|By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post
“We didn’t know what it was and I took a picture of it on my iPod. When I zoomed in, we could see that it was a V-shape.”
UFO sightings don’t always get media attention immediately after they occur. When they do, however, those stories are often packed with surprises, even for an old man like me, who has been reporting on these things for decades.
I have written about pilots, for example, who rarely speak out about UFO encounters out of fear of ridicule. After all, who wants to fly with a pilot who “sees things” in the sky? That’s a career killer.
That’s just one reason timing isn’t all that important in my line of work. The real question is the evidence, and that largely comes down to a witness’s credibility.
Is there a photograph or a video? Can that account be corroborated? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it doesn’t matter if the sighting was a week ago or a year ago. Suddenly, it’s an unexplained phenomena.
I recently stumbled upon such a story. And it began with a personal surprise.
The UFO part of the tale started around 8 p.m. on Oct. 5. In the rural north end of Concord, New Hampshire, Ben Speigel was hanging around with a neighborhood friend when something caught their attention in the distance above some trees. . . .