I have the 3D images ready to post, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to insert them into a post. They are JPG images, I have 4 of them. Please advise how to accomplish this - I have searched the site but find no instructions (probably right under my nose). Please advise ASAP...
Which "IMG" do I delete? I have tried all varaitions, but when I copy the JPG to my clipboard and place the cursor where the "IMG" used to be, all my "paste" functions are ghosted and inoperable. I have tried drag and drop as well as ctrl C and ctrl V with no luck.
Sorry for being thick headed, but let me ask - do I need to UPLOAD the images, or can I simply copy them into the reply as I'm typing it? Please forgive my lack of knowledge of HTML...I visited the link you provided and it appears all the discussions revolve around capturing pictures from websites - how do I simply copy a JPG image from my computer to theis forum?
Thank you for the help, everyone - as you can tell I am not very familiar with how forums work when it comes to imbedding images into the text. Aleksman71, I used your method after tearing my hair out trying to go it alone.... ------------- On to the images...
I apologize to all for seemingly abandoning this thread, but I assure you it was purely for want of time to prepare these drawings in a manner which I felt would best describe what I saw.
A very strange thing happened as I was creating the renderings. I began to draw what I remember in a trial and error fashion - I have a clear image of what I remember, but the scale and proportions were difficult to reproduce. All the while I was working on the images, I felt a great deal of angst and very frustrated. But the instant I hit upon the right combination, almost before I processed the image visually, that same feeling of euphoria came over me - it was almost as if I was somehow being guided to get the image just right, and when I did, I felt a deep feeling of well-being clear to my soul.
Even stranger was the fact that in my memory, the base of the "building" was rectangular...but no matter how many attempts I made at drawing it correctly, I just became more and more frustrated and almost angry. Then, actually by accident, I drew two rectangles together on the screen that happened to touch in an "L" shape, and a rush of euphoria came over me. Even though I felt I remembered the base of the building as a pure rectangle, I somehow know deep within that the "L" shape is actually correct. This feeling is very puzzling to me.
There are 4 images - the first is as close as I could get to the first glimpse I got of the object, in the correct angle of view.
Next is the same image with dimensional data that I derived in a "reverse" manner. Using the approximate estimate of 150 feet of distance from the road to the object that I recall making, I then constructed the image from a viewpoint of 5 feet elevation from the road surface at that 150 foot distance. When everything looked right (after the "rush" feeling), I then worked backwards by asking the computer to measure the image I had drawn. The results are shown on the drawing rounded to the nearest foot. One caveat - the 3D CAD package I used to generate the image will only render (apply surface textures and other attributes) in a parallel projection mode - that is, objects do not appear to get shorter and narrower as you continue to progress in depth of field. Perspective or pictorial rendering is not possible with my software, so the image is slightly flawed by this lack of real-world perspective. As a result, the right-hand curve appears much sharper in the first two images than it really is, refer to the second two images and you will see it is much more sweeping.
The third image serves to show a different elevation viewpoint of the object, giving more detail from above and also to illustrate the distance from the road.
The 4th image is a to-scale map of the area as I remember it, and illustrating the estimated 1/4-mile distance from the object to the 5-point intersection I found myself at. This is the most puzzling part of my memory of that day - the 25-minute time loss simply going from the site of the object to the intersection only about 1/4 mile down the road. Although my memory of the events are absolutely seamless with no loss of consciousness or other lapse of thought, I cannot explain what happened during those 25 minutes.
I have made this effort to help illustarte for everyone exactly what I saw that day in 1995. I do not, however, wish to find these images plastered all over the internet or worse. Please note I have copyrighted the images. I do not wish to have the published anywhere other than on this forum, without my express written permission. If you ask me, I will probably give you the permission you seek, however, if you haven't asked me and explained what you intend to do with the images, you don't have my permission to publish them. Please understand my request and respect my privacy and my rights to these four images - I created them, and I own them. Thank you in advance for cooperating with me on this issue.
I hope these images will bring forth others who have seen a similar object. It may help me make sense of what took place 12 years ago. Thank you all for you continued interest in my account and for all the help and understanding you have shown me to this point. I invite your comments and questions...
Very Strange sighting slider. Have you been back to the site and checked out the ground to see if the building could have "Risen up" out of it? Just a thought. Regards Andy PS My e-mail address is on my journal if yopu would like to join the group of abductees I will gladly introduce you.
Many thanks for taking the time to share your story and for posting these truly amazing images. I have been interested in the UFO subject for many years, (if indeed that is what this sighting is ) and the only other person I know who has seen anything remotely like what you saw that day is Andy . It's strange that you now seem to think the building was L shaped which is how Andy described his sighting. To me, reading your accounts, it seems as if this was an almost Spiritual experience for you in the respect that the sight of the "building" induced such a feeling of wellbeing. Slider, may I ask you what made you decide to post this story at this particular time so many years after the event ? Also can you remember the date of the sighting? Once again, many thanks for sharing,
I have been reading this thread since you posted it. I think that what you have seen is pretty interesting indeed. Immediately I thought of part of a DUMB [Deep Underground Military Base], but noticed that you did not mention it being dirty or anything. Naturaly had it come from underneath the ground, it would have been dirty. Then you described the puzzling information about the road intersection, almost as if it was a path to the twilight zone, in that the first road seemed to lead to nowhere. Also curious is the fact you had trouble finding the same location where you saw the structure to begin with, combined with some missed time... You know, there are some places on the earth where there is a high distortion of energy, such as the stone henge in England. I just thought I'd throw that out there as it doesn't seem to have been suggested before. I want to say that somehow you had been in some kinda of strange time or energy distortion. This is possible to explain the sense of euphoria as well as missing time gap as the energy flow could very well effect the elertic frequency that our brains work on. This does not however, explain everything. Such as the structure itself, as well as the possible encounter some time later. If you never had the strange encounter that night in your bed, and the other incident you have described, then my conclusion could be more valid, but I am thinking that perhaps you were drawn to this position. if truly drawn to this place... I would have to suggest that this 'drawing effect' most likely began that morning, or perhaps when you began to feel a bit antsy to leave work for a bit, the subsequent actions, going to the woods, turning down paths with not much concern or thought to time or place... all of these lead me to believe that you were somehow in a lower communication on the subconscious level. I am willing to bet, that if you think back to when you began to feel like you needed to get out, that there was no one thing which caused this feeling? It was just an overall 'need' to get out? If so, I think the subconscious was at work which very likely was being triggered somehow by the structure, or the inhabitants therein. Also, it is widely believed that UFOs have a cloaking device which can render them invisible to our naked eye. if you were so inclined, and if you can find the exat location again, I would go into the field where the structure once stood, and make sure it is not still there, even though you may not be able to see it....doesn't exactly mean it is not there. If you find this place and go to the field, and it truly is no longer there, I would search the area... see if there are any impressions in the ground, just cheack around, look for differences and similarities in the grass of the field, are there any distinctions? I would search for any kind of physical evidence, don't always trust your eyes, use your other senses as well to help with your conclusion. This is all based on if you can find the exact spot again. If I am not mistaken, I believe you said you were unable, or was that just while you were on the intersection road that you were unable? I may also do a search of surrounding areas for any 5-way intersections. maybe you already said this before and I missed it, sorry if I am repeating stuff already said.
Thank you all for the thought-provoking replies and suggestions. Sometime this coming weekend I plan to sit and type into a reply to you all whatever comes to mind for an hour or so. I am working in my office today, shouldn't be doing this, but I wanted to respond briefly to some of your thoughts. If I get the time I am planning for this weekend, I should be able to expand on what I will say here...
For Andy - I have never to this day been able to again find the place I was during the encounter - neither the right-hand rurve, nor the 5-way intersection. For close to a month after the occurence, I felt absolutely driven to return to that spot and take it all in again. But after no fewer than three 2-3 hour expedtitions into the area in which I was riding, I was totally unsucessful in even finding any plce that looked close to the site. I enlisted the help of my son and his male cousin (they were about 17 at the time) who as teenagers have driven all the back roads in our area, but none of us were able to locate the spot. Interestingly enough, my nephew (long since estranged through the divorce of my first wife) had mentioned "I think I've seen that building before" when I sketched it for him. I have always just chalked that comment up to a teen male wanting to spark some attention for himself, as pressing him further for details led to some grinning and red-faced "I don't remember" replies.
My wife and I spent a few hours at least twice on subsequent Sunday afternoons driving around looking for the spot, but again to no avail.
Andy, your suggestion of the building "rising up" from underground is something I had never thought of or heard expressed before. Although I am an avid UFO "enthusiast", I must admit to having a limited exposure to many ideas other than the plain vanilla sightings you read about and see accounts of on TV. To answer your question, however, I remember no dirt on the object, no open ground or obvious breaking of the earth around the base of it. In addition, being a resident of the rural areas all of my life, I have a keen recognition of the smell of freshly-turned soil, as when farmers first plow their fields. I didn't smell anything like that, however, just sitting here contemplating the olfactory angle, I seem to recall the smell of ozone in the air. The reason I say this is the smell of ozone during an approaching thunderstorm has always had a euphoric effect for me. (Of course there is a possibility that I am connecting the euphoria I felt seeing the object with how I feel during a thunderstorm, and the ozone smell self-suggests into that thought process).
In conclusion, Andy, I don't have the feeling that this object arose from the earth, in fact, its pristine, immaculate conditions was one of the more striking things about the encounter....thank you for your thoughts and keep thinking! And with regard to the abductee group, coount me as totally interested and I definitely am going to make those contacts, but again I need to squeeze out enough personal time to make a proper go of it before I start burning up other people's time with my queries. Things are normalizing somewhat with my business now, and I hope to be able to do this very soon, say, in the next few weeks.
For Samsara - yes, I can say this encounter was indeed almost a spiritual event for me! The euphoria that I experienced was total and complete, for probably 30 seconds I felt that all was right and well with the world, and I was reveling in my existence therein. I believe that had I not been riding a motorcycle, I could easily have fallen into a dream state or other deep meditative condition. It probably is a good thing that I was not driving a car, I think the motorcycle commanding constant control input and sharp focus to begin with actually may have saved me from crashing into the trees on the other side of the road.
The experience obviously still affects me, recall my account of the euphoria returning (albeit not as strong) when I was creating the renderings of the image earlier this week.
The reason(s) for my decision to post this story now are not so cut and dried, actually, it was just a case of deciding that I would finally take the time to sit down and search out a place to talk about it with others who are not judgmental and who are knowledgeable about the entire paranormal realm. I can't really put my finger on what actually made me chose a couple of weeks ago as "the" time, but I have some suppositions along those lines, as follows.
My wife and I have always been believers in extraterrestrial life, visits, abductions, the entire gamut. However, in 1995, we were not yet online, and as a working professional couple, we had very little time to devote to tracking down any answers. In the mid-90's, we were pretty well limited to what we happened to catch on TV or read about in paperbacks (such as "Communion" and others.) There were really no easy, ready avenues for searching out answers 12 years ago like there are today. Add to that the ridicule I had been subjected to by friends and acquaintences I had tried to discuss the sighting with, and I think you can see why the desire to do anything any further just sort of lay in the back of my mind. I have always WANTED to seek out answers, but precious little personal time and a lack of sources kept me from doing so.
With the advent of Google, and a huge increase in online activity for us both professionally and for pleasure, it bercame just a simple matter of one day, when I had 15 minutes to spare, saying to my wife "I think I'm going to see if I can find a message board or forum to start researching "the building thing"..." and thus, here I am. No particular reason would be the answet then, Samsara, other than the time just seemed right...
I do not recall the specific date the sighting took place, but I can narrow it down considerably...it was definitely in July 1995. It was after the Independence Day weekend, because we always took a few extra days around that time and went camping. I would not have blown off an afternoon at work if it were before the 4th, due to having to get things ready to go on vacation at my place of employment. That was always a week-long push to be able to be away from the office for more than just a weekend. SO this means it was in the last 3 (or 4) weeks of July (I haven't consulted a 1995 calender yet). Also, it was obviously a weekday - I never worked on Saturday or Sunday at that point in my career. So, I suppse than narrows it to one of what? 15 to 20 days in July 1995. To narrow it further, my habits surrounding leaving the office early make it probably a Wednesday, a Thursday, or a Friday...I generally became bored with work from about mid-week on through Friday. Other than that, I would have to saay I am not sure what the exact date was.
For aleksman71 - I spent an hour or so on Google Earth surveying the area I remember being in. Two things - I was unsuccessful in finding any 5-way intersection, other than the one I am familiar with (which is definitely not the correct location). I believe I have it narrowed down to an area approximately 8 miles square based on the type of terrain I was riding in, but as yet I have been unable to find a road configuration that fits. Of course, that is a 64 square mile box, so it will take me some time to view every part of it in any detail.
At this time, I don't wish to pinpoint the area publicly, at least not yet. I am still considering and debating with myself exaclty how public I wish to become about my experience. I am not ruling it out, but at least for the next little while, I would just want to divulge that it is in an area slightly north and several miles east of Kalamazoo, Michigan, north yet of Battle Creek, Michigan. Part of the reason I don't want to let this out yet is that the location of my sighting is most likely within 20-25 miles of our home. I am sure you can understand my reluctance to be any more forthcoming, at least just now. I have nothing to hide, but I am not sure I want to be responsible for creating any stir in our area, should that occur.
For Nephilim (love the screen name, by the way! Obviously you have turned a Bible page or two)...
You are very observant with regard to my reasons for wanting to leave the ofice that day, and you are thinking in the same realm as me when you wonder if I was somehow being "drawn" to the area! I don't recall this as being just a normal "playing hooky" episode. I had done plenty of those. I do love the outdoors and especially the warmth and sun of summer in Michigan. And I am a long-time motorcycle enthusiast, I can safely say I would rather be riding my motorcycle than to be doing most anything else. But my memory is that that day was somehow different...I recall that while riding in to the office just before 9:00, I was already thinking that this would be a great day to leave early. The most telling thing, however, is that my normal "hooky day" riding area was in a totally opposite direction from the area of the sighting. When wanting to get away, I rarely if ever rode back in a direction toward my home, in fact, I would consciously want to ride as far from home as time would allow. And in that particular case, I had well over 4 hours of time to wander. It stands to reason that I would have ridden to some point at least 2 hours from my house, not 20 minutes as I did that day.
I also remember not being so productive that morning - I am a highly driven individual, and have a strong work ethic...I normally really give it all I've got...but that day, I remember being very pre-occupied with wanting to leave the office - almost to the point of saying "I'm pretty well useless here, I may as well leave".
If I can find the place again at some point, I will definitely conduct a through search of the area. Out of characters ...
I don't know if anyone remembers this.... I read a while back that there was a lady in Texas that saw a flying building on fire as she was driving down the highway, and then it appeared to crashed, and she was frantically calling the radio station and such to see if anyone else saw it. She thought it was a UFO. I don't know if it was a report here on Casebook, or another UFO website, but I read it probably 4 months ago.
Slider -- the paralyzation you felt is sleep paralysis. "they" (doctors) say it can be caused by something neurological in your brain... which is how they explain away most sleep paralysis experiences in relation to aliens..... that seeing aliens, feeling like you are floating, or having great fear is all part of the sleep paralysis "disorder."
I have personally had many sleep paralysis occasions before I became a Christian, and I associate them more with evil entities and not aliens.... (unless of course aliens ARE evil entities)
In other words, it could have been a demonic presence in your room, not necessarily alien.
I thought I had heard of something like that, but couldn't remember where. I have been searching around the web, but when you type in the keywords of ufo and building together it doesn't bring it up. I have tried several different keyword searches, but no luck yet. When I type in anything with Texas, of course all that comes up for a few pages is related to the newest sightings there. There must be a better word combination to find it.