My UFO Sighting

Duke

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This sighting occurred on a summer evening, just before dark in the early 70s. I was in my early/mid teens, and we lived in rural Greene Co, between Xenia and Beavercreek, Ohio. At the time the area was all farm land with just a smattering of old farm houses, including our home. My younger brother and I were in our back yard when I noticed a USAF C-119 transport approaching Wright-Patterson AFB (10 miles away) from the east. (I assume the aircraft was one from Clinton County AFB near Wilmington, Oh where an Air Force Reserve C-119 unit was based at the time. C-119s were very common sights in the area as a result.) The aircraft was probably at 2000-3000 ft, flying at around 150 mph.

As I watched I saw a brilliant light, quite small and very well defined, streak into view from overhead (approximately 30 degrees from the vertical from a southwestwardly direction) heading directly towards the transport. For the next 15-20 seconds, the light darted around the C-119 at very high speed, performing sharp maneuvers flying above, below and around the aircraft. The light then sped off in the same direction from which it came, although climbing at a significantly shallower angle than it arrived. Within seconds it was out of sight. Total time the light was in sight was less than 30 seconds.

During the encounter, there was no sound other than the piston engines of the transport. The C-119 did not appear to take any evasive action, meaning either the crew didn’t see the light or made a conscious decision not to evade. The C-119 continued towards WPAFB, where I assume it landed.

I specifically remember watching the local news for the next few days, and reading the local newspapers to see if the incident was reported. It was not uncommon for UFOs to be reported on TV and in the newspapers of the day, but no mention of the light I witnessed was reported by local media..
 
Interesting! OK, from what you observed, Duke, what's your best guess on what that was?

I honestly have no idea what it was. I will tell you the first time I ever saw someone use a laser pointer to play with a cat, I was instantly reminded of the incident. It wasn't a laser I saw that night, however.
 
I honestly have no idea what it was. I will tell you the first time I ever saw someone use a laser pointer to play with a cat, I was instantly reminded of the incident. It wasn't a laser I saw that night, however.
That’s a great description Duke.
 
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I've seen orbs before in the sky. They claim they're satellites covering the planet. But funny some of them just disappear and some I've seen moved at quick speed. I thought there's 100,000's of space debris, how come we can't see the millions of light reflection from the sun rays in the NASA images?
 
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I've seen orbs before in the sky. They claim they're satellites covering the planet. But funny some of them just disappear and some I've seen moved at quick speed. I thought there's 100,000's of space debris, how come we can't see the millions of light reflection from the sun rays in the NASA images?
How are you seeing these? Through a telescope ?
 
That's really cool, thanks for sharing your experience. It sounds like it was definitely a very special experience for you. All the UFOs I've seen just went in the same velocity, never changing it, as far as I could tell. It would be really cool to see one perform maneuvers that defy conventional aerodynamics. One thing I've read is that maybe they aren't relying on the physics of aerodynamics, which could explain why they're moving the way they appear to be. I don't think they're defying physics, because I think that's impossible. But I think they're using a more advanced understanding of physics that isn't public knowledge among civilians.
 
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Thanks for sharing, alot of ppl spotted UFO, I myself have spotted few in my time. One day I will post hard in daytime cause of daughter. I get the look mom off phone!:(
 
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I've never seen a UFO, but I want to see one. I've got my video camera ready lol. There's been a lot of UFO sightings in my hometown. Lots of people have seen white orbs or tic tac things coming out of the Niagara River. They fly out of the water, fly around in the air for awhile, sometimes looking like they're chasing each other and playing around, then they fly away, sometimes back into the Niagara River. Pretty weird. I don't know if they're aliens or not. I'm not sure what else they could be besides some government's secret technology or some private corporation's, but people have been seeing UFOs since well before human aircraft existed.
 
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