Hey everyone. Just got a quick question. And it goes a little something like this........
Does anyone on here know if there are any current Sattelites that would be going over Australia recently???? I ask, because in the last month or 2, on
3 or 4 seperate occasions, I have seen a "star" as such, moving across the sky. Now yes, I have ruled out possible plane, because I have planes
going overhead each day and night, and as part of my work, I am out at Sydney Airport every day.
Now each time I have seen it, I have ruled out Plane, Helicopter and the like, because I know what they look like, how they are around where I live
(Southern Sydney), and because I live near the flight path for the North-South runway, I see them coming in and taking off quite regularly.
The reason I think I could be a possible Sattelite is because each time I have seen it, it takes the 1 path, it's height above Earth, which is the
same each time, and that being said, it is WAY to high for it to be a plane or chopper.
But tonight, well tonight when I saw it, something was different. It was like it had a "search light" attached to it, like a Helicopter would when
searching for something. Now, when I looked at it, the bright light went out, and it went back to the way it "usually" is, which is looking like a
star taking a predetermined, continuous path.
And each time I have seen it, it has disappeared at about 55 degrees above horizon. EVERY time.
And just to add, my fiancee saw something like it a few months back. I was sitting here on the computer, and she was outside the front door having a
ciggarette, when she called me out and pointed it out to me. And it was the same thing. This would have been about 3 or 4 months ago, but it could
have been a bit more, because we didn't really take any notice to what the date and time was.
So does anyone know if there are/have been any Sattelites with a trajectory over Sydney in the last few months, up until now? Because I would really
like to try and figure out what this thing is!!!!!
Edit to add:- As far as I am aware, it is not any of Australia's current generation of F/A-18's, or F-111's (that have been or are soon to be
The closest Air Force Bases to where I live are Williamtown AFB, in Newcastle, which is about 200-225km North of my place (about 170km North of
Sydney), and HMAS Albatross, which is a Naval Air Station down at Nowra which is a couple of hundred kilometres South of Sydney (and which,
suprisingly, had a UFO sighting by several Airmen and Pilots in the late 70's, early 80's if I remember correctly!!!).
Now I have seen our F/A-18's and F-111's go overhead on several occasions, both during day AND night time excercises when I have been up at
Newcastle for work, so I know what they look/sound like at High and Low level, at both day and night, AND I know what they sound like too.
What I have seen is silent. Hope all the info helps peeps.
[edit on 4-5-2010 by TerribleTeam2]