posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:36 PM
reply to post by mars1
This is my first post although I've been following ATS for the past couple of years.
I reside within a two mile radius of the address where this incident alledgedly took place. Coincidentially, I was home last night around that time
and did not hear anything about this until I read it here.
Based on that address given, that happens to be a very affluent neighborhood with tall, bushy established trees and very little street lights. One
would say kind of perfect for stargazing. Some houses sit on 1 and 2 acres lots.
It would not surprise me that some spoiled, rich kids home for the holidays would light up a mini balloon and stage something like this to later post
in Youtube for a few laughs. Maybe it did not fly according to plan and landed right back in their spacious backyard.
However, this story leads me to talk about a personal experience I had about a year ago or so.
I was sitting in a chaise lounge in my backyard prior to midnight just kind of staring into space as I normally do to relax prior to sleeping. From
the South, I spotted a low-altitude bright light that zoomed across the sky and took a steep dive, I would say about a couple of miles offshore. Mind
you, I reside a couple of miles from the bay that leads to the open ocean. From the time I first spotted it (I calculate it was coming from Homestead
area based on point of view) until it took the dive, this event lasted maybe 3 seconds tops. Within 5 seconds of the dive, I saw what appeared to be
a jet following the same exact path although very fast, but not as fast as the first one. This one took about 7 seconds to clear the sky. The first
object clearly looked like a missile (maybe one that got away).
I immediately searched the news and continued doing so for about a week and found no reports of this.
Many nights, I've sat in my backyard while commercial airplanes fly from the origin point I first saw it until I lost track of it -- I've timed them
to take about a minute or so to cross that spread although they are flying at maybe twice the altitude. I would estimate this to be a 30-35 miles
And no, it was not an aurora borellis.