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Just saw an honest to goodness UFO
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Posted on 03/06/2013 9:31:29 PM PST by albionin

Wow. Just saw a real life UFO. Southern Colorado. It happened around 8:25 P.M. On the way home and I saw a bright orange light off to the east. It looked like the top third of a really orange moon rising very fast from behind a cloud except there are no clouds tonight and there is no moon. It pulsed slowly on and then off. I pulled over and got out. No sound. Looked to be, and this is my best guess, about 10 to 15 thousand feet up and elongated. Seemed to be between me and the Sangre De Cristo mountains which are 25 miles east. Looked to be 1/4 to half a mile long. winked out and then 3 bright orange lights appeared suddenly spaced a couple of miles apart and a little to the south of the first one and moving slowly south. They went out and then one large orange light with a flashing red light appeared way to the southeast. It pulsed on and off six times at a steady pace over a 15 second period hanging motionless and then went out and reappeared several miles miles farther south. It pulsed off and on one more time and then shot sideways at incredible speed and stopped somewhere near the New Mexico line which is about 50 miles south. My 13 year old son saw it too. It is a crystal clear night without a cloud in the sky and no trees to block the view. I know you can't take my word for it but maybe some other Freepers in Southern Colorado saw it too. Dang it was the strangest thing I have ever seen and I am 100 percent certain it was no plane or helicopter. Whatever it was it must have one heck of an inertial dampening system.


TOPICS: UFO's
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Well now I can say I have seen one. Dang it was exciting.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 9:31:39 PM PST by albionin
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To: albionin

Bump


2 posted on 03/06/2013 9:32:33 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: albionin

Camera phone?


3 posted on 03/06/2013 9:34:53 PM PST by mnehring
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To: albionin

Pics or it didn’t happen.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 9:35:27 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: albionin

Cool. With any luck it will be the adult supervision that “The Others” have sent to take us out of our misery.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 9:36:00 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: albionin

Totally understand.
In the summer of 1965, my cousin and I were in the Tucson desert and saw one, it freaked us out.......at the same time exhilarating.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 9:36:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

No, no camera. Like I said, hoping someone else saw it and hopefully they got it on film.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 9:37:07 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

Oh cool!!! I’m in CO too, but the Denver area. How neat for you and your son!

My dad and brothers and a neighbour saw one in Montgomery, Alabama in 1968 when I was just a baby. :( I would love to see something like that...just don’t want to go off with them. :)

Thanks for telling us. :)


8 posted on 03/06/2013 9:37:35 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: albionin

Flares. Military. I’ve seen them, several times. First time is a mind blower/conspiracy rush though.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 9:38:35 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: albionin

I’ll bet it was exciting. Did you have any binoculars with you or a camera? Hope so. If there any newspaper reports, you might post them in this thread.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 9:38:42 PM PST by miele man
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To: svcw

Exhilarating is definitely the word. I’m still shaking.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 9:39:47 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

Welcome to the Club. :)


12 posted on 03/06/2013 9:40:04 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: albionin

Here’s something from You Tube that talks about the history of UFO’s in Southern, Colorado. It’s from Jan. 29, 2013. I’ve been to Hooper, CO—looking for the hot springs:

UFO Sightings in Colorado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE51bqBiJYg

Keep your eyes peeled for other reports coming in and let us know. :)


13 posted on 03/06/2013 9:42:06 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: rawcatslyentist

No. These were not flares. I am certain of that. They were rock steady in the sky when they were not moving. I guess I’ll have to watch the news tomorrow and see if there is a report.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 9:44:23 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: beaversmom

I’ve always heard that this area is a hot spot for sightings. After I posted this I saw another thread about orange UFO’s recently in South Africa.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 9:47:42 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

Combination of parachute flares and aircraft.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/aviation/ufo/4304197


16 posted on 03/06/2013 9:48:01 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: albionin

Wife and I saw something west of Phoenix one night. We stopped for gas at a little town called Pontatoc and several men became agitated when I told them I had seen something. They did not want to discuss it. Whatever they were, they seemed to move at the speed of light.


17 posted on 03/06/2013 9:49:38 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: albionin
After I posted this I saw another thread about orange UFO’s recently in South Africa.

It would be interesting to see if on You Tube or other site if anyone has posted any video of those in SA and if they look like what you saw. This is really neat. I'm thrilled for you. Will have to see if any videos get posted to You Tube in the coming days.

18 posted on 03/06/2013 9:50:42 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: albionin
They were rock steady in the sky when they were not moving.

"However redundant that may be... were they shaped like this ?"


19 posted on 03/06/2013 9:52:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: albionin
Please point to the UFO you saw on this chart:


20 posted on 03/06/2013 9:52:34 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: albionin
A book about your area:


21 posted on 03/06/2013 9:53:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: albionin
Good for you!
Saw a bright light in the sky do the impossible about 10 years ago.
Sat motionless for 5 minutes or so in the southeast, then hauled to the western horizon in approx. 2 seconds.
Still think about it and have come up with no explanation.
You never forget the freaking weird.
22 posted on 03/06/2013 9:53:41 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: albionin

Wife and I saw something west of Phoenix one night. We stopped for gas at a little town called Tonopah and several men became agitated when I told them I had seen something. They did not want to discuss it. Whatever they were, they seemed to move at the speed of light.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 9:53:41 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: UCANSEE2
I saw him. He was on a weather balloon. Post #20, row 3, column 2.
24 posted on 03/06/2013 9:54:17 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Terry Mross

I corrected it from Pontotoc, which is in Mississippi. Tonopah is where we saw the stuff in the sky.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 9:57:17 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Kirkwood

Thanks. the color is about right. But flares don’t hang motionless and then zoom off and then stop again.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 9:57:20 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

What you mean is, you saw a flying saucer.

They’re just secret weapons from our military, that’s all.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 9:57:31 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: albionin

It was a long time ago, when we were young kids, three of us walking up a road at about 8 p.m. saw what we could not figure out.

It was there long enough for my friend to notice it and tell us to look. We looked at for what mut have been 15 seconds. It was pretty close to what you describe, just hovering. I can still picture it in my mind. Then is swooped away to the right of us and gone.

Could have been anything I suppose but it was nothing any of us could explain or had ever seen before.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 10:00:14 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: albionin

I won’t believe it until your 13 year old son posts a similar report on Facebook.


29 posted on 03/06/2013 10:01:43 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: albionin
UFO's showing up in Colorado and Arizona? The flying saucer goes west!
30 posted on 03/06/2013 10:03:31 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: albionin

Could be refracted lights from ground traffic over the horizon?


31 posted on 03/06/2013 10:04:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KarlInOhio

The one my dad saw in 1968 in AL they said was a bread advertisement. :)


32 posted on 03/06/2013 10:05:42 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Red Steel

If I find any mutilated sheep out in the barn tomorrow I’m not calling the government. Not until I sell the pics to a Russian tabloid.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 10:09:05 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

So jealous. I have always wanted to see one. Cool.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 10:10:46 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Terry Mross

You must know Tonopah is close to Area 51 in Nevada, or are you funning us? The really good stories generally come from Rachel.


35 posted on 03/06/2013 10:14:36 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: albionin

I saw a bunch of them when I was 13 years old. I had just gotten off work (busboy) and was walking home at 1:30 in the morning. I carried a little transistor radio so I could listen to music while walking home. Suddenly the disc jockey came on and said everyone should look up because thousands of people all over the midwest were reporting UFOs, and that a bunch of people at a ball game in Oklahoma City actually reported one of them had landed briefly and it was huge. City block huge. So I looked up and there they were! Really high, though. I watched them all the way home. All I can say about them all these years later is... they were unidentified. By me and everyone else who saw them. Just little specks of light moving around high in the atmosphere. No idea what they were. UFOs. Unidentified.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 10:15:00 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Terry Mross

Wow! It must have been hard to see those men moving at the speed of light! ;)


37 posted on 03/06/2013 10:18:37 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: Red Steel


38 posted on 03/06/2013 10:20:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: albionin

You have no true frame of reference for speed or motion in an empty sky. Aircraft moving toward you or away appear to be motionless. Something that looks to be a mile long might in reality be only a few tens of meters long when you have no idea how far away the object actually is.


39 posted on 03/06/2013 10:27:03 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: albionin
Military flares fooled me twice in life, once by the Yakima Firing Range and once on a Hawaiian island (forget if it was Maui). But your most of your sighting doesn't fit that profile. You have to be careful, though, of illusions where your mind draws lines to connect things where there is really nothing there. Like lines between the lights to create the outline of the body of a "ship".

I had a good sighting in the 60s, was in the afternoon after school, where a friend and I saw a bright point high in the sky, going in a straight line and followed by a fighter jet with contrail (F100 from Spokane?), when the bright point suddenly made a 90 degree zero radius turn and pulled away from the jet like nobody's business.

40 posted on 03/06/2013 10:30:42 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Kirkwood

True. And it happened really fast. Maybe the whole thing lasted 45 seconds.


41 posted on 03/06/2013 10:31:48 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

I had a similar thing happen to me about 30 years ago (in PA). Several cars pulled over to watch this thing in the sky... no noise at all, odd movements, lights, and so on.


42 posted on 03/06/2013 10:32:16 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: albionin

You and Russell Crowe! Go to the dailymail website and check out the pictures he took with his cell phone. Tell us if they look similar.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 10:36:20 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: albionin

sounds like the same thing Russell Crowe took picture of several days ago


44 posted on 03/06/2013 10:39:24 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: albionin

I believe you, I saw one my self when I was a teenager many years ago.


45 posted on 03/06/2013 10:41:35 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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Only one I saw was in Northern Nevada in the 90’s. A buddy and me were camping on the north east corner of pyramid lake on the shore. To the west above the “pinnacles” (prolly 8 miles away) on the north west corner of the lake I noticed strange lights hovering around, doing sudden zig zags, and all sorts of impossible looking maneuvers. It was only a few hundred feet off the ground. The lake is surrounded by mountains, so it is fairly easy to judge distance and altitude. I watched it in silence for a few minutes dumbfounded (I guess the imbibed substance starting with an L and ending with a D), didn’t help much, but my vision was confirmed when I looked at my friend, and he looked at me, and we both said simultaneously “Are you seeing what I’m seeing?”. My original theory was that perhaps it was a model helicopter (or perhaps an emergency helicopter from the hospital, people used to be allowed to camp there, and it was very possible for drunks to fall off the very tall rocks). It would be interesting landing there. The emergency helicopter was more likely as a model would have to be pretty big to appear that substantial from that far away. The other theory is that the atmosphere above a lake like that can refract light due to temperature differences between the air and the water, so things that appear in the sky can actually be on the ground, and it could have been a car approaching the pinnacles. The show was cool though.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 10:43:28 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: steve86

My Dad saw UFO over Korea while flying mission in 1951, he was a fighter pilot and certainly knew the state of aircraft technology and was known or unknown or within the bounds of known technology

To avoid being interrogated or grounded, he never told anyone except my Mom, who waited 50 years to tell me


47 posted on 03/06/2013 10:45:55 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Sequoyah101

Me first, pick me, pick me.


48 posted on 03/06/2013 10:46:19 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Amberdawn

No it didn’t look anything like that. At first I thought it was an orange colored moon rising from behind a cloud. Picture the top third of the moon rising up really fast and then dropping back down just as fast. That is the best way I can describe the first light.


49 posted on 03/06/2013 10:49:13 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: albionin

About 10-12 years ago i had a good friend tell me He was absolutely convinced he saw a UFO the night before, Him and another friend were out cat fishing on the charles River when they saw this Lit-up triangular shaped object as clear as day in the night sky.
As far as my friend Gene was concerned he saw a UFO.
I was thinking yea ok whatever......

A couple of days later i’m talking to another friend Eric who never met Gene tell me the same exact story about the same triangular UFO that him and another guy Bob i knew witnessed on the same night.
Now i’m starting to get a little freaked out....

Who know’s.....


50 posted on 03/06/2013 11:03:11 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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