Some kind of meteor blazed across Canada’s western skies the other night. Experts think it exploded in the air, and the search is on for its debris.
Here’s a video, taken by an Edmonton police officer on early-morning patrol:
Here’s another one:
A lot of people on YouTube and elsewhere are calling this a UFO sighting, which it technically is: it was indeed an unidentified flying object. But that gets so out of hand. I saw lights in the sky outside just now, and I couldn’t tell you if it was the air ambulance helicopter, a small plane, a passenger jet or a saucer full of big-headed probers. That makes it a UFO.
I saw an actual flying saucer once. When my brother and I were kids, we were outside and saw a silvery object — it looked like two pie plates glued together — wobbling across the sky. We called or mother, who came and watched it with us. We couldn’t really tell how big it was or how far away it was; it might have been six inches across and 15 feet in the air, or a mile across and 100 miles in the air. Whatever it was moved really slowly and kind of wobbled.
Later, I went through a UFO phase where I read all those books about Roswell and Area 51. You know, like Above Top Secret and that sort of thing. But in the end, I just kind of wrote it off to hysteria/ball lightning/illusions/hoaxes, or maybe secret US government technology.
Here’s the weird thing: I once mentioned that UFO sighting to my brother, and he remembered it vividly, although we agreed it was likely some kind of homemade kite, or a weather balloon. But then it got weird; we said something about it to our mother, and she got all prickly and not only denied it had every happened … she got mad at us for making something like that up. Mental tampering? Memory reprogramming? Or just common sense?
The truth is out there.