reply to post by tarifa37
TY OP for starting this thread. I saw exactly what you've described on June 22 at around 12:30 am. My Girlfriend and I went for a walk up to a school
in our area, and decided to take a rest once we got there. I had said to her "we should watch the sky for a bit, I've been reading about an increase
in strange sightings lately". We sat for about 10 minutes and saw a satellite at one point...nothing special. Then just randomly gazing, I saw out
of the corner of my eye a very rapid flash "above" the big dipper(not quite above our heads, but still quite high in the sky). My girlfriend didn't
see the first flash, but my "holy crap" quickly brought her attention back skyward. After about 30-40 seconds later, another flash, this time though
farther east than the first(about the distance between thumb and index finger with arm stretched out). We both saw the second flash, so I knew I
wasn't seeing things at that point. Then, where we expected to see another flash, we saw a dim light slowly moving west and thought that might be the
same thing. It didn't streak across the sky or anything, just moved in one direction steadily....until we saw a third flash along the approximate
line I'd assumed it'd been heading. This made me think the "dim light" was just a satellite like the one earlier, until it started to get ALOT
brighter...almost in response to the flashing light. It grew in intensity for about 5 seconds, and then started to dim again, moving east the whole
time. We watched for another half hour, but saw nothing.
Now, almost 2 weeks later, someone almost halfway around the world describing the same kind of phenomenon shocked the hell outa me to the point where
it brought a tear to my eye. I just started coming to ATS about a month ago after someone from work suggested it to me, and I've already found others
who've had similar experiences to me.
Thanks ATS for existing, and thanks tarifa37 for starting this thread.
FYI, I'm in the Western Canada, about 3 hours from Vancouver