The great thing about everyone carrying around smartphones with cameras is that everyone gets to capture the things that they experience ... be it a live concert or a UFO.
Last night Springfield was visited by two things that were out of this world! Well, at least one of them could have been from out of this world.
Bush in Springfield
Our brother station QLZ celebrated their 20th anniversary of being The Rock Station. To celebrate they brought a rock show to town. Alice favorites Bush were there last night, and QLZ listeners have been posting fan-pics to the QLZ Facebook Page all day. Here is one of the really good ones featuring Gavin Rossdale gettin' down with his Fender Thunderbird (picture taken by Marjeana Livingston)
If you want to see more pics from last night's show, be sure to check out this link with fan submitted photos!
UFO sighting in Springfield
Now, Gavin Rossdale and Bush weren't the only things visiting Springfield last night. Apparently there were some tourists checking out some Lincoln sites while flying around in an unidentified flying object checking--also known as a UFO. I first saw a message posted to Facebook about a UFO sighting early this morning. I then saw a Facebook friend post some pictures. You can see the pictures below:
Photos reportedly from Mike Pratt
I talked with one of the witnesses to the UFO. Tim Day tells me that he is not a UFO guy ... he doesn't obsess about this stuff. He claims to have seen a large triangular object floating over South East High School in Springfield between 12:30 and 3 am Wednesday morning. Day says that the object made some bizarre sounds like what you'd hear off in the distance after a crash at a race like the Daytona 500. He also said that the object would ascend and descend rapidly. Day also says that at that time of day there are typically helicopters flying around. He didn't see any other aircraft overnight. After calling around to various officials with radar equipment and even making a call to the Springfield Police Department, Day said he took to Facebook where he found some friends reporting they witnesses something similar.
Now, I did talk with a deputy chief with Springfield Police and he told me that there wasn't a flux of calls talking about unidentified flying objects. He also said "Bishop, I'm starting to question your sanity." Me too, deputy chief ... me too.
Is this a legitimate UFO sighting? I don't know. One thing I will say is I don't believe in "extraterrestrials." I do believe in unidentified flying objects as they are defined: objects that are unidentified and flying. When it comes to the possibility of some kind of "disclosure" this satirical cartoon always comes to mind.
Whatever you make of this, one thing's for sure--there's rarely a dull moment in Springfield!