Searching for UFOs
By Mike Blake
Red rocks, pink jeeps, vortex tours, pan flute music and UFO tours: Welcome to Sedona, Arizona.
You can see when arriving why for hundreds of years the Native Americans considered Sedona a sacred place; it is stunningly beautiful. But like most beautiful things on this planet we humans find ways to monetize the experience. From parking passes to tours through the desert in pink jeeps, businesses are created and a micro economy sprouts up next to the vortexes. But back to UFO’s…
If you ever get an opportunity to go on a UFO tour, take it. I took my camera along, out into the blackness of the winter desert just south of Sedona where we met up with Kim Carlsberg, who happens to be a well known UFO author and speaker on the subject of UFOs.
From our meeting point we traveled a dirt road to a location that gave use an amazing view of the night sky. Kim had a truck full of lawn chairs and we set them up in rows like we would be ordering pop corn and watching a movie. She also had five sets of military night vision goggles.
After a friendly introduction we were given instructions on UFO viewing etiquette, what we may or may not see, and how the night vision goggles operated. Quite frankly, after dusk dropped into the blackness of night I was pretty sure my picture taking would be over. It was a crystal clear night and the view of the sky was amazing. Slap on some military grade night vision goggles and the millions of stars I was seeing became billions. It was shocking to see all the stars that are behind all the stars.
Now, UFO viewing etiquette frowns on you yelling out “Satellite” but that was pretty much what I saw. I think we spotted 29 in less than an hour. There was discussion later about all the moving objects in the night sky, the planes and helicopters were very easy to distinguish and with the night vision goggles it was amazing to view all the satellites going in different directions, at different speeds and reflecting different amounts of light due to their size.
Extra Terrestrial life, ya, I’m pretty sure out in the universe there is other life. If you consider the age of our planet earth and how long we as humans have been in existence, the likelihood of other intelligent life starting somewhere else a million or more years before us is highly probable. I think about how technology has advanced, just in my lifetime, and imagine how it will all play out ten thousand years from now. But then I ask myself, if I was that intelligent why the heck would I want to come here?
Looking up into the night sky with night vision goggles is completely mesmerizing and worth the price of admission. The UFO I got to see was really us as a planet, floating through time, unable to identify the meaning of all of this.