i am a disabled mother of two adhd teens. lets just say i'm in my 30's and leave it at that; shall we. i star gaze almost everynight; weather permitting. i love space and everything about it. i always have since i can remember. my first memory of what me and my boyfriend now would call a "ULO- unidentified lighted object", was when i was probably 8 or 9 yrs. old. it was just before bedtime and my uncle from california was visiting. just me and him, outside talking and watching the stars. there were so many that night and no moon. perfect for shooting stars. suddenly we both saw one moving. at first i thought it was a plane because it seemed to be moving across the sky, instead of downward. but my uncle said that if it were a plane, it would be blinking. this wasn't, then it dove straight down and then turned instantly and shot straight up and disappeared. we both stood there for a time, just looking up. then we looked at each other and swore not to tell another living soul; especially dad. a star or a plane or anything else i knew in the 70's could never have done what me and my uncle saw that light do that night. something has always drawn me out there, i know there's something. we as humans are too secure in ourselves if we think that we would be alone in the universe. stargazing would have to be my fav. hobby, but i also scrapebook when my teens are running me everywhere. i just bought my very first and last home. i love it. i would really love to learn more about this whole experiment and how we can tell if we've picked up something. i'm not able to work because of health problems, life gets pretty boring and lonely sometimes; especially when the kids are away.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
to help in a cause i strongly believe in; they are out there.
i don't have any yet, i'm still learning about the project; trying to.