HAMS interested in following stories of UFO encounters

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by K5HUM, Dec 13, 2018.

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  1. K5HUM

    K5HUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am active on DStar & DMR for those interested in a ragchew. I monitor Ref004C and DMR311, however
    its best to e-mail first for a quiet Reflector not busy with ET traffic :)
  2. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have witnessed Ball Lighting first hand. Did not realize what it was at the beginning...

    When I first noticed it I thought it was several stars shining through the clouds, but the stars were moving. At first the little balls (maybe about 25 of them) were moving slowly and would move down near the bottom of the clouds randomly. Then they would turn and rise back up into the clouds. A few minutes later I saw several of them moving very fast in zig zag patterns. They would move from one side of the cloud and then back again traversing across the sky in the process.

    Strangest thing I think I have ever seen.... Certainly something that COULD be mistaken as UFOs. Especially when they were zig zagging back and forth moving way faster than any kind of Air Craft.

    Dan KI4AX
  3. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny how back in the 50's - 70's there were way more reports of UFO sightings than there are now, and now everyone has a video camera in their pocket.

    When I was a kid I saw UFO's, so did lots of people. It made the news on occasion.

    There are lots of UFO videos on YouTube, but nothing that I have ever saw that was anything of detail.

    If there were aliens flying around 30 years ago, I think they left.
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  4. W1AEK

    W1AEK QRZ Lifetime Member #228 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Passed away earlier this year. Sad.
  5. K9ASE

    K9ASE XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nah, They were purchased by Northrop Grumman.
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  6. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Starting as a youngster, I spent decades doing 'UFO research' which included actual sightings. Also countless hours of reading. One interesting military project I read about was where the military would go to elaborate lengths to fake UFOs and then monitor what made it to the news and the police and the telephone operators. They would then compare that info with what really happened. This was all for the purpose of flying real top secret aircraft around and being able to tell how accurate civilian reports of the aircraft were going to be.
  7. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This happened at the NWS station I was doing Skywarn at. After the incident, I actually got to operate the radar that supposedly tracked the UFO. I was allowed to do it see the shortcomings of the radar and to be assured that it didn't track a UFO, especially from the distance reported.

    The NWS station was about 1000 ft. or so from the house I was living in at the time. That made it an ideal choice for a Skywarn station for me.

  8. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think everyone has seen something "interesting"...

    A few years ago, riding in a car at night. I was looking up at the stars. It's very dark here where we live, so they're always interesting to see. Anyway, among the stars was one that was moving, rather slowly like a high satellite might do. I looked away for about 1-2 seconds, looked back. Now it was moving exactly backward from the way it was going before. Lost sight of it as we kept driving.

    Again a few years ago. A numbered state route in wooded southern NH, night. An elliptical (like a disc turned nearly edge-on) glowing object, roughly the size of the Moon crossed the road in the sky in front of us. We saw it for maybe 5-10 seconds... The road is heavily wooded, so you're looking up out of a "canyon" of trees. There was something odd about the trailing edge of it... Reddish and fuzzy-looking. After we got clear of the trees, we stopped and watched airplanes for a few minutes... It wasn't an airplane. Found other reports of strange lights in that area that night online.

    I did amateur astronomy for years, so I'm familiar with the night sky.
  9. CX3CP

    CX3CP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do not pretend to be a spoilsport, but UFO does not mean alien life and / or extraterrestrial visitors.

    U - Unidentified
    F - Flaying
    O - Object

    OVNI in Spanish


    “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan
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  10. N0TZU

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    I clearly recall the UFO reports and mysterious booms along the east coast in October of 1973, which made the news including the NYT. It was revealed many years later to have been SR-71 recon flights to monitor the Yom Kippur War between the Arab states and Israel.

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