reply to post by ziggyproductions05
Hmm thats not a bad vid actually, the object is bellow the cloud level, its not flashing with no real navigation lights to give it away as a plane,
its pretty bright. my only problem is you mention you've got film/studio hardware... along with the name ziggyproductions. At least you
mentioned/indicated that openly.
Its interesting this threads popped back up to the first page again since the last few nights ive seen a couple of things not a little unsimilar to
the flashing stars people in here have seen.
Apart from 2 magnificent blue-green meteors leaving nice trails the last two nights ive also seen some interesting stuff (which may or may not be
The first one was 3 nights back, completely clear sky, no moon, it was at first appearance a satellite, first noticed it as a small flash out the
corner of my eye, and thought hey an iridium flare, so i continued to watch it. I followed it with my eye it was fairly dim and quickly faded out
after a second, a second latter it flashed again and i though hey its still there!, not a steady build up like an iridium but an instant flash.
So I started following it again, for about 2 minutes from the time I first saw it, it would periodically flash, with the 'satellite' point
occasionally fading out completely then fading back in over the span of a second or three. The flashs ranged from typical weak star sized (but larger
than the actual point of light I was visually tracking) to very bright 'Oh thats impressive' types in all id say it flashed around 8 maybe 9 times.
Around the 15 second mark I ran in side and grabbed my binoculars which took about 10 seconds since I knew I was watching something I hadnt seen
before, it also helped me to track it since it was easier to see.
The thing I found most interesting was that the object was moving in a northerly direction, but in the last 8 or so seconds of tracking it with the
binoculars it flashed, dimmed out then reappeared but heading in a direction about 30 degrees further to the east than it should have, i was
anticipating its course using the visible stars based on it previous heading, so seeing it suddenly not appear where it should have and traveling
basically down, rather than to the lower right made me scratch my head. It faded out over about 4 seconds and that was the last i saw of it.
The next night I saw two 'satellites' traveling parallel, one slightly behind the other, about a centimeter and a half apart at arms length,
traveling in a north easterly direction, while not as good as the L shaped cluster of 4 I saw a few years back it was nice to see something like that
again. Then it brings me to last night.
Fully clear night sky, very minor light pollution in my area, no moon again. Given the decent activity the last few nights I made sure to start
watching last night, saw a few nice shooting stars but nothing interesting until I started tracking a south easterly traveling satellite that was at
about 35-45 degrees off the horizon it was dim and only visible for about 10 seconds about halfway through watching the satellite I saw what i thought
was a point meteor about a centimeter or less flash behind it. Thought nothing of it, until 10 or more seconds latter i saw another point meteor flash
in roughly the same location. No activity for about 30 seconds then another point meteor flash but about 20 degrees to the left of the first 2, at
about 50 degrees from the horizon... thought to my self hmm busy night, then another flash, this time slightly lower than the last, not as bright... 2
seconds latter another slightly lower again, then another... and another... each flash varied from decent to at least venus bright, the gaps between
flashs varied from about half a second to 6 or so seconds and the distances between the flashs varied from a few millimeters to a good centimeter or
In all there was about 12 flashs, and they followed an almost vertical down path and covered a good 30 degrees distance in the vertical, with a slight
angle to the right. During this there where a few more point flashs in the old location I initial saw the first one near the satellite. Now while they
could be point meteors the fact none of them streaked and they covered such a decent segment of sky it was definitely something I hadnt seen before.
Given that film of hale bop striking jupiter, it could easily have been a string of meteors, although the earth nor myself wouldnt have moved far
enough in the roughly 2 minutes it lasted to spread a trail of rock impacts that wide in my opinion, and a cluster of meteors wouldnt be string out in
an orderly line like that.
About 10 minutes after the 'point meteors' i got to see something that im still mulling over. I live close to an air route, and see a good 40 plus
planes a day with alot of them being at night and ive learned to recognize a good deal of em. However, last night I saw what I first thought was a
plane low in the horizon, typical white flashing navigation light. However it was quite bright and seemed to be on a flight path I hadnt seen other
planes take before, so i gave it a gander with the binoculars. At first I thought hmm just a plane, but kept watching, it appeared to have the typical
red nav light on it also, but then i noticed that as i watched, the nav light went out and two red lights one above the other flashed in a little to
the left, then the bottom light disappeared... then the right red light popped back in and the others disappeared, all the while the white light
flashed near the right red nav lights location with a very varying intensity (dim to very bright) and it didnt seem to always appear exactly in the
same place, it shifted slightly but that could be a an optical trick. So basically I watched this blinking white light with randomly blinking red
lights in a small right angle triangle formation for a good 5 minutes until it moved out of sight... it stayed level with the horizon, unlike the
usual planes that take routes that bring them within a few kilometers of my town which makes them angle up as they fly over.
More than likely I saw tumbling space junk, a pair of satellites, an impressive show of clustered point meteors and a plane with a rather interesting
set of nav lights... or maybe somethings else. I personally dont know, but im sure as hell gonna be out tonight