reply to post by blueray
hi everyone, i'd like to chime in and add my 0.02$. this is my first post here on ats, so please bear with me if i'm missing some common etiquette
or something. the reason why i would like to add tho this discussion is that i've witnessed the exact same phenomenon (judging from the pictures
i've seen) on saturday, 10 may, round about 10:30pm. i'm from braunschweig germany, and at the specified time i was walking from a barbecue with
friends to meet some other friend of mine who was in town for the weekend. so i went my way towards the pub where we had an appointment, when i saw
several of these orange balls traveling in a straight line, and then vanish into thin air.
my initial reaction was like "what the BLEEP is that?", but right after that it ocurred to me that there was a celebration going on all around town
that night (a couple of nights actually, with lots of live music and stuff, it's called "landesturnfest niedersachsen" if you wanna look it up). so
i brushed it off thinking "nah, you're not so lucky to FINALLY witness a UFO, must have been some balloons or something", although they actually
didn't look anything like the balloons i had seen so far, and they did travel in a straight line, then vanished (as i said before). there were other
people around, being witness to the case also.
i think you can imagine my amazement when i opened up the zip folder and saw exactly what i had been seeing a couple of nights earlier, on the same
date, but a good couple hundred of miles away from where i live.
well... that's the end of it. oh, one thing though, i'm in no way connected to the OP in spite of our names beeing eerily similar. mine stems from
the title of an old steve vai song, don't know about the OP's. so please don't draw any premature conclusions, will ya?
so, by for now, just wanted to add that i'
ve been lurking around this board forever and i'm glad that i finally found a good reason to post here. see you guys 'round :-)
edit: edited to add that the objects didn't appear to be moving at an incredibly high speed (in contradiction to the OP), but i remember thinking
something along the lines of "well, those gotta be the fastest travelling balloons i've ever seen". and i'd as well like to add that the objects
didn't appear to ZIP away at tremendous speed either, but rathe just disappeared, as i said, into thin air. i might be mistaken here but i THINK that
they all vanished in the exact same place in the sky. what's the chance of a group of balloons doing that? i'll be darned if i know :-)
[edit on 12-5-2008 by bluepowder]