About

I began the My First Contact project after seeing surprising and unusual glowing orbs of orange light just hanging out in the sky above San Francisco, on March 17, 2017. I was able to photograph and film several mysterious “sky objects” that night, using just my cell phone.

Since then I have filmed even more of what look like a variety of traveling light forms, mysterious flying craft, and luminous orbs above my city’s skyline, using a variety of digital camera formats. Clearly, this is an evolving project. But that’s okay. I’m open to its unpredictable evolution. And in fact, this is a big part of its strong pull for me. This material was so new to me when I first started this project that, as you can see in my earlier films, I had almost no language for describing what I was seeing. And so, it was a great beginning place from which to grow and learn.

I see this project as open ended and ongoing. I will continue to document whatever I see in my skies, and will upload new short films to my site here often, so you have the chance to explore these novel experiences with me.

In my view, My First Contact is a beautiful, fascinating, and outrageous adventure that I am quite willingly embarking on, not knowing where it will lead. I find it irresistible. I hope you will too.

And I hope that you will be inspired to film and document whatever’s happening in your own skies. If you do film something interesting, I invite you to send me your photos and video links. I will post them on our SUBMISSIONS page, where they can be shared with our ever growing My First Contact “skywatcher” community.

Enjoy!
~ Melissa Peabody, in San Francisco, CA

P.S. While you’re here, check out our SUBMISSIONS Page. There you’ll find images and videos of ORBs and UFOs that people have sent from around the world!

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Additional References—By the way, if you’re interested, here is a link to a PDF online document of recently released CIA files on sightings of unidentified objects that have been viewed in our skies for decades. You can search for sightings in your own area at bluebookarchive.org