Ed Fleming (UFOII) http://ufoii1.blogspot.com
I often sit and wonder just how many UFO's that are seen actually belong to us. Just what might that percentage be?
In 1998 I saw a Triangular UFO in the city of Westfield Massachusetts. I know I have written about this sighting before but for those of you that do not know of this sighting I will reiterate.
I was sitting at home in my apartment when my Nephew came to my 3rd floor apartment. He said "Uncle Ed, Come out here there is something very strange in the sky". I followed him out onto my 3rd floor porch and we witnessed a Big bright white light that did not appear very high in the sky. It just sat there pulsing and strobing. After a few minutes the light just winked out. With just a bit of bewilderment I told my wife about it. She of course is very closed minded and did not believe what I had told her.
My Nephew and I walked back outside to see if we could find that object again. We were not disapointed! We saw the exact same light to the south east. It banked to the north west and flew directly above us. This object was large and triangular, it had bright white lights on each point of the triangle a central red globe to its center with three red lights from the tip of the triangle and three to the back axis of it. There was a shimmery baby blue in color effect throughout the entire under side of of the craft. As it got off to our right hand side it cloaked itself.
Now here is what bothered me. In Westfield Massachusetts there is always air traffic, on this night there was none. In town there is Barnes Air Reserve base. In Chicopee Massachusetts about 40 miles to the east there is Westover Air Reserve base. And about 30 miles to the south is Bradley International air port. So you can see that there should have been air traffic. I fully believe that what we had seen that night was one of ours.
There are other cases out there where people have witnessed strange things with a military involvement. People have reported both airplanes as well as helicopters apparently guiding or following so called UFO's The Betty Cash Incident is a good indicator to this.
On the Evening of December 29th 1980 Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum (Vickie's seven-year-old grandson) were driving home to Dayton, Texas in Cash's Oldsmobile Cutlass after dining out. At about 9.00 p.m., while driving on an isolated two-lane road in dense woods, the witnesses said they observed a light above some trees. They initially thought the light was an airplane approaching Houston Intercontinental Airport (about 35 miles away) and gave it little notice.
A few minutes later on the winding roads, the witnesses saw what they took to be the same light as before, but it was now much closer and very bright. The light, they would claim, came from a huge diamond-shaped object, which hovered at about treetop level. The object's base was expelling flame and emitting significant heat.
Vickie Landrum told Cash to stop the car, fearing they would be burned if they approached any closer. However, Vickie's opinion of the object quickly changed: a born again Christian, she interpreted the object as a sign of the second coming of Jesus Christ, telling her grandson, "That's Jesus. He will not hurt us." (Clark, 175)
Anxious, Cash considered turning the car around, but abandoned this idea because the road was too narrow and she presumed the car would get stuck on the dirt shoulders, which were soft from that evening's rains.
Cash and Landrum got out of the car to examine the object. Colby was terrified, however, and Vickie Landrum quickly returned to the car to comfort the frantic child. Cash remained outside the car, "mesmerized by the bizarre sight," as Jerome Clark wrote. (Clark, 175) He went on,
The object, intensely bright and a dull metallic silver, was shaped like a huge upright diamond, about the size of the Dayton water tower, with its top and bottom cut off so that they were flat rather than pointed. Small blue lights ringed the center, and periodically over the next few minutes flames shot out of the bottom, flaring outward, creating the effect of a large cone. Every time the fire dissipated, the UFO floated a few feet downwards toward the road. But when the flames blasted out again, the object rose about the same distance." (Clark, 175)
The witnesses said the heat was strong enough to make the car's metal body painful to the touch—Cash said she had to use her coat to protect her hand from being burnt when she finally re-entered the car. When she touched the car's dashboard, Vickie Landrum's hand pressed into the softened vinyl, leaving an imprint that was evident weeks later. Investigators cited this handprint as proof of the witnesses' account; however, no photograph of the alleged handprint exists.
The object then moved to a point higher in the sky. As it ascended over the treetops, the witnesses claimed that a group of helicopters approached the object and surrounded it in tight formation. Cash and Landrum counted 23 helicopters, and later identified some of them as tandem-rotor CH-47 Chinooks used by military forces worldwide. Investigators later located a Dayton police officer, Detective Lamar Walker, and his wife who claimed to have seen 12 Chinook-type helicopters near the same area the Cash-Landrum event allegedly occurred and at roughly the same time. These other witnesses did not report seeing a large diamond-shaped object. Detective Walker investigated this incident but was misled on numerous occasions by high ranking military officials, including those reportedly from the Pentagon.
One day in April 1981 a CH-47 flew into Dayton. As Colby watched he became very upset. Vickie decided to take him to the spot where the helicopter had landed in the hope that it would seem less frightening on the ground. When they reached the landing zone they found a lot of people there already and had to wait some time before they were allowed to go inside the helicopter and talk to the pilot. Vickie and another visitor both claim that the pilot said he had been in the area before for the purpose of checking on a UFO in trouble near Huffman. When Vickie told the pilot how glad she was to see him, because she had been one of the people burned by the UFO, he refused to talk to them any more and hustled them out of the aircraft.
With the evidence that is out there it would suggest that at least a small portion of UFOs belong to us. There is a percentage however that do not. But how can we tell the difference?
As always keep your eyes to the sky you just might see something incredible.
Ed Fleming (UFOII) http://ufoii1.blogspot.com
Sources: Cash-Landrum incident http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash-Landrum_incident