Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 267 (UFO)

Okay, at the risk of sounding crazy, I just reported a UFO sighting. A friend and I were watching the Lyrid meteor shower on April the 23rd, lying on the grass, surrounded by redwood trees. We were talking about theology and various other things when a brown disc-shaped object flew overhead. At first, I thought it might be a larger meteor because we were after all watching a meteor shower.

Admittedly, the meteor shower was a disappointment; I saw way more satellites than meteors (shooting stars).

Anyway, I saw the large object and was expecting it to burst into a flaming fireball, but then I realized it wasn't glowing at all. That's when I realized it was not going fast enough to be a meteor, but it was going much, much faster than an airplane. It was gone in less than ten seconds.

My friend and I discussed it animatedly immediately afterwards, both relieved that there was another person there to witness it. We both agreed that it was brown, shaped like a disc, and had fuzzy, undefined edges. But, we also agreed that we had no idea what it was and that as interesting as it was, seeing it was just not all that significant.

Which brings me to this blog. I think it is very strange that it was so unimportant to us. I've been wondering why this event has been so insignificant. Even as I write this, I'm thinking about how much of a non-event it was. That's why it took me so long to write about it. That, and I'm a little concerned that people are going to read this and think I'm crazy. Would you be excited if you saw a UFO?


  1. UFO means unidentified flying object. So long as that's all that it is, it may or may not seem like a big deal. If you take the major leap to think that there are aliens on-board and that it's a spaceship, well, that would seem pretty neat, but it's astronomically unlikely to actually be the case. Don't worry about acknowledging that there are things that we see that we don't understand.