Disclaimer: Being the normal skeptic I am, I'm not proposing these are aliens or even anything at all. But considering they are unidentified objects
for now, I am placing this thread in Aliens and UFO's.
With that being said.. last night was the third time I have seen this mysterious blinking light in the night sky in about 8 months.
A little background: I am an avid sky watcher and enjoy looking up at night as much as I can. I generally step outside to look for shooting stars on
nice nights (spring is the best when the mosquitos aren't out yet). I know what a plane looks like at night, I live about 25 miles from the
Manchester, NH airport. I know what a satellite & the ISS look like, the best part is when they flare really brightly due to the reflection lining up
just right as they travel across the sky.
What I have seen is simply a blinking white light. Here is why it is mysterious to me.
1. It never starts from the horizon
2. It's very sporadic. ie: Blinks 4 times in sequence, pauses then blinks twice, pauses twice as long then blinks 3 times. No pattern that have
3. It's white and sometimes blinks very softly while other times it blinks very brightly and almost seems to fade out into a blue until gone
4. It doesnt travel in a straight line. It will blink 4-5 times and you can see that it is moving in one direction. I am always wrong on judging where
it will blink next. Basically, it seems to change direction when not blinking?
5. It's completely silent
From the points above, and using my own reasoning, I can say...
1. It's not a plane because it's silent, doesn't consistently blink, and has no red lights.
2. It's not a satellite because it blinks
The only explanation I can think of is it is some type of firefly. However, I see them a lot in the summer and this doesnt strike me as one. They
generally "glow" and fade out This simply blinks. It's also kind of early for them here in NH and was about 50-55 F last night. Also, when the
fireflies are out you generally see many of them. (I WANT to believe this is just a bug, but the previous time I saw this light was the middle of
Last night it blinked about 10 times before completely disappearing. It started at about a 45 degree angle from me (well above tree line) and once it
reached almost directly 90 degrees, or straight up, it never blinked again. I watched for another 20 minutes and never saw it.
I didnt even attempt to film it. My camcorder has a low light tolerance and cannot pick up anything at night, let alone stars or tiny lights.
I was hesitant on even posting this because I dont think it can really be resolved, but it's driving me nuts. Perhaps someone else has witnessed this