On Saturday the 15th of December, i had just gotten back to my friends place after a birthday dinner. Before walking into the house, i looked up to see the stars ( i have just moved back to Australia, not used to seeing so many in the sky; it’s quite amazing). After a few seconds, i noticed 5 lights moving in formation across the sky about 100-200m above me. They moved relatively slowly, all the while rearranging themselves into different configurations. They didnt appear to fly, but more like float across the night sky- it was quite bizarre. I told the friend i was with to look up, he saw them for a few seconds.
The night before I saw numerous shooting stars, i spent about an hour looking up into the sky as I had heard about Geminid Meteor shower… I made a wish to see/ meet aliens- perhaps it came true!
Has anyone had any experiences like this?
When it comes to aliens i think it’s ridiculous to think they dont exist, as do a lot of people…
Human civilization has been around for tens of thousands of years. If an alien race came about a million years before us, they have had that much more time to advance their technology. Enough time for unimaginable technological breakthroughs when one considers Moore’s Law… I hope i live to see the day when we discover/ come into contact with aliens! Who knows, it may be this friday! (21/12/12)
Awesome! I agree with you, I just can’t get my head around us being the only living organisms in the universe…it just doesn’t sit with me.
I haven’t had an experience exactly like this, but I do remember there was this one time I was walking through the park with my mum and suddenly this hugs red ball appeared in the sky…but really quite low. It was moving perfectly straight (not seemingly falling towards the Earth) and it just stayed the same size. It was really cloe to us, and was a red/ orange colour. It was moving slowly, just parallel with the ground. We stopped and watched it and probably after 10-15 seconds it just disappeared. Gone. It was so surreal.
My thoughts on aliens is this…i agree that it illogical to not believe in aliens but i dont think that they have visited earth themselves. I think that some of the ufo’s in the sky are alien but just probes just highly advanced compared to the ones that we have..I think that the whole distance thing is much harder to over come then people think…i could be wrong
Hey, he’s the expert.
“i noticed 5 lights moving in formation across the sky about 100-200m above me. They moved relatively slowly, all the while rearranging themselves into different configurations. They didnt appear to fly, but more like float across the night sky- it was quite bizarre.”
That could have been anything. I’ve seen similar phenomena, but there’s nothing about it that implies anything about aliens. It could also have been more “falling stars,” sometimes they look that way, moving slowly “sideways.”
“The night before I saw numerous shooting stars, i spent about an hour looking up into the sky as I had heard about Geminid Meteor shower… I made a wish to see/ meet aliens- perhaps it came true! ”
I am not surprised that a person who talks about aliens also believes in falling stars :)
“Has anyone had any experiences like this?”
There’s 7 billion people in the world. And there’s been a shitload of humans before that are not around anymore.
Since you bring up probability theories, I find it very weird that you didn’t do this math.
Of course some people have experienced this stuff.
“When it comes to aliens i think it’s ridiculous to think they dont exist, as do a lot of people… ”
And I find it ridiculous to think they do exist, as do a lot of people…
Belief, dude, it’s just belief. You don’t know what you don’t know.
“Human civilization has been around for tens of thousands of years. If an alien race came about a million years before us, they have had that much more time to advance their technology.”
Time is just one small factor. Depending on how the species evolved, how smart they were, what their society was like, religion and war, cultural mentalities, other species on their planet, pandemics, natural distasters, etc. etc. etc.
they may not develop anything high-tech, or they may do so but proceed to wipe themselves out.
Space travel takes a lot of time, a whole damn huge, massive lot of time. Even when assuming that light-speed travel is even a possibility (which it’s probably not) it would still take hundreds of years for them to get here. And why would they come here? What’s in it for them?
Would you drive off the highway to look at an anthill?
And if they did come here, what makes you think they would be anything less than cruel beyond your wildest imagination? Consider what we humans have done this far, especially white man, wherever we’ve set foot we’ve fucked everything up for whoever was there before us. What makes you think potential aliens would be any different? Isn’t it much much more likely that they would be like the Khans, Vikings, or Crusaders… than your local hippie collective?
Yknow, in the past there were probably people who were excited about being visited by people from distant lands. Then they arrived, slaughtering and pillaging everyone and everything, conquering the land.
If aliens for some reason came here, it’s probably to fuck us up and take our resources.
But don’t worry, because alien visitors are just a fantasy.
The only thing that will happen on 21/12 is a bunch of looneys will be disappointed that nothing happened.
@shbarton, I’ve seen similar phenomena.
@manimal, 5 flying objects moving in concert could be anything? Hardly, manimal. From my limited perspective, the most likely culprits are the military or extraterrestrials.
Since we’re assuming that the aliens are much more technologically advanced than we are, yet behave similarly, then we can assume that they can and will “…drive off the highway to look at an anthill,” as human scientists do in the name of science. Abductions could be analogous to taking population samples, although many abductees aren’t credible witnesses.
While I can’t prove that these lights are alien spaceships, consider the fact that Mars and Mercury (and maybe Venus in the past) have water ice on their surfaces. Now consider the fact that hundred of nearby stars have extrasolar planets within the stars’ habitable zones. Does it not seem possible that a large proportion of planets near a star (there are 12 stars within 10 l.y. of Sol) are likely to have water? Further, other planets could possess potential life-sustaining substances other than water.
So, I say the next time you/anyone looks up at the sky and sees something bizarre, don’t point and say, “That’s definitely not an alien.”
I’ve never had an experience like that but from past experiences on wishing on shooting stars I’ve made very specific wishes on stars that have come true! Also watched a documentary once on UFO’s and ive heard them described similarly so its very possible ;)
OMG, I’ve had the same experience. One night I was lying in bed looking out at the stars and wondered why the little dipper was in sight because it usually isn’t from my bedroom. I stared at it for a good 15 minutes before I noticed one of the stars was moving. Eventually all of them were slowly drifting in circles around each other ever so slightly. Just to make sure I wasn’t imagining it, I yelled for my brother and we sat and watched it together. At some point they stared to fade and it was if it never even happened.
Now when I look in that particular area of the sky, I get this eerie and uncomfortable feeling.
@tine NO U, Marvin the Martian.
@cheeky, See past my rigidity into your imagination? Sorry bro, I don’t think that’s possible, and even if it is I’m not interested.
@cognizantelephant, Travelling at the speed of light would require dissolving into rays of light, then somehow morphing back when the destination is reached.
Everything seems to imply that organic matter can’t do that. And how would you know you’re there, if you’re just a light surge without a brain?
Matter can’t reach those speeds, you’d have to dissolve and rearrange. How would you do that?
@boribori90, But why would they travel thousands of lightyears off course just guessing that there’s some lesser creature there to study? And yknow, they’d probably have all sorts of lesser creatures on their own planet.
If you have an anthill in your backyard, would you drive off the highway to look at another anthill?
What would they need population samples for? That makes no sense.
Abductees aren’t credible witnesses? Well, they aren’t abductees, so they couldn’t be credible.
Drugs and sleep paralysis can cause all sorts of hallucinations, aliens and abduction are common themes. Then there’s also the patsy failsafe, puppeteers implant false memories of things like alien abduction to cover their trails, and to make sure even if the subject speaks up nobody will believe them, eventually the subject goes insane.
Venus and Mars are not in the habitable zone. Sure there’s 12 suns within 10 light years, but do they have suitable planets? Apparently not, since scientists keep going “Oh shit we found a planet similar to ours in the other end of the galaxy! This is great news!”
Why would they do that if they thought there were closer ones? Hmm?
Even if a planet is suitable for life, the odds for organic matter to form are very very small. And even if organic matter does take shape, the chances that it would become a sustainable living thing are infinitesimally tiny. Scientists haven’t been able to sustain the organic matter they’ve created, and they’re doing things intentionally and with understanding, in nature it’s all just a matter of chance.
And let’s say lifeforms do take shape, and they manage to survive, then what makes you so sure they would evolve? Maybe there’s unknown conditions for that, there very well could be, and that would make the chances ever more slim.
If they do mutate and evolve, what makes you so sure that they would develop intelligence, or develop in any way similar to the creatures of our planet? Hmm?
If they do somehow get to the point of civilization like we have, how are you so sure they won’t destroy themselves with religion and war? Or that mutant diseases or natural disasters won’t wipe them all out? Or crazy experiments leading to their demise?
But let’s say they had enough intelligence, time, and ability to create hyper tech devices such as efficient space ships. What makes you so sure they’d have the materials and resources? Or the willingness?
How do you know they wouldn’t fear space and possible other civilizations in distant solar systems and decide to never go to space? Or a mentality/religion/law preventing space travel?
If they somehow succeeded in all those things. How and why would they come here? What would be their incentive?
If intelligent species are as common as you guys think (which is just a belief founded upon nothing) then there’s bound to be another inhabited planet much closer to them. And several other planets full of resources.
The notion that aliens would come here doesn’t make any sense at all, no matter how you bend it.
If they’re intelligent, there’s nothing of value here for them.
A friend of mine told me late last year that an object had been detected in a distant star system that was defying Redshift physics. It was heading our direction faster than the speed of light and ETA was predicted to be last March. I don’t pay much attention to such things though.
The manimal has a point.
Yo what if life is only possible through the ever slim ratio of star size to planet size/distance from the sun that earth has. If we were even meters further from the sun maybe we would have never evolved as we have.
Maybe it IS infinitely impossible that we exist. Still there would at least be two or three others of us at LEAST. At LEAST.. You FAGGOTS.
@manimal, I can’t prove/disprove/whatever most of those points, but that doesn’t change the fact that people are frequently seeing these fucking amazing lights doing tricks and synchronizing in ways that our technology, to my knowledge, can’t replicate.
The resources problem is actually an easy fix, since there are so many planets and asteroids floating around, just waiting for an advanced civilization to mine them. From there, they would have the means to pursue many ends. Motivation? Maybe survival, exploration, competition?
The presence of water ice on mercury, venus, and mars simply speaks to the ubiquity of water throughout the cosmos. That ice could melt as the habitable zones change size in response to the aging stars.
I know about the “abuductees,” they just fit nicely into the analogy.
I think it is possible that they have something to gain from visiting earth. To try to convince others that they don’t, despite all the sightings is…sort of condescending, honestly, to both the audience and any E.Ts. Even just pretending that we can understand their minds is arrogant.
So, if seeing is believing, then plenty of people have plenty of reason to believe. Whether they’re actually E.T? I don’t know, but that’s what it looks like to me. What do you think they are?
Someone uploaded this video to HE and I watched it today, It’s Niel DeGrasse, I had never considered the last point he talks about on this video (or at least not in that way) and sounds like a perfect explanation of why an alien civilization wouldn’t bother on visiting us, if they haven’t already…