Good news everyone!
It seems to have gotten personal since I last checked this thread. But last night I had my 3rd legitimately unexplainable ufo sighting. I'll explain what I witnessed and perhaps we can think of a rational explanation.
Before I get onto the sighting (which was the most spectacular thing I've seen in the skies, ever ((though I never have seen the aurora's))), I'll give my opinion on the parallel universes bit, and my possible reason for why ufo's would be in our skies.
1. Parallel Universes: I have heard many times that the scientific community is starting to look at the possibility. Personally I feel that if the assumption of an infinite universe is true, of course all things can plausibly be true, but the still leaves us off where were currently at. So I'd not use parllel universes as the source for ufo's, although it seems they could be, it's just impossible for us to prove at this point, as we certainly don't understand them.
2. So where do they come from and why? One hypothesis on where is from neighboring moons, galaxies and solar systems. The technology to do this is out of our grasp and understanding, so trying to postulate a plausible method is useless as well. But it is natural to assume that strange moving lights in the sky come from the sky.
There is however another hypothesis, one that has not been proven, but is certainly supported by thousands of claims. And that would be UFO'S that are seen coming from, or going into the sea. In fact, it is said by some ufo researchers that they recieve more reports of USO's than UFO's.
Even friends of mine, who once could have been regarded anywhere from agnostic on the matter to skeptical, witnessed an unidentified object which slowly rose out of the sea, into the sky, and eventually flew off. It was one whose path of travel, speeds and appearance do not harmonize with that of a manmade spacecraft. Another friend of mine who is not a skeptic but one who believes whole heartedly in ufo's recently was up north in michigan, still on the lake, and witnessed something very similar, but with 3 lights and eventually forming a triangle.
So, they may come from the sea.
They also can be human technology which has been kept a top secret entity by those gov'ts researching the technology.
I believe ufo's, uso's and the like can very easily be from all three sources stated above.
3. Why come here?:
This will be all speculation, as I can't try and explain another man's motives here on earth, let alone an unknown being with allegedly far more advanced technologies and thoughts than our own.
But I would guess a multitude of reasons:
Considering the age of our planet, it's possible this planet was once inhabited a very long time ago by those which we would call et's, who might be flying these ufo's we see. They may be coming back to monitor the planet, and the human's state of progress.
Many who believe in ufo's also believe that aliens were around and in contact with the ancient and oldest of our civilizations who produced some of the wonder's of our world and some of our greatest leaps in knowledge early on.
Perhaps it's a new entity who is observing neighboring planets and galaxies that they have seen evidence of having the ability to support life.
My personal belief would be that the et's and some part of the human race are or were in contact, and it is the communication between the two, and possible observation of us.
Which leads me to my recent exciting sighting.
Pardon this post for being long..but this is the second ufo I've seen in a couple months.:
I have friend, Nick whose feelings on ufo's had always been counter to mine, he held a strict scientific approach to ufo's and et's, being of a similar opinion of many of the great minds here on a2k, edgar, setanta, ros to name a few. We've had many great discussions, but to him the proof must be in the pudding.
He has a great understanding of airplanes, how they operate, what they look like and who operates them.
Last night I got a call from him around 10:30 p.m., he told me that him and his girlfriend had seen the craziest thing in the sky, and that he believed it to be a ufo, one whose technology exceeded anything that humans are supposed to have.
He was outside when his girlfriend (also one who is a skeptic for ufo's) saw some bright large red lights. 4 of them, ascending from below the tree line up into the night sky, southerly, in southest detroit area. They slowly rose and eventually formed a triangle in which they shined, rotated, and eventually dimmed one by one until they had disappeared.
Duration: approx. 5 minutes.
Fifteen minutes later he called me: "they're back!" I was on the phone with him, climbed out on the roof and to my astonishment at least six bright red lights were ascending, formed in a line, in the south part of the sky, and eventually formed a triangle before slowly disappearing. It was the most spectacular thing I have ever seen. My girlfriend and sister were also witnesses.
So we have 2 parties, 5 people total, 2 locations about 4 miles apart who saw the same thing.
I grabbed a camera to capture the image of them if they returned, but no luck on the evidence. Maybe next time.
I can only guess what their purpose was, but to the south end of the state are two points of interest, the metro detroit airport, and the monroe nuclear facility.
I can say with certainty that these lights absolutely were not commercial planes who use metro airport. I can say with certainty that they do not exhibit any of the characteristics of any human aircraft I've seen or heard of.
It is very compelling for me, because the original person to spot it has an extensive knowledge of aircraft, military and commercial, and has always been very skeptical of ufo claims with no evidence.
So I submit this account to you all for discussion and I'm guessing it will be including some kind of cross-examination.
Anyways, that's it, sorry for no pictures, I'll make something in photoshop to represent the formation as I saw it though.
*Quick note* for those art fans out there, the lights in nocturne in black and gold by whistler resemble the vertical, slightly disorganized fashion of the lights I saw, however, in the painting they are far more numerous.