A witness describing an event that took place July 17th posed this question in relation to what they saw. In New York’s North County, the witness was relaxing at home in the city of Plattsburgh when they looked up and spotted the planet Venus accompanied by a strange object just slightly to the right from his position sitting in his back yard. As he watched, what happened next would make him start to wonder about his position in the universe.
As the object hovered to the right of the planet Venus, the witness suddenly noticed it begin to move slowly at first in the sky, hovering in a similar way to a satellite. Of course since it had been hovering at first the witness considered this odd, but figured he might have been mistaken when he first witnessed the light. As he watched, however, suddenly the object picked up speed and the witness could see clearly that it was not a distant satellite at all, but rather a nearby object. As he watched, he was able to estimate an altitude of somewhere around 1,000 feet. Suddenly, however, something changed in the behavior of the mysterious craft as it darted away at over 900 miles per hour. The speed it accelerated at was almost instantaneous, and the witness was only able to watch for a short period of time before it disappeared entirely.
What was this strange object? Why did it disappear so suddenly? Though this story may seem incredible, it is only one of several like it that have come in to MUFON the Mutual UFO Network’s website over the past few years. Objects are seen seemingly daily by witnesses who observe accelerations that seem to defy the known laws of physics and certainly move faster than any known conventional aircraft could.
Part of the logic of something like this being largely unexplainable is that even conventional aircraft with occupants that could theoretically travel at such incredible speeds with such acceleration would be impossible to pilot. An almost instantaneous acceleration to 900 miles per hour would certainly kill the occupants of any craft within, even if they did have all known countermeasures in place to ensure their survival. NASA has studied this effect extensively and found that the internal organs are quickly injured and blood vessels begin to burst at accelerations nowhere even approaching the one described by the witness.
And it’s interesting to note also that the sudden takeoff occurred shortly after the witness noticed the craft. Witnesses are often left feeling like the craft are reacting to their knowledge of their presence. If a craft suddenly takes off without warning at immense speeds, there is often suspected a sort of psychic transaction taking place between the witness and the object, as though their sense of wonder suddenly triggers an alarm in the ship making it decide to suddenly disappear. And finally we have the religious connotation. The witness in this case wonders if there is some form of divine intervention taking place and wishes to know where they now stand in relation to the cosmos.