posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:16 AM
Hey thanks for replying folks...
- it was only visible for about 15-20 seconds before it passed out of sight. I was standing right beside the local shop
looking across the street as it passed over, it was already about halfway across my field of view (assuming it was travelling in a straight line) when
I spotted it. Interesting account you have there. The same/similar object? Perhaps. Thanks for the comment about a "decent shot" but that's not
true is it? It's terrible! It just looks like an orange dot on the photo, you don't really get the sense of closeness. It seemed an awful lot nearer
than the pic suggests, to my memory.
- Sorry about my avatar, but I wish
I owned a guitar store! Anyway, no offence taken, but it was definitely not Venus
or any other celestial body. As I said in my opening post it was at the height I would normally see helicopters in the area flying at (I see them a
lot as Aberdeen airport is where most traffic to the UK's North Sea oil rigs leaves from) well within the Earth's atmosphere. It was travelling way
too fast for a planet, and it was at too low an altitude to be a satellite. That makes me think I should also point out that the 'naked flame' was
, not in a 'tail-like' fashion, so I don't thin it was space debris re-entering either!
- Deeside eh? If you see the Big Yin going around tell him I said Hi!
I'm afraid I'm utterly useless at judging speeds
so I can't really say exactly how fast it was going. A bit faster than a helicopter I suppose but with no sound. I'll try and illustrate for
Between the points on the 'flight path' marked with an 'X' took about 15-20 seconds I think.
I know I keep saying things about helicopters, and 'Occam's razor' would lead most people to say that's what it was but I see helicopters flying
over here several times a day - it wasn't one! I'm sure the neds who saw it have seen plenty of choppers too, otherwise they wouldn't have been
photographing the thing!