Hi fellow ATS'sers,
i have to get this off my chest and know what it was we seen
on Monday 16/8/2010, me and the missus were out in the back garden enjoying a smoke and watching the beautiful clear sky (typical as its been pretty
clear since the night after the meteor shower
on some nights we can spot satellites going over
usualy they are pin pricks in the sky and go in and out of sunlight which sometimes they will go completely out of sunlight then back in
they also take around 35-40 seconds to pass over and go over the trees or the house (depending on the direction of travel)
on this particular evening i spotted a bright light as bright as the brightest star (south star i think???) which at first i thought satellite
which is why when i first spotted it i said to the missus "ooh look a satellite"
now we watched it pass over which only took 8-12 seconds before it was over the house out of view
now at first i didnt think much of it
but after thinking of all the other satellites we have seen this one obviously stood out
it did not go dimmer or any brighter but stayed the same brightness right the way over, and seemed quite low
then i thought of the speed
it was moving quite fast and also in a straight line which is why i didnt think too much about it at first, but then i thought if planes travel in
straight lines to their heading then why wouldnt UFOs? (seems logical to me)
of course i am not saying it was an alien spacecraft!
i just want to know what it was
it was moving faster than the planes that pass over here (going to and from Birmingham int. airport)
the location is the dudley area, west midlands, uk.
it was around 11pm (give or take 15mins)
i hope their is enough detail here to help someone help me to know what we saw.
[edit on 18-8-2010 by GezinhoKiko]