posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Hello all, I'd just like to preface what I say by making it clear that while I entertain the possibility of life on other worlds, I doubt any such
thing has come to Earth. It would be an interesting fantasy, and the subject of many a good novel and film, but I don't truly believe its a viable
On Saturday evening, 25-04-09, a group of friends and myself had just climbed mount Snowdon in North Wales (which was incredibly difficult, but
immensely rewarding), and we were back at the campsite celebrating with a barbeque.
For whatever reason, the conversation turned to how clear the sky was out in the hinterlands of Wales, as we are all city-folk, and never get to see
stars for light pollution.
While we were enjoying the glory that is the universe above us, we noticed that there was a strong, but not outstanding, pinpoint of light moving from
right to left (unfortunately I can't give compass directions as I don't know which way I was facing) across the sky.
It looked like, frankly, one of the stars was moving. As the stars were all simply pin-pricks of light, this was one of many, and it was only after a
while we noticed that it was moving at a fairly constant, and fairly high, speed. It did not flash or flicker, just remained constant and on its
At first we assumed it was the international space station, or a satellite. It was moving quite fast, within a few minutes it had crossed the expanse
of the sky above us, which I would assume means that it is moving incredibly fast given that it would have been miles above us. To move at such a
rate across the sky means it must have been covering huge distances, and while my A level physics is now some years behind me, I know that this means
it was kicking along at quite some rate.
There were at least three of us in the group watching and discussing this rogue light, when it suddenly and without any warning at all, turned back on
itself, and began travelling it virtually the opposite direction.
It had completed no turning circle at all, as we watched it literally just started moving in a direction less than 45 degrees perpendicular to its
original course, and sailed at it's quite fast pace back across the sky.
We were, naturally, completely dumbfounded by this. One of the viewers was a good friend called Gareth, normally a pragmatist until the end, and he
was certain it was not a plane as it had no turning circle. As far as we are aware, there is nothing that can actually be travelling at high speed
through the air and then perform a nearly 180 degree turn on the spot and head back in the direction it came from.
I would like to say the story ends there, and if I had to put pen to paper in some kind of official document to say I had witnessed something, I would
end it there, but afterwards it seemed to reach the right-hand-side of the sky, from where we first started watching it, and frankly it began moving
But by then I was the only one watching it, and to be honest I am wondering if my eyes were playing tricks on me or not by that point, and I stopped
looking at it. It looked as if it was moving up and down, as well as left to right, at the end, but I am not certain, only the move back on itself I
was certain about. At this point, it had crossed with some other stars, and I was straining my eyes to see it better, and so I decided to look
As I said, I'm not a UFO buff and don't visit this forum often, but that was a pretty strange thing to see, and I thought you guys might want to
know about it.