posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:18 PM
Date: 20th January 2008
Time: Approx 03.00 GMT +1
Location: Northern France (On request)
Weird thing happened to me the other night, and I am kicking myself for not thinking more of it.
I got up at around 3am as I suffer from Insomnia, and headed to another part of my house, passing a large window we have on the 2nd floor (window
Out of the window, there is only one other house in direct line of sight, as I live out in the country in around 11 Acres. The house is surrounded by
woods about a mile away on all sides. No major roads, motorways or towns... no artificial lighting or bleed can be seen at all.
Anyway, I looked out the window, and saw a central bright light, with one light equidistant from the main one on each side forming a very shallow
triangle shape. From my estimation it was just above tree level height, as I could see the top of the tree branches obscuring the light when they were
blown in the wind from time to time. I have no idea as to how far away, but it must have been a good mile+ at a wager.
Luminosity of the lights was approx twice the luminosity of say the star Sirius (on a clear night with no moon) for the main light, and about the same
as Sirius for the other 2.
I looked, and though, hmm, odd. As you may know from some of my posts, I am sceptic by heart and figured it was maybe something that was moved there
during the day, or car lights reflecting off something. However I stood there for about 15 minutes watching it, and the night sky in general, and at
no time did it move, or have any variation. it was much brighter than anything else in the sky at the time.
After around 15 minutes I figured it was cold, it was nothing out of the ordinary as the lights looked 'fixed' in this triangle shape, and headed
off to bed, thinking I could see them the next night, or check out if there was anything there during the day. I didn't even think to take a pic even
though I had my 400D not 15 feet way with a 300mm lens!!! Doh!!!
Well, I marked a spot on the window where the lights were, and marked where I was standing, just in case.
I looked during the day, and there is nothing new there, only the woods, and looking at the mark, the lights appeared just above tree level.
I have looked both nights since, and there is no natural light or man made light source anywhere near the position I saw the lights, and also no way I
could see there could be as there is a wooded area of around 10km in that direction.
Anyway, it's 4am now, I just spent 3 hours looking out there, camera in hand, and the more I think of it, the odder it was to see anything in that
Very odd indeed.
[edit on 22-1-2008 by Fraank Fontaine]