Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands?
Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife on Feb 16, but instead reported filming a strange sequence of glowing objects. In the time lapse, Bambi & Co. go from grazing in the dark to gazing into what look like floating headlights. At another, it looks like they’re basking in a large spotlight hovering above
"We didn't know what it was. I was looking for a nice buck to be showing up on the trail camera actually," Edith explained.
Rainer Shattles added, “Whether it’s a government drone or what, I wish if nothing else, if one of them would step up and say ‘Ya, that’s ours.’”
Mr. Shattles may be onto something there. The isolated region would make a perfect location for military training exercises to take place.
If you’re an ardent X-Filer, yes – the truth is out there. It may even be something fantastically unexpected and alien. However, it’s always nice to try the simple explanations on for size first – just in case they fit.
Of the 500 monthly UFO sightings reported in America, the mysterious phenomena end up mostly bearing mundane everyday explanations. According to the Huffington Post, a Kansas City sighting from a few years back was actually a military parachuting team performing a nighttime jump.
There was even something called Project Blue Book study performed by the U.S. Air Force between 1948 and 1969. After looking at 12,000 UFO sightings, it was learned that 11,917 of them had equally boring explanations like satellites, weather balloons, natural phenomena, or hoaxes. After 1969, Blue Book wasn’t carried any further (although I like to think that was just the juncture at which it became covert, with Agent Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones saving Earth daily in thankless secrecy).
So, of the kajillion explanations it could be - what do you think this family captured? Drones? A military training exercise? Deer eyeball reflections? A grandkid with excellent photoshop skills? Keep in mind that whatever the lights were, they didn't seem to rattle the Shattle's deer enough to stop their grass gobbling. What are my two cents? Well, using the wealth of information I obtained while earning a Biological Sciences degree, I've deduced the following:
It's definitely Santa trolling Southern tail for his team during their off season.
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