Ever wonder why people see UFOs with bright strobe flashes and orange/red pulsating lights?
I mean, certainly with the technology existent in these vessels, they don't need lights to see where they are going or to warn other vessels not to run into them. If we can fly by radar and land planes in a snowstorm, I'm sure they can fly blindly...and much better than we. So why the lights?
In one interesting abduction story I read, a man was looking at the UFO (it was very close to the ground at the time), and he reported that it was telepathically communicated to him to "hold still and keep looking at us." Many UFO researchers have theorized that the ETs use mind control/hypnosis by way of our optic nerve.
I propose that the strobe and pulsating lights do exactly what they are supposed to do: get us to stare at them. Of course we are going to stare at them! We want to know what we are seeing!
Remember the old movies where a guy would hypnotize someone by pulling out a pocket watch on a chain and swinging it back and forth rhythmically and muttering in a monotone voice, "You are getting sleepy"? Same idea.
Harvard professor, Dr. John Macke (good reading, btw), wrote that if you see a UFO, you are likely seeing the beginning or the ending of an abduction...and its probably yours. He did some good research into abductions and estimated that the number of abductees (and most don't even know they are one) is staggering.