Seats in front of Mt Adams at ECETI

Skywatching field at ECETI

Down in southern Washington near the Oregon border lies the beautiful snow-capped Mt. Adams. Just south of that is a ranch known as ECETI which stands of Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The area is known for lots of UFO sightings so I decided to stop by for myself and see if I could witness my own aliens as well. 🙂

The results actually surprised me. When I got there, it wasn’t so much a question of if I’d see anything, but once multiple things started showing up in the skies simultaneously, it became a question of which one I wanted to point my camera at. Which one would do something cool next? I don’t wanna be pointed at this one over here while that one over there just did something really cool. 😉

I shot photos and videos of what I saw there and my goal is to share the highest quality footage possible and go over the differences between known objects (airplanes, satellites, etc.) versus something very very different, something that definitely doesn’t move or operate like any human craft I know of. Just because something is moving and blinking in the sky doesn’t mean it’s an alien.

I’d like to report that aliens landed, I got to high five one, they took me aboard their ship, I got a guided tour of the galaxy, and I’ve got hundreds of pictures and hours of footage to show you all. 😀 That’s my dream.

What I saw was, well, a little less obvious than that. Because there’s often so much debate over if stuff is real or not, I’m really going to go into detail regarding what I saw, what things may or may not be, and ultimately let you guys decide what you think is manmade versus something else altogether. 🙂 This isn’t going to be a short post, I’ll tell you that right up front, and we’re going to cover a lot of ground so that we all understand what those blinking lights in the sky are and are not. So with that said, let’s begin!

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There’s a park nearby that’s right on the lake, so I took a trip out there for a few hours and shot the birds with my GoPro’s. I’m pretty happy with the result. 🙂 Take a look…

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What I’m Doing…

March 25, 2014 | Category: Spiritual, Travel | 1 Comment

Ariel on the Amtrak

So I’ve had some time to sit and think about life a bit.. think about some of the big questions.

“What’s really important?”

“What am I doing with my life?”

“What should I do when I don’t have all the answers or even don’t know what I’m doing?”

In the midst of the “I don’t know” of it all, it’s all starting to make some sense. 🙂

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Crossing the Canadian border

Sometimes traveling involves delays… Whether it’s waiting in line to cross a border, going through customs, or going through security at the airport. Sept. 11th happened and so people are still careful when it comes to travel, especially international travel, but fortunately there’s a couple things you can do to speed up the process and make your life easier.

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So it’s been a while since I’ve written here. It’s 2014 now and the last post I wrote here was in 2012. (Whoa.) I’ve traveled quite a bit… road tripped across the country, climbed glaciers in Alaska, climbed atop a radio telescope, helicoptered over huge mountains, etc., but I haven’t posted any stories or photos or videos up here. I’ve thought about it many times, but I’ve really wanted a break from the sense of obligation that I felt from having to share about everything.

After a lot of intense traveling, I felt the need to settle down and stay put for a while. It’s been a few years now and it hasn’t been exactly what I was expecting, so I feel like sharing a bit about the experience and what I have in mind next.

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Indoor Skydiving

February 4, 2014 | Category: Seattle, Sports, Travel, Washington | Leave a Comment

My friend Jeff and I went indoor skydiving for the first time at iFLY Seattle. It was a lot of fun. It’s very similar to skydiving of course, but there are some key differences.

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Whew! So I just completed putting together a driving timelapse video of the drive from Seattle, WA down to Colorado.

It’s about an hour long, so grab something tasty to snack on and drink, switch the video to HD, and enjoy! 🙂

Then read on to hear about some of the highlights of the trip, some shown on video, some not.
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Dancing on TV as a Neon Elf

December 5, 2012 | Category: Events, Travel, Washington | 1 Comment

So I see this message posted on facebook yesterday asking if anyone wants to be on TV and dance dressed as an elf. Um, obviously! 😀

So I drive downtown, park outside the TV studio, overhear some other people in the waiting area talking about flash mobs, and ask them if they’re here to be an elf too. Sure enough, yep!

So donning our provided wardrobe of neon tights and clothing, we hang out in the dressing area and goof around, eventually make our way backstage (and it’s amazing how much more stuff goes on behind the scenes and during commercial breaks compared to the little box of view you see on the TV screen), and when they call us out from behind the set, we get a bit of time to be goofy on TV.

Life is funny sometimes… 🙂

Skip to about 2:20 or so to skip right to when we enter. I’m the one wearing the green shirt (in the studio, not the one in the outdoor shots wearing green at the beginning of the video).

Everyone else there was a professional dancer or even teacher. Me, not so much… which makes the “What in the world am I doing!?” feeling extra scary and fun! 😀

By the way, did you know that things like leg hair and underwear shows right through tights? Yeah, neither did I… Thank goodness leg hair doesn’t show up on TV and we had shorts and long shirts to cover the rest. Oh the things you never see on television… 😉

(Link to the original site.)

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It’s been a while since I’ve gone out on a good long road trip. I really love it. Since I’m leasing my car and have only done about 6,000 miles in a year and yet I’m good for 12k/yr, I figured it’s time to put some miles on my car and hit the road!

Wanting to stay off the main highways, the trip was about 12 hours there and about 9 hours back. It’s amazing what a good drive does for me. It feels soooooo good… 🙂 Here’s a video I put together of some of the highlights, as shot from one of the dashcams on my windshield.

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Finding my True Identity, by Mario Duguay

“So Ariel, how was your day?”

“Oh you know, spent the morning looking at physical and non-physical beings sitting side-by-side, sold a car or two, drove home and had a conversation with the non-physical beings I’d seen earlier… It was cool.”

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