Post by J. Clarke Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Scott Lurndal
âElon Musk: Youâll Connect to Starlink With âUFO on a Stickââ
âStargazers have already mistaken SpaceXâs Starlink satellites for alien
No professional stargazer would be that stupid. The relative motions
give it away instantly.
I'm missing something here. No professional stargazer would
mistake them for *stars,* because of the relative motion.
Somebody just looking up at the sky might mistake them for alien
I've mentioned already, have I not, the magnificent UFO I saw
I was living in an apartment in Berkeley whose front door faced
west. I was standing on my front porch; the sun had just set and
the western sky was a glorious purple. Across the sky moved a
large ovoid object, dark against the sunset except for the
colored geometric patterns that traveled across it. (Note: this
was many years before CE3K came out.)
"Oh, wow," I had time to think, "They're here!"
And then the geometric patterns changed to letters, and the
lettering said, "GOODYEAR."
Some time since the last time I'd seen it, the Goodyear Blimp had
gotten itself all lit up.
It was a lovely moment, all the same.
As for Starlink, it keeps reminding me of the Archangel Network
in the third season of the rebooted Doctor Who.
I didn't have UFO experience like yours, but I did have one. When Iw
was in college one of the then famous UFOlogists gave a presentation
on campus. Among other things he had a rather compelling photograph
of a saucer shaped object, with an oddly shaped antenna on top. He
stated that this object had never been identified. Well, I saw that
object. But I know what it was, with certainty. On my commute to
work, I usually found myself stopped at a traffic light facing almost
straight down the main runway at the local airport. There was a DC-9
on the runway when I stopped. While I was waiting for the light to
change the DC-9 took off and headed off into the distance, fading into
the haze, until, by golly, there was that unidentifiable object.
That was the end of any faith I might have had in fuzzy photos being
evidence of anything other than incompetent photography.
Somebody once asked Arthur C. Clarke if he believed in UFOs, and