U.F.O. Sighting - Are You a Believer?

An ordinary night, just like any other...

It was about a quarter to eleven at night, and I figured I had better get my butt in gear. My son needed a lemon for a school science experiment in the morning, and I still hadn't made my way to the store to buy one.

Tearing myself away from CSI Miami, I put my sandals on and grabbed my purse. If I hurried, I could probably catch the end of the program, an episode I hadn't seen, which was a rare occurrence.

My son, who turned twelve a few days ago, was sound asleep, so I asked the upstairs neighbour to keep an ear open, just in case, while I was gone. We chatted for a bit about her car, that I had inadvertently backed into earlier this week - lucky, lucky me - and after reiterating that I wouldn't be gone long, I walked to the driveway to unlock my van.

ufo lights spotted over Phoenix
ufo lights spotted over Phoenix

I never noticed that before...

I have no idea what made me look up. I was giving a cursory glance around, like I usually did before I opened my vehicle, and happened to spot a trio of unusual lights hanging stationary in the sky a few hundred yards away.

I didn't immediately start screaming hysterically that we were being invaded, mostly because I hadn't ascertained exactly what the lights were, and also because I'm not the type given to over-the-top-theatrics, (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

I remember wondering if there was some sort of tower close by that I hadn't noticed before, but rejected that idea. It was dark, but not so bIack as to not be able to see the actual structure. I studied the lights, still confused as to why I hadn't seen them before now, and began pondering what I was actually seeing, all of which took me a matter of seconds.

The lights were bright red, the same hue found on hundreds of Christmas trees each year, and formed a right angle, triangular pattern. I heard the sound of an aircraft, and pondered that the lights might be the underside of a jet, (because of the configuration) but as they didn't appear to be moving in any particular direction, and the only aircraft I know of that can hover isn't one that graces the skies in our neighbourhood, I was forced to discount that theory also.

All thoughts of lemons and CSI evaporated from my mind as I continued to watch the lights. The noise of the plane's engine grew louder, yet the sound didn't seem to be coming from the direction I was looking. After what felt like a minute, (but was closer to thirty seconds) I risked a quick glance to confirm my suspicions. Sure enough, I saw the airplane fly over the roof of our house, to my right, its white lights flashing on the underside.

My brain suddenly made a connection, and I realized that I could not be looking at an aircraft, as all aircraft lights blink, with the exception of their landing lights, and they do not have 'all red' running lights.

ufo lights sighted
ufo lights sighted

Time to marshall the troops

At this particular point, I decided I shouldn't be the only person witnessing this phenomena, after all, I needed support! So, without taking my eyes away from the spectacle, I stumbled towards the front of our house, and began knocking on the door until it was answered.

When my neighbour finally came to the door, I excitedly asked, "Do you see that?" She came out onto the front step and looked where I was pointing.

"Oh," she said, "That's a satellite."

Now I ask you, as I did her, when have you ever seen three satellites in orbit, in a triangular configuration, this close, and not move? The only time I have witnessed a satellite traipsing across the night sky, it was so small and distant, that it could have been mistaken for a star. Not withstanding the fact, and here I repeat myself, it was moving! Having rejected another, seemingly, logical explanation for what I was seeing, I continued to stare in awe at the spectacle before me, my brain clicking over and over again that this wasn't real!

After what felt like an interminable amount of time, which, in actuality was maybe the space of five minutes from when I first spotted them, the middle light that formed the left angle of the triangular pattern, started moving slowly to the right, until it was directly below the one above it. At the same time, the light representing the right angle, began moving left, until it was centered below the other two.

I glanced at my neighbour, and with a huge grin on my face, said, "Splain that one!" All she could do was smile back at me, shaking her head. We watched in disbelief, as all three lights appeared to shrink in size and colour, continuing to stay in the now vertical formation, until first, the middle light disappeared, followed closely by the bottom one, and finally, the top light winked out, leaving no trace in the now pristine, night sky.

The Smoking Man - X-Files, The Series
The Smoking Man - X-Files, The Series

Joint hallucination?

We couldn't discount what we had seen, aside from the both of us hallucinating at the exact same time, which by all counts, is as preposterous as the theory suggests, despite what the adjacent picture implies, and I will add here, that neither one of us partook of any hallucinogen, so we were left with the only logical, or illogical - depending on our own personal views - explanation as to what we had witnessed.

My neighbour smiled indulgently at me and returned to whatever I had dragged her away from, to bear witness to my discovery, and after a final, almost disbelieving glance skyward, I reluctantly returned to the task of purchasing the necessary lemon for my son's school project.

Epilogue

I must admit to being very disappointed by the fact, that although I did have a witness to prove that I wasn't 'off my rocker', she was decidedly unimpressed by the event. Her son-in-law, who I had been hoping would be the one to join me in my discovery, (and would have been just as excited and intrigued as I had been,) wasn't home.

After returning from my lemon expedition, and participating in a silent 'should-I-shouldn't-I' debate, I called the local constabulary to ask who I could phone to report what I had seen. He returned to the line from answering a 911 call, and politely gave me the number of the UFO B.C. Hot-line, which I promptly called and left a message for a call back.

It will be most interesting to see what transpires from my message, and I will definitely keep you informed of the results, should there be any. If you see a UFO, the local number for the province for British Columbia is:1-604-878-6511.

To quote from numerous television shows, movies, scientists, and fellow UFO sighters, "We are not alone..."

Martha, come quick, they got Bessie...
Martha, come quick, they got Bessie...

Fellow star gazers...

You really should check out Paper Moon's hub Boy, do I Feel Stupid

As of Sunday, June 7th, 2009

For everyone who expressed an interest in the 'what happens next' scenario, I am keeping my promise and posting the follow up conversation with UFO B.C.

I was beginning to wonder if anyone besides myself, and my fellow Hubbers, were the only people interested in what I had witnessed the evening of June 1st of this year. The phone calls to the local news papers and radio station had gone unanswered, and I was still waiting to hear back from UFO B.C., the one place I was sure, would be interested.

Finally, around 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, I received a phone call. The caller identified himself as Richard, (I confess to not remembering his last name,) from the UFO B.C. hot-line. I was thrilled! Not only was someone other than myself interested, he was as excited by my experience as I was.

I related everything I saw, with as much detail as possible, interspersed with answering his questions. He asked things like, "If you held your hand at arms length from your body, would the objects appear to be the same size as say your little fingernail, or your thumb?" In anwer to that question, the lights were the size of a fifty cent piece. (I thought initially they were the size of a quarter, but after repeating the exercise, I amended the size accordingly.)

He wanted to know how close the lights appeared, how long the sighting lasted, what colour the lights were, did they move, did they blink, what position were they in, what direction was I facing when I saw them, and did they change colour.

He then asked me questions as to my state of mind after witnessing this phenomena. Was I scared, nervous, excited, curious, confused or upset in any way. Then came the kicker. He asked me what was it that I thought I saw.

After dismissing the idea of a Harrier jet hovering at treetop level in my neighbourhood, or the possibility of a a tower being erected in the middle of the night without any signs of construction, not to mention the fact that it couldn't have been a single engine plane, we discussed the ideas of a possible military operation. That, of course, brought us nearly to tears of laughter.

For anyone who doesn't know, Canada doesn't have an exceptionally large military presence. I think there are more submarines in West Edmonton Mall than the entire Canadian Navy.

I assured him that I was not so obtuse as to believe what I saw was a manifestation of swamp gas, or, heaven forbid, a weather balloon, and as there had been no sign of men wearing black suits and sunglasses brandishing 'flashy thingies' I had to conclude what I had witnessed was the real deal, which of itself, was an exciting possibility.

He told me that I was not alone in my sighting above my small town, and concluded the phone call with the promise of a future interview, and would I mind if he took pictures. After he hung up, I checked out the website he mentioned, and discovered that including mine, there had been three sightings, starting May 3rd at 10:30 p.m., and another on June 1st approximately the same time as mine.

All three sightings are similar - three orangish/red lights, triangular pattern, vertical pattern, diminishing in size, and finally winking out. There were a couple of deviations to the phenomena that I witnessed, but the similarities lead me to conclude we all saw the same ufo, or ufo's, at different times.

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Hey this is too kewl - I remember when most of Prince Rupert saw UFO lights over Metlacatla Straits and Dundas Island (the airport). Of course, I missed seeing them, but they caused quite a stir as it was not only a daylight sighting, 3/4 of the city's population saw them, and the DOT was called in to speak with airport authorities. Big doings! - What fun for you!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

I find this to be exciting. It is too bad your neighbor did not. People can be strange that way. I will be sure to post a link to this on my hub. What timing!


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Me too, I was thrilled...I'm still tweaked by it LOL...I wasn't abducted, not sure I would like that so much, but I certainly appreciate the link from your hub...funny I was thinking of doing the same thing...

Thanks!


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

How could people not get excited? Do they need a cracker up their eye sockets or something? You lucky thing I say. Did they get back to you - the UFO bureau I mean?


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

We are indeed not alone! There is a universe of mysterious beings out there...


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Jewels, and to think if I had gone earlier I would have missed it...proof it's true all things happen for a reason. No, the UFO hotline hasn't called me back yet...but I'm hopeful LOL Thanks so much for the add :D and the read!

Feline Prophet, I agree! It was funny, after I got back from my lemon expedition, I thought I would sit outside in the backyard for a quick smoke...looked outside at the blackness and decided...nawww...I can wait LOL (scaredy cat LOL)


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

This is exciting, please keep us informed!

dori


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

dori, as soon as I hear anything, I promise I will let you know :D


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Enelle, if life hands you lemons, don't wait to share them with aliens! Make lemonade quick! :P


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Fun story. I wish I had been with you instead of your neighbor. i would have been duly impressed!


nazishnasim 7 years ago

I remember coming back from my sister's wedding and seeing something that was - bizarre. I saw this white light in the sky, the size of moon ... so bright that there were four people in the car and it was blinding the vision of everyone. And after around 20 seconds the light gradually started shrinking and then vanished all of a sudden! Dunno if it was a UFO or a figment of our imagination! :D

P.S. Nobody was drunk.


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Feline Prophet, wish I'd thought of that at the time lol...Not being arrogant, I didn't hold to the belief that we are the only intelligent beings (I know I may be stretching the intelligent part a wee bit) in the universe. However, after last night, I definitely have a greater respect for what's out there!

Christoph, I would have loved to be able to talk about what I had just seen with someone who felt the same way, so I will satisfy myself with sharing it with my friends here. (I wish you had been there too lol)

nazishnasim, don't discount the possibility...whatever it was, you have three other witnesses to the event :D always a good thing to know you aren't nuts LOL


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Yes please keep us posted if they get back to you.

(or perhaps the men in black will show up and erase your hub. lol)


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hub? What hub? Did I write a hub? I remember something about lights....


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Queen of the Lint 7 years ago from The Laundry Room

I tried to post a comment on your follow up but it wouldn't let me finish. The webpage kept jumping back to your home page - I think the aliens are watching. Or maybe it's the men in black trying to stop me.

Anyway, I was trying to say that I've never seen a UFO, but my daughter did a few months ago, and I have a hub page for people who not only want to see one but who want to make contact with aliens. I don't know if it really works or not.

http://hubpages.com/travel/want-to-be-abducted-by-...


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Queen - Gotta be careful - they are everywhere lol...watch out for that 'flashy thing'...not sure about being abducted though...I'll let you go first and you can fill me in when you get back....


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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I've seen enough strange things not to doubt, but why do I NEVER have a camera at hand when these things happen?


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You know, I was asking myself that very same thing...but not until after it was gone LOL! I didn't want to take the chance of it disappearing before I figured out where a camera was...guess I better get one for the car lol


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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Wow! Amazing! keep me up to date!

Take Care,

Jim


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Jim - I posted an update from the BC UFO people, but haven't heard back yet...when I do I will let everyone know :D


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pennyanne 7 years ago from Buffalo New,York

I have never seen a "UFO" but I have not lived to be 52, and been through things in my life not to believe that there are other things in this Universe. There are mysterious things that happen every day.


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Well this was my first! LOL Very hard for your brain to explain logically what your eyes are seeing - you cycle through every possible scenario until you are left with what is...


Andrew Goldman 7 years ago

January 22, 2007. I looked outside and saw a huge circular disk on my front lawn. A big circle of snow was melted and the grass was burnt. To this day I have the circle of burned grass on my front lawn, video, pictures too. But the police and authorities won't release any information.


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Andrew Goldman - Wow!! You certainly had a close encounter of the third kind! I think I would have flipped if I had seen that! Exciting and scary at the same time...


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Info Help 6 years ago from Chicago

Hi Enelle!

Great hub, thanks for sharing your experience. I am a fan :)


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hello and welcome Info Help, glad you enjoyed reading about it - certainly made me a believer LOL!


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bearclawmedia 6 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

Really well done hub enelle! Top Job


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks bearclawmedia, glad you enjoyed it!


Susi 6 years ago

My husband of 35 years is a charter boat captain in the Fl. Keys & the Everglades, One late night he & a paying client was on their way home from Flamingo Fla & was visited by 5 UFOs shaped like a V, on their way back to the marina these UFOs hovered over the boat at the same speed the boat was going. He said the lights where very bright, almost blinding, then one by one very quickly they disapeared, He & his client reported it, & it was investigated, that is the last we heard.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You can bet I'm a believer now! LOL! Not sure if it was investigated or not, but I reported it...


michael 6 years ago

hey even i saw a ufo but no one is believing


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

So true michael - is a difficult thing to believe unless you see it with your own eyes!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

To my way of thinking it would be almost impossible to think that we are the only inhabitants of a planet in the entire universe. Too many people (credible people) have reported seeing things such as you have reported to totally discredit the idea of U.F.0's.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You are so right Peggy. I never discounted the reported sightings, but to actually see something like that really validates their experiences. I know I will never forget it!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have a theory, Enelle, that we earthlings are simply being watched. Obviously we are not as advanced with regard to space travel as they are...and we earthlings are much too combative and childish with our constant wars and disputes with not only our countrymen but inhabitants of other countries around the globe. They are probably waiting for us to become more advanced before any meaningful contact is initiated.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

That would be my guess Peggy, anyone who can build such sophisticated ships to travel such long distances are probably a whole lot more advanced than we are - and I'm not meaning only technology either. It seems our motto is, If we don't understand it - kill it! Kinda puts a crimp in our extraterrestrial social life...


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

You were not alone to witness the Phoenix event. Many people saw them, it has been published in various newspapers and on facebook by UFO groups. I definitely believe we are not alone in this small universe. Aliens walk amongst us, some look like us and are in contact with super powers beyond our government. Keep an open mind there is a third dimension a thin vale that acts as a mirror to the other side. One day we will all find out the truth. I liked this post and gave you my vote. Thanks for the read.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

That would indeed be an eye opener for sure! I do agree that we are not alone ;)


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

So this happened almost a year ago now, Enelle? Might be that it's time for you to make lemonade again soon, huh? Perhaps next time "they" come to visit, you'll have something refreshing to drink...then can ask them why they didn't at least send you a postcard in all this time, eh? I mean how DARE they not give a better sign and allow your neighbor walk away unimpressed!? Humphffffff! I'd have been pretty excited, too, if I were in your place. And ticked a little at the friend's/neighbor's lack of response and questioning...


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

That is exactly how I felt! Here I was, absolutely thrilled, and the neighbour was so ho-hum about it...I couldn't believe it!


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Maybe this year you can invite your friend/neighbor over for lemonade while you both watch the Aliens return? If there's no admitting to seeing UFOs, then at least you'll probably get compliments on the lemonade? Have your vid cam ready, eh?


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I wish I had one that night because I certainly would have posted the video here. It took me quite a while to finally discount all the 'possible' theories that my brain automatically supplied, but when it stopped I didn't want to leave in case I missed something. I'm glad I didn't because I got to see them 'disappear' and that was really awesome!


James 6 years ago

Those 4 lights in Mission. Many people seen them. People came out of their business's and watched as they dissapeared. I knew they were moving too fast to be anything of explaination..I was hopin to come to a conclusion. one person said it was heat lamps. another said satelites. but I knew it was something more. as well as many others who saw


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I honestly don't think the governments have any type of "space vehicle" that can move like the lights did ;) so that only left one explanation for me :D


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

great hub- Ive seen some UFOs too check out my hub on it... great hub........

TH...


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

I have seen a few UFOs and wrote about them they were not regular aircraft - I lived near an airport so I have seen planes land and take off since I could walk- none of these were regular planes - I wrote a hub about it too-

great hub-

I like the story and your neighbors/police reaction- nonreaction as if she wasn't shocked...

maybe she's one of them....

*hehe*


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi Tom, glad you liked the story :)

I was "impressed" with their reactions too. LOL you should have seen the look on my neighbour's face!


alien man 6 years ago

i remember when i was about 4 or 5 years old. I was living in Princce rupert b.c at the time.It was about 11:30 at night,me my aunt and my mom were at a house a few blocks up from the sea plane base. we decided to take the dog out for a walk. when we got outside the dog across the street saw my dog and followed us.as we were walking to the sea plain base, we walked up to this dock that went striaght and then a right onto the watter. there was holes through the fence, me,my aunt, my mom could see this really, reallly bright light on the other side of the fence because there was holes. when the dogs walked onto the doc and were about to take a right, witch me and my family members didn't. they looked to their right and put their tails under there bodies and ears down and hauled ass up too the house i guess.there was still a bright light, it came around the corner on the doc about 10-15 feet away . we saw a red light it looked like an electric ball, and it was changig shapes from circles to ovals.we started running up the hill, as we were running it hovered across the ground following us changing shapes no sound.we kept running towards the house. we got there, as we looked out side it was in the middle of the road and shot up in the sky. not reported just by family and friends


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

That was an encounter of the third kind! When we lived in Prince Rupert, I heard 'stories' from my sister and other people about seeing strange objects, and I don't doubt them for an instant. There was definitely something going on!


Jim 4 years ago

I know about it because I am an alien hybrid


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I wouldn't say that too loudly, they might hide you away in area 51!

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