posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 12:12 PM
Last night my friend and myself were taking a walk in a nearby forest. It was twilight when we set off and we went for quite a long walk. We reached a
particular summit when we decided to turn back because it was so dark. We could just make out the outstanding view of the alpine forest stretching out
far below. I looked up at the many stars and could make out Venus, and then another bright moving star which I quickly realised was the space station.
I watched it disappear behind the trees up and over to my left. We then set off back to her house quite quickly as it was almost pitch dark.
When we reached her house my friend wanted to get something from one of her out buildings. By then she had her torch as it was pitch dark. I waited
just outside the door to the building and looked up at the star filled sky. My friend lives higher up than me and has a wonderful view of the night
sky. Anyway I was looking at what I thought was Venus and made a comment to my friend about how amazingly bright the planets can look compared to the
stars. I noticed a circular cloud around it. After about half a minute (roughly) of admiring this 'planet', the intense light started to diminish. I
decided that must be the cloud I'd seen around it passing in front of it. However that's when things got exciting. This diminished light started to
move to the right. It travelled along for about half a minute to a minute. Long enough for me to scream excitedly to my friend to come and look at the
once stationary 'planet' that was now moving along in the sky. My friend came rushing out, but by then the 'planet' had diminished to a pin prick
of light and it was impossible to point it out to my friend amongst the other stars. I then watched it just disappear into the blackness of the night
sky. Meanwhile, the planet venus was located behind her house (had lost my bearings of it since we got back from our walk) and nowhere near the area
where that 'planet-like' light had been.
Does anyone have any idea what the hell I saw? I have never seen anything like it before in my life. It was high up in the pitch black sky and was so
bright compared to the other stars I was convinced it was the planet venus. I don't know why that circular cloud surrounded it. How it could be
stationary in the sky like that, mimicking a bright planet, and then start moving along, losing its brightness, only to then disappear? Has anyone
ever seen anything like this or know what it might have been?
[edit on 20-9-2009 by Aelfrede]