Published: 2:05 PM 7/14/2010
Dallas UFO Examiner, Doc Vega
Courtesy UFO Casebook
For most of us, the many preoccupations in our lives tend to leave us unaware of skyward events.
Many, many times I have heard the amazement of UFO witnesses describing their sightings with just as much wonder expressed over those who can be completely oblivious to the same aerial object simply because they never look up. They were simply lost in thought.
It can be just as frustrating to have just seen a UFO, but to be unable to convince anyone of what you have just seen due to the fact that others around you simply did not take notice. However, that's just how we humans are, poor observers at best, and slow to have our attention attracted by unusual circumstance.
If you've ever heard testimony in a court room you would know what I'm talking about.
Many a defense lawyer has taken a crime witness and rendered them completely unsure about what they reportedly saw after a few minutes of cross examination.
This is not to say that all UFO sightings are imaginary or hallucinatory. Quite to the contrary, there are many multiple witness, radar triangulation, film footage, trained observer accounts, and physical evidence left behind that have established the reality of the phenomena.
In February 2010 of this year a rapid succession of five UFO sightings occurred in South Central Texas. In almost all cases multiple witnesses were involved, these unidentified crafts were also seen in close proximity to conventional aircraft, so that the observer was able to make a clear distinction between the flight characteristics of both types.
This fact tends to help validate the accuracy of the sighting and helps us determine that the witness knew the difference between a normal aircraft and a visitation from the unknown.
In these cases, a meteorological explanation can be pretty much ruled out.
February 7th on a Sunday afternoon a tale of the unusual unfolds. 25 miles north of Sierra Blanca, Texas, from a farm, witnesses observed a silently moving object with a cylinder shape streaking across the sky.
Five miles behind this mysterious craft came a jet airplane. Unlike the UFO, the jet was noisy, left a contrail, but never did overtake the strange aerial anomaly that preceded it.
Others reported seeing the strange craft that day as well. The cylindrical object seemed much larger than the jet that was about to follow according to the witnesses.
The following day on the 8th, another witness reported several multicolored spheres in the sky at different altitudes around 9:00 o'clock.
He noted that his girlfriend had called him in a state of panic saying that odd chirps were emanating from her computer stereo speakers coinciding with the sighting.
In the early morning hours before 6:00 AM, the activity of these strange aerial objects intensified.
Military planes were then observed pursuing these disturbing airborne mysteries until the sun began to emerge over the horizon at dawn.
On February 9th a Citibank employee is leaving work for the day in San Antonio, and as he walks toward his car he sees an amazing sight - a red glowing orb hovers in the sky looking like molten metal.
Driving down the highway he phones his girlfriend and tells her to check the sky, but she sees nothing.
15 minutes later the observer spots 10 star-like objects flying over his car. This time when he calls his girlfriend again she does manage to see exactly the same thing.
That same day between 7 and 9 PM that evening, a husband and wife were arriving home in their car and noticed some rapidly moving red lights flying over their property followed by white blinking lights a few moments later.
Their son's girlfriend had also noticed the odd nocturnal aerial activity.
The couple said they had seen these lights before in the night sky above their home. Even though the couple had been careful not to frighten their 15-year-old son over the incident, he became too frightened to go outside the house and onto the property after the sighting.
On that very same evening another witness out having a cigarette at 8:00 PM spotted four red lights flying in a linear formation at about 2 miles distant from his position.
He noted that although there was a lot of small plane commercial traffic in the area that he was well acquainted with, these airborne objects did not fit the normal appearance of the planes he was familiar with.
He felt certain that he was witnessing something, that at the very least, was unusual.
One more adventure into the realm of the unexplained, this is a recent one. May 21st of this year, a Texas family reports a UFO sighting in the vicinity of Hwy. 183 and 183a after finishing their Tex Mex dinner and heading home.
As the father drove, his son began watching a bizarre, cloud-shaped object that stood out from the red sunset colors that raged across the distant horizon.
From behind his father's seat, the son called attention to the object so that his father's girlfriend could also begin watching the grayish, cloud-like object that appeared different from the sunset features around it.
After coming to an intersection and stopping, their view had been obscured by some trees.
Upon continuing after the light change, they lost sight of the odd-appearing craft.
After arriving home and walking up to their house, the son once again spotted the object, which was now pulsating and white. The UFO hung there in the southwestern sky for 20 or 30 seconds then accelerated across the horizon, disappearing into another cloud formation while the family stared up in awe.
Stunned by their rare glimpse into the unknown, they all entered their home each of them recalling what they'd just seen. For some, an experience like this can be an interesting event to witness especially when shared by the whole family.
It seems that these people who, received a silent invitation from someone from another world to gaze up and see something most people would love to witness just once, at least, have the assurance of knowing what they saw was real.
Such an experience tends to reinforce what they now know which is: all that flickers in the night sky need not be ordinary or mundane. Sure beats watching HBO.
My thanks to the UFO Casebook for their random fact finding.