I see lots of UFO's, but no one ever believes me.
Okay so I know that maybe I spot UFO's a little more often than the average person. A few factors contribute to this:
a.) I spend a bit more time than the average person just sitting staring up at the sky;
b.) I like to think it's my superhuman vision (more likely just one of the side effects of hypervigilance), but I can spot movement in a dark sky without much of an effort. You'd be amazed at the number of night birds and bats and things there are flying around;
c.) I may have watched too many episodes of the X-Files;
d.) I'm slightly paranoid about space/aliens, so maybe I'm just more observant when it comes to inexplicable flying lights.
One thing I've seen in the sky has been explained Properly. I kept seeing these little lights that looked like really far away stars, and they move really slowly across the sky. Too slow for airplanes, plus they didn't have any blinking lights. They would just drift across the sky and then fade to nothing.
And my first thought was always OMG ALIENS!!!
But those little lights are not in fact aliens. They are satellites.
HOWEVER, satellites do not explain the other lights. Like the brighter ones that hover, dart in all different directions, and vanish.
Probably they're just weather balloons.
Seriously. According to NASA, there's just weather balloons all over the damn place. They can reach speeds in excess of 700 miles per hour, altitudes above 40,000 feet; they even can go invisible.
They can do all that without strings attached, without people holding onto them or guiding them, and without motors of any kind.
And people actually buy this explanation.
Imagine if we explained all paranormal phenomena this way.
Jesus came back from the dead?!?
Nope, sorry guys; that was a weather balloon.
Voldemort is back!!
Negative. Weather balloon.
Sometimes it really is just a UFO.