Are There UFOs in the NC Sky?
Are There UFOs in the NC Sky?
July 27, 2005, 10:14 AM EDT
It's part of the human curiosity. Many of us wonder
... are we alone?
A Gallup poll shows that 72 percent of Americans
believe there is life on other planets. And one in
five of us believe aliens have been in contact with
human beings. Our own curiosity made us want to find
out what evidence, if any, there is of alien
spacecraft flying over North Carolina's skies. And why
do people believe in, and explore, life from beyond.
That quest took us to the central part of the state.
At a farm, in an undisclosed location, west of High
Point in Davidson County, independent UFO researchers
like Alan Caviness look to the sky, looking for signs
of life. Life unlike anything we know. We sat down
with Caviness to talk about his experiences.
"Earth has always been visited. We've never been
alone. I think this is a gradual awakening that we're
all in the middle of. And I believe I'm a part of
that. And so are many other people."
Using digital cameras, Caviness takes pictures,
hundreds of them, and video. He says the cameras pick
up objects unseen to the naked eye. Caviness said, "We
do know that our cameras can pick up in the near
infrared part the light spectrum, which is beyond
Caviness says some UFO's can be seen without high
technology-if the aliens on board want you to see
them. He and other believers in High Point say the
space crafts only come here from the middle of March
through early August. "These UFO's are conducting some
kind of annual operations. We know that because we
just don't see anything in the winter months when it's
coldest. March 11, out of 400 photographs, we got six
UFO's. So, we know that they're back."
In one account, Caviness and a companion saw two UFO's
approaching. They took these pictures. Then, whatever
it was, was gone. "We looked up, and they had to be
right over our heads because they were approaching us,
and there were just not visible. But they clearly
showed up in the photos."
Caviness does not just believe these unidentified
flying objects are alien crafts, but that aliens are
part of human life. He said, "There are a lot more
people being abducted by these UFO's then you would
People like Alan Caviness himself. "I know I've been
Once, he says, he heard a strange clicking noise in
open air. On the way from his mailbox to his home,
something happened. Caviness recounted, "I walked to
my front door-about 30 feet over short grass-and I no
longer had my house key, my car key, in my hand. I
think I was taken and returned, minus my keys. These
things are happening."
Like many who claim to be abducted by aliens, Caviness
says he doesn't remember anything. After entering his
home, he found a scar on his chest, a hole through his
shirt. He claims, within hours, the scar was gone. He
also claims what many other so-called 'experiencers'
do; sleep paralysis before and after an abduction. He
said, "They can't move their arms and legs, and
sometimes they feel a presence in the room, but they
can't look over to see it."
And there are countless others who swear they have
seen something not from this world. There are web
sites dedicated to UFO sightings, filled with accounts
from southeastern North Carolina. In Carolina Beach;
"I was a little startled to see several fairly bright
lights in the sky..."
Holden Beach; "..one of several red lights emitted a
Chadbourn; "We thought it was a military aircraft, but
my husband built aircraft, and said that is not one of
ours, including those at area 51."
Dr. Bob Brown teaches courses in pseudo science at
UNCW. We showed him the Caviness collection of
pictures and video. As he mulled over the still
pictures, he remarked, "This could be a piece of
fabric that someone had taken or cardboard. That looks
like to me that could be an automobile tire that's
been played with."
Brown says it's not that these aren't unidentified
flying objects, but that in itself does not make them
extraterrestrial. He said, "If it's a UFO, it's not an
Dr. Brown says those who claim to see ships from out
of this world aren't out of their minds. Often though,
he says, they see what they want to believe. Brown
said, "Not only are they not a little crazy, but they
are essentially within the normal range on most
Brown admits the unknown is exactly that; unknown.
Anything is possible. Nothing, for him, is confirmed.
He said, "These things could exist? In the case of the
alien spaceships, of course. But, we need verifiable
Alan Caviness says he knows what he's seeing. "If I'm
hallucinating, then so is my camera."
He says it's time for the science community to
acknowledge there's something out there so that we,
the human race, can learn, not about aliens as much as
about ourselves. He said, "These beings understand
what human thought is. We don't. They also understand
what life actually is. We don't. They understand what
our existence here on earth is all about. We don't.
There's a lot we don't understand. That's why we need
to explore this phenomenon."
By Jack Madison JMADISON@...
(If you believe you have seen an alien spacecraft, or
something you just can't explain, there are web sites
that document UFO sightings. Go to
http://www.ufoinfo.com/filer/index or http://www.mufon.com.)
Nephilim's Paranormal Investigations - http://paranorm.cjb.net
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