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2021-02-24 3:08:26 PM  
We're enchanting
 
2021-02-24 3:11:20 PM  
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2021-02-24 3:35:05 PM  
I didn't see anything about aliens.
 
2021-02-24 3:47:04 PM  
Sandia NL was probably testing a new high-speed streetlight.
 
2021-02-24 3:47:30 PM  
They mostly come out at night. Mostly.
 
2021-02-24 3:48:45 PM  
Peyote?
 
2021-02-24 3:50:48 PM  
we had clearly heard the flight number's identification in a longer version of the clip provided to us by master radio interceptor Steve Douglass who originally recorded it.

Are you really "intercepting" anything if it's published in clear text (voice) over an open radio link that anyone with a receiver can hear?
 
2021-02-24 3:51:10 PM  
Living La Dulce Vita?
 
2021-02-24 3:51:35 PM  
In the age where everyone has a high definition camera in their pocket, it turns out that the only pictures we ever see of aliens are shot with a Blackberry.
 
2021-02-24 3:53:34 PM  
So a pilot saw a long cylindrical thing that looked like a cruise missile in the middle of an area where the government test missiles?

Yes, this must be the work of the supernatural.
 
2021-02-24 3:53:34 PM  
Check if a United flight was nearby...might be a loose hubcap or a wing.
 
2021-02-24 3:54:49 PM  
Even highly advanced beings get a jones for chile now and again.
 
2021-02-24 3:55:47 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [Fark user image 425x242]


Is that the Lonnie Zamora incident?
 
2021-02-24 3:55:58 PM  

dothemath: So a pilot saw a long cylindrical thing that looked like a cruise missile in the middle of an area where the government test missiles?

Yes, this must be the work of the supernatural.


Strangely enough, that's the third most common type of UFO sighting. And, they've been spotted since the middle ages (at one point, they were called flying cannons)
 
2021-02-24 3:59:20 PM  
Fabrication?
 
2021-02-24 3:59:39 PM  

Somaticasual: dothemath: So a pilot saw a long cylindrical thing that looked like a cruise missile in the middle of an area where the government test missiles?

Yes, this must be the work of the supernatural.

Strangely enough, that's the third most common type of UFO sighting. And, they've been spotted since the middle ages (at one point, they were called flying cannons)


Garry Kasparov knows what you're talking about.
 
2021-02-24 4:01:12 PM  
As fun as it is being a hotspot for all things "Alien", and we do milk it, I'll bet this is a new rocket being tested by the military. We don't have all these massive military bases here for nothing. Out here the bases are so big that you can hide a lot of 'experimental shenanigans' in all the space. Well until you buzz an airliner.

I don't disbelieve that aliens could exist, the odds are that they do. The universe is a big place and there is no way we are the only brush with 'living things' in all this time and space but... I can't buy the 'butt probing Aliens' that everyone seems to swear by. The sheer VASTNESS of space almost guarantees that we will never encounter another form of life.
 
2021-02-24 4:02:51 PM  
Futurama: Zoidberg episode
Youtube jLg3FTT-MnE
 
2021-02-24 4:03:05 PM  
I was waiting for my truck to be serviced at a Tire World about 10 yrs ago, hung out in the TV waiting area room.
There was an older lady in there, maybe 70 ish... after turning off the stupid morning show on the TV, we started chit chatting about this and that, ...what are you getting done... we're gearing up for a road trip, etc etc. She asked where we were going, Oh just down to the desert for a few days in So Utah.
For some reason we started talking about the night sky out there, etc and she says straight faced, "You may see some UFOs, you never know..."
Yeah, maybe...
"Oh, they're out there. I've seen 'em," still straight in the eye, matter of factly. "We used to see them all of the time when my late husband worked the Uranium mines around the Four Corners area in New Mexico. They we're hovering around above the mines, sometimes just hanging out above the road where trucks were driving by, then zipping away. Everyone pretty much got used to seeing them there once in a while."
It was like she was telling me about how her mail carrier parks in front of her house every day at 2:00 or something. Just routine stuff.

So, this NE New Mexico UFO sighting? Hmmmm...
 
2021-02-24 4:06:48 PM  
Do planes have dashes for dashcams?

Too bad they'd probably disallowed by the bureaucracy of the FAA certification and testing, requiring them to meet s overly strict standards, gluten-free, spark proof, and a particular shade of orange....
 
2021-02-24 4:10:13 PM  

Petey4335: Peyote?


I was going to go with 'legal weed' and then realized I probably didn't want to Google 'states where weed is legal' on a work computer.

Of course, New Mexico has been UFO Central since long before weed was legal anywhere ...
 
2021-02-24 4:10:37 PM  
I dunno. What is about aliens and New Mexico, huh? That's what I wanna know.
 
2021-02-24 4:18:04 PM  

joseelsegundo: Mad_Radhu: [Fark user image 425x242]

Is that the Lonnie Zamora incident?


Yep.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonni​e​_Zamora_incident
 
2021-02-24 4:24:16 PM  
I'm getting a kick ....

/observer of several ufos
//over NE New Mexico
///'tis a good place to test experimental aircraft
 
2021-02-24 4:33:37 PM  
It's such a mystery.
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2021-02-24 4:38:26 PM  

Mad_Radhu: joseelsegundo: Mad_Radhu: [Fark user image 425x242]

Is that the Lonnie Zamora incident?

Yep.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie​_Zamora_incident


I went to school in Socorro. You hear that story a bit while you're there.
 
2021-02-24 4:43:01 PM  
used to be no one said squat about aliens overhead. look what happened when that one married couple said they got probed by aliens in the USA many years ago. suddenly all sorts of other people came forward claiming the same thing.

media, movies and the like are more dangerous than many people realize. they seem to spawn others who were merely on the brink before the got a perceived green light to push the whacky button. look at how many sick bastards crawled out of the woodwork after "In Cold Blood" was released in theaters. worse yet, look at what happened after 'Westside Story' ran in the movies. went to hell in a handbag.
 
2021-02-24 4:50:14 PM  
High altitude farks with your brain. Really, really farking badly for some people. I had high altitude sickness for six months when I moved here.

How do you think Meow Wolf happened?

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Come visit once COVID is over. Especially if you, say, had high altitude sickness and hit the oxygen bar right before.

/why yes I did that
//tripped balls on my own brain chemistry while in Meow Wolf
 
2021-02-24 4:57:48 PM  
Having been in the Air Defense Artillery at Ft Bliss, typically when we went for a shoot in New Mexico, at the McGregor Range, the airspace would be closed, you know for reasons. Burning airliners hitting the ground makes for bad publicity, just ask the Russians. I don't see them allowing airliners anywhere near a live fire exercise.
 
2021-02-24 5:25:58 PM  
They've already seen all of Old Mexico.
 
2021-02-24 5:31:14 PM  

Ringshadow: High altitude farks with your brain. Really, really farking badly for some people. I had high altitude sickness for six months when I moved here.

How do you think Meow Wolf happened?

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Come visit once COVID is over. Especially if you, say, had high altitude sickness and hit the oxygen bar right before.

/why yes I did that
//tripped balls on my own brain chemistry while in Meow Wolf


There's a guy here at work who had to go to the emergency room while visiting LANL.  Another time, someone took him up Sandia peak and he couldn't get out of the car as he was weak and about to pass out.

At LANL, I would stay at the Hampton in White Rock and jog that neighborhood.  I love it but I can feel the altitude for sure.
 
2021-02-24 5:44:11 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Petey4335: Peyote?

I was going to go with 'legal weed' and then realized I probably didn't want to Google 'states where weed is legal' on a work computer.

Of course, New Mexico has been UFO Central since long before weed was legal anywhere ...


Legal weed? Not here in New Mexico.
 
2021-02-24 5:44:44 PM  
If you want to see the remains of crashed spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico, go to the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
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They have a Robert Goddard exhibit.

The state fire marshal kicked Goddard out of Massachusetts for starting too many fires with his gasoline and liquid oxygen.  Charles Lindbergh was interested though, and promised him some funding and a location where no one would care what he launched.
 
2021-02-24 5:46:08 PM  
I'm just spitballing' but maybe it's all the meth?
 
2021-02-24 5:48:10 PM  

zimbomba67: Having been in the Air Defense Artillery at Ft Bliss, typically when we went for a shoot in New Mexico, at the McGregor Range, the airspace would be closed, you know for reasons. Burning airliners hitting the ground makes for bad publicity, just ask the Russians. I don't see them allowing airliners anywhere near a live fire exercise.


Ahh what do you know, you were only in the military and have direct knowledge of those types of operations.  Farkers know everything.
 
2021-02-24 6:15:33 PM  
unidetified cylindrical object


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2021-02-24 7:31:20 PM  
I suspect the aliens have figured out that in many areas of the rural south and south-west, weird looking creatures with possibly extra or missing fingers and toes can blend right in.
 
2021-02-24 7:48:28 PM  

Pinner: I was waiting for my truck to be serviced at a Tire World about 10 yrs ago, hung out in the TV waiting area room.
There was an older lady in there, maybe 70 ish... after turning off the stupid morning show on the TV, we started chit chatting about this and that, ...what are you getting done... we're gearing up for a road trip, etc etc. She asked where we were going, Oh just down to the desert for a few days in So Utah.
For some reason we started talking about the night sky out there, etc and she says straight faced, "You may see some UFOs, you never know..."
Yeah, maybe...
"Oh, they're out there. I've seen 'em," still straight in the eye, matter of factly. "We used to see them all of the time when my late husband worked the Uranium mines around the Four Corners area in New Mexico. They we're hovering around above the mines, sometimes just hanging out above the road where trucks were driving by, then zipping away. Everyone pretty much got used to seeing them there once in a while."
It was like she was telling me about how her mail carrier parks in front of her house every day at 2:00 or something. Just routine stuff.

So, this NE New Mexico UFO sighting? Hmmmm...


It's weird that you say this. I was going to write about the ball lightning in and around all the uranium deposits. My dad saw ball lightning all the time when he lived in Reserve, NM.
 
2021-02-24 9:04:55 PM  
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Them FBI folks are on it! The government's got 'em working in shifts!
 
2021-02-24 9:09:06 PM  

Pinner: I was waiting for my truck to be serviced at a Tire World about 10 yrs ago, hung out in the TV waiting area room.
There was an older lady in there, maybe 70 ish... after turning off the stupid morning show on the TV, we started chit chatting about this and that, ...what are you getting done... we're gearing up for a road trip, etc etc. She asked where we were going, Oh just down to the desert for a few days in So Utah.
For some reason we started talking about the night sky out there, etc and she says straight faced, "You may see some UFOs, you never know..."
Yeah, maybe...
"Oh, they're out there. I've seen 'em," still straight in the eye, matter of factly. "We used to see them all of the time when my late husband worked the Uranium mines around the Four Corners area in New Mexico. They we're hovering around above the mines, sometimes just hanging out above the road where trucks were driving by, then zipping away. Everyone pretty much got used to seeing them there once in a while."
It was like she was telling me about how her mail carrier parks in front of her house every day at 2:00 or something. Just routine stuff.

So, this NE New Mexico UFO sighting? Hmmmm...


Late afternoon I-10 near Elgin AFB property near Defuniak Springs/Freeport exit.

Highly polished very long cylinder in the sky moving from north to south.

I am thinking...how does this thing fly? How...it has no wings. Is it a spent missile stage coming down? No, it isn't falling... crap. Is this what I think it is?

I can't say anything...no one will believe this...and it's near Elgin so it must be military.

So, no BS... this is what I saw once and even I had trouble understanding what I saw...
 
2021-02-24 10:16:50 PM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Pinner: I was waiting for my truck to be serviced at a Tire World about 10 yrs ago, hung out in the TV waiting area room.
There was an older lady in there, maybe 70 ish... after turning off the stupid morning show on the TV, we started chit chatting about this and that, ...what are you getting done... we're gearing up for a road trip, etc etc. She asked where we were going, Oh just down to the desert for a few days in So Utah.
For some reason we started talking about the night sky out there, etc and she says straight faced, "You may see some UFOs, you never know..."
Yeah, maybe...
"Oh, they're out there. I've seen 'em," still straight in the eye, matter of factly. "We used to see them all of the time when my late husband worked the Uranium mines around the Four Corners area in New Mexico. They we're hovering around above the mines, sometimes just hanging out above the road where trucks were driving by, then zipping away. Everyone pretty much got used to seeing them there once in a while."
It was like she was telling me about how her mail carrier parks in front of her house every day at 2:00 or something. Just routine stuff.

So, this NE New Mexico UFO sighting? Hmmmm...

Late afternoon I-10 near Elgin AFB property near Defuniak Springs/Freeport exit.

Highly polished very long cylinder in the sky moving from north to south.

I am thinking...how does this thing fly? How...it has no wings. Is it a spent missile stage coming down? No, it isn't falling... crap. Is this what I think it is?

I can't say anything...no one will believe this...and it's near Elgin so it must be military.

So, no BS... this is what I saw once and even I had trouble understanding what I saw...


I saw something one night between KC and Topeka, on the way back from dinner with some friends. It was night but it was some sort of machine, a huge one. It was giving off light that lit up cornfields for what seemed like miles. Not a sound. Nearly every car on that stretch of freeway pulled over to look at it. Get back to friends house and watch local news, who said the Air Force said it was a Russian satellite de-orbiting.  I don't pretend to know what it was, but it was not a Russian satellite.
 
2021-02-25 12:03:17 AM  
I'm so tired of UFO deniers. Just go outside at night and look up. I have seen hundreds of odd things, lights moving in a helix pattern, lights changing direction without slowing down, lights reversing course abruptly, I don't give a hang if you believe me, go look for yourself. Take a blanket, lay down on the ground, look up at the sky. You WILL see them.
 
2021-02-25 1:23:35 AM  
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2021-02-25 7:23:49 AM  
Kraig57:

The evolution of the Balloon Siesta is funny to me, in that for a long time it was touted as the "most photographed" event in the world, sponsored first by Kodak, then Fuji Film.

Now there's no film.
 
2021-02-25 8:34:46 AM  
I mean... it's a border state.. XD
 
2021-02-25 9:17:28 AM  

flondrix: The state fire marshal kicked Goddard out of Massachusetts for starting too many fires with his gasoline and liquid oxygen.


Those early rocketeers were crackers, as in wacky, i.e. nuts.

See Jack Parsons
 
2021-02-25 9:31:29 AM  

Tailspin Tommy: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Petey4335: Peyote?

I was going to go with 'legal weed' and then realized I probably didn't want to Google 'states where weed is legal' on a work computer.

Of course, New Mexico has been UFO Central since long before weed was legal anywhere ...

Legal weed? Not here in New Mexico.


Yeah, I kinda concluded the legality of the weed was likely not a compelling factor in UFO sightings.
 
2021-02-25 1:20:07 PM  

Kraig57: [Fark user image 850x637]


The displays from the Roswell Museum reminded me of the burners that hot air balloonists used to heat air. Nowadays they have smaller and more sophisticated gear, but these antiques look a lot like old-timey British water heaters. Maybe the UK did a brisk trade in selling old timey water heaters to ballonists back in the 1940s.
 
2021-02-25 3:17:52 PM  

dryknife: flondrix: The state fire marshal kicked Goddard out of Massachusetts for starting too many fires with his gasoline and liquid oxygen.

Those early rocketeers were crackers, as in wacky, i.e. nuts.

See Jack Parsons


The craziest thing Jack did was change his name from Marvel Whiteside Parsons to Jack. Why would anyone change that name?
 
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