posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 03:30 AM
Alright, Keen, call me to task for this, because I can't explain what I saw.
Tonight, August 19th, my parents threw a party. I was there, and we saw an awesome moonrise. All of us were looking at it, and my dad suggested we
look at it through a telescope. Always willing to do some astronomical whatever, I grabbed my telescope, set it to track the moon, and we were all
taking turns to look at the moon. It looked awesome.
When my dad took his turn at the moon, he tried to focus it, and looked over to me saying he kept seeing this glitter on the moon. I smiled; he
recieved a detached retina as a result of a call he had to fight a fire and he fell and injured himself after crashing through the roof and second
floor of the building. I figured it was his eye, so I went over to the telescope to focus it. I assumed the glitter was either his bad eye, which he
was looking through the eyepiece with, or it was not focused and he was seeing blury craters.
I focused it for my eyes, and looked for a moment. The moment turned into minutes. On the eastern edge of the moon when I first looked, I saw a little
yellowish object leap up from the edge and fall back down to the moon. I continued to watch, focused on the edge of the moon that was behaving oddly,
and saw the same thing 5 more times. After the third, my mouth started to drop, because I had absloutly no scientific explanation for it. It looked
like a tiny speck of abnormal shape leaping from the moon, about 1/16th of the diameter of the moon, off of the surface and coming back to it.
I am baffled. I have no scientific explanation for what I saw. It would have been like an aircraft taking off and landing, except that the distance
traveled was almost negligable. It would be like me traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis in the span of seconds. What the heck did I see? The speck,
when I saw it, never started or ended in the same place; it appeared to be random. I made a comment to my dad, and others heard it, but no one really
paid attention. What the heck did I see, and how can I see it again? It was extremely cool to see, something unexplained to my mind was taking place
on the eastern edge of the moon. Western, I suppose, if we lived on there, but mirror reflection, it was east as far as direction matters here on
earth. What the frick?