Hello Bill, I read your msg with interest. Well One of my hobbies is amateur astronomy, and about 3 years ago, I was in our (dark) back yard looking at the andromeda galaxy through binoculars. I was enjoying the view, when I took my eyes away from the binoculars to look along the top of them to 'see where I was aiming' and saw a red triangle of lights.
Moving very quickly from West to east. They traversed the sky as far as I could see in about 10 seconds. There was no sound. There was not even time to run into the house to fetch witnesses. I read nothing in newspapers regarding this, but can remember the event as clear as a bell.
At the time I was sceptical, to say the least, on the subject of UFO's and more to the point extraterrestrial life as a whole. However, the more I have read up on the subject the more I am coming round to it.
For example, when Reagan was elected, he vowed to make available all the USA's information held on UFO encounters. A book I am currently reading even details contacts of aliens with government officials, landings at USAF bases, and even USAF personnel 'test flying' captured (crashed) alien craft. The latter cases are all substantiated in terms of witnesses and even members of the public living near such bases at the time.
Good luck with your study on the subject, it coincides nicely with NASA's new SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) program.
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