My UFO Experience

 SHBarton (@shbarton) 5 years, 6 months ago

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)

December 18, 2012 at 4:49 am
Ray Butler (1,422)M (@trek79) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@danfontaine, That is a big thing that S.E.T.I (the Search for Extra-Terestrial Intelligence) type organizations are looking for, star systems that have stars similar to ours (yellow/orange/red dwarf)
Another thing is that there are stars similar in many ways but their radioactive output is vastly different, on levels deadly to us and life as we know it.
They are also looking for stars like this that have planets in a relative orbit to Earth in accord to energy output of the star and distance of effect of that energy. Planets that are big enough to have tectonic plates but not so big that their gravity would crush life as we know it.
But our idea of what conditions life can possibly exist in is generally small but scientifically large. The idea that places in our own system may support life have been entertained that a molten core may provide the conditions for aquatic life to spawn. Also life in extreme situations like volcanic and steam and high pressures and space bacteria

Ray Butler (1,422)M (@trek79) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

When a planet passes between us and its star it is percievable, including size and gravity distortions are detectable in the star itself.

Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@manimal, If you’re able to negate all possibility of intelligent life throughout the whole universe why is it irrational for somebody to assume life exists elsewhere? Belief man, it’s all belief.

You, for example, once stated that you thoroughly believe you’re not going die. I jokingly, to mess with you, said “eh nah you’ll die too”…to which you asked me why I would spread such a negative viewpoint across to others or even hold to that belief that we all die.

Living forever is a radical (and fun) idea but where’s the proof? Why would you live forever when seemingly everything else dies?

There is proof of life in space. Is it intelligent life? No but it is life. COULD there be intelligent life? MAYBE there could. Why do I say maybe? I say maybe for this reason – I say it simply because we are here. Now, does this make it true? No it makes it a belief. Frankly, it is what it is and finding any form of life in the universe is a ‘good sign’ for the argument of the possibility of intelligent life SOMEWHERE.

I just find it funny how a person can state that he/she believes they will live forever (when nobody else has and there is no concrete evidence whatsoever for this) but at the same time unable to accept there may be some possibility that even intelligent life itself even exists somewhere else (even though life, be it small, has been found).

Belief, it is all belief.

Anonymous (0) (@) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

I think I had a UFO experience not exactly sure, but I was walking down the street heading home one day and I happened to look in the sky. I saw a bright light hovering not far up from a house, then a few seconds later it was gone. (I believe I blinked and it was gone?) To this day I don’t know if it was a real experience or not, but I never hallucinated about anything in my life and I never used drugs, so it’s a bit of credibility to myself that this was probably real.


1.61803399 (246) (@drunkmonkmeth) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

on Sunday night driving home around 12:30am I saw this red light in the sky.. at first I thought it was mars or some really bright star.. then it grew a little bit bigger.. then faded away in a instant.

Am i the only person who wouldn’t go running around saying “aliens!!!”

apparently so.

Anonymous (19) (@) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@shbarton, I’m not doubting your story at all, UFO’s have been spotted all over the world, by millions of people. But when you take into account that almost all sightings (At least here in the United States, I have little geographical knowledge of Australia) are near military bases, it’s not hard to put 2+2 together. The other problem I have believing that UFO’s are aliens is the fact that, well, the universe is really fucking big. There’s not really any way to comprehend how large it is. So to say that a technologically advanced species that has presumably mastered faster-than-light travel, came to Earth, to what? Fly around in the sky? The odds of any other species in the universe even FINDING Earth is astronomical (See what I did there? :D). I have absolutely zero doubt that aliens exist somewhere out there. But I do doubt that any of them have ever been to or found Earth. Likely if they did, we would never have any clue or hint to their existence. Remember, technology and all that.
TL;DR-UFO’s probably aren’t aliens, use some sense, HEthens.

Anonymous (2,833) (@) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

All “UFO sightings” are from man-made aircraft.

Let me explain why I believe this;
The technology we have available to us is far surpassed what we know right now. The top-secret projects around the world, including the US must be incredible. Look up “The Rainbow” project – this was from the 40’s. Who knows if it is true or not.

We had the stealth bomber years before it came out, and I’m pretty sure we have some insane shit happening now. To the OP: Are you near an airport?

What better place to test fly anything other than in the desert, near the airport?

Why there isn’t aliens visitung us:
The “cosmic speed limit”.

There may be ways to get around it, worm holes, and so forth, but in reality – there does not seem to be a way to travel faster than the speed of light, and if we can’t surpass that, contacting other life forms isn’t going to be a possibility unless we dedicate hundreds if not thousands of generations aboard some spacecraft to make the distant travel… Hopefully we have fusion by then.

Ray Butler (1,422)M (@trek79) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

If you could travel 1000 times the speed of light it would take you 70 years to get half way across our galaxy. If you have a book with each star in our galaxy in it and spent 1 second looking at each star, it would take you 10,000 years to complete the book. (some size ideas about our galaxy)

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@trek79, Beautiful shit

Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen (92) (@2bias) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

I agree with your thoughts on the existence of aliens, but why the fuck would a couple of strange lights in the sky be a UFO? if I had a nickle for every time a person swears to have seen a UFO and the discovers it was a fucking lamppost or a planet, or whatever – point is, you have 0 reason to believe it’s a UFO (well in the practical meaning of the word, not the actual) So why discuss it untill you have some sort of solid argument as to what the hell makes it an alien crafted object?

Manimal (2,993) (@manimal) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@spaceghost, Trying to convince people? Lol.
I’m just keeping it real and bringing some logic.

If I was an alien, why would I say aliens probably aren’t real? That would mean denying my own existence. And it would also be retarded, seeing how I would have (be) proof of the opposite.

I am not an alien. I am not a mithria/antichrist. I am not Bashar. I am not a robot. And I am not any of the other crazy shit HEthens seem to think I am.
I am just a manimal.

@boribori90, Amazing lights doing tricks? Wow, must be aliens….
Ever heard of a disco ball or a lazer haha?

In my town there’s frequently weird lights that look almost like stars, moving around in the sky, and those are from the spotlights on the concert hall.
There’s also airplanes and satellites flying all over the world all the time, those have lights on them as well.

How would aliens mine the asteroids and planets if they had no way to reach them?
Why would a strife for survival or competition bring them to our planet, of all the billions and… billions of planets to choose from? Hmm?
And why would they want to explore us, if there’s so many other aliens to explore? Hmm?

Water is not a miracle, it’s just a combination of two common, basic gases. It’s no wonder it’s all over the place.
Sure it could freeze and melt, even evaporate, how is that a big deal? It takes a lot more than water for life to have a chance.
Science knows for a fact that there’s a lot more conditions required. And the most likely scenario is that there’s a few metric shitloads of other required conditions that we haven’t found out yet.

There’s nothing condescending about what I say. The fact still remains, if there are hyper-intelligent lifeforms trekking through the universe, we’re about as interesting to them as piss in the Mississippi is to us. We’re just a fart in space in comparison.
And if E.T.s were so common like you say, that means they are in the audience. It’s interesting how you keep the two apart… why is that? Hmm….

“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?”

Reason to believe? Not really. An unknown phenomenon is not evidence of anything known or thought-to-be-known. The only thing proven by something strange going on… is that something strange is going on.

“What it looks like to me” is not about seeing, it’s about thinking. PROJECTING. It doesn’t really look like that, it’s what you turn it into. I could look at an orange in the street and say “looks like someone robbed the orange truck and ran for the woods, and accidentally dropped an orange right here.” That does not mean it is so, that does not mean it really looks anything like it, just that I like to think that way.

What do I think those lights are? Well… lights. What else? Lights are lights.
I could come up with all sorts of theories, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything supporting those theories, other than my own imagination.
I don’t know what I don’t know, and I am aware of that and have no problem accepting it, I feel no need to fill in the blanks with nonsense. I recognize that there are blanks, and I’m ok with that.
I’d rather look for a proper answer than make someshit up. Or yknow, simply not give a damn and keep doing my thing, regardless of seeing things that I can’t explain.

Why is it so hard for you to accept that you don’t know what you don’t know, that there’s no reason to fill in the blanks with projections, to conjure an “answer” from imagination.

I want to know how things really are. That means I must not jump conclusions or project weird theories. Because doing so prevents the truth from coming through.

If you would rather imagine than know, then by all means do so. Just realize that spreading your illusions can be very harmful to other people’s minds.
And realize that what you’re doing is closing your mind.

You don’t know what you don’t know.
Believe in what you can see.
Only the mind is capable of lies.
See with your eyes, hear with your ears, smell with your nose, feel with your skin, taste with your mouth, and leave your imagination and ego out of it.
Because they are only capable of projections and illusions.
Your senses are reality, the world outside your mind is reality, it cannot ever lie, it is always as factual as anything can be.
Mind is not reality.

What do you want more?




Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 5 years, 6 months ago ago


“You don’t know what you don’t know.
Believe in what you can see.
Only the mind is capable of lies.
See with your eyes, hear with your ears, smell with your nose, feel with your skin, taste with your mouth, and leave your imagination and ego out of it.
Because they are only capable of projections and illusions.
Your senses are reality, the world outside your mind is reality, it cannot ever lie, it is always as factual as anything can be.
Mind is not reality.”

If sense is reality, what of the orchestration between them? Surely the ego/mind plays a vital role in accurate sensation.

yoinkie (1,498)C (@yoinkie) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@manimal, lol, what I love about your responses are how you claim to think you know so much about how the world and universe works, yet I can tell you barely know how to even communicate with a single person.

As far as “why would they come to see us”, while all your restrictions are valid.. you fail to understand how minds work. “If they’re intelligent, there’s nothing of value here for them.” -If humans were capable of travelling long interstellar distances, they would look for radio signals and all other “man-made” so to speak signals, and follow it. Even if they found out that a bacteria was alive on a very distant planet, they would go to it to research it. Did you already forget that we spent billions to go to Mars knowing we wont find anything that specs of potential past life? So how can you say aliens wouldnt visit us, knowing we arent as intelligent as them? If there are aliens within a certain calculable distance, and they are made of are awareness AND have the capabilities of travelling to us, they would 100% do it, even if we are just an anthill to them.

The fact that you or anyone else cant understand this simple fact boggles my mind.

Manimal (2,993) (@manimal) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@yoinkie, Antagonistic as usual, I see.

I don’t know how to communicate? Haha, that’s funny. Communication is what I do, it’s my specialty, and it’s working pretty damn well.

I don’t understand how the mind works? Oh cuz it’s not like I have a psychological education and lots of experience…. It’s not like I succesfully sort my own and other people’s minds out proffessionally… And it’s not like they keep coming back for more help… And it’s not like I’ve learned from some of the greatest masters of mindstuff and spirituality or anything…


What makes you think you know better than I do? Hmm?

As if that wasn’t enough, you gotta realize that a highly developed superhuman mind, one that developed in a completely different place, under completely different conditions, as in alien visitors’ minds… would not be like your mind.

And if their technology is so highly developed, they probably wouldn’t even remember that there ever was such a thing as radio signals. If I talked about birch horn signals, would you even know what I was talking about? Hmm?
Well, it was a method farmers used to communicate over long distances up until about two hundred years ago. Now it’s forgotten, almost nobody would knows that it ever existed. And it was very common in some regions.
Like I said, that was just a couple of centuries ago, and it was used for a long time.

In a few hundred years, that’s probably true for radio as well. And when you talk about the long-ass type that people usually suggest would be required to develop space travel and such… radio will be forgotten by then.
Let’s have another example. If an ant was trying to get your attention, and you weren’t looking directly at it very closely, would you even notice it? Hmm?

And what makes you so sure those aliens ever discovered or used radio? Seriously, it is extremely unlikely that another civilization would come up with the same things as ours has. Where we had radio, they may have had something completely different.

Some (NOT ALL) people would go far away to examine some bacteria. This doesn’t imply that another intelligent life form would. Especially not one that’s much more developed than us and very different from us.
Also, what you’re doing here is making claims to know how an alien reasons. How could you know that? Have you spoken to them? Are you one of them?
Didn’t think so. Your claims are empty and based upon nothing.

We spent millions to go to Mars? I didn’t. Did you?
We knew there was nothing there to find? I didn’t, did you? If so, how? Had you been there?
Even more ridiculous claims from you.

” If there are aliens within a certain calculable distance, and they are made of are awareness AND have the capabilities of travelling to us,”

You lost me halfway through, with those confusing broken sentences and crazy grammatical errors.
And you claim I don’t know how to communicate. Lol.

They would 100% do it? That’s another one of your crazy claims. You don’t know that, you’re just making shit up.
If aliens are as common as you say, there’s a shitload of “anthills” out there. And a lot of those were bound to be very much more interesting than ours.

The fact that you and most other people don’t think things through before jumping conclusions and spewing bullshit is very amusing.
It’s become very, VERY obvious that I’ve thought this through a bunch of steps further than you have.

Stop thinking you know a bunch of shit you don’t. It’s amusing, yes, but also very, VERY distasteful and an eyesore.
And the effects it has on your mind, and thereby your life… not so pretty.

Cherish (5) (@ladyartemis) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

I believe in aliens or some other form of species it is very egotistical as human beings which we are to believe that we are the only living beings in this universe. I mean compared to what other possible beings there might be out there and how futuristic they might me we may only be little ants compared. I have heard while talking with other people that aliens might have already been among us only now becoming more visible i mean if they traveled light years maybe further you have to think that they probably have the technology to become invisible. Maybe they are trying to become more visible for a reason i suggest going to youtube and looking into crop circles (crazy) I know but dont brush them off i mean seriously we dont have the technology to be making crop circles like that and the measurements are too perfect even the robotics we have today have a 99.99% chance of imperfections. So then are those circles perfect.

t-rav (25) (@travis) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Everyone that is arguing that there IS definitively aliens that visit us, you are basing your opinion on things that can’t be studied and that there is no actual proof of. Yes the likely hood of alien life is very probable, but how likely is it to travel such distances and why repeatedly visit us? It is all just speculation.

SHBarton (8) (@shbarton) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@chodebalm No nothing like that video- (i wish though) they were far less bright and a lot closer and smaller.

Like i said before, i think it’s near stupidity to assume that we are the only life in our universe.
All life on earth is alien by our standard, if we only came from another planet. Why are we so special? We exist on a planet orbiting an average star, which is in the middle of an average spiral galaxy.

@manimal i never said i saw an alien, i chose the words UFO for a reason. The implication is that they are indeed ‘aliens’ is just inherent from a countless other stories….

With regards to the anthill you have a very very good point. Neil de grasse tyson (video linked above) compared alien life and their intelligence to humans and chimps. Whilst we share 99% of our DNA with chimps, we can do a shit load more than they ever could. So what if our DNA was 1% different to that of an alien, but we are the chimps and they are the humans? Their capabilities would dwarf ours immensely.

The speed of light is the universal speed limit… but who’s to say a linear, direct approach to travelling across the universe is how ‘aliens’ would do it? Who’s to say that travelling through a wormhole or anything of the sort is impossible? We do not know at the moment, we dont have the capabilities. But who know’s it could indeed be possible!

“has anyone had any experiences like this?” I was asking HE, not the entire population and their ancestors. Dont take things so literally

So wishing on a shooting star is somewhat closed minded and childish… I’m a pretty smart/educated guy- i still touch wood to avoid a jinx and i have to have the volume on a nice number- it’s what makes us human!

@josephm I dont think it was a hallucination… the friend i was with saw it as well.

SHBarton (8) (@shbarton) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Just to reiterate what @ladyartemis said about crop circles

Everyone should have a look at some of the videos on them on youtube… i used to by very skeptical. After seeing some of them and knowing the time it would have taken for the to have been made and bla bla bla… it’s quite bizarre.

One of the video’s talks about the crop that had beenaffected in the crop circle, and how there were weird radiation readings recorded The coolest thing in my view was that the crop that was affected proceeded to grow faster and appeared more healthy when compared to the unaffected crop.

Taylor Little (71) (@tlrlittle) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Check out this video on faking UFO’s

It has 300,000 views. Well I do believe there is some other life (if you could call it that) out there. I think the odds are 10^100 (that’s a googol) times better that you’re just being trolled by me or one of the other 300,00 viewers

Taylor Little (71) (@tlrlittle) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@ojai, “There is proof of life in space”
What!?!?! I haven’t heard of this, and I feel like this would be a big deal. And you say it so subtly too. Any resource’s or information on this would be intresting

Adam (118) (@moonglade) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@shbarton, While the probability of aliens in our universe are extremely high. The probability that the lights you saw in the sky that night were aliens are extremely extremely low.


1) You only saw lights in the sky and you assumed it was a UFO it seems like a huge stretch of the imagination to make such an inference from just that

2) Just because an organism has been in the universe a very long time doesn’t mean they evolve to have intelligence in the way we see it, (E.g Plants have been here long before animals and they can’t even walk) every organism adapts to suit their environment evolution isn’t linear

3) Wouldn’t they search for life closer to where they live like we did by going to mars

SHBarton (8) (@shbarton) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@moonglade, As i said before, a UFO is an unidentified flying object. If i saw a pizza flying by, and i didnt know it were a pizza lets say, i could label it as the same thing!

The lights are what i saw though!

Petey King (4) (@classik62) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

If you keep feeding the man he will troll you like an animal..Good points, but not actually good points. I have a feeling @manimal, will question me saying, of what points do you speak?, but he knows full in well what I’m talking about, i will take a quote from one of yours ” You don’t know, What you don’t know.” and @manimal, quite frankly i thought you had relevant input into these threads, but i can see You’re more interested in flexing your knowledge and demeaning others…But hey it’s ok, because you do a really good job at it.

Anonymous (216) (@) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@manimal, Okay haha the last part made me chuckle a bit.

It’s obvious that you possess solid rhetorical skills, and while I admire your professed realism on the matter, is the idea of intelligent life from other planets really so bizarre?

“There’s nothing condescending about what I say. The fact still remains, if there are hyper-intelligent lifeforms trekking through the universe, we’re about as interesting to them as piss in the Mississippi is to us. We’re just a fart in space in comparison.
And if E.T.s were so common like you say, that means they are in the audience. It’s interesting how you keep the two apart… why is that? Hmm….”

-By “condescending,” I mean two things: One is telling us/the audience that our views are idiotic while implying yours are infallible. You’re a human too, buddy. Let’s relax here. Memento Mori and all that jazz.
-Two is assuming that you have any idea of what they’re capable of, or how they see us.
-E.T + Audience? I don’t know how you arrived at that connection, but it’s off point.

yadayadayada Nothing personal, but I really don’t care to answer all those why questions. This tread is more of a “what”/”whether” issue.

Basically, here’s my side of the issue:
Planets, which could support life, are showing up on our radar pretty frequently these days. Plenty of them are nearby and look appealing in a life-sustaining way too.
I’ve seen UFOs twice in my life. One was doing huge flips in the middle of the night, shot off a couple smaller lights, then changed colors and froze midair for a while before resuming the flipping. The second flew much lower than most news helicopters I’ve seen, and had 3 large, orange lights. If you held up a quarter at arms length and lined it up with one of the lights, the penny would just start to cover the light. (6 months ago, so the memory is reasonably fresh). These could be man-made or of alien origin. A family member of mine also worked for the U.S government, and he told me that the government deals with more than just experimental aircraft…namely, with crafts from space. (I’ll post what he says next time I speak with him)

So that’s what I know about UFOs.

What you say about projection is interesting, though. Thanks for the new perspective.

AAAAND I’m done. Goodnight everyone. Say no to probes.

Quazaar (24) (@quazaar) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@manimal, This is obviously a topic too large for you to wrap your head around buddy. Maybe one day you’ll understand.

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