I was leaving my home at 3:30 AM to catch a 5:35 AM flight from the Grand Rapids airport.The temp outside was about 16 degrees F. As I came down the stairs from the bedroom I looked out the window as it was very clear, star filled early morning. A lovely almost full moon was visible lighting the landscape. I noticed off to the East a flaming object that I at first took to be space debris entering the atmosphere but it was moving slowly. It was headed West. The next thought was its a small plane and I thought perhaps it was in trouble because of the fire ball coming from it. The object was flying horizontal and at about the altitude that small planes fly in the area since the Park Township airport is just about a mile away. The object then stopped and hovered just off of my property line to the South and perhaps midway between my home and Lake Macatawa which is on the other side of the road from my home and maybe two or three hundred yards away. I went outside and watched it hover for a few minutes until it slowly rose up vertically and to the South until it disappeared. It made no sound that I can recall in the dense cold air. I felt that the object was “deliberate”. That is the word that came to my mind while I was watching it.
In space, no one can hear you scream.
Thats because space is a vacuum and there is no air. Air is required for sound waves to move around.
But there is noise in space. The kind of noise that astronomers and space folk talk of is radio waves and electromagnetic waves. These come from most everything in space, but are only really measurable from large sources, stars, quasars, galaxies and the such.
A team of astronomers, led by Alan Kogut of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have detected a ‘roar’ in space six times as loud as would be expected. Kogut described what they found at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
“Something new and interesting going on in the universe.” Kogut said, “The universe really threw us a curve. Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted.”
Michael Seiffert of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena added, “We really don’t know what it is.”
The Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, will meet with President-elect Barack Obama today to discuss the “Burdens of Office” including al Qaeda, Iraq, Iran and top secret information relating to the safety and security of the USA. But will other sensitive information be discussed?
UFOs? Alien technology? Human abductions? Area 51?