Are they explained?
And if so, to whose satisfaction?
Thwarted Klick'it Invasion Going Down in Flames
The After Burner Kicking in on a Malfunctioning Van Der Gras Drive
Plume Formation on Ionic Shield Caused by Unsafe Approach Angle during Atmospheric Entry
It is not my job to tell you what these things are. But if it were my job, I am pretty sure UFO would not be part of the accepted lexicon to describe such phenomenon.
'I am not presently at liberty to...' Blah. Blah. Blah.
I remember pulling off to the side of the road to watch the flares. What are they? What is it? I likely would have believed anything... at first.
That airplane. Yeah, sure. I saw it flying into the setting sun, that flash, just a bit of light that caught my eye, nothing special about that.
And that arc of light in the clouds, that last? Clearly, that's just an artifact from the inferior optics of my cheap digital camera (made in China no doubt, come on, get it right guys).
You know what's the most fun? Being out on a desert highway late at night and watching those lights dance back and forth... just like I'd seen on the UFO Special, late night TV, and realizing in the end, oh, sure, it took me a few minutes, but eventually I realized, saw, deconstructed it that way, that it was just some cars coming down a twisty-turny mountain road, lights flashing this way and that on the sharp switchbacks near the peak, far-far (like, far-far-far) in the distance, across a desert plateau. Who would have thought cars at twenty miles would look like that?
You can show me a UFO and I'll see an airplane, landing lights on, coming in at night.
You can show me a UFO and I'll see a meteor, test rocket's flight, explosion mid-air, almost anything... other than an alien craft, arriving late in the night on some secret diplomatic mission.
So, when I see a UFO or even photograph one, I know what is... and what it most definitely is NOT.
After all, I am a reasonable man.
The only thing I can't really explain is why my eyes were drawn to a particular patch of sky in these moments.
Ah, yes, now I remember.
Invariably, it was that odd, out of place, flash of light.
Nothing strange about that.
Nothing strange at all...
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