I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

This recent image is making the rounds of UFO reporting sites of a “massive flying saucer” hovering over Scottsdale, Arizona.

Before you blow up (and obviously manipulate in Photoshop) this image it looks like a cloud.

That this image has had color change done, and a contrast enhancement which brightens the bright spots making them look more like reflections off a metallic surface. A clear indication of manipulation, and as soon as you manipulate it you can be pretty certain you have also invalidated it. Yet even here it looks pretty exactly like a lenticular cloud.

Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings.

But I could be wrong, let’s just wait and see if any other reports of giant UFO’s come in from Arizona. This object was reported sighted on the north side of Scottsdale, and the Scottsdale Municipal Airport is also located there. An object this large does not go unnoticed by the myriad small planes, police and news helicopters, kids flying kites, bird watchers or just average people, not so well trained in observation as those, who happen randomly to be looking generally… up.

As meteorologists go, I am pretty sure Punxsutawney Phil could id this one.

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  • Barnacle Bob

    Not sure if I’m entirely sold on this photo, but I sure as heck can’t dismiss it either. I witnessed a series of sightings throughout the month of January 2013, in the Paradise Valley area of Phoenix, which is pert near the same neighborhood. This included multiple sightings of a red/orange survey probe, and the host craft which I refer to as a Crab Eyes UFO.

    In the various You Tube videos I’ve collected of Crab Eyes, their signature characteristic is most always two lights hanging in the sky, and aligned at an approximate 30 angle from vertical. In all videos both at night and day, the craft behind the lights is invisible. That was certainly the case when I saw one in person on Jan 16th, 2013.

    It showed up directly over my bus stop at 6:40am, as I was heading to work, and it appeared to be parked at an altitude lower than what police choppers use when flying over the city. It was kind of creepy. I got the distinct feeling I was being observed by two eyes in the sky.

    There were quite of few videos posted on You Tube, related to sightings in Phoenix during the month of January 2013. This town was getting worked over by Crab Eyes pretty extensively that month, and there were plenty of witnesses to what was going on. My personal favorite was recorded on the night of Jan 15th, the evening before my own encounter the next morning.

  • Barnacle Bob

    Here’s another video of a Crab Eyes UFO, deploying its ground survey probe. The lady who filmed this video believes she’s seeing a fleet of orbs. I disagree with her assessment. Besides my encounter with the host craft on Jan 16th, 2013, I also had a run in with a survey probe three days later. It passed by about 16ft from the end of my nose, and then shot up into the sky and disappeared. Imagine you’re standing behind your car in a parking lot, and the next two spaces over are unoccupied. In the third space over you admire a fancy car sitting there. That’s how close I was to one of these ground survey probes.