- I am a former Paratrooper, who, while in the Gulf
Operation Provide Comfort, was part of a mass sighting of an
flying object. It was only just that,
not saying that I think it was
extraterrestial, but it was not part of
anything that anyone in my
unit had heard of or seen in our arsenal.
- It was a warm summer night in
the town of Zahku Iraq.
The 3/325 ABCT had set up their Ops center in
a blown-out shell of a building
located in the central part of the
city. It was so warm in the evenings
that we would sleep outside on
the roof of the structure to try and get
some additianal air and
comfort. One evening, while myself and other
members of my unit were
unwinding after a long day of patrols, I decided
to look for a
satellite in the star-filled Middle Eastern sky. I soon
found what I
had thought I was looking for.
- I watched this supposed satellite traverse across the
sky when, suddenly, it stopped in 'mid-orbit.' I thought I had been
at the stars so long that my vision had potentially become
shook off the confusion and got my visual of the object
back. It was traversing
the sky again. I thought to myself, "my
eyes were just disoriented."
As soon as I thought that...BAM!!!
It stopped again. I got the attention
of a squad member and asked
him to watch the object. I pointed it out
to him and it was traversing
the sky again. He commented, "You mean
After he said that, it stopped yet again!
- For the next several minutes we
watched the object move
north, sporadically stopping for short periods
of time. While seemingly
motionless the object would get brighter
than the brightest star in the
sky and immediately afterwards it would
become dim, almost to the point
of losing site of it. My team member
pointed out that it seemed as if
it was losing and gaining elevation
rapidly. He was not very interested
in the object though. His comment
was, "R&D is at it again or
it's a damn flying saucer. Either
way, I don't really care because it
doesn't have anything to do with my
- I on the other hand was a little more intrigued. I took
chance and yelled across the building to see if anyone else was watching
the object. The roof errupted in conversation concerning the object that
everyone thought no one else was watching. For approximately 20 minutes,
25-30 plus men with varying degrees of military experience watched this
object do slow deliberate circles, figure eights, and hovering manoeuvers.
The sighting ended with the object pausing during a figure eight and then
rocketing North East faster than the eye could track it. We talked
about the sighting for a few days and then chalked it up to
the boys back
in R&D. If that really is or was the answer.....
- Thought you might be interested in the story.
- Have a happy holiday!
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