Yep, that's me! Hi, my name is Sheila and I hunt UFOs ;P
One of the methods I use to capture the UFOs on video (which is mentioned in the news story) is by utilizing a city-owned webcam that is located on the top of a skyscraper downtown. It is controllable, by anyone, from their computer. You can pan/zoom, brighten, etc. And it does have surprisingly exceptional quality.
So that's one of the things I use, this is what I do. Please feel free to drop me a line, or subscribe/add me & I will do the same.
TUCSON - A local woman has an out of this world hobby. She spends her free time tracking UFOs, and she does not even have to leave her apartment to do it.
She is using the Tucson city cameras at night to search the skies for aliens.
"Yeah, I see one over there, or an aircraft over there," said Sheila Martin on her porch.
Martin steps outside on her porch at least a dozen times a night, looking for UFOs.
"I'm always thinking about UFO hunting," Martin said laughing.
But she spends most of her time hunting indoors, using the city cameras to zoom in on the skies.
"So I just like, I scan the horizon," Martin said.
She spotted one, a light orb that seems to be rotating. She says this is one she sees a lot. She then shoots the screen and posts the video of her evidence on Youtube...her username: Sheilaaliens.
"I've always been interested in everything paranormal. I'm not too sure what got me sparked in aliens and UFOs recently but the past couple years, I've really gotten into that for some reason," Martin said.
So what do the engineers who set-up these cameras think about it all?
"I think it's great that someone is using them. For what purpose is up to them, but it's great that people are utilizing them," Michael Hicks said.
Hicks is with the Tucson Department of Transportation. He said the cameras were originally installed to find flooding cars on Stone Avenue. Now, he says they are for residents to track progress on downtown development.
"It gets used quite a bit," Hicks said.
While Martin plans to save up for better night vision equipment, she says she will continue to use the city cameras every night, looking for something potentially extra-terrestrial right here in Tucson.
"I just hope that they don't take it down once word gets out that people start hunting UFOs with it, you know?" Martin said.
Hicks said he also gets several emails from soldiers in Afghanistan thanking him for the cameras. He said they use them to see their hometown.