UFO Travel: Clearwater is Scientology-tastic
Where: Clearwater, FL, United States
9/27/2007 at 10:33 AM
If you are looking for a tourist town that lives the UFO lifestyle you would be hard pressed to find a town more worthy than Clearwater Florida. Clearwater is to Scientologists what Salt Lake City is to Mormons.
Back in the 1970s Scientology guru L. Ron Hubbard secretly bought a hotel in downtown Clearwater with visions of making it the spiritual home for the Church of Scientology. Hubbard chose Clearwater because it was close to the Tampa airport, was warm year round, and he liked the name "clear". Today, more than 12,000 Scientologists live and work in and around Clearwater, sit on local government boards and have become business leaders in the community. Hollywood Scientologists have been known to pilgrimage here to take part in the highest levels of spiritual training.
Scientology's Clearwater stronghold is the currently under construction seven-story Flag Building which covers a full city block. Also known as the "Super Power Building," it will be the largest Scientology structure in the world when completed late in 2008 and is expected to draw thousands more visiting believers to Clearwater.
To add to the Clearwater UFO legend, back in 2005 a resident of "the clear" reported one of our favorite UFO sightings ever, mostly because of the best caveat ever.
To tell you the truth, I was sitting at my window... smoking a little weed. Now, I COULDNT be hallucinating. I know it was NOT laced. Anyway I see this shape. It's night but I see it. It was 3 lights, 2 grouped close in the front and 1 in the back.
A fireball shaped object swung back and forth, it looked like a helicopter. It was light in fog not solid beam or anything. Then the 2 front lights disappeared and left the back 1. I didnt hear any sound which is strange for how close it was. Then after 30 sec. it looked like it exploded in mid air. Around this time I kept hearing like distant gunshots and I thought damn its a car chase and shootout. But the circle. It was round red with a yellow smaller circle inside of it I mean perfectly round. It looked like it stretched out fast not appeared. It stretched from nowhere. It stayed for like 20 seconds or so and I stared at it.
More than likely, this drug induced sighting was that of a Titan IV missile out of Cape Canaveral, which occurred at 10:55 EST on the same date.
· Clearwater UFO (1995) [nuforc.org]