I called to DJ and she came out and stared and said . . . "what IS that". I said it's been there for 10 minutes.
A neighbor came out and he said "what IS that" and then Becky another neighbor came out and we were staring at it. I mentioned it on Facebook and "Who's" replied that he was looking at it and it was unknown to him also.
Mary emails me and said she and Caralea had seen the exact thing on July 6th at about the same time at night - this is how she described it
"We both noticed it at the same time, and both made immediate note of its oddity. The alternating red and green lights were very bright. As I noted on Facebook, it looked like it was flying lowish, maybe about the same altitude as a very small plane. But it didn't act like a small plane at all in its movements. In fact, I wondered if it was a helicopter, until it was obvious that it wasn't. Its movements sort of combined the two somewhat. Once we reached Columbus, it looked like the object was hovering over an area that would be right by the golf course!"
When I saw it I thought it was the lights of a tower but . .no tower. I also thought it was a helicopter but no sound and it was stationary for 45 minutes. Looking at a map to me it was over Elba or around that direction. Here I have where I first saw it and where it was from my house. I have no idea how far away it was.
As I said I was just coming home from golf and, what a mosquito NIGHTMARE it was!! On the 2nd hole I was near some trees and went to my bag and there were 200 mosquitoes flying around it. A buddy on the other side of the fairway came up to the green and commented "YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY MOSQUITOES THERE WERE"
On the last hole Adubya blew his 2nd shot as he had dozens of mosquitoes flying around his head and one inside his sunglasses. He RAN out, hit the next show and ran to the green. His shorts had blood spots on them. It was pretty funny but we were to busy dancing around moving to laugh.
I had a shot that I donked because in my back swing one flew into my ear. And we were dousing ourselves with insect spray but it was not working. I'm using RAID next week.
I would have had one of my better rounds of my life if not for one hole where I took a NINE! After my 2nd shot I mentioned to Korey that I was concentrating on course management on Par 5s. Then I went belly up!
Here is my little hell.
I won't bore you with golf stories . . well . . OK, maybe one. On hole #13 I hit my 3rd shot left of an elevated green. I was WAY below the green and I could only see the top of the pin. Perhaps 30 yards away. I took a 9 iron and had a perfect chip shot to 5 inches from the hole for a par.
On the last hole my 2nd shot was . .geez . . . it looks like the same exact shot!! I took out my 9 iron, a few practice swings, same distance, up over a rise just like last time and hit the ball which landed perfectly and ended up 3 feet from the hole! Par.
Luck and golf seem to go together.
Back to the mosquitoes - My buddy Elweed and I were in the Bob Marshall Wilderness below Glacier Natl Park backpacking once many years ago. We were on a small tight trail with full packs when all of a sudden a swarm of mosquitoes enveloped us. It was actually sort of scary and we started to jog and then run. Well his pack decided to explode or something and we stopped to fix it but as soon as we stopped they started landing. As he was working on his pack I was smacking his back killing mosquitoes and it was getting a little . . mooshy with dead carcasses!
We made it into a clearing and found a road and got out of there.
That was the same vacation where we were hiking in the mountains and we decided to climb a steep hill. We spent a good hour climbing and as we crested the hill . . .there was a parking lot for a huge hotel and some people looking at use strangely.
I don't believe for 1 second that Favre did NOT send a text messages to his buddies on the Vikings. Why would they say he did send messages and then 6 hours later retract? At least NOW Favre has said for sure he will or will not play and he has told the Vikings when he will make the decisions but won't reveal that time to anyone else (so he can have more media time in the future).
I seriously think the guy has some psychological issues.
But really, who cares anymore! Well - I guess Tarvaris Jackson does who for 3 years now has had to field Favre questions and AGAIN goes into a season not knowing if he will be the QB . . . not unlike Aaron Rogers did. Man I am glad he is gone.
The Fighting Finches Chapter #2
Have a good Thursday