Friday, November 18, 2011
still-sound 17. UFO
This isn't a UFO. I had hoped it was but even as I took the picture I knew it was just a cluster of balloons.
I always wanted to see a UFO. Earlier this week I visited my mom in Arizona. There was a famous UFO sighting there several years ago, some refer to it as the Phoenix Lights. The accounts are remarkable. A craft at least a mile long, shaped like a black triangle slowly hovered above the Earth without making a sound. It had lights along the bottom that glowed a golden amber. Some said that the lights seemed to 'impart knowledge'. Is it any wonder why I want to see a UFO?
I seem to miss significant UFO sightings that I feel I should have witnessed. The Phoenix Lights happened before my mom moved to Arizona so there's no chance I would have seen it myself although I regularly go to that area now. I saw a TV dramatization of a sighting in Bucks County Pennsylvania, where I happened to have been born and grew up. One account was particularly interesting. A woman saw a craft flying over her backyard. It released a mist of shimmering crystals (she called it glitter) which floated down like snow and covered a tree. Several moments later the crystals rose from the tree and ascended back to the craft. Of course things like this didn't happen in Bucks County when I lived there.
Yesterday morning I saw at least five helicopters flying above downtown LA. They were there to monitor the Occupy Wall Street protests. I'm not sure why there were five - surely the act of peacefully resisting a broken government and a culture controlled by greed doesn't require a militaristic-like presence. The choppers gave the air a sensational feeling of criminality. I expected to see OJ's SUV speeding past on the 110 Freeway.