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The Skies are Still Busy

Author: Lori Carter

While we don’t go out researching anymore, we have left our site up for people to see what we found in the three years we researched our county. From time to time we get a report in our area and other parts of Missouri. People are often looking for answers to what they saw or experienced, and no one really has those answers. No one has been able to give an accurate answer to the craft that are seen in the sky and the beings that people have encountered over the years.

Just as we have different makes and models of cars, planes, helicopters and ships, so it seems that the ones in our airspace also created different models, and just as we have a diversity of races on our planet, there seem to be different races controlling these craft. Triangle shaped, cigar shaped, groupings of saucers, acorn shaped, fast, slow, or hovering, there are hundreds of reports across the globe on a daily basis, and so many more sightings that are never reported.

Yesterday I was contacted by a person who had been in contact with me before and this time she was able to get a video of what she saw.
Reported on June 22, 2014 from the Fredericktown, Missouri area:

“I thought I’d share with you guys the sighting I had this evening! The hubby made up his mind it was a helicopter, but I think not. It was all one color, orangey-yellow, reminded me of video footage I’ve seen of the Chinese lanterns people launch as far as the hue and how the light behaved, but much larger than one of those little lanterns. It was just under the clouds. I think helicopter light is usually bright white and I think they also have blinking lights, and multiple color lights (?) There was no sound either, and for being so low I am sure there should have been some sound. Hubby thought it could have been one of those military helicopters, he says some of them have whisper mode. I took a video but it’s not really that helpful. It travelled fairly slowly. When I first spotted it, there seemed to be a few seconds of hovering in place, but then gradually it travelled in a straight line in a south-east direction and went a little higher disappearing into the clouds. Interesting there was a small earthquake in Steeleville earlier this evening, maybe just a coincidence. In any case I was pretty intrigued by it! Here is the link to the video.”

While this video doesn’t show a lot of detail, I believe it is very clear that this was not a plane or helicopter. She stated there was no noise and even though there are stealth aircraft and helicopters that have a whisper mode, they still emit some kind of noise, probably a small hissing sound like air leaking out or a quieter whirring noise than what the normal helicopters make.

Out of curiosity, I checked a few places to see how many sightings have been reported in Missouri so far this month. NUFORC shows 13 from listed from St. Louis, Holts Summit, Hermann, Kansas City, St. Peters, and Ashland, while MUFON shows 23 reports in Ballwin, Independence, Lake Ozark, Bronson, St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Raytown. Reports include a chrome sphere, balls of lights, fast moving lights, triangles and cylinders.

That is 36 sightings reported for the month of June, alone, and there is no telling how many other sightings there are that were not reported for various reasons. Because there is still a stigma associated with UFO and Extraterrestrial sightings, and because some investigators are less than honest and upfront with the experiencers, many people are less eager to report what they have seen.

We may never start our research again, but we are still aware of what is around us, what is out there and we will leave up The Midnight Observer and we will continue to add reports and articles to the site.

Food for thought: If God created this vast Universe, you have to wonder where we fall in the scheme of things: Were we the first planet he put life on or the last? Or maybe he has been creating life on planets the whole time?


Author: Lori Carter

USA, UK, France, South Africa, Netherlands

USA, UK, France, South Africa, Netherlands

(This map shows some of the countries that have participating members)

I get irritated when I hear of someone hoaxing a UFO sighting or ET experience. It is an insult to those of us who have actually had an experience that has changed our outlook, our lives. We have to live each day with what we saw or what happened to us, knowing and wondering what else is going on that is hidden from us through secrecy, lies and screen memories. Lost time and the indications of unpleasant encounters such as we had on our tapes can haunt you for the rest of your life. Researching, searching, and researching more cannot always help you find the answers, but can, in fact, take you in directions that lead to more discoveries of the strange, dangerous, unknown, and paranormal.

Because of the skeptics, the intrusions in your life, the unknown but indicated and continuing events, life can be difficult to face and often times experiencers, contactees, and abductees find they have to continually defend themselves on their experiences. These are some of the reasons that UFO researchers and experiencers get downright angry when they hear of a hoax.

Normally a hoax is heard of after the fact, after researchers, investigators or curiosity seekers run across evidence that shows the incident or occurrence is not real.  There are those circumstances where the “real” experiencers have been accused of hoaxing, where people have gone out of their way to prove an experience or person as a hoax, when, in fact, they really did have something happen. Stories like the Gulf Breeze sightings, Travis Walton, Stan Romanek and, yes; even Betty and Barney Hill have had their problems with being accused of dishonesty in the retelling of their experiences.

Stan Romanek has been in the news lately with one clip showing him possibly trying to create odd events happening during an interview and the latest concerning accusations that he had child pornography in his possession. Of course he, his friends and wife point to set-ups by others, including accusing the government of putting things on their computer. The outcome to this may take a long time in coming.

Before I stray from the point of this article, let me get back to the reason I am irritated. I received an e-mail from a UFO group that I am a member of, with a link that takes you to a site/ forum where the members are hobbyists involved in remote controlled drones and rotor craft. According to the information, the owner of the site and several other members were conversing about the plans to stage a UFO sighting hoax in April around the world.

They originally planned it for the 1st of April, but as of the last time the site was accessible, they had changed it to April 5th. I went to the link the other day, after some others had heard and posted about this planned hoax, they have changed the front page, making the conversations on the forum inaccessible to non-members.

They claimed to have members worldwide that were going to take part in this hoax but the spread sheet that was included must have had a virus attached because my virus software refused to let me open it, saying it was dangerous. Of course this page with, the conversations planning this event is no longer viewable at the FPVLAB site anymore, however I was able to see that their list of members was over 19,000 and reading another article that was put up after I received the email, the author was able to discover other countries with members who were willing to participate.

As far as anyone knows, at this point now, there is a mass UFO sighting hoax planned for April 5th, with all of the remote craft that will be launched fitted with blue, led lighting. Supposedly it will take place at 8:00 PM around the world, since they believe that is a time when it will be dark, people will still be walking around and more likely to see the blue lights in the sky.

While the members of this hoax are portraying it as something they can joke about later, there are a few things that come to mind. Is it actually a joke or a way to disguise something else that is going to happen? Could they have planned this as a joke, but the initial person was instructed to bring this into development, hoping it would go viral so people wouldn’t be surprised to actually see something in the air, something that might not be their rotorcraft or drones at all, but something that is actually waiting to land unnoticed? Could this have been instigated to draw our attention away from something bigger?

I try not to point fingers or judge. I’ve had enough non-believers and skeptics in my life. I try to look at everything with an open mind, but when I see that something is an actual hoax, when the proof is shown, it irritates me, it makes all of us who believe there is something out there much less credible in the eyes of our friends, family and viewers.  This is the first time I have heard of an actual hoax being planned and if it isn’t a cover up for something bigger, it makes me downright angry.

Just one more note on here: If there are 19,010  members on this site that are willing to participate, how many friends, fellow hobbyist does each member have that might being willing to go along with this hoax, and if it isn’t to cover up something bigger, how much more attention will it draw from those above the earth that are definitely observing/interacting with us?

While some of these articles claim this author discovered the hoax, I have to add that I received the link in an e-mail days before any of these articles appeared and it kind of irks me that someone would use this information to add their advertisement to, trying to get people to buy their book.

We had promised that we would share any sighting reported to us, no matter how old they may be. I recently posted an article on https://themidnightobserver.wordpress.com of a recent sighting taken by a hunting camera. Although this person hasn’t seen anything strange before this, I don’t doubt that they will get more sightings. They are leaving the camera active and will alert us if they have anymore strange occurrences.

In the Mothman Prophecies, when Richard Gere is talking to an author of a book on the subject, the author mentions this to him as an explanation of why he is experiencing contact with the “Mothman”. “You notice them and they noticed that you notice them.” I have to wonder if this isn’t also the case when UFO’s and/or their occupants that are seen in more private, rural areas. When Rich and I had our experience, we were numb for a few days, but after we decided to start searching our area, it was like all the weirdness around us followed us. No matter where we decided to go to shoot pictures, we always found something, a grey, a possible grey reflecting the green he was hiding in, objects flying over the court house tower, objects that look like they were coming through some kind of doorway and even creatures that resembled the description of the reptilians that are posted in so many stories.

Weird things started to happen at our home. There was significant proof, several times that something/someone was in the house while we were asleep, even though the front door doesn’t open and the back door has five locks. Richard woke up with injuries and at one point was taken from the house and woke up in a field over a mile from the house, very close in fact to where we believe our first abduction took place.

We often thought we were being warned away, and this may be in fact true, since occurrences around the house have dwindled since we haven’t been taking trips off into the woods, down the small dirt roadways that significantly mark the area in which we live.

A few times now, we have had others contact us to tell us of their experiences. When our abduction happened, we had a large number of people in town telling us of objects they saw in the sky, weird actions of their farm animals, and strange noises they heard in the night.

Some people have shared experiences from years ago and say they still feel there is a presence around them, still feel like they are being watched, and still see strange objects on regular occasions around their areas of residence. Others, like this posting, recall stories from relatives going back to grand-parents and great grand-parents showing that many family members had sightings.

Now, I tell you about all of this, because this next sighting that was sent to us, indicates that the family may have had experiences going back for several decades. As is our standard procedure, the exact location of the sightings has been taken out to guarantee this person and their family privacy. We include all of these sightings because we still want people to understand what is out there. This person also indicated that they had a few sightings in other states that they lived in before returning to Missouri. It seems that a lot of reports, when further researched, indicate a true meaning to that line from the Mothman Prophecies. “You noticed them and they noticed that you noticed them.” But you could also add “and they will keep noticing if you notice them.”

Here is the actual report on this sighting.

Hello Lori Carter,


Hi Lori, After reading “Our UFO Sighting in 1976“, I felt a strong urge to share with you some UFO sightings made by my family and myself in the Wayne County, Missouri area. However I have hesitated, and procrastinated until now. I guess I feel that, somehow, the story of the family in St. Francois County gave some verification to my own sightings and those of my family members. So, I think, in some way, maybe our stories can be helpful to others in the area who have experienced similar events. I have also been excited to find internet articles concerning a large UFO flap in the 1970’s in the South West Missouri area.

My great-grandparents homesteaded a farm in Wayne County Missouri and they had nine children. One of my mother’s cousins has shared a story with any family member who would listen about a sighting she had with her dad. A few years ago my grandmother passed away and this cousin was at the memorial service. I have no idea how we got onto the subject of UFO’s, but she proceeded to tell me about her sighting. This was the first time I ever got to hear her story first hand. She told me that when she was a young girl, she and her father were sitting on the front porch of my great grandparent’s farm house one evening. They both saw a large, glowing orange orb that seemed high in the sky. It came down to a lower elevation and they observed other smaller, orange glowing orbs come out of the larger orb, and they seemed to dance all around in the sky. Eventually the smaller orbs converged again with the larger one and it raced off at an incredible speed, disappearing into the sky.

Now, this is a very brief and basic retelling. She had a lot more details and my memory doesn’t serve me well enough to attempt all of those little details. As she told the story she was looking up as though she was seeing it all again in her mind’s eye. It made a very strong impression on her. I would estimate this sighting to be between the years of 1967 and 1977.

My aunt and mom both tell me that my great aunts and uncles, but not so much my grandmother, would discuss seeing white glowing orbs low in the fields and these orbs would rise into the night sky. Usually they were witnessed by several of the siblings simultaneously. I don’t know the exact ages of all but one of my great aunts and uncles but my grandmother was born in the early 1900’s and one of my great aunts was born in the 1920’s.

I know there was a sister younger than the two of them. This might give some idea of when the white orbs were being seen. It’s difficult for me to trust my own sighting that I had as a very young child. Never the less, it has remained with me all of these years. Although we didn’t live in Wayne County at the time, we frequently would visit the area. Sometimes I traveled there with other relatives instead of my parents.

On the night in question my parents took me to the drive in Movie Theater. I was supposed to be lying down in the backseat and sleeping, but I wasn’t sleepy. I got up on my knees and was looking out the back window when I saw a silver disc with multicolored, blinking lights in a band around the center. They were “largish” and elongated, oval shaped. The disk flew at an angle, and either the center band of lights was blinking on and off in sequence making it appear to be spinning, or it was actually spinning on its axis.

I don’t remember feeling afraid at all; also I didn’t bring it to my parent’s attention. I am not entirely sure, but I may have been reprimanded already for not being quiet, or not laying down like I was supposed to. I have only shared this with a handful of friends. Now that I think of it, I don’t think I’ve shared it with my family! I believe I was only about six or seven years old at the time.

We moved from Missouri when I was eight so this could have been anywhere between 1974-1976 I now live in Madison County and have seen a red orb in the western sky at night. I don’t think it was Mars as it was too large in my estimation and also too fuzzy in appearance if that makes any sense. I estimated it was hovering between where I lived and another small town approximately 20 miles away.

I also saw another red orb in the sky a little bit after sunrise on my way to work from home to the close-by small town where I worked one morning. There were some fantastic pink sunrise clouds and a lot of wind, so the clouds were blowing quite fast and once again this orb was to my left, in the western sky. I kept losing sight of it as clouds would blow in front of it. I estimate it was as high as a jet-liner would fly at cruising altitude. It was so round in shape and so diffused however that I really don’t think it was an airplane. I’ve seen jet planes at sunset and sunrise and they have all seemed more “shiny”, or highly reflective and not so circular in shape.

The person who sent this sighting to us has had other sightings in around the area they live, including the appearance of black, unmarked helicopters. This sighting is very similar to some we have posted previously including the “red/orange” balls that were sighted on 52 East by two people who left their place of employment 10 minutes apart, heading in the same direction. A third party was also witness to this sighting. It was another employee’s son who was out hunting in the same general area.

I don’t have a solid theory, but it does seem like the people, who have sightings in rural areas, will experience more sightings and unexplainable occurrences for the rest of their lives. “You noticed them and they noticed that you noticed them?”


Author: Richard Carter

History is revealed to us in so many ways.  Its political movements and the hijinks of actors and personalities from all sectors of society are, these days, an open book to us. It is amazing how much of the more trivial news in all this is absorbed as consequent content.

While Kim Kardashian’s new dress or the most recent rapper take the scene may hold value in some eyes, I wonder just how much of real consequence is hopelessly hidden beside the façade, the three ring circus that keeps us in a childlike stupor, less inclined to focus.

I am an admittedly naïve individual, even at 53. I believed in the Government of my grandfather and his, not by any means ever a squeaky, clean organization, but one that was still more, grey than black in intention. But, then Governments really cannot be judged as individuals like people locked in a certain faith.  Governments are, by necessity, less skilled or interested in propriety and are more of an ardent believer in the terminologies like manifest destiny.

They, in general, are like married couples. No matter how happy and well-adjusted on the surface, no matter how serene or even benevolent the public face, there is always another set of expressions and beliefs voiced behind closed doors, more indicative of the big picture, one we are shielded from. There really is no complaint in this statement, this understanding, no debasing critic meant.  It is just one of the inescapable, like the thorn accompanying the rose, or the stink of sweat with healthy exertion. Unfortunately these are just signs along the way, marks on the wall to show a child’s physical growth.

Really, just how much responsibility can we place on the Governments of the world for hiding facts, and all the other fearful things in question we lie at their doors, when for the larger part we are abundantly satisfied with our position as the horse plodding on with blinders, when we are blissful in our ignorance?

(“However be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you don’t forget the things which you have seen with your own eyes. Don’t let them fade from your memory as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren. “)  Deuteronomy 4; 9

I wonder, sometimes, if we are the only hope of our children’s real education, the schooling that seems of little importance to society. I wonder if the strange reports Lori and I have accumulated really are something that is kind to press upon another no matter how good and protective the intention.

I wonder if there is a complete truth in that scripture, one that truly serves the needs of all and don’t, by the necessity of its possible subject matter, only instead separate people in long held, immovable lines of logic and belief.

For over 3 years we’ve given ourselves to something  we passionately believed in. But, in all that time the responses to the narratives we have left, the frightful pictures we have gathered, has been minimal. I completely understand, what can you say?   I am not a priest, and have never been a temperament enough man to adequately pass on a message of this importance.

But we tried. A vehicle was lost in the effort and probably a few thousand dollars in gas, memory cards, cameras and computers that we wore out.  Our health has been, from the first day of it, in question. I literaly had a new life laid at my feet with the means of controlling my illness and what did I do?  We hastened directly into three years of nightmares. I’m tired!  I’m done!   I want to go about my life without the truth that hangs over our head, so constantly on my lips. I want to blissfully don the blinders and finally, as much as humanly possible, relax.

There is no way, no amount of time, no inundation of new experience that will ever wash away the truth, as in the scripture, one that I have seen with my own eyes.

Richard Carter

 A Clear and Present Danger

Author: Lori Carter

The Midnight Observer was first started back I 2008, a few months before our abductions. The intent of the site was not to log the weird, dimensional, UFO or extraterrestrial information that it has been inundated with. Our main goal was to track cultic, criminal and possible dangerous situations in our rural county and to alert the citizens, neighbors, family and friends as to areas to be aware in. Before we were done building the site, we were abducted.

For three years, searching for who and what happened to us became our life. The physical, financial and emotional toll it took on us can never be fully understandable to most. We would take our last few pennies to put gas in the “Old Grey Ghost, our jeep, to make one more nightly run. We always found something. It was almost like we were drawn to it, but we never found the answers we were seeking, but we believe we have shown that there is a clear and present danger, always around us, always around everywhere.

The pictures and articles on the Midnight Observer speak for themselves. Our lives have been in danger several times. We were stalked, threated and several times Richard was injured with no indication of whom or what did it and no memory.

We have secured our home and are always wary and observant of what is around us day and night. We never leave the house without a camera, but as Richard has said “we are tired, we are done”

We are not taking the Midnight Observer down. No, instead it will transition into the sight it was meant to be from the start. All the pictures and articles will remain, but new articles about the day to day problems, dangers and precautions of normal life will be posted. There will be commentaries, suggestions, instructions and informative articles posted as we see fit.

An article of the weird, supernatural or UFO type may creep in at some point. They will be posted when we are contacted by someone or hear about it from our friends. Our research has taken a large toll on our lives. For now, we are not planning anymore trips. This may change at some time, but at the present we have our health, physically and emotionally to consider. Please check back often as we will still be posting articles about “Clear and Present Dangers.”

Please continue to enjoy the site and contact us if you wish. Also please remember that everything on “The Midnight Observer, articles and pictures, is copyrighted and is not to be used in any way to gain financial increase. They also are not to be used in articles, videos, at conferences or in books without our explicit written permission. Anyone found violating these rights will be prosecuted.


In the movie “The Mist”, a fog rolls into an unsuspecting coastal town and within this extraordinary Mist, there are creatures using it as an apparent  cover. It appears the military has made a mistake and  punched a hole through the separation between us  and another dimension.

The creatures were both large and relatively small in comparison to each other. They differ in their types, seem more bestial than  intelligent.

But, then, whose to say what we interpret  as wisdom would be worth a thing in a world totally alien to us, and who’ says they have any need or desire for decorum, or sensibilities, living (possibly )in a world of biologically driven impulses and directives, more pure and basic than our own.

But when we contemplate the arrival of such beings, or creatures much more advanced, can  we be open minded enough to examine these possibilities and our responses to such a scenario, in a more realistic way? Can we frame it  in our minds? Placing ourselves in the same image with the nearly indescribable?

Watching Independence Day or the War of the Worlds, twenty times won’t prepare us, because we have no way of knowing if the threat at hand will be the type you have any physical power against.
Or if that threat will ever be accompanied by the sighting of one  UFO.

If we are to believe the literature on the vast tunnel systems beneath our country,  ones not just full of government records or offices for our leaders to flee to in a crunch, some of these are supposedly inhabited, and not by the homeless of our species. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VijwirfWuqU&feature=share  

Di-sect this, watch it with the skeptics eye, but be open minded enough to search out the individual elements of it, and confirm as best as you can, each point, then  if it doesn’t wind up (in your view)  totally bogus, open your mind to the possibility.

If such is true, then  H.G. Wells day, that has been built upon by writers and the film industry for generations,  may not be  as  predictable. Besides, imagine  you’re a group of beings that can read minds, communicate telepathically. You can take the memories away that don’t serve your purpose,  (These are the their abilities,  as suggested by abductees and people in government positions as well).  If you could read your enemies mind, knowing  their plans to watch and  train their guns on the sky as really happened in the REAL battle of  Los Angeles, wouldn’t it make it seem more effective to attack from the other direction, from below?   This is all speculation but it makes sense. We like to us the phrase “get in the competitions head”.

Well, what if that’s not possible for us?   We have to think of them in much more basic terms to understand(what we may be dealing with).    Realize they, whatever their make up, are beings with needs that ensure their survival, to be here this long and show this much interest in the earth. There must be items here of value or necessity to them.  This may sound overly simplified but if they are really here, if they are inhabiting our unused areas of the earth, then they most likely would be about their business here just as we pursue the issues vital to our survival.

Search lights and anti aircraft fire all meet at a conjunctive point , Thousands and thousands of shells were fired at one object in one place in the sky, and it was never brought down, a few citizens of Los Angelas were killed by stray shells though.

In our moments of interaction, you can see them in the same way you view bugs and pests. They are of course familiar to us,  yet still alien in their appearance. (What happens when you get pests in your house,  mice or bugs?   They have  infiltrated the out of the way places of your home , inside the hidden structures of furniture and the inner walls of your home (the tunnels beneath our soil) and we have no idea how many routes they have to the surface of our counters, our carpeted floors, or our cabinets.   (We have no idea how many tunnels to the surface of our world these galactic pests might have, who are rumored to exist in these underground systems).

If you encounter insects  on their instinct driven  search for food and shelter or the possible gathering of information, they are  only  distracted from their mission long enough to avoid you and find a nook or cranny to escape into . Have you frightened them away?  Not hardly!  They will find a way to work, to search, to eat and breed ,despite you. You may not hear or see them again that night but they are busy somewhere.

It is likely much the same for an alien culture trying to entrench themselves in a distant world . Staying out of sight would be to their advantage, but the need to be about, accomplishing certain objectives might lead to their being temporarily seen(SIGHTINGS) .

But once discovered, would that  knowledge that they’d been seen cause them to turn tail and zip back across space?  It’s probably unlikely.  No, like the ant or the roach, they would probably, as the history of the phenomena shows, just retreat from sight and then once the threat or witness was engaged elsewhere just continue and  go about their business.

Ask yourself “with a wealth of probably hundreds of reports within the military alone of strange extraordinary moments, unexplainable craft and creatures, by Naval Captains, Air force pilots, and Army personnel, if these stories by totally credible individuals are true, what is happening around us?”  Is there some yet unnamed virus or frailty to our minds that erupts disease-like to fill us with  a strange false takes on reality?   Or is  just a wishful thinking by skeptics and those still trying to keep our daily grind relatively simple?

The sailors of ancient times thought men mad to proceed past a certain place on the map of the seas,where the world ended, they were the experts of their time.  Doctors, at one point, believed the best thing you could do for a wounded man was to bleed him further to release evil vapors in the body, evil hid everywhere. They were the established cutting edge of knowledge of their time.  Explorers thought  Gorillas were monsters and not just reclusive primates,  and electricity and radio waves so much a part of the heart of our lives could not at one time exist because they could not be seen.

large object temporarily revealed from inside a cloud over the hospital

Yet, now to speak of what is not easily seen, is a welcome for the derisive thoughts and tongue-in-cheek comments of others.  How little we’ve changed.   If there is one thing we can be certain of  in our  place in this world, it is that we’re not the masters of it.    We have, in our arrogance, clutched our successes to our chest like laurels and rested on them, seeing some (invisible) bar we’ve finally reached  like a diploma of sorts.

With eyes blinded by our own self confidence, we, for the most part, think it impossible that a race of beings of our stature, with our accomplishments could be blind to anything around us, but  the nature of growth is not only in the discovery of harmful agents in our bodies, or of the better manipulation of our resources, towards societies survival.  It is in acknowledging of our  childlike role  in all this.  We are  able to see all the mysteries our vision  allows, aided by lenses that allow us to extend that power of sight out into the galaxy,  but we still forget, to our discredit, the limitations of that same power.

What if -there is something called gravity?, What if -we learn to harness the glowing energy in Ben Franklin’s key? What if – we search just a little further and find the world is not flat?  Man’s history, his accomplishment, is the ability to rise each day, ask the questions that will eventually be answered to the detriment or betterment of mankind.  Like Isaac Newton and Ben Franklin,  some of us have been exposed to a wonder, one that has either great, great promise for mans future or dire consequences.

What if – our world was being taken from us, beneath our very noses?  The evidence for this is at  at hand and it is more than a falling apple or an electrically charged key .

Richard Carter,

object with a metallic surface exposed for a few moments from a cloud over our towns hospital


Author: Lori Carter

Possible Alien in Archi

Have you ever walked down the street or into a shop or store and feel the hair stand up on the back your neck? Maybe you all of a sudden broke out in goosebumps on your arms and face.  At some point, you just feel like you are being watched, and even though you look all around, you don’t see anyone. Have you ever wondered who’s really watching you.

Possible large ship in sky

For almost a full three years now, Richard and I have been researching our rural neck of the woods. We wanted answers to what happened to us in September of 2009.  Although we really haven’t pinpointed our abductors/abusers, we have found evidence in our county that there is much more out that there than meets the eye.

The human eye is a fragile organ. It can get irritated by dust, pollution, sweat or any other small substance. It is a delicate instrument that allows us to navigate through our daily lives, but it can fail us at certain times as well.

“Clem” found on “F” highway

We are all born with certain instincts, although some may have stronger ones than others. Richard and I have always seemed to have more than our share, however after our episode, these instincts seem to be heightened and we seem to have developed a few more.

energy in trees outside of courthouse

Now, the pictures presented in this article have been posted before, but they are just a reminder of the many things we have found, possible craft and beings, many seen through the camera’s eye, and many seen by us.

Something peering at us

The camera can catch a glimpse of something that moves within a few seconds, unlike the human eye, which cannot discern flashes and movement that are that fast. The camera, also, does not have emotions or a mind that is capable of blocking out something that just doesn’t seem logical to it.

Eye in the tree

We have been taught most of our lives that certain things just cannot exist. To believe in them, at one time was considered witchcraft, black magic or just plain insanity. My, how times have changed. All over the world, on a daily basis, unknown aerial objects are seen, and yet there are still skeptics that say it is either our imaginations or workings of the devil to take our minds of Jesus (as told to me by a Pastor friend of mine.)

Without a doubt, and history is proving this out, there are unknown beings, craft and possible dimensions that seem to be the norm, have been the norm, around our planet for thousands of years. If you look at paintings and drawings from eons past, you can see, in almost every country, depictions of craft in the air and different beings interacting with humans.

Grey of 52 East

Should we be frightened? Possibly, or maybe not, however you should still strive to be diligent, observant and aware of “who’s watching you.”

Your not  supposed to see anything in the blurry image to the left, its enough that (with my eyes  i did, ).

We all leave for better worse a tale all our own, a tiny condensed history of words  said, affections shared ,and experiences lived.

Some of these are made up almost entirely of( our  memories) in the minds of others, they keep our stories alive, and us fresh in the minds of our descendants .

But sometimes there are other ways these non physical elements of our past are stored. Just as sound was recorded at one time on wax,  It seems when a particular moment or act in history  is powerful , enough, passionate enough it can remain like a scar  on a location, like a sometimes violent echo, this  a lifeless recording of sorts.       Some believe though that Death is not enough to separate us from the physical things we were familiar with, the people we knew.    Even when those persons are all gone, when those places have collapsed or burnt or been replaced with newer structures, for some reason these places (sometimes just lots of land )remain spiritually inhabited.

something made of energy or fire or light, it literally steps out of the wall, at first aq patch of flame maybe a ft wide, its whole body then steps through.

One  evening  i took some pictures  just before bed and not even examining them that night  layed the camera aside and went to bed.    As i was going through e-mail in the morning i uploaded them into the computer, and was amazed at what i found.

On two separate occasions strange light was present in the bedroom, on other occasions the room, seemed to be morphing  the pillows and head of a bed were melding together in a bog sagging fold. .

On another night i found a wet spot to my right on the edge of the bed,, there was an impression like you’d find when someone sits down on the corner of the bed.  The curved impressions, of the hips  the indention only wet. In one morphing photo the wall and nightstand near my right side of the   bed was    changed, instead of there being a dagger stand and things clearly a mans, there was a mirror an the nightstand and the same picture in a stand there. there was flowered wall paper or material and a lace cover upon the long table

During my work in the kitchen at night in visualization and and the projection of images onto film through meditation i had  reoccurring photos showing portions of a large woman, once a hilarious  scene,   all this moves me to think that there is someone here, who for matters of belief or the lack of it found themselves a sort of prisoner here,,maybe too simple to look beyond the familiar, unable to go on to the place we are supposed to travel .    This is a woman i think, and  perhaps the strongest most defining act of her life was involved in  a relationship that took place in this house,,  maybe she was a victim forgotten who perished here with no relatives, perhaps the wet seat like mark was an indication about her fate.

Maybe she ,just like many of us, was so addicted to the emotions and passions of this life as one of the dead she still hungered for physical comforts, still wished to feel the warmth of continuing companionship  the need to  rouse a lover in the night.    Who can say what each of  us will feel ,,what we may still need.    as we are thrust through the other side of the veil.

Walking up the street towards the house with Lori,at first i thought a child or short woman resting against the bottom and side of  one of our trees, then as it settled still,,and i tried to blink my eyes to clearness, i took a picture and   later  i found  none of the details i saw. Another shot taken to quickly botched,, but,   That’s okay , the chances are very  good its not the last weird thing that will ever cross  our path.


I began this article in a mad rush to research it but quickly came to the realization that old  Indian legend and thrice told tales with a smattering of Greek mythology(no matter how interesting they are)   would be of  no help as  backing for an experience only days old.

The simple truth is all experiences  must be examined individually, because of the  human condition that forces us to acknowledge there are far to many variables involved.   We are trying to make sense of events that happen on a landscape we have no adequate map for, no handbook with set reliable trouble shooting answers.   We are in a sense back in the days of early  sea fairer s ,, uncertain where our world ends and this other mysterious one begins, or  if there is any real seperation between the two at all.   One thing we can be certain of ,we have reached the waters on the map that say in bold print, (Hear there be Monsters).

outline of what 9may be another craft

There were a number of pictures at  yahoo images in the search for faces in the sky,that ill have to give a second look, but the images of possibly genuine events, were mixed equally with artistic efforts laced with  I’m guessing  photo shop. some incredibly well done, but of no use to someone looking for the remnants of real history.

Even though insights can be gained through comparison, the path of legends is a bit too cold a trail,when your looking for information pertinent  to present occurrences.  So ill try to just explain my approach to this  and   look at possibilities that come to mind no matter how wild they may seem,and see if any of these  theories even remotely pan out , in others study.To start though  we need to understand the basic types of light that effect this study,, because as simple as they may seem some of their differences are only marginal.

This image is not just about  a face in the clouds, in the billions of momentary formations that clouds can settle in, its has to be regretfully acknowledged that such a face in this lottery of chance could be merely one  of  these chance illusions.  It could also be something of great importance as well,, but  as ive said before only through time and repetitive  finds of this sort will those explanations those theories come to really deserve merit,to  be taken seriously.  .

example of an internally lit room among the clouds seen through the portal this at a distance with misty cloud around it, still illustrates i believe, my point.

For now at least in our way of thinking, we have to proceed looking for anomalous light and shape,     That which is in-congruent  with surrounding features and atmospheric conditions.   Right angled squared spots of illumination stand out from wispy banks of soft cloud.   There is a quality to reflection that is different from illumination  ,   Reflection depending upon the varying brightnesses of the light source  ,, and the texture of the reflective surface ,    sometimes  causes a bright star like flare , you’ve seen this on a hot summer day as the sun reflects off chrome.

We can place a candles in front of a mirror to double the lights effect in the room,,  but this magnification is not present in the soft or sometimes bright light of an interior.  you would have to have a very bright light within to cause the slightest fuzziness around an illuminated rooms  outside night time  perimeter .

Example, You are cleaning up after a family dinner,you are  on your deck, as you scrape at the cooker removing burnt on debre you glance through the  kitchen window at your wife doing dishes.

She is clear at this distance through the window, light is not causing fuzzy or star like glare  anywhere along its  dark outside frame.,. and the houses contents close to this portal are clear to you, the internal source of light  aids in your outside viewing  and doesn’t hinder in any way your perception of anything within the windows field of vision.  you have a smooth tight line of exterior darkness surrounding this view that accurately indicates the shape of the portal your seeing through..  This is important when your checking off the list of alternatives before making a conclusion that boarders on the paranormal.

We understand that shapes found within this sort of a patch of light usually have a basis in reality, though they might be chance patterns of dark cloud smoke etc, outlines of objects or sillouttes,  are generally representative of material or objects of  some kind.     Things found in  the other sort of reflective light must be questioned proportionately to their nearness to the most intense point of the reflection.Where the  flares of brightness lie  at the heart of a reflection.   Cigar shaped objects can easily be found in these sort of reflection’s, positioned  like wagon wheel spokes coming out from the center,and frustratingly most of these have to largely remain inconclusive images.

Most of us are familiar with the mythological tales of Zeus, and his lightning bolts, paintings throughout history have placed his face at times  staring out of the clouds in stern concern, or in anger. of course Jesus and God have likewise been placed there in artwork, In fact most artist renderings of this subject matter place a Deity or devil  of some kind among the clouds , But characters like the Naides in their billowing robes,and the Greek Okeanid Nymphs  as well as a catalog of other supernatural humanoid figures are also mentioned as mythological inhabit the realms of the sky.

Beings possibly of these types  have been shown photographically in articles not that long ago here at the Observer.  So we can choose along with our lines of belief or religious orientation or we can basically enter the twilight zone of possibilities in the world of extraterrestrials  and dimensional beings.   If we take the second path, we have to kick out all our previously ideas and limitations in such thinking.  Can i tell you with certainty what lies two hundred feet beneath the ground i live on, no,, people assumed snakes never got longer than 20 or 30 ft, and Aurther C Clark, presents photos from a helicopter of a snake easily in excess of 50 ft, for those who didnt believe that just recently in a jungle a piece of heavy equipment bull dozer tears open a large mound of earth below the trees canopy, and out slithers a snake over 50 ft into the jungle, oh i know what your thinking theres never a sample( alive or dead )to back these  stories up. wrong,, in this case inside the mound another snake(this one  dead) of equal proportions to the one that got away.    A pair of that size in the same lair,,,   Now you say well that’s on the other side of the world, not here in backwater USA,,, but we can attest to a different truth.

The following images show a creature that came out of a hollow, at least 20 ft to to 25 ft away, cameras without the zoom set( sometimes) make an object look a bit further away than it actually is. take this into consideration and then figure yourself just how big this snake was. This albino snake, much like an albino Burmese python i once had  (Mine was only 5 ft long).

picture of the yellow snake  or whatever it was  inverted. taken weith a camera phone in 2010

The point is there is much more to this supposedly natural world, we are in error about. step outside it, or just into an yet unknown or misunderstood facet of it and were children without a solid clue to go on, there are no books  of the spirit world or monster manuals for the dimensions that hold finite details,,, there is no comprehensive source of  information we can access that explains with detail and reliable accuracy the history of  every group of beings that have visited or set up shop here.

So is a giant face in the clouds only a whim of nature, or a real , possibly spiritual  or dimensional,being  or is it an Extraterrestrial  looking in on us, through some opened window, The result of  abilities far beyond those we presently have?   Mammoth sized enormous  craft have not only been seen, but clocked on radar, traveling in loops around the world at incredible speeds,,,ships as big as  cities,,could beings of that size actually be crew members? can they easily open windows in the sky remotely,,, transforming the very fabric of the air into a large   two way video screen?

Or like so many humans discoveries about ourselves, do we have some equivalent to the character in The Wizard of Oz,,,  are these sort of images magnified by a smaller race,( possibly our own) for purposes of intimidation?  maybe these brief glimpses are just the dry run to feel us out, see if any of us are even looking up to be aware?    I hope its the case , i could live with the continuing  inadequacies and cruelties of man much easier than i could the reality of  giant faces in the sky Representative of the real beings possibly a wink away.


Their purpose ?  The same question looms over these examples as well; the blimp like peanuts that cruised silently over the courthouse. At first we couldn’t believe the idea that something that large would approach the courthouse tower so closely.  I figured it had to be light. Well, we proceeded in that weak explanation until we found it in all sorts of lighting conditions.

We  finally ruled out the explanation of light  completely when, while flashing away at one of these, again over the courthouse, we watched a glowing symbol or letter be brought around the side by hand and placed against the surface.   This was facing us directly.  You can see it is some symbol or a letter “C”.   Carter starts with a “C”. Of all the photos of these objects , there has never been this addition before.

The image below shows the objects in the river, identically shaped to those that were over the water tower, the courthouse, and over the fenced in powerhouse that serves a portion of Butlers electrical needs.

Faintly behind the electrical hardware the object can be seen approaching ,

The next is, yes, you guessed right, ONE OVER THE COURTHOUSE. This is also the largest we’ve seen.

It moved across the sky quietly and passed within a hundred feet of the tower. This is the largest moving object I’ve ever seen. I saw it with my eyes, not the camera.

Finally there is the one that is completely illuminated from within. It has a rope attached and flew over the jeep and Fort Scott street one evening as we were returning to town. This rope seemed tied off to something else.

This is just a few of the images of this type object.

Then there are the more flamboyant designs,

such as the bright orange and yellow one to the right.  But my interest today lies in the windows  and the things found within. These are the elements to discoveries that shake the community of researchers and citizens alike.  When you can look past the veneer of the object, in all its forms, and have something within to address, that is the connection no man or woman can ignore.   The face however, is vague and faint.

seen over a deserted business on our towns main drag.we pulled into the dark lot and i got out and photographed it once

Once determined as that, its easier for our  minds to look deeper and harder at the small clues in those illuminated openings, to flesh out the beings within.   Machines are all around us and the rumors of cutting edge human technology are still just that, human creation.   The newness of those types of discoveries wears off fast.    But the hint of possible intelligences hidden in our skies ? A truth of this kind, revealed in even the slightest form such as this, is an  aggravatingly persistent voice nagging, picking at our mind.   If you know a  bill waits in your mailbox, your unperturbed about the whole thing. It’s no big deal.   But let the bill collector himself come walking down the sidewalk to your house and your blood pressure will rise, to say the least. Its sort of an long awaited prelude, to the introduction we’ve been waiting for,, the in our face reality of it . After that we will never be able to turn a blind eye to the subject again.

The forms, I believe I have found in these windows, are important to Lori and i in  ways few may understand.  They represent something that is not supposed to be there.  They may well be tied to the answers we need about what occurred during our lost time. Whether we will have the chance to extract one sort of  justice or another from them, whether we have the power to or not is unimportant.  They represent answers, not only for us, but for many more trying to make peace with this new reality we’ve all been forced to accept,,they represent one way or another a sort of closure.

Government’s are  very picky about their  air space. They have the right to shoot down craft that pass over into these no flight zones. Were they able to stop unidentified craft from buzzing the white house, Did  they knock down the one that flew over Los Angelas with the thousands of rounds fired at it?   No but a few citizens  were killed.    We have no bases, no military importance,  but we do have our homes, our schools, churches and families all crowded within our zone. How long will we pretend to be blind to these presences? How long will we depend upon a complete  military protection that just doesn’t exist?   And that inability isnt the fault of the various Governments around the world ,,  America can stand toe to toe with anybody,,  but were not talking about conventional forces here,,, the earth is just outclassed, a few hundred , thousand years behind the competition.   Naivety is a useless commodity for  adults, for the people who must ring the bell of awareness, and somehow reach us all . We can support our governments and protect ourselves at the same time. We can be a valuable resource in helping others to escape their personal fortresses of doubt.  It’s time to see who is behind the glass of the eyes in the clouds. It’s time for the veils and masks to be removed, and all that’s      hidden to be known.      Richard Carter,

Author: Rich Carter

The images are all of the same window. You may not see anything, but having looked at thousands of images taken in every lighting possible and exposing these individually  to a number of extremes, I feel confident in our assertion that the skies over Bates county have been active for along time, both daily and nightly.

How can objects of this size elude our sight in broad daylight?   There are planes painted in ways to make them less visible. There are field artillery, capable of leveling buildings, that can blend with the ground cover they move through.  Should the concept of concealment in daylight among thick masses of cloud seem anymore difficult?   And that is just looking at conventional means of concealment. It is not, by any means, delving into the hidden projects the government has been involved in since the 40’s and 50’s.

In our world, one  in which major news carriers such as ABC, broadcast reports of UFO sightings,  just what is too fantastic a notion?  In an upcoming article we will leave with you nothing but visual proof; the complete visual summary of what’s been found in the sky of a small rural county.  Like the War of the Worlds, maybe a more silent one, a more invasive one, infiltration is a common strategy in war.  Should we believe visitors coming here from another galaxy wouldn’t see the value in this? Could we believe that they, possibly escaping a dying world with a people reduced by natural disaster and war, might seek the path of least resistance in claiming a spot on a new world, one they can be certain wants no part of them.

Why fight until you have to? Why not inhabit the areas we only occasionally camp in, hunt in, or drive by, and once they are dug in, use our disbelief to lead us into their hands, affect our minds or bodies or both. Could they make an entire people, an entire species ,oblivious to them, and then wander among them at will, continuing the works they have been about for ages?

It’s not just  strange objects passing overhead, but with a PATROLLING PRESENCE, that has not gone UN-NOTICED.

It’s growing place, in the minds of citizens here, gets all the more dramatic and real to those blogging on the local town chat line, the personnel at Bates County Memorial Hospital, the office of the newspaper editor, and the ex-chief of police , who was given photographs of activity on the town square.

There has been talk, as well, among city workers dealing with the utilities.  On a recent night, out on patrol by myself, gathering photos in the same fashion we always have, I was checking out the mound across from the lumber yard, the saw mill.   On the way home, overhead, weird lights were playing in a lightning free sky.  I’ve added an example of the illuminated area, very low overhead. This is in its natural yellow light.  The source for this reoccurring color is unknown to us.

Just as we have, in numerous other articles, and will, with luck, in future efforts, we bring you, again, just one more reason to rise above your complacency and lend a hand. There are voices trying to warn the world with a message we know is hard to swallow, but it will be no less pleasant when all our choices are taken from us by a extraterrestrial or homegrown threat.