On September 15, 2012 while sitting on the deck in Osoyoos with Lorin and our friend Peter enjoying a cold beer on a hot evening, I looked at the sky through binoculars and saw a very fast-moving bright dot that I thought was a satellite. It was unusual because of its speed but also because it weaved its way through the night sky as if going around things. I pointed it out to Lorin and Peter but they couldn’t find it in the sky. They said there is no way a satellite can maneuver like that so it must be a UFO.
Since returning home in Coquitlam, I have found online that there were many sightings around the world and some people had even filmed something like it in the daytime in Australia. Cue the theramine: it turns out there has been a spike in sightings in the last 3 months with more sightings in that period than there have been in decades.
Well, it doesn’t mean it was a alien ship – it just means it was unidentified. Could’ve been a weather balloon, military test plane, or any of the standard alternatives – and why not?
What I’d like to know is:
- why does it glow like a star?
- how large is it that it can be seen by the naked eye?
- why it looks as though it is flying amongst the stars? But really, that would not be possible to see unless it was the size of a star — and that’s not possible.
- what explains the flight path changing direction?
- why after so many sightings over so many decades is there no plausible explanation?
- why those who know won’t tell? Is the truth so plain and uninteresting that we won’t believe what they’ve been telling us all along? Do we prefer to chase ideas that are more exciting and unexplained?
Over 20 years ago while camping near Harrison Lake, BC, Lorin and his friends saw exactly the same thing that I saw last weekend. They all said to each other “did you see something strange in the sky?”. They all remember the night they saw a UFO.