Skip to comments.Just saw an honest to goodness UFO
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.
Pics or it didn’t happen.
Cool. With any luck it will be the adult supervision that “The Others” have sent to take us out of our misery.
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.
No, no camera. Like I said, hoping someone else saw it and hopefully they got it on film.
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. :)
Flares. Military. I’ve seen them, several times. First time is a mind blower/conspiracy rush though.
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.
Exhilarating is definitely the word. I’m still shaking.
Welcome to the Club. :)
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
Keep your eyes peeled for other reports coming in and let us know. :)
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.
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.
Combination of parachute flares and aircraft.
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.
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.
"However redundant that may be... were they shaped like this ?"
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.
I corrected it from Pontotoc, which is in Mississippi. Tonopah is where we saw the stuff in the sky.
Thanks. the color is about right. But flares don’t hang motionless and then zoom off and then stop again.
What you mean is, you saw a flying saucer.
They’re just secret weapons from our military, that’s all.
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.
I won’t believe it until your 13 year old son posts a similar report on Facebook.
Could be refracted lights from ground traffic over the horizon?
The one my dad saw in 1968 in AL they said was a bread advertisement. :)
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.
So jealous. I have always wanted to see one. Cool.
You must know Tonopah is close to Area 51 in Nevada, or are you funning us? The really good stories generally come from Rachel.
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.
Wow! It must have been hard to see those men moving at the speed of light! ;)
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.
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.
True. And it happened really fast. Maybe the whole thing lasted 45 seconds.
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.
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.
sounds like the same thing Russell Crowe took picture of several days ago
I believe you, I saw one my self when I was a teenager many years ago.
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.
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
Me first, pick me, pick me.
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.
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....
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