Rods - Another
By James Donahue
I think we first started being aware of rods when we lived in Arizona.
That is because the air was still clear there and after living for years under the polluted skies of Michigan, we fell in love with things over our heads all over again.
spent a wonderful three years in the desert regions of Northwestern and Midwestern Arizona. During that time we marveled at
two passing comets, a full eclipse of the Moon, unusual planet alignments, and a variety of other anomalies, including an
examination of some ultra-bright "stars" that twinkled a little too brightly. They were satellites circling the skies over
our heads. We were amazed that we could see the Milky Way again.
day the Arizona sky was usually always a bright crystal
blue, unless a storm was building. Then the approaching cloud formations were so clearly defined against the blue the contrasts
might have fallen right off a painting by famed Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.
wonder that human awareness of the rods, like our own, began in that part of the country.
a rod is very difficult. They move so fast it is almost impossible to see them with the naked eye. But cameras with fast shutter
speeds, and movie and video cameras are catching them. And they are everywhere.
seems that Jose Escamilla is credited with capturing the first officially recorded videotape of a rod in flight in 1994, while
shooting pictures near Roswell, New Mexico.
about the same time Escamilla was making his discovery, a young man named Jeff Ferris was also videotaping rods shooting over
his Tempe, Arizona home in
broad daylight. The two men puzzled over the rods, wondering if they were an alien life form, a strange energy, or something
produced a filmed documentary about the rods titled: Rodumentary Rods: Mysterious Objects Among Us.
skeptics who have examined the pictures suggest they are insects, or birds, flying close to the camera lens. But Ferris won't
buy that. His description of his first rod filming is so spectacular and so strange that it seems quite clear these were not
pictures of something flitting past the camera lens.
was skating on a backyard ramp and I set the camera up on a stool," he offers. "When I played the tape, there was [a Rod]
that I got that comes over the top of the ramp and goes in between our heads and down past the camera," he said.
rods appear to be some intelligent life form that shares this planet. There appear to be millions of them moving at ultra
high-speed past us and over us all of the time. They are long and thin in shape, something like ultra-thin cigars. Also, they
seem to be capable of bending and changing course at will.
that appear to be on a collision course with a hard object make a quick detour and circle around the object before continuing
on their way. It is almost as if they have a bat-like sensory system similar to radar that lets them know something is in
decision to change course at such lightning speed, much like a flock of birds in flight or a school of fish, is a clear sign
that rods are a life form.
researching rods on the Internet, We found a report written by an unknown author who claimed he observed rods in the late
1970s while throwing boomerangs in his yard in Phoenix, Arizona.
person said the rods appeared to follow the boomerang as it made its arch flight. At the time he thought of them as dragonflies,
except that they were moving extremely fast. It was not until he saw the Ferris video that he identified the things he was
seeing as rods.
best time to see them was late evening just before sunset. The shadows of the houses on the west end of the parks would cast
a shadow over the park and sunlight would still be on the tops of the tall trees in the park. The sun would reflect off of
the boomerang and "things" best at this time," he wrote.
do not appear to be very large, but that may be an error. If flying past from a great distance, there could be giant as well
as tiny rods measured in inches. Some are a gray color. But white ones also have been photographed.
offer no conclusion to this report, except to say that the rods are just one more proof that the world we live in is shared
by multi-dimensional life forms. While the rods appear to fly in our three-dimensional environment, we suspect they come from
either two or four-dimensional existence.