I DO NOT BELIEVE IN “ALIENS.” I don’t believe in UFOs as from aliens, but I do believe in UFMOs (Unidentified Flying Military Objects). I have mocked crop circles and drunken alien drivers in the past. I just don’t believe in such stuff. And I’ve raised the kids to be REALLY skeptical of it, too.
But my sons ran into the house the other night, breathlessly reporting that they had seen a strange object in the sky.
We live in Upstate New York. We see a LOT of strange things in the sky. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command– yeah, that bureau that was supposed to scramble jets on 9/11 but blew it) is located 30 miles from me. On the afternoon of 9/11, after the federal ban on aircraft was issued, NORAD jets were circling our area of Upstate for a few hours. And this area (as well as a lot of areas in Upstate) has been a “hotspot” for UFO sightings. The Hudson River Valley was a hotspot for UFO sightings in the 1980s. And of course, Upstate New York is where a lot of celebrities have their summer homes… so there’s a LOT of strange sightings here in New York. Big whoop. Weird stuff in NY is about as exciting as funeral insurance, ykwim?
But as my sons described the “thing” they saw, I began to listen carefully. It was a black, spherical object. It had one single round orange light in the center of it. The light seemed to dim, then intensify, then dim, and intensify. Most importantly of all, it made no sound whatsoever. That piqued my interest.
No sound??? Could it have been a helicopter? No, we can hear those things looong before we actually see them. How about an airplane (we see a lot of very low-flying planes and drones around here– I am convinced that the government is either spying or dumping experimental chemicals on us– you don’t think the feds would do that to us? Think again).
How about a hot air balloon? My oldest son considered this possibility for a moment, but said that the object was probably too far up for a balloon to go. The black object was abut as big as the moon in the sky when you look up. My youngest made a drawing of what he saw:
So what the heck was it??? A black, spheroid object with a glowing orange light making nary a sound? What makes such a thing?
My son made a picture of what he saw. What do you think?
But I still don’t believe in aliens or anything. I think, if anything, it’s another one of the stealthy U.S. government aircraft, lurking in our Upstate skies, spying on the Tea Party members…