, about the radio equipment, i don't know how sensitive they where, but he was a radio technician under the cold war.
But it's like our own good old radio. Sometimes it picks up the messages from the airplanes that flies across the sky, and we hear stuff like altitude and degrees. But it's more kinda annoying really. Laughing
wylieconlon
It's all a government conspiracy! UFOs are real! I saw one!

But seriously, UFOs are a ridiculous idea. They might "explain" some things, but so does religion.
HeavyVanilla
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But seriously, UFOs are a ridiculous idea. They might "explain" some things, but so does religion.


So you are saying that, you rather believe in some mystical man/force/power/whatever and that were are completely alone in this almost infinite universe, rather than we actually share it with other civilizations?
quex
HeavyVanilla wrote:
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But seriously, UFOs are a ridiculous idea. They might "explain" some things, but so does religion.


So you are saying that, you rather believe in some mystical man/force/power/whatever and that were are completely alone in this almost infinite universe, rather than we actually share it with other civilizations?


A gentle reminder that "U.F.O." is still very much an acronym for "Unidentified Flying Object," not space ships and aliens. If you mean to say that the theory of intelligent alien life visiting our planet is ridiculous, that is debatable. However, the concept of things in the sky, glowing or otherwise, that we cannot (yet) identify is entirely valid. If I fly a kite with strobe lights attached to it over your house at night, chances are you will not be able to identify it. That would be an authentic UFO sighting. :)

Now, as for religion; sincere belief in the "history" of our world as recorded in the traditions of many religions is very much ridiculous; I agree entirely. So is the argument for deciding the laws and rules of a select society based upon the "word of god" as interpreted or recorded by any one or more of these religions. We have out-learned the hypotheses and myths of our ancestors, and as such, any reliance upon those ideas as fact (or veneration thereof as "tradition") is an unconscionable neglect of our own intellect.

The exploration of mankind's spirituality, however, remains a valuable element of our progress as a species. Never should we deny ourselves thoughts of gods, fairies, spirits, nor either a mystical world apart from our own, simply out of shame that by considering such things, we are placing ourselves beside the blindly devoted. We are human and free to contemplate all that we can conceive of. Gods, aliens, anything and everything. In this arena, nothing is ridiculous. :D
Chinmoy
UFO, as the name suggests the are unidentified and not yet founded to exist! I do not believe in UFO sightings. Most of them are hoaxes. But life elsewhere is a possibility, might not be a probability.
Ivanluisky
The unique time I think of I've sighted an UFO is the 1st time when I saw one Iridium Flare.
Which happens when the solar light reflect into the solar panel of Iridium satellites (tele comm's satellite system of Motorola Inc.)
A litte bit scarry the 1st time! Evil or Very Mad
quex
Ivanluisky wrote:
The unique time I think of I've sighted an UFO is the 1st time when I saw one Iridium Flare.
Which happens when the solar light reflect into the solar panel of Iridium satellites (tele comm's satellite system of Motorola Inc.)
A litte bit scarry the 1st time! :evil:


WOW, I've never seen that! It sounds like a cool experience. Do you know if there are predictors about where these sort of satellites will be at any given time...? I'd like to take a scope out and try to follow one!
sheedatali
I have never seen one, however it will be very cool to spot one. May be it is an alien ship and I ask them to do an@l probe on my neighbour Razz
quex
... o,<

Sheed, if you're going to request an an@l probe on your neighbor, you'd better hope the aliens take you with them when they leave. XD
andersonic
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If someone is capable of travelling to our planet than they are superior to us so, I don't see why they have to hide themselves.


I believe that 'visitors' came here thousands of years ago, the ancient astronauts, and they are the reason that old civilizations, such as the Mayans seemed so ahead of their age.

Wikipedia has a good article on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_astronaut
quex
andersonic wrote:

I believe that 'visitors' came here thousands of years ago, the ancient astronauts, and they are the reason that old civilizations, such as the Mayans seemed so ahead of their age.


I always find it interesting that modern men look back on elder civilizations and marvel that they could be so "advanced." Do you really give our forebears so little credit? Men have not suddenly become brilliant; the past 6000 years or so has seen people of largely the same mental capability, all striving for knowledge and enlightenment from whatever step their ancestors managed to raise them to. As long as men study and record, other men will read and revise. What we see as unnatural advances are the fruits of what they studied so diligently.

"There is just as much genius in Plato as in Nietzsche." :D
sheedatali
quex wrote:
... o,<

Sheed, if you're going to request an an@l probe on your neighbor, you'd better hope the aliens take you with them when they leave. XD


lolzzz, well I was hoping that aliens will leave him in a state that he does not recognize me after the visit from men in green costumes.
bbco
I think there is a definite possibility of ufos existing. There have been so many sightings and reports by seemingly ordinary, sane people. Also how do explain numerous reports of sightings made at approximately the same time by different people all living in the same geographical area? I think I may have seen one myself. I was out at the barn late one night and was standing in the doorway just looking up at the stars in the sky. What caught my attention was my black lab standing beside me who was also looking up at the sky but he was growling and his hair was standing on end. I looked over to where he was looking and saw a small white light blinking and moving very slowly. He continued to growl until it finally disappeared. It was a strange and curious experience and I've read that dogs are very perceptive to many thingss that we are not.
Xanatos
Ok... No I haven't seen UFO's. know why? They don't exist. Even if intelligent species did exist on another planet HOW would they get here. They follow the same universal laws that we do, they can't travel faster than the speed of light either. Even if they DID somehow managed to travel here in any reasonable amount of time(Read Never) Why would they come here and why would they try to keep themselves invisible. The old saying that any intelligent species must be by nature peaceful is obviously full of crap. Most likely they would send out ships to steal our resources or something. It's amazing to me how much people want to believe in this stuff, but seriously come and join reality with the rest of us.
quex
Xanatos wrote:
Ok... No I haven't seen UFO's. know why? They don't exist.


ARRRRRRRRRRRRGH. This is quickly becoming one of my life's duties, it would seem...

"U.F.O." = "Unidentified Flying Object"

Not aliens. Not spaceships. Not interstellar travel. Just "thing in sky we can't identify." Got it? Please. PLEASE tell me that you get it. For the love of accuracy and my OCD. >,<

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Even if intelligent species did exist on another planet HOW would they get here. They follow the same universal laws that we do, they can't travel faster than the speed of light either.


This is the big question, if not for the sake of belief in aliens, then for the sake of our own endeavors to explore the galaxy. How can we travel to any of those distant stars? As you say, not any faster than the speed of light... but speed is limited to the dimension of time and the three dimensions of space. What we need to do is figure out how to do this to this. We may figure it out someday; history would suggest that we will. If you had told the Romans that men would one day be able to travel 120mph in a horseless chariot atop 4 soft wheels, they would very likely have thought you mad. Everybody KNEW that chariots must have one horse at least, six or eight at better, and that harder wheels were the key to speed. Kinda like how right now, we KNOW that things can't move faster than the speed of light.

(Incidentally, the question may not be how fast things can move, but how fast they can change dimensionality.)

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Even if they DID somehow managed to travel here in any reasonable amount of time(Read Never) Why would they come here and why would they try to keep themselves invisible.


Very good argument, and more incidental evidence suggesting that UFOs are likely man-made. We likely understand the limits of our own optical physiology better than a foreign species. However, the argument is equally flawed; people HAVE seen UFOs, so they are obviously not the best at hiding themselves.

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The old saying that any intelligent species must be by nature peaceful is obviously full of crap.


I have never heard that saying. o.o How old is it?

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Most likely they would send out ships to steal our resources or something.


That is very likely what we would do, actually. Or maybe the more idealistic among us would try the "we come in peace" thing. Or maybe we'd, I dunno, hover in the sky over their planet and observe them while we decided on what to do. Sound familiar?

The human mind projects humanity onto everything. It's why we think the fronts of cars look like faces, or why we believe random serendipitous events are the act of some benevolent god (that almost always looks exactly like us, by the way). I like to think that mankind is, in fact, surrounded by foreign lifeforms that are so very different from ourselves that we cannot comprehend them as life. For example, a creature that looks exactly like a rock, is made out of the same materials as an ordinary rock, and can be broken or crushed and analyzed by any human scientist to be confirmed as "rock" ...but unbeknownst to us, that particular rock came from outer space, contains self-sentience, enjoys mathematics, and has a secret desire to be bathed in yogurt for psychological reasons that only rock-beings will ever understand.

The point is, no-one knows. You don't have to believe in the rock, but until you can comprehend it as such or otherwise, you are assuming too much to reject the possibility.

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It's amazing to me how much people want to believe in this stuff, but seriously come and join reality with the rest of us.


Not only join, but enjoy reality, why don't we all? There is so much that could be possible across the manifold... what you believe and what I believe are of so little consequence, it's rather impertinent of us to scoff at others for not sharing the same thoughts. Who knows what we'll believe tomorrow? :D
Xanatos
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ARRRRRRRRRRRRGH. This is quickly becoming one of my life's duties, it would seem...

"U.F.O." = "Unidentified Flying Object"

Not aliens. Not spaceships. Not interstellar travel. Just "thing in sky we can't identify." Got it? Please. PLEASE tell me that you get it. For the love of accuracy and my OCD. >,<

Yes, I get it. I just figured it was unanymously understood but... yes some people have seen things they can't identify so technically these can be considered UFO's. Although they are not Aliens.


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I have never heard that saying. o.o How old is it?
I dunno... old.

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That is very likely what we would do, actually. Or maybe the more idealistic among us would try the "we come in peace" thing. Or maybe we'd, I dunno, hover in the sky over their planet and observe them while we decided on what to do. Sound familiar?
Can you find any other reasons for intelligent life to visit us?

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Not only join, but enjoy reality, why don't we all? There is so much that could be possible across the manifold... what you believe and what I believe are of so little consequence, it's rather impertinent of us to scoff at others for not sharing the same thoughts. Who knows what we'll believe tomorrow? Very Happy


I can't express how awesome what you said here is over the internet!
quex
Xanatos wrote:
Can you find any other reasons for intelligent life to visit us?


Maybe they want to be covered in yogurt. Or, maybe their intelligence and priorities are so mind-bendingly different from our own that we can't possibly conceive the reason. Like, maybe they are gratified by hearing random noises, and we provide the ultimate source of pleasure for them when we laugh and sing and honk our car horns and talk in a hundred different languages. Or maybe they get an almighty kick out of some substance we have here... like coffee, or water, or dandruff. :D Could be anything!

Comparatively, if there were an alien planet where the atmosphere just happened to have the effects of making humans immortal and tuning the human mind to infinite happiness and ecstacy -- but the native intelligent specie of that world was not similarly affected -- they would likely be completely baffled as to why humans kept traveling so far across space just to hang out in their atmosphere.

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I can't express how awesome what you said here is over the internet!


Let us strive to persist in this "awesome," one and all~ XD
Xanatos
quex wrote:
Comparatively, if there were an alien planet where the atmosphere just happened to have the effects of making humans immortal and tuning the human mind to infinite happiness and ecstacy -- but the native intelligent specie of that world was not similarly affected -- they would likely be completely baffled as to why humans kept traveling so far across space just to hang out in their atmosphere.


Infinite happiness and ecstacy just might make your mind explode.

On a side note... if you ever see an alien that wants to be covered in yogurt let me know. I just have to see that.
quex
Xanatos wrote:
On a side note... if you ever see an alien that wants to be covered in yogurt let me know. I just have to see that.


*hands you a rock from the yard*

I expect he likes ice-cream, too.
laumalta
I believe that 'visitors' came here thousands of years ago, the ancient astronauts, and they are the reason that old civilizations, such as the Mayans seemed so ahead of their age.

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hmmm... nothing, nobody, noshit, was ever ahead of its time (or age, or wathever)... Simply different from other points of view at the same time in different places, or from different people... but everything ever created, or imagined, was structured over pre-conceived pool of ideas...

And, well... even going a little off topic... UFO´s meaning civilizations from other planets... well... I believe those civilizations exist... but they are so far away from us that contact is nearly impossible... so it makes (almost) no difference if they do or do not exist...

I´ve seen some crazy stuff... at the sky... ghost like things, glasses exploding... but usually is my mind playing tricks on me, other times were just things that I was not aware it could happen... simple as that... [/quote]
quex
laumalta wrote:
hmmm... nothing, nobody, noshit, was ever ahead of its time (or age, or wathever)... Simply different from other points of view at the same time in different places, or from different people... but everything ever created, or imagined, was structured over pre-conceived pool of ideas


This. Seconded. :3

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I´ve seen some crazy stuff... at the sky... ghost like things, glasses exploding... but usually is my mind playing tricks on me, other times were just things that I was not aware it could happen... simple as that...


My great-great grandmother lived in a time when the atmosphere was clean enough that temperature inversions could produce images of ships and cities in the sky. Whatever lay over the horizon, when the conditions were right, would suddenly unfold overhead. Sometimes the images were distorted or discolored; sometimes they became magnified such that individual persons walking about could be seen on the decks or in the streets. She believed she was seeing people at work in heaven.

My great-great grandfather once explained to her that it was only a reflection of things far away, not men in the sky. The sky does that sometimes, he said, and sailors see it very often. Sometimes they even see men or ships that they recognize reflected in the air. Not magic, not heaven.

He had said all this before he realized that she might be disappointed by the explanation. He felt kind of bad, and thought maybe he should apologize. But you know what she said?

"How nice. But in any case, it is nonetheless beautiful, and I am still going to look up whenever it appears."

True story. :D (Only they were likely speaking in Flemish at the time.)

"In any case, UFOs are still interesting, and I am still going to enjoy wondering about them."
jharriman80
I have not seen a Ufo myself, but i have read an excellent book on the subject called "Alien Dawn" and i would recommend it to anyone interested in UFOs. Its a great book because it does a survey of lots of litterature on the topic and invites readers to draw their own conclusion.
Solon_Poledourus
This is a weird one. I have no doubt about other forms of intelligent life in this Univers, I am convinced they exist. I heard stories for years about people supposedly seeing UFO's, usually someone knew someone else who had a friend who saw it. I've even met a few strange people who have abduction stories to tell. For a very long time, I just wrote this all off as nothing. I wanted to see a UFO, I wanted to meet some aliens, but I just couldn't buy peoples' obvious fabrications.

In 1997, I was one of many witnesses to some very strange light formations over Phoenix, Arizona(that's where I grew up until I was 19, and was there visiting my Dad).
Now, the strange thing about these lights, from my perspective just outside the city, was the way they moved. It was clearly not a group of independant lights, they were attatched to a common body. I know this because when I watched it, the stars in the background behind it disappeared in a void of perfect blackness. For a while, I kept telling myself it was a formation of helicoptors or hot air balloons(very popular in AZ). It was none of those, and it was f***ing HUGE. Other witnesses have said it was a mile from end to end... I don't know about that, but it was enormous, silent, at least for it's size. I was a reasonable way away, maybe a couple miles, but it should have made some kind of noise for being so big.

Other theories abound have it as a secret Government aircraft, which makes it no less stunning. One official theory from the Air Force was that it was flares dropped from a jet. That much, I can say is BS. I'm not sure what it was, but if aliens do visit our planet, then that was one of them.
quex
Solon_Poledourus wrote:
In 1997, I was one of many witnesses to some very strange light formations over Phoenix, Arizona(that's where I grew up until I was 19, and was there visiting my Dad).
Now, the strange thing about these lights, from my perspective just outside the city, was the way they moved. It was clearly not a group of independant lights, they were attatched to a common body. I know this because when I watched it, the stars in the background behind it disappeared in a void of perfect blackness. For a while, I kept telling myself it was a formation of helicoptors or hot air balloons(very popular in AZ). It was none of those, and it was f***ing HUGE. Other witnesses have said it was a mile from end to end... I don't know about that, but it was enormous, silent, at least for it's size. I was a reasonable way away, maybe a couple miles, but it should have made some kind of noise for being so big.

Other theories abound have it as a secret Government aircraft, which makes it no less stunning. One official theory from the Air Force was that it was flares dropped from a jet. That much, I can say is BS. I'm not sure what it was, but if aliens do visit our planet, then that was one of them.


Wow. O.O

You, sir, are one of the lucky few thousands to have witnessed a Big Black Delta (BBD) sighting.
Incidentally, you might be interested in this older thread.



I am particularly fond of the giant government airship theory, albeit not the original reason given for it. That is, the NIDS argument that suggests an enormous blimp would be useful as a mass carrier of US equipment and soldiers.

Why not? Simply (and perhaps relevant to the season), too many eggs in one basket. (Sorry.) Our carrier ships and large planes do a fine job of moving men and machines where we need them, anywhere in the world. Why risk so many men and machines on ONE large aircraft?

There are other reasons, however, for a massive, silent craft that could fill the sky and hang for weeks. Even more awesomely, the military has confirmed this one.

Wikipedia bit

Did you get any pictures of the Phoenix Lights? I wanna see~ :D
shkhanal
Heard a lot about UFOs but never seen any. There are many clips presented on TVs too! but doubt if they are real UFOs.
Solon_Poledourus
quex wrote:
You, sir, are one of the lucky few thousands to have witnessed a Big Black Delta (BBD) sighting.

Yeah, it was neat, if not a little strange.
quex wrote:
I am particularly fond of the giant government airship theory, albeit not the original reason given for it. That is, the NIDS argument that suggests an enormous blimp would be useful as a mass carrier of US equipment and soldiers.

Why not? Simply (and perhaps relevant to the season), too many eggs in one basket. (Sorry.) Our carrier ships and large planes do a fine job of moving men and machines where we need them, anywhere in the world. Why risk so many men and machines on ONE large aircraft? [/quote]
I'd gladly go with a government ship theory, even if it's more fun to think it was from another planet. However, flying it very low over a major metropolitan area(Phoenix is at least 3 times bigger than Detroit) is not in keeping with military secrecy. Especially when they have a testing ground for that sort of thing right outside of Yuma(my birth place). The Yuma Proving Grounds were specifically designated for such things, and it's the size of the state of Rhode Island, which is more than enough room to maneuver a huge secret aircraft around without people seeing it and mistaking it for an alien craft. Both my Father and Uncle work there, and have verified the testing of secret craft and vehicles there, so why do it over Phoenix? It just doesn't make much sense.
Whatever it was, I'd just like to get more evidence either way. There are too many foil hat wearing loonies in AZ to get good eye witness accounts.
quex
Solon_Poledourus wrote:

I'd gladly go with a government ship theory, even if it's more fun to think it was from another planet. However, flying it very low over a major metropolitan area(Phoenix is at least 3 times bigger than Detroit) is not in keeping with military secrecy. Especially when they have a testing ground for that sort of thing right outside of Yuma(my birth place). The Yuma Proving Grounds were specifically designated for such things, and it's the size of the state of Rhode Island, which is more than enough room to maneuver a huge secret aircraft around without people seeing it and mistaking it for an alien craft. Both my Father and Uncle work there, and have verified the testing of secret craft and vehicles there, so why do it over Phoenix? It just doesn't make much sense.
Whatever it was, I'd just like to get more evidence either way. There are too many foil hat wearing loonies in AZ to get good eye witness accounts.


An excellent and ever-relevant question. There are way too many theories abut why this might happen, assuming BBDs are indeed government prototypes:

1) Feasibility tests. If the giant airship is designed to float in over a major metropolis undetected, they're going to want to test... well, flying it in over a major metropolitan area, undetected. Let's say that's what they were doing over Phoenix. Imagine something went wrong -- test was taking too long, engine stalled, weather somewhere was diverting extra civilian flights into the airport that would cross the airship's path, or one of a thousand other things. Better to turn the lights on and confuse the folks on the ground than have a major air collision with fatalities.

2) Error or failure. Similar to above, but less concern for air incidents... experimental craft with experimental engine takes off from Yuma, loses power, drifts over Phoenix while adjustments are being made to bring the ship back under control. "Crap," says the military. "You guys turn on the lights so we can see where you are and send assistance/escort. Screw the folks on the ground, let 'em talk." This is also part of the theory as to why black tactical helicopters (not jet fighters, mind you, which would be sent for anything assumed a threat to the nation) are sometimes reported "chasing" sightings of BBDs. They're just following up the rear.

3) Small-program politics. Say the director of the super-secret, very-small-staff airship project wants more funding, attention from military brass, etc. "The airship is freaking awesome," he tells his superiors, "check this shit out." Flies the ship over Phoenix, scares the ever-loving hell out of the city, creates one of the most widely-witnessed UFO incidents in history. The brass either agree "Dood, that's totally sweet. Here's some more funding" or they go with "Okay, impressive, but for the love of god, do NOT do that again. Here's some funding, don't blow the secret."

:D I love trying to figure out the mystery. Someday there will be enough tin-foil hat loonies to tip the scales, and people will realize they aren't really that loony at all... at least, the ones who say UFO = government craft. I'm still having trouble evening out with the "I was abducted and impregnated by aliens OMG" crowd.
Solon_Poledourus
quex wrote:
An excellent and ever-relevant question. There are way too many theories abut why this might happen, assuming BBDs are indeed government prototypes:
Very Happy I love trying to figure out the mystery. Someday there will be enough tin-foil hat loonies to tip the scales, and people will realize they aren't really that loony at all... at least, the ones who say UFO = government craft. I'm still having trouble evening out with the "I was abducted and impregnated by aliens OMG" crowd.


Great theories. I could honestly buy into any one of them. I just wish, if either one of those were the case, that the super secret Military/Government organization would just come out and say "look, what you guys saw was a secret Military/Government craft", then make up a lie something like "we had a guidance issue and had to make quick decisions to ensure punlic safety, etc". There really is no reason to just say "there wasn't anything there, now stop asking", it just perpetuates mystery.
quex
No good reason... except sometimes I'm pretty sure the US military likes f*cking with the citizenry.

A common way pilots would get some kicks in fighters while training over the plains (Nevada or Nebraska, I can't remember which state they were talking about when I first heard this story) was to claim "I see birds" on the inside of the curve when making a 180 back to the landing strip. Birds are a hazard, so the standard protocol given by the tower is to triple or quadruple your estimated radius from the birds -- much bigger curve, longer ride, and you can flub the path a little more to swing out over populated ground. The change in course time necessitated by caution for the supposed "birds" wouldn't reflect the longer path, so the fighter is still expected to hit the tarmac in the same few seconds window (it's like 8 to 20 sec, depends on the craft) as he had been scheduled before the path got longer... the logical solution? Go faster on the straightaway back to base. A perfect excuse to gun it to mach 1 (and, if you'd lined up over a little town, punch a sonic boom for everyone to hear).

Although I understand the en vogue now is to brink right under mach 1, but not break the sound barrier... too many guys were getting in trouble when citizens reported "skyquakes". :D
myviny
See UFO means unidentified flying object. Any thing that u see flying and if it can not be identified, then its a UFO from the very basic definition. So may be I hv seen one in past but I dont remember.
supernova1987a
1. Well, the latest was a strange shaped, well, with pointed nose like every other aircrafts but looked like blackbird or some other fighter crafts. it zoomed past the sky so fast and disappeared far far into the east sky. maybe it was a fighter jet of some kind.

2. once, i saw a bright object fly in a curve in the evening sky low in the horizon. it was just after sunset and the sky was orange near the horizon. maybe this one was an alien spacecraft Wink or maybe just a meteor bouncing off the atmosphere. or maybe not cos it actually moved in a smooth curve. what moves in a curve?

3. i didnt see it, ppl said they saw a comet-like thing in the sky that stayed for half an hour and was bright in the evening sky. it was not a comet, not a fireball, what was it?

4. indian tv channels often showed strange objects in the sky. upon closer inspection, noting the time of sight, the location of the object in the night sky, someone with some knowledge in astronomy could easily tell its planet Venus, it shines really bright in the sky. not really a UFO!!!! Wink

hmmm Rolling Eyes
quex
supernova1987a wrote:
1. Well, the latest was a strange shaped, well, with pointed nose like every other aircrafts but looked like blackbird or some other fighter crafts. it zoomed past the sky so fast and disappeared far far into the east sky. maybe it was a fighter jet of some kind.


Bet you're right. :D

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2. once, i saw a bright object fly in a curve in the evening sky low in the horizon. it was just after sunset and the sky was orange near the horizon. maybe this one was an alien spacecraft ;) or maybe just a meteor bouncing off the atmosphere. or maybe not cos it actually moved in a smooth curve. what moves in a curve?


Meteors actually will, whether penetrating or reflecting at their angle of entry, appear to follow an oblique curve as they fall, simply because of the vast distance and curvature of the earth. The angle, furthermore, can become acute if the meteor is large enough to remain visible to the observer (bright enough) while ricocheting or entering the atmosphere at a near-parallel degree to said observer's line of view. Now, if you saw something along the horizon pull a 180 and zip back out into space, that's much harder to speculate into a meteor. o.o

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3. i didnt see it, ppl said they saw a comet-like thing in the sky that stayed for half an hour and was bright in the evening sky. it was not a comet, not a fireball, what was it?


Was it just sitting there, not moving? Can you remember if there were clouds, and if so, was it at any time obscured by the clouds, and/or could it shine through? If it had no tail, it could possibly have been a 0-degree meteor; that is, a meteor coming directly at you, far away and burning through the atmosphere, such that it looked like something hovering in one place. (It may have looked like it was gradually sinking, also.) This is very unlikely, but has been documented before. If it suddenly vanished or flickered out, this scenario becomes more likely.

OR, if it DID have a visible tail but there was no movement suggesting it was actually falling, you may have indeed been viewing a comet under the magnifying/distorting effects of a strange weather pattern. Comets move very slowly from our perspective, and viewing one under normal conditions gives the impression of looking at a still image.

I can't call this one with any certainty... unusual sighting, to be sure. :D

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4. indian tv channels often showed strange objects in the sky. upon closer inspection, noting the time of sight, the location of the object in the night sky, someone with some knowledge in astronomy could easily tell its planet Venus, it shines really bright in the sky. not really a UFO!!!! ;)

hmmm :roll:


People all around the world make mistakes like this all the time... it's very difficult for our minds to comprehend the physics and motion of objects so high up, or so far away, or so fast moving, especially when they can be distorted in every sort of way by the shifting atmospheric lens. I think the media likes to choose the most fantastic explanation just for the fun of it. ^_^
quex
What's this, I wonder?

Brand-new footage of what appears to be a grey deltoid shape, slowly rotating as it travels over the town of Knowles. No confirmation of secondary witnesses, other video, or photos yet... but nevertheless interesting. :3
Solon_Poledourus
quex wrote:
Brand-new footage of what appears to be a grey deltoid shape, slowly rotating as it travels over the town of Knowles. No confirmation of secondary witnesses, other video, or photos yet... but nevertheless interesting. :3
It's one of the better videos I've seen. Which makes me suspicious. I'd like for someone to get a crystal clear video of a UFO that con not possible be explained as anything other than "alien". I really want incontrovertible proof, because I'm dying to know how the world would react not just to the existence of aliens, but to the fact that they actually have been coming here for a while.
allandu
i have seen many Razz (wont tell where, my secret spot but its a great spot, if you see the sunset its soo... breathtaking)
and always when i see one im watching the moon z.z damn them i want to see the moon UNDISTURBED! and all i see are triangular shaped objects
i hope someone has shared my sights Razz
ortie10
Yep, I was fourteen years old, and I seen one while I was outside speaking with my brother. He seen it too, if he wasn't I wouldn't of believed it myself. It looked like a stealth bomber, but it seemed like it was only 1,000 feet above our heads. It didn't make a whisper of a sound as it glided right over us. I swear I could have hit it with a rock, it was so close. I don't know what it was, and I don't care to find out! Shocked
tw34kfr34k
Never seen them though heard many stories of people who have.
Dont know if i should believe them..
But im sure there's some other life-form out there,
This whole universe cant be there just for us sad humans
quex
tw34kfr34k wrote:
Never seen them though heard many stories of people who have.
Dont know if i should believe them..
But im sure there's some other life-form out there,
This whole universe cant be there just for us sad humans


Depending upon what excuse you believe in for the resolvability of quantum mechanics, it might just be here for us sad humans... but in many of the other iterations of humankind in the countless dimensions that exist, we are a perfected, happy species that has already spread throughout the known universe. Maybe some of those humans are knocking on the dimensional doors, trying to reach some of us. Maybe that's what UFOs are. o.o
ProfessorY91
quex wrote:
gandalfthegrey wrote:
I saw one in the Hudson Valley in New York State. There were black hawk helicopters chasing it.


...or maybe escorting it. o.o

What did it look like? Could the 'copters catch up?


Quex you're a riot in this thread. If there were helicopters involved and you didn't hear anything on the news the next day, then it was most likely a planned project. Maybe we have more reason to fear our government's experiments than UFOs?
quex
Thanks, Gandalf! (...I think.)

I don't imagine we have too very much to fear from [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(aircraft)]our own government's black projects[/url], although I am excruciatingly impatient to see the day they are unveiled. We MAY have some financial disputes to take up with our government's black projects, however.
wanshishusheng
UFO,I dout if it is ture. I have watched many programmes, some of them are false. But someone acctully saw UFO, is it from outer space? No one know……
RanVijay
No, never. But I heard that some Pakistanis saw it recently
quex
RanVijay wrote:
No, never. But I heard that some Pakistanis saw it recently


Really? I haven't read of any recent incidents over Pakistan. What did they see?
love_her_freida_pinto
oh my god i really wish i could see an alien spacecraft from a distance of course in case they spot me and experiment on me. i remember earlier this year my science teacher told us to wake up at around 4 in the morning to see the 145P/Shoemaker-Levy comet but i was wishing that i would see a ufo instead Sad .
pscompanies
Recent UFO Sightings

May–Sept, 2008 : Turkey UFO Sightings (Istanbul, Turkey)
Over a four month span in 2008, a night guard at the Yeni Kent Compound videotaped one or more UFOs over Turkey at nighttime. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours' worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the "most important images of a UFO ever filmed".

2008-05-14 : Needles, California, United States
A flaming object crashed near the Colorado river. Several witnesses claim to have seen five helicopters picking up the strange object after 17 minutes and heading into direction of Las Vegas.

2008-06-20 : Wales
After media reports of a police helicopter that was almost hit by a UFO, before it tried to pursue it, hundreds of people reported to have witnessed a UFO on the same or preceding days, from different areas of Wales.

2008-06-21: Moscow
Different people and media (including state-owned) reported sightings of 11 orange UFOs. A US blogger reported seeing the same phenomenon. Further confirmation came from Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. On June 25 a similar report, now with 13 objects, was claimed in the UK.

2008-06-29 : Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
Royal Navy aircraft engineer Michael Madden watched a UFO hover above the M5 motorway near Weston-super-Mare for around three minutes before it disappeared at high speed. Madden described the UFO as looking "like alien aircraft in the films".

2009-03-18: London, England, United Kingdom
A group of UFOs appear on a photo, even though they were invisible to the naked eye.

2009-05-31: Calcutta, India
UFOs detected by Kolkata ATC
pscompanies
Sorry accidental double post.
quex
pscompanies wrote:
Recent UFO Sightings


Hey, cool list! Did you compile this, or is there a source keeping track of new sightings? If you have a site, I'd love the link. :D
classicevony
One spooky night when I was in bed, I got up for some water. I heard a strange noise. I looked out my back door and saw a big flying saucer! It had blinking lights on it and it also made a loud humming noise.

I woke up my mom and dad. When we all got to the back door, the flying saucer was gone. We all went back to bed. Mom and dad said I must have been dreaming. After I was in bed for a while I heard another strange sound. I jumped up and ran back to the back door. The flying saucer was back and this time it's lights were blinking but it was making no sound.


I watched from the back door and a strange door opened on the side of the flying saucer. There were colorful lights around the door and bright light coming from inside. Then I saw a shadow and it moved. I saw two bright green eyes in the door way and they were moving toward me. The alien walked a few steps away from the saucer. The alien was tall and skinny. His eyes were very big and glowed green in the dark. He was not really scary looking but was sort of friendly. I was not afraid.

The alien saw my kittens. He started to pet them. They were afraid and ran away. All at once he made a soft purring sound and the kittens came running back to see him. This time they let him pet them. I heard lots of purring from the alien and the kittens. It was very funny. I laughed really loud and the alien heard me. He started to walk towards me. I said "hello" and "how are you"? He didn't say anything but he made that purring sound.

Then he turned and walked toward the flower garden. He picked some flowers for samples to take home with him. He smelled them and sneezed very loud. That woke up my parents and also the neighbors. Everyone came to see what the noise was and when they saw the alien, they were a little scarred, especially the kids. The alien was happy and glad that we were there to see him. He smiled and said "I will not harm you." Then he made the purring noise, turned around and walked toward the flying saucer with the flowers.

He stopped and petted the kittens one last time before he went into the flying saucer. The door closed behind him and the lights around it went out. There was a big sound and the saucer began to spin around faster and faster. There were bright lights and lots of smoke. Then it took off and went into the sky. It moved very fast. When it was far, far, away, we couldn't see it anymore.

Everybody talked about the alien for a while. Suddenly my mom looked at the flower garden and saw a strange flower that she had never seen before. It glowed in the dark and changed to all the colors of the rainbow, back and forth. My mom said that this beautiful rainbow flower must have been the aliens special gift to all of us.
quex
classicevony wrote:
One spooky night when I was in bed, I got up for some water. I heard a strange noise. I looked out my back door and saw a big flying saucer! It had blinking lights on it and it also made a loud humming noise.

I woke up my mom and dad. When we all got to the back door, the flying saucer was gone. We all went back to bed. Mom and dad said I must have been dreaming. After I was in bed for a while I heard another strange sound. I jumped up and ran back to the back door. The flying saucer was back and this time it's lights were blinking but it was making no sound.


I watched from the back door and a strange door opened on the side of the flying saucer. There were colorful lights around the door and bright light coming from inside. Then I saw a shadow and it moved. I saw two bright green eyes in the door way and they were moving toward me. The alien walked a few steps away from the saucer. The alien was tall and skinny. His eyes were very big and glowed green in the dark. He was not really scary looking but was sort of friendly. I was not afraid.

The alien saw my kittens. He started to pet them. They were afraid and ran away. All at once he made a soft purring sound and the kittens came running back to see him. This time they let him pet them. I heard lots of purring from the alien and the kittens. It was very funny. I laughed really loud and the alien heard me. He started to walk towards me. I said "hello" and "how are you"? He didn't say anything but he made that purring sound.

Then he turned and walked toward the flower garden. He picked some flowers for samples to take home with him. He smelled them and sneezed very loud. That woke up my parents and also the neighbors. Everyone came to see what the noise was and when they saw the alien, they were a little scarred, especially the kids. The alien was happy and glad that we were there to see him. He smiled and said "I will not harm you." Then he made the purring noise, turned around and walked toward the flying saucer with the flowers.

He stopped and petted the kittens one last time before he went into the flying saucer. The door closed behind him and the lights around it went out. There was a big sound and the saucer began to spin around faster and faster. There were bright lights and lots of smoke. Then it took off and went into the sky. It moved very fast. When it was far, far, away, we couldn't see it anymore.

Everybody talked about the alien for a while. Suddenly my mom looked at the flower garden and saw a strange flower that she had never seen before. It glowed in the dark and changed to all the colors of the rainbow, back and forth. My mom said that this beautiful rainbow flower must have been the aliens special gift to all of us.


...you could write children's stories to set up the next generation for a good experience when we DO make contact.
Dongotti
Beleive it or not, I have seen something unusual in the sky. About 5-6 years ago, I was on the road when I saw this flash of light. It stayed there for 10-15 seconds and then it just vanished. I did not take a picture (Why? I dont even know that. I was too excited to take a picture.) I doubt you will believe me but meh Razz.
quex
Dongotti wrote:
Beleive it or not, I have seen something unusual in the sky. About 5-6 years ago, I was on the road when I saw this flash of light. It stayed there for 10-15 seconds and then it just vanished. I did not take a picture (Why? I dont even know that. I was too excited to take a picture.) I doubt you will believe me but meh :P.


I believe you. Was it moving from left to right, or did it just sit in the sky? You could have seen a meteor coming through the atmosphere from a head-on perspective, or, much less probable but still possible, a very short supernova. :D (Actually that'd be very, very improbable, since even the shortest supernova lasts for a few weeks.)
pgtech77
I didn't know untill today that what I saw the circles going on of light in sky,is known as ufo.I was just searching about december 2012 on net.then i read increased ufo sighting in india is sign of 2012.I am from india basically,now in pittsburg,california.to my surprise as if I have some fishy answer with me,yes I did seen ufo.it happened beofore my eyes in 2009.If I tell you to be correct,I kept fasts on fridays and I kept it for 11 fridays.my fasts ended in october last or mid of october.And I probably saw ufo(strange lights 5-6)in sky circling around round,round,triangles around I guess either september when Indian sharadha were going on,or either around september 2009 indian navratris or may be on day before friday when I was having fast,not sure about when exactly,but I swear to god,if this strange lights in the sky,going round and round madly,sometimes forming the circles like disco light,sometimes the triangle,is UFO then I did see it,myself ,with my own eyes,in pittsburg,california,thats were I live.Now I am doubtful that those lights could be disco lights or anything else because there was no such event that could have possible explanation to tell the lights i seen as disco lights.No way,it were not disco lights,there are only mountains around my house,so for sure those lights were strange to me.As if playing in the sky,in very odd stange manner.With the reports of ufo sights in India,thats too from credible resources of India,I am convinced,no matter what I saw was Ufo or not,but for 100% sure,UFO does exist,and one day these extra terrestial powers will be revealed to this planet earth.Even in our hindu's sacred book gita,it states there are 3 such worlds like ours, in hinduism its referred to as aakash(in sky),pataal (under earth) and earth itself. with ufo emerging from skies and report of ufo coming out from ground as reported by indo-china border force,I am convinced of existence of some life somewhere other than planet earth,which is in accordance with holy book gita too.I wish I could give my email if anybody had any questions as I don't log into this site,and don't want to be bombarded with spam to my email,but may be I will check here reponses to my post.not sure though.....
quex
pgtech77 wrote:
I didn't know untill today that what I saw the circles going on of light in sky,is known as ufo.I was just searching about december 2012 on net.then i read increased ufo sighting in india is sign of 2012.I am from india basically,now in pittsburg,california.to my surprise as if I have some fishy answer with me,yes I did seen ufo.it happened beofore my eyes in 2009.If I tell you to be correct,I kept fasts on fridays and I kept it for 11 fridays.my fasts ended in october last or mid of october.And I probably saw ufo(strange lights 5-6)in sky circling around round,round,triangles around I guess either september when Indian sharadha were going on,or either around september 2009 indian navratris or may be on day before friday when I was having fast,not sure about when exactly,but I swear to god,if this strange lights in the sky,going round and round madly,sometimes forming the circles like disco light,sometimes the triangle,is UFO then I did see it,myself ,with my own eyes,in pittsburg,california,thats were I live.Now I am doubtful that those lights could be disco lights or anything else because there was no such event that could have possible explanation to tell the lights i seen as disco lights.No way,it were not disco lights,there are only mountains around my house,so for sure those lights were strange to me.As if playing in the sky,in very odd stange manner.With the reports of ufo sights in India,thats too from credible resources of India,I am convinced,no matter what I saw was Ufo or not,but for 100% sure,UFO does exist,and one day these extra terrestial powers will be revealed to this planet earth.Even in our hindu's sacred book gita,it states there are 3 such worlds like ours, in hinduism its referred to as aakash(in sky),pataal (under earth) and earth itself. with ufo emerging from skies and report of ufo coming out from ground as reported by indo-china border force,I am convinced of existence of some life somewhere other than planet earth,which is in accordance with holy book gita too.I wish I could give my email if anybody had any questions as I don't log into this site,and don't want to be bombarded with spam to my email,but may be I will check here reponses to my post.not sure though.....


Is there any chance your fasting may have caused you to hallucinate...? Your report sounds vaguely similar to historic reports made by saints/holy people of various countries experiencing fast, dehydration, torture, deep meditation, etc. Seeing lights is one of the first reactions of the human nervous system under duress. Now, if somebody else not in the same state of stress also witnessed the same thing with you, you can throw away the hallucination theory. :3
pgtech77
No way,it was not hallucination 100% sure. not hallucination.don;t know about any event taking place with disco lights playing in sky,its mountains in front of my house window(room;s).So 98 % chances are it was not disco light. but 2% still I don't know disco lights.But for sure,Now I believe in UFO's
quex
Well, okay. ^_^ Now, what do you believe regarding the origins of UFOs? Extraterrestrial, terrestrial man-made, terrestrial phenomenon, aerozooic life, or otherwise?
Dennise
Never saw anything myself, but my two daughters did.

Back in the mid seventies, in Florida, and just after dark, my two daughters, aged about 6 and ran in from our back yard telling me they saw something in the night sky. When I went out to have a look, I saw nothing.

I quickly separated them and proceeded to interrogate each girl one at a time. My girls had absolutely no reason to lie or get their 'story' straight. Both girls reported the same thing.

Each saw a large circle in the sky with white, yellow and blue lights running around the moving, and sometimes stationary, disc for about a minute.

Weird!
quex
Dennise wrote:
Never saw anything myself, but my two daughters did.

Back in the mid seventies, in Florida, and just after dark, my two daughters, aged about 6 and ran in from our back yard telling me they saw something in the night sky. When I went out to have a look, I saw nothing.

I quickly separated them and proceeded to interrogate each girl one at a time. My girls had absolutely no reason to lie or get their 'story' straight. Both girls reported the same thing.

Each saw a large circle in the sky with white, yellow and blue lights running around the moving, and sometimes stationary, disc for about a minute.

Weird!


Good one! O.o Kids make excellent witnesses, for many reasons as well as because they are so poor at lying... do your daughters currently remember the incident? Do they believe in UFOs (as some kind of aerial phenomenon, not necessarily aliens or government or anything in partiular)?
qiming
Ive seen UFOS in a lot of movies Smile does that count?
I also see random objects flying in the sky that don't seem to be airplanes or helicopters. it might be like a broken kite or something
quex
qiming wrote:
Ive seen UFOS in a lot of movies :) does that count?
I also see random objects flying in the sky that don't seem to be airplanes or helicopters. it might be like a broken kite or something


That is healthy skepticism. ^_^b I fly kites at night sometimes with lights attached so I can see where the damn thing is in the sky. You wouldn't believe how many times kids in the neighborhood, even right next door, (and even their parents!) look up and go nuts. One guy got really pissed off at me for distracting people from his son's softball game when I tried it in the park... can't fly there anymore. :(

Verdict; tons of stuff flies, not all of it is airplanes and helicopters, don't panic. XD
pscompanies
Not sure what I saw, but is seems to be consistent with other UFO reports I've read, and well, I certainly couldn't identify it, which technically makes it an Unidentified Flying Object, I suppose.

Anyway, it was about two or three weeks ago. My husband was driving (we are long haul truck drivers) and I was in the passenger seat. We were headed south on I-35 in south Texas, on our way to deliver a load in Laredo. My husband saw a rapidly flashing light in the sky, and pointed it out to me. As we watched it, it crossed the highway, then abruptly changed direction and went back the way it had come, zig-zagged a bit, then rapidly vanished to the east, pulsing rapidly the whole time. Now, I grew up around airplanes, and I lived most of my childhood on or near US Navy Air Stations, so I know what airplane lights look like, and how they move, and no conventional aircraft I have ever seen, nor any helicopter for that mater, can change direction or velocity in an eyeblink the way this thing did. It zipped in quickly from the east, slowed a bit as it neared the highway, crossed to the west side of the highway, changed direction in a snap, and zipped away at high speed. As it got further east of us, it seemed to be joined momentarily by two other pulsing points of light just before they all moved out of sight.

It was a point of white light. I didn't time the flashes, but at a guess I would estimate two flashes per second, maybe a little faster. It was impossible to judge size or distance because there were no reference points in the flat, and mostly empty scrub desert we were traveling through.

I'm not going to assume that it was an alien spacecraft. It may have been a radio controlled model plane, or any number of things, and the odd movement could have been a trick of perspective... but I just don't know.
rogue_skydragon
Call me silly, but I have indeed seen UFOs...at least on two serperate occasions. Once was in Hawaii...typical silver disc, disappearing after a few minutes of gawking. Then the other was in my hometown La Puente...shaped kinda like the letter "Y" with yellow lights on every tip of the shape.
silverdown
I have never seen one but i do think we will see them very sooon, I watched a montel williams epsiode where the world known psychic Silvia Brown said that in 2012 - 2015 we will see more and more sightings and that they dont wanna hurt it just observe and maybe help us. Who knows she hasn't been wrong so far!
Bluedoll
classicevony wrote:
One spooky night when I was in bed, I got up for some water. I heard a strange noise. I looked out my back door and saw a big flying saucer! It had blinking lights on it and it also made a loud humming noise.

I woke up my mom and dad. When we all got to the back door, the flying saucer was gone. We all went back to bed. Mom and dad said I must have been dreaming. After I was in bed for a while I heard another strange sound. I jumped up and ran back to the back door. The flying saucer was back and this time it's lights were blinking but it was making no sound.


I watched from the back door and a strange door opened on the side of the flying saucer. There were colorful lights around the door and bright light coming from inside. Then I saw a shadow and it moved. I saw two bright green eyes in the door way and they were moving toward me. The alien walked a few steps away from the saucer. The alien was tall and skinny. His eyes were very big and glowed green in the dark. He was not really scary looking but was sort of friendly. I was not afraid.

The alien saw my kittens. He started to pet them. They were afraid and ran away. All at once he made a soft purring sound and the kittens came running back to see him. This time they let him pet them. I heard lots of purring from the alien and the kittens. It was very funny. I laughed really loud and the alien heard me. He started to walk towards me. I said "hello" and "how are you"? He didn't say anything but he made that purring sound.

Then he turned and walked toward the flower garden. He picked some flowers for samples to take home with him. He smelled them and sneezed very loud. That woke up my parents and also the neighbors. Everyone came to see what the noise was and when they saw the alien, they were a little scarred, especially the kids. The alien was happy and glad that we were there to see him. He smiled and said "I will not harm you." Then he made the purring noise, turned around and walked toward the flying saucer with the flowers.

He stopped and petted the kittens one last time before he went into the flying saucer. The door closed behind him and the lights around it went out. There was a big sound and the saucer began to spin around faster and faster. There were bright lights and lots of smoke. Then it took off and went into the sky. It moved very fast. When it was far, far, away, we couldn't see it anymore.

Everybody talked about the alien for a while. Suddenly my mom looked at the flower garden and saw a strange flower that she had never seen before. It glowed in the dark and changed to all the colors of the rainbow, back and forth. My mom said that this beautiful rainbow flower must have been the aliens special gift to all of us.


That is a really great story. So much as been written about ufo's and stories like this one will be on the top of my list for good reads. I liked that a lot!

Very Happy
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I think the term ufo comes from the cold war time period however if I am not mistaken is a general term for anything yet not defined, more specifically an object in flight without anyone knowing what in name that is?
Therefore, if objects become known I suppose we can stop calling them ufo's and start calling them friendly visitors enroute (fve's) or whatever.
dickyzin
Bluedoll wrote:
classicevony wrote:
One spooky night when I was in bed, I got up for some water. I heard a strange noise. I looked out my back door and saw a big flying saucer! It had blinking lights on it and it also made a loud humming noise.

I woke up my mom and dad. When we all got to the back door, the flying saucer was gone. We all went back to bed. Mom and dad said I must have been dreaming. After I was in bed for a while I heard another strange sound. I jumped up and ran back to the back door. The flying saucer was back and this time it's lights were blinking but it was making no sound.


I watched from the back door and a strange door opened on the side of the flying saucer. There were colorful lights around the door and bright light coming from inside. Then I saw a shadow and it moved. I saw two bright green eyes in the door way and they were moving toward me. The alien walked a few steps away from the saucer. The alien was tall and skinny. His eyes were very big and glowed green in the dark. He was not really scary looking but was sort of friendly. I was not afraid.

The alien saw my kittens. He started to pet them. They were afraid and ran away. All at once he made a soft purring sound and the kittens came running back to see him. This time they let him pet them. I heard lots of purring from the alien and the kittens. It was very funny. I laughed really loud and the alien heard me. He started to walk towards me. I said "hello" and "how are you"? He didn't say anything but he made that purring sound.

Then he turned and walked toward the flower garden. He picked some flowers for samples to take home with him. He smelled them and sneezed very loud. That woke up my parents and also the neighbors. Everyone came to see what the noise was and when they saw the alien, they were a little scarred, especially the kids. The alien was happy and glad that we were there to see him. He smiled and said "I will not harm you." Then he made the purring noise, turned around and walked toward the flying saucer with the flowers.

He stopped and petted the kittens one last time before he went into the flying saucer. The door closed behind him and the lights around it went out. There was a big sound and the saucer began to spin around faster and faster. There were bright lights and lots of smoke. Then it took off and went into the sky. It moved very fast. When it was far, far, away, we couldn't see it anymore.

Everybody talked about the alien for a while. Suddenly my mom looked at the flower garden and saw a strange flower that she had never seen before. It glowed in the dark and changed to all the colors of the rainbow, back and forth. My mom said that this beautiful rainbow flower must have been the aliens special gift to all of us.


That is a really great story. So much as been written about ufo's and stories like this one will be on the top of my list for good reads. I liked that a lot!


I agree. Really a good read. Great bed time story.
rodrigokg
I never seen, i need to drink more to see one....

But i like to listen about the U.F.O theorys, in my country in the state of São Paulo exists many storyes about the ufo and evil aliens...
yagnyavalkya
I have never seen one
bloodrider
Never seen one... but i would love to. There's HAS to be somenone else beyond us =P
yagnyavalkya
recently S.Hawkins has said that there must be ETs in the universe
do you guys think
Bikerman
'must' is too strong, so if he said that he is wrong.
I'd say it is probable, but not a given.
yagnyavalkya
I too have never seen on
I think most of the sitings are hoaxes
yagnyavalkya
I too have never seen one but long ago when I was a child I saw some lights in the sky and thought it was a UFO later found out that it was ice reflecting light
sudipbanerjee
I have seen UFO but only in Picture and in movies. Laughing
shivaghimire
No, I haven't seen till date. But I think there are aliens. As we human beings go moon, mars like that someone may come here to research from other galaxy. As it takes long time to be in other galaxy but they might be able to be here as they might be more and more advance then us.
Suppose, we we meet them in near future we should not fight with them, we should be friends okay.
malaysia
UFO - U FOOL OTHERS haahaa...
rjraaz
i am also did not get that much opportunity to see UFO.
chatrack
Hi,
I have dreams about UFOs, and at the end of my dreams it turn out to be a remote controlled plane.

I think some people miss understood Looming effect near the cool sea, as UFOs.
Josso
I've seen prototype aircraft of some kind, things that are genuinely too big to be a normal plane. For example craft that have completely illegal lights on them, there are certain regulations that make planes have certain lights on them in different places outside the aircraft - the ones I've seen have absolutely bizarre lighting on them which I would imagine would never be allowed to take off from a commercial airport.

Admittedly I think there are only a couple of occasions in my lifetime where I have been 100% sure that it's not a normal flying object. You see I live in the countryside, if you look at a map of air traffic in a 24 hour period this area is VERY low, the data is taken from commercial flights only of course - we do actually get quite a lot of air traffic, most of it low flying and military. The commercial flights you do see are almost always at 20-30k altitudes.

It's not exactly Nevada but it is fairly remote and I have seen some things that to my knowledge are non-existant in the aviation world.
therimalaya
Its name suggests that is is unidentified... I've not seen such thing yet... When i look up in the sky there are a lot of things that i can not identify... They are all UFO for me.. Very Happy
mukesh
i donot seen UFO but know about from Google.
weed
its all fake never seen anything like that due to movies made on ufo it is spreading like a malaria
Tuvitor
When I was a kid I saw a floaty orange thing through my window that I was sure was an alien flying saucer. The memory always sat firm in my mind as a reason to believe... and then I read about chinese floating lanterns. That was exactly what I saw, without a doubt. Alas, but I still want to believe.
enilsoncba
Do you not think in today's world, digital, millions of people with cameras and cell phones with cameras, online communication and such, there was more than time that there is a clear proof, definite about the existence of UFOs? I see only blurry pictures, distance, always leave room for doubt, I think this is evidence that they do not even exist.

Or alquem ever seen or known evidence that leaves no room for doubt? Photo, video, anything ... My simple and humble opinion.
cybersa
No.
But i saw many videos about it on internet and news channels.
rkseid
I've seen one personally, though quite from afar, its swirly silvery white object of elliptical shape.
lightningleo
well.. i haven't seen one.. and neither want to see one...

actually... i think someday i'll see one..
memno
Me and a buddy, around '97 or '98 chased a very bright light in the Southern sky just before dusk;seemed to move from east to west. Could've been just a planet or something, but it was so bright in the final few hours of the setting Sun, that we didn't know what it was. Likely it was Venus, but being young, we thought it was a UFO.
Bikerman
I saw one (well, it remained one for about 30 mins) driving in Australia. We were coming to the end of a marathon drive top to bottom (Darwin to Adelaide, then to Melbourne and Sydney). It was gloomy twilight when we saw a sudden light in the sky, stationary for a couple of seconds then shooting vertically upwards fast before disappearing.
Neither me nor Grant (my travelling companion) could think of a reasonable explanation. We debated for another half-hour then noticed signposts for the Air Show - which offered part of the explanation. The gaps were filled-in when we stopped and chatted to a spectator. Apparently an F111 had done what is known as a 'dump and burn' - fuel is dumped behind the plane and lit with the afterburners.
Here's an example....
psychorollercoaster
i have never seen a UFO as yet....but i m hopeful and would like to see (a friendly one)... but one of my close friend believes he had a visual encounter though

in Lancashire, England. he witnessed (with a friend) a UFO and they both were glued watching it trying to work out what it was. Later the same day she remembered nothing. She remembered because she drew what she saw then. The most bizzare thing what she saw were orange glowing balls that quickly changed direction in the sky.....
Josso
Josso wrote:
I've seen prototype aircraft of some kind, things that are genuinely too big to be a normal plane. For example craft that have completely illegal lights on them, there are certain regulations that make planes have certain lights on them in different places outside the aircraft - the ones I've seen have absolutely bizarre lighting on them which I would imagine would never be allowed to take off from a commercial airport.

Admittedly I think there are only a couple of occasions in my lifetime where I have been 100% sure that it's not a normal flying object. You see I live in the countryside, if you look at a map of air traffic in a 24 hour period this area is VERY low, the data is taken from commercial flights only of course - we do actually get quite a lot of air traffic, most of it low flying and military. The commercial flights you do see are almost always at 20-30k altitudes.

It's not exactly Nevada but it is fairly remote and I have seen some things that to my knowledge are non-existant in the aviation world.



I want to add to this as I was thinking about that craft recently. It was large, low and silent which seems pretty anomalous to me.
diwasblack
never and i don't UFO's are true.
Truth2013
Me and my roommate at the time had just got back to the apartment after a night of playing poker at a local casino. We stepped out on the balcony for one last cigarette before heading to bed, around a quarter to 4am (when I'm on the balcony at night having a smoke I'm usually looking up at the sky checking out the stars while contemplating my thoughts.. checking for satellites) I caught out the corner of my eye a streak of fire to what I assumed to be a shooting star breaking into Earth's atmosphere, then seconds later two reddish-brown triangular shaped objects the size of two F-16's were flying side by side as if they were one, flying in the direction traveling away from me.. flying so fast I could see them rattling in the sky due to the turbulence.. there was no sound of the aircrafts traveling in the air.. as if they were traveling faster than the speed of sound.. then they were gone.

I went through a lot of emotions immediately after witnessing.. shock, a disbelief of my own eyes, wondering why we continue to cover it up, should I share my information.. then a clamness of being one of the one's that actually know. I can take 1000 lie detector test on what I saw and I bet anybody $1,000,000.00 I will pass all 1000 times. Here is my truth.
mazito
WELL... when i was a kid around 10 o 12 we used to play in a open field two blocks from home, every evening gather aron 5 to 15 kid to play baseball football or other games one day almost at dawn we see a ligth crossing the sky so fast, i remember it shows from north and flies in 2 o 3 seconds to dissapear by the south, was not a plane was so fast.

all of us ran like hell to each home, the thing was that the very next day at school other kid saw it at least i remember that 4 o 5 diferentes groups saw it in other places around the town.

what was is it, never came an explanation that convinces me, till today is a mistery.
spinout
In the 80s there was people seeing a star above the lake every evening, so me and my buddy went to see it.

We gazed and nothing was there, but we stayed a while and after an hour suddenly a star appeared over the lake UNDER the clouds.

We had binoculars and looked at it for an hour and got tired... Later I saw it had moved a bit, leaving a smoke track, it was moving very slow hardly noticable. Other nights it had zick zacked fast up in the sky people told us... But this time gently it was gliding away...


well that was the UFO story of my life I suppose, and hundreds saw it that time. After a week or so that phenomena disappeared.

The strange thing was that is looked exactly like a star.... under the clouds on low altitude.
nixink
Seen a UFO? In a word, Yes... I've seen many flying objects which I couldn't identify... Usually because at the time I wasn't wearing my glasses... And Aliens? Good grief there are at least 3 aliens living in my house! (I live with lots of people - who are all very unique in their own rights, in terms of being severely peculiar, really only 3 of them could be... other worldly...) Oh and there's also the lady behind the counter at the 7/11... MIB material by all means...

HOWEVER... I definitely believe that when I was much younger sitting with my sister at about 9:00pm in the playground outside the hall where my folks used to play sports, her and I witnessed what I cannot explain as anything other than a UFO in the alieny sense of the word... A light in the darkness the size of a table tennis ball, to us, that seemed to vividly sparkle, the same colour as the lights atop surrounding factory and industry buildings (kind of a yellowish/orange) First thinking it was a plane, so no major panic and then, without any warning shot across the sky about a meter, again to us it seemed like a meter across, came to a stop, reversed course, did the same jump and fizzled out...

Obviously I can't say what it was but I can say that this will be my UFO experience for life...
Of course there was this 1 time... at band camp... where this boy with a long green tongue and pointy ears tried to... oh crap wrong forum...
davorin
Today's problem with that Do you we have seen UFO or not, is that we are not sure Do you it was really a UFO or something else. Under these other, I think the planes that bright at night, drones, balloons, satellites, and the like.
In addition, there is a computer animation, which can create all sorts of things. And once people see what they wanted to see
duytam28
Still in waiting, I hate this feeling.
UFO? I dream about it sometimes.
nickshah
gandalfthegrey wrote:
Have you ever seen a UFO? Tell us about it!


Never seen one of them till today. If someone is capable of travelling to our planet than they are superior to us so, I don't see why they have to hide themselves. Although I believe in Alians life I seriously doubt that we will see it in Near future.
davorin
Probably if you are more advanced than us, maybe it's better to hide from us.
Who knows how they would react. And how badly the news media
Most people are still so stupid that hard to accept people with different opinions, and where they would then accept someone else's type.
davorin
Do you can imagine the horror when we realize that there are millions of us aliens who manipulate us.
spinout
I still think the horror is when we wake up and see us as beeings in a zoo! Behaving like crap.
Nyasro
Nope. Haven't seen them yet.
I don't think they exist but some people says
they have seen them.

Maybe they exist.
andro27
There is no UFO.Ufo is big lie.Every people who see ufo say someting stupid,Ufo doesent exist .This is imagination off some people who not live in real life.
SpaceInvader75
Quote:
We were headed south on I-35 in south Texas, on our way to deliver a load in Laredo. My husband saw a rapidly flashing light in the sky, and pointed it out to me. As we watched it, it crossed the highway, then abruptly changed direction and went back the way it had come, zig-zagged a bit, then rapidly vanished to the east, pulsing rapidly the whole time.


I've read about this before. In fact I remember the lights "crossing the road". I even found some other reports when I did a google search. I thought there was another town in south Texas, but I couldn't find it. Since I live in Texas, maybe I will research it more. Smile
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