posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 08:58 AM
I suppose any of those things could have been involved. I guess this is hopefully a harmless enough thing to go ahead and say what I saw. What I saw
was a solid orange light, probably around twice as large as the largest looking star I could see. I initially thought it was probably Venus, or
something. I honestly can't actually remember what exactly Venus looks like, normally, but that was the first thing that came to mind. I didn't
think much about it at first, but I thought that it seemed to be moving, possibly downward. Immediately after I realized that it seemed to be slowly
moving, there were three rapid blue/white flashes, maybe a little less than half a second apart. A tree had just obstructed my view of the orange
light, but I could not find it in the sky again after I passed the tree. I think this could have been many things that are easily explained, but I
have decided that if I'm going to take the time to pay attention to things around me, the least I could do is investigate more than one explanation.
I decided almost immediately that the flashes could have been lightning, but I was slightly concerned that at the time the sky was relatively clear,
as I had been looking at stars the whole way to work. I was also slightly turned away from that idea because in the next half hour I didn't see any
lightning. An explanation that I came up with pretty quickly for the disappearance of the orange light was that I lost sight of it, forgot exactly
where it was in the sky and a patch of cloud obscured it from view for the rest of my 30 minute drive to work. This explanation would be saying that
it was in fact Venus and that it wasn't actually moving. I'm more than willing to believe that I saw nothing and that I'm just on edge this month.
I can't remember who posted awhile back about the occurrence of strange lights this month that would go mostly unnoticed, but i couldn't ever
really get it out of my mind. I believe it may have been over a year ago now, and I believe the guy was also urging people to go into hiding soon to
prepare for 2012. I don't believe most of the things said about 2012, but this really got at me. I suppose what I mean to say is that I believe
that I saw nothing special but I am worried about the possibility that I'm wrong. Sorry for rambling so much, but this is the only place I can really
talk about things like this.