posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:32 AM
originally posted by: Flipper35
OK, not sure how/if/where this is related, but my daughter, brother in law and I were watching sats go by last night and there was this "craft" going
from west to east and it looked a lot like a satellite other than it did not traverse the sky in a straight line. It sort of zigged, then zagged as
it passed overhead. All three of us saw and commented on the maneuvering. This was around 9:30 last night and the Heavens Above app did not show a
sat at that time in that location or direction of travel. The overall line of travel was straight east.
Thought I would throw this in here if anyone has any ideas.
I had a similar sighting a few days ago or last week at some point but held back on posting as I didn't see it was relevant however after reading your
reply I felt like sharing.
So I was out smoking I believe after 10pm (UK time) so it was dark. I'm usually pretty good at spotting satellites and aircraft at high altitude. I
also use Flightradar24 and ADBS exchange quite often and I usually bring them up on my phone when i spot something. So I'm outside looking north at
the sky, I cannot recall it being a clear night but it wasn't fully overcast maybe some high altitude clouds. While I'm looking i spot what I presume
a satellite but two things didn't add up for it to be one
Firstly it was travelling faster than I've ever seen a satellite move, it was travelling from west to the east as I was looking north so it was going
from the left to the right across the sky omitting a bit so bright whiteish (but quite dim) light. Now I know this next bit people can question me on.
I watch aircraft a lot day and night I live on the stacking area to Heathrow and I have a few more airports around me, I'm not saying I'm an expert
but I'd like to think i have a fairly good understanding of what I look at
Anyway this light seemed too low to be a satellite but at the same time too high to be your general airliner don't ask how could I judge the height I
can't explain how but it just didn't seem high enough for it to be a satelliteand the speed it travelled seemed a lot quicker than your average plane.
The speed alone was what made me suspicious
The only thing that wouldn't add up, I witnessed this at around or just after 10pm. If I had witnessed something special from stateside being flown
over to Europe. The eastern seaboard of the USA is 5 hour behind UK time and the west cost is I think 8 hours behind? Maybe 9? So I thought to myself
well if it's something special it would of meant the aircraft took off in the dates while it was day light which I didn't think would be right I'd
assume anything secret would always take off after dark
Well that's my little input