They are, after all, ‘unidentified flying objects’.
Which basically means anything that appears to be moving, or static in the sky. Could be anything that one cannot identify: drones of any shape, weather balloon devices, other observation platforms built at the behest of our government – any government.
Thousands of us have experienced sighting them, watching them; then boom! Gone in the blink of an eye.
They could also be extraterrestrial – can’t rule it out.
Here’s what I’ve seen, since living in New Mexico. New Mexico!??? Yep, we all know about the ‘events’ that occurred way back when – & Roswell. More to this story as well – later.
Several times very reflective floaters have been observed in vicinity skies, above or near my ranch. All unexplained but so interesting to watch. Day time sightings – who knows what floats at night…
Well – about 4 years ago, I had awakened from a dreamless, sound sleep – checked the time – just prior 0300, moonless dark.
Passing the windows I spotted a fairly large, moving light to Northwest.
Shouldn’t have been there – where it was – slow moving – close to tree line on the ridge.
It was about the size of an approaching headlight from about 1000 or so feet off, gaining size as it came closer. Couldn’t make out what was behind that light.
The ‘thing’ was just above the tree line, as closer it got, could make out the tops of the trees lighting up briefly and it slowed and began to move in a slower, still forward, but back and forth kinda dog hunting pattern.
Then it travelled southward along the ridge. I – quick as I could in the dark- went outside to keep an better eye on it as it was now partially obstructed by trees near the cabin.
Good – still there – and I watched as it now slowed to a stop – still above the ridge and tree line, just south of a neighboring property. It hovered, still, not moving for several seconds.
Then no warning, an enormous beam of white/bluish light from opposite side of valley flashed at the hovering light – held a few seconds & blinked off. The beam lit the valley floor under it but not much around it and didn’t light the ‘receiving’ object.
I estimated the beam to be at least 50′ in depth – width ? No telling.
“Communicating” was the first thing that came into my astonished mind.
When the beam was gone the ‘headlight’ lifted higher and seemed to turn westward & it too vanished.
A beam of light – reminding of a tractor beam like in Sci Fi stories; but not emanating from the flier but somewhere else… ? Horizontal.
I made coffee.
Daylight came & my gurldawg (who remained undisturbed through all) and I took a hike to the other side of the valley up to the ridgeline.
Estimating about where the beam was coming from I could see a smallish trailer, positioned exactly where it needed to be if this beam somehow came from it.
Could I get to it? Easily. Did I? No.
To best of my knowledge, no one has ever visited or stayed there. I see it every time we hike the ranch. Been there since shortly after I moved here in 2008.
Will I ever take this further & drive up the community road to it? Doubtful.
For now, there are just some things best to lie fallow, maybe for a few more years.