I’ve been interested in astronomy for a good number of years. Every so often I’m asked on my take of life on other planets, alien abductions and UFO’s. I sometimes avoid answering these questions, as too many people have pre-determined answers and won’t listen to other possibilities on this topic. For life on other planets I believe there is, but knowing is another matter as I don’t know of any evidence or proof on hand that clarifies that life on other planets exists. But to say Earth is the only inhabited planet in the entire Universe is pretty vain, arrogant and egotistical on our part. Regarding alien abductions, I won’t believe those stories until it happens to me.
For UFO’s, people are seeing strange things above us, but being of alien origin I will remain skeptical for the time being. A question I have here is what the effects of travelling light years has on their bodies and mind, plus on their aircraft. So if they come here, I believe coming through a star gate is more practical. I believe that a lot of sightings are mistaken identity. Plus, the military could very well be testing new types of aircraft. It would be interesting to find out what the various agencies, like NASA or the Vatican, are keeping from the general public.
Then there are those who think there is a UFO above every cloud, or behind every comet. Recent examples are the comet Ison from a few months ago, and Hale-Bopp from about 15 years ago. An unfortunate incident was the Heavens Gate sect who committed group suicide, then hoped to catch on with a UFO they believed was just behind the Hale-Bopp comet. It would be interesting to find out if they found what they were looking for, if anything.
Getting back to personal sightings of mine, the first one I had was in the winter of 68-69. I was 11 years of age at the time, and living with my parents in Burnaby, B.C. Dad came upstairs chuckling, and asked us if we wanted to see a flying saucer. Over Burnaby Mountain was an orange circular object about the size of the full moon. The surface of the object was smooth and remained stationary for the 15 minutes we watched it. I never did learn what the object was. The time period was at 8 p.m.
In October 2006 I was in Calgary walking to where I was going to eat breakfast. East of where I was I saw a strange cloud formation. An aircraft flew out of it, but was too high in the sky and too far away for me to identify what it was.
In Nelson I’ve seen things that could only be described as unusual. Just south of Nelson I saw the harvest moon flash in between two mountains. Only this time it was facing eastwards, not north as the moon does on its regular journey through the night sky. At different times I’ve seen orange flashes of light coming from the other side of the mountain that Nelson is on. In another early morning incident I saw lightening followed by a clap of thunder. Only it was a clear sky devoid of clouds. A few times I saw a flash of white light north west of Nelson that appeared to be coming from deep space.
So who knows what I’ve been seeing, anyone’s guess is as good as mine. But there are some who do know for sure what is happening. Let’s keep looking up and not miss anything.
By Ron Murdock