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Astrophysicist Spoke About The Observation

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Astrophysicist Spoke About The Observation Of UFOs

One night in New Mexico, Ethan Siegel faced (https://bit.ly/3KvMeQ1)
something that had been haunting him for nearly two decades.
Many UFO sightings are easy to attribute to stars, planes, flares,
drones, and other mundane things, but when the person reporting
the sighting is a pilot, police officer, military member, or scientist,
we tend to pay more attention to what they saw and what they thought
it was.
In a recent article for Big Think, astrophysicist Ethan Siegel
described a UFO sighting that he has been trying to make sense
of for years, but which continues to be a complete mystery.
It happened in December 2006 when he and a friend were returning
from a trip to Bandelier National Park in New Mexico.
They were driving through a remote desert at dusk when Siegel
noticed a “glowing blue light in the shape of an ellipse” that was
at first motionless in the sky and then began to slowly move.
“As it got closer, it got brighter, but looked like nothing but
a solid blue disk, and seemed to pick up speed at an alarming rate,”
he wrote.
“Then it sped to the right, faster and further away from us, and after
about two or three seconds of driving at top speed, the light just
went out.”
What’s interesting about this observation is how Siegel went about
deconstructing what he saw, trying to rule out various traditional
explanations based on his own experience.
Ultimately, he came to the conclusion that he could not find
a definitive answer – instead, he put forward a number of options,
in his opinion, unlikely, including the option of an alien origin.
“So yes, I can say that I’m one of the very few people to truly see
a UFO: something that I would definitively describe as an
unidentified flying object. (If you prefer the term UAP, or
unexplained aerial phenomenon, because of the stigma associated
with UFOs, I’m happy to go by either one.) But even though I
cannot fully explain what I saw, in no way do I think it was an alien
spacecraft”, he said.
“Can I rule out the possibility that it was aliens? No. But I also
can’t rule out other possibilities that seem far-fetched to me, but
still seem less far-fetched than aliens”, Siegel added.


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