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07 July 2017

PIZZAQ: I was certain I saw a UFO. We weren't stoned, even though it was northern California in 1971.

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A historical catalog of sighted varieties of Unidentified Flying Objects, mostlikely extraterrestrial (as opposed to secret Earth superpower experimental craft).

Before calling all these sightings hogwash, I testify that in 1971, driving south on the Pacific Coast highway in northern California at night with other educated adult passengers, for 45 minutes we watched an aerial object zip around the sky at huge speeds, change shape and size rapidly -- for those 45 minutes we were all convinced that whether we liked it or not, the crazy thing was an extraterrestrial UFO.

Well, it wasn't a UFO. PIZZAQ: If it wasn't from outer space, if it was an honest, natural Earth phenomenon, what was it? (Large with shallots & endives.)


Vleeptron Dude said...

PatfromCH guessed (via e-mail) that we saw a weather balloon. It wasn't a weather balloon.
HINT: Though it's a rare phenomenon, people have been seeing this strange weird thing for as long as there's been weather.

Vleeptron Dude said...

Oh, of the chart of UFO sightings above, the one we saw that California night most resembled the "globe shaped" object -- but minus its reported dimensions, because our object grew and shrunk dramatically and swiftly.

Mike Stone said...

Sounds like ball lightning, but I haven't heard of it lasting that long.

Vleeptron Dude said...

Great guess, but no pizza. Yeah, for about 45 minutes this whackdoodle sky thing zooped and zapped above and around us. (To be fair to the Thing, it never made a hostile or threatening move.)
HINT: When you find the famous big reference book that explains Ball Lightning, this thing is just a couple of pages away.

Love Kpop said...

I'm looking for a few bugs in my post. But I think I should have someone look and point out it.