Posts Tagged ‘Eerie Silence’
I’ve seen the same orange ufo 4 times over the months. The fourth time it flew past my house it was so close It felt like I was in a movie, It was unreal.
Anyway, Tonight, Like all the times I’ve seen it, I’m in my bedroom on the computer facing the window with a wide view of the night sky.
I see the (by now) familiar strange orange glow appear in the sky.
Excited but now calm to these sightings I note the time and grab my camera.
While fumbling with the camera but still transfixed on the ufo, I see it drop small red lights exactly like the first time I saw it. It drops a small red light that disappears after about 3secs its dropped.
It also appeared to move left and right as it dropped the lights.
My camera was unable to focus so I got no shots.
After it disappeared from view I sit back down buzzing with excitement but unhappy I got no shots and almost immediately I see another orange glow come into view.
Amazing!, first time I’ve seen 2 together. Still my camera can not focus and I miss getting a shot.
After It disappears into the distance another comes!!
This time I call my neighbours. (They also witnessed the amazing fourth close sighting and are now avid ufo enthusiasts).
A fourth comes.
I’m shaking but start to get shots with my camera, hurrah.
Then a fifth and a sixth. What an amazing night.
I remember I have a web cam and manage to capture albeit in a crappy way, some of the 6th ufo. It also recorded sound and lack of from the ufo.
(you can even hear my pc humming)
All ufo’s the same size, just like in my first report, same strange orange colour and eerie silence.
When they first came into view you could just make out 2 lights in the centre. Very close they almost look as 1.
They flew west to east in an arc, then disappeared from sight flying south.
It took about 15mins from seeing the first to seeing the last fly past.
Clear night ,zero wind and silent. Perfect night to witness.
I’ve uploaded all my camera cr2 files and web cam file (wmv). The time taken in the metadata is wrong, but it does indicate the time taken between the fourth and sixth ufo.
Due to the lens, the photo’s and video make them look smaller then what the eye saw which is a shame, still better then nothing.
The photos and video simply don’t capture the brightness and deep darkish orange these things were.
For almost half a decade, the SETI project has unsuccessfully searched for alien life. However, SETI may be looking for the wrong kind of signals from extraterrestrials, believe two researchers.
University of California, Irvine astrophysicist Gregory Benford and his twin, James – a fellow physicist specializing in high-powered microwave technology – believe there is a better approach to locating aliens.
In two studies appearing in the June issue of the journal Astrobiology, the Benford brothers, along with James’s son Dominic, a NASA scientist, examine the perspective of a civilization sending signals into space – or, as Gregory Benford puts it, “the point of view of the guys paying the bill.”
The physics professor says: “Our grandfather used to say, ‘Talk is cheap, but whiskey costs money’. Whatever the life form, evolution selects for economy of resources. Broadcasting is expensive, and transmitting signals across light-years would require considerable resources.”
Assuming that an alien civilization would strive to optimise costs, limit waste and make its signalling technology more efficient, the Benfords propose that these signals would not be continuously blasted out in all directions but rather would be pulsed, narrowly directed and broadband in the 1-to-10-gigahertz range.
“This approach is more like Twitter and less like War and Peace,” says James Benford, founder and president of Microwave Sciences Inc. in Lafayette, Calif.
Their concept of short, targeted blips – dubbed “Benford beacons” by the science press – has gotten extensive coverage in such publications as Astronomy Now. Well-known cosmologist Paul Davies, in his 2010 book The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence, supports the theory.
This means that SETI, which focuses its receivers on narrow-band input, may be looking for the wrong kind of signals. The Benfords and a growing number of scientists involved in the hunt for extraterrestrial life advocate adjusting SETI receivers to maximize their ability to detect direct, broadband beacon blasts.
But the question remains: where do we look? The Benfords’ frugal-alien model points to our own Milky Way galaxy, especially the centre, where 90 percent of its stars are clustered.
Gregory Benford says: “The stars there are a billion years older than our sun, which suggests a greater possibility of contact with an advanced civilization than does pointing SETI receivers outward to the newer and less crowded edge of our galaxy.
“Will searching for distant messages work? Is there intelligent life out there? The SETI effort is worth continuing, but our common-sense beacons approach seems more likely to answer those questions.”
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