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Post of the Day — Aug. 1, 2013
Note from Dan: Regular J.M White posted this to the Wednesday OPEN thread. Have you ever seen a UFO? Share your experience in the comments.
Since we’ve had a little P. Rob wackiness on the blog with a touch of the paranormal to boot, I’d like to share an experience I had a few nights ago.
I have a tendency to notice things in the sky, day or night. As I’ve always been a flight fanatic, moving things in the sky almost always catch my attention. I’ve seen many things, nearly all of them explainable or dismissible, but what I saw two nights ago was beyond weird.
While out on a night cruise, I was coming out of Camp Ottari in Pulaski County and saw a bright star/planet about ten degrees above the horizon. It was the standard white/yellow color for such and around the same luminosity. I first thought it was Venus, but being as this was 1 a.m., Venus was well below the horizon at that time. As I drove, I noticed that the object was moving against the backdrop of stars in the same general direction as we were (I had two friends with me).
Someone pointed out that it had changed colors to a bright yellow just before we lost sight of it behind a ridge. I didn’t see it change colors, but I also had to keep my eye on the road, as well. After about 20 seconds, we rounded a bend and there it was, much closer and brighter. It was now a yellow-orange color and seemed to be moving in our general direction. I stopped the car, killed the engine and sat out on the window sill to listen.
The object moved almost directly over us, somewhat slowly and had changed color again to a deep orange. Even though it appeared to be less than a few thousand feet above the ground, we never heard a sound. I also couldn’t actually see a solid object – only the light itself. Now this is not that unusual or out-of-this-world or whatever; I’ve seen unexplained lights all the time, even color changing ones, and very few of them behaved outside of the known laws of physics, but I’ve never seen what happened next. Read more »