Perusing Vice News’ feed this morning, I stumbled upon the article This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Why People Who See UFOs Feel So Good. A Motherboard article that picks the brain of ufologist, Bob Davis, retired neuroscientist. Davis begins by plopping us in Sedona, AZ, where his identity as a ufologist began. If any of you have been to Sedona, you can understand why the unbelievable became believable for Bob Davis in this magical place. The epicenter of spirituality, Sedona is riddled with souls searching for a higher element. The energies, readings, and unexplained phenomena that occur around Sedona are surreal, as if some spiritual vortex were hidden in the crevices of the red rocks. Orbs, like the ones Bob and his wife saw, are spotted throughout Sedona, but people have different takes on what they might be.
“When my wife and I visited Sedona, Arizona a couple of years ago, we happened to see two orange orbs in the night sky. I’m not entirely sure what that was all about, but that motivated me to start writing a book: The UFO Phenomenon” (Oberhaus, Vice).
As Davis says, I guess none of us are “entirely sure what [the orbs] are all about,” but people certainly do have their assumptions. Maybe we’ll never know what they are, or if UFOs do exist.