posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:41 AM
I would like to tell you about something I saw while I was on a holiday in Rimini, Italy in late August. I have no idea what it was, and I am hoping
that some of you could help or chime in with their own similar experiences.
We were walking along the seafront with my wife at about 9 or 10pm. Suddenly I saw lights over the sea which appeared and disappeared within what felt
like 1 or 1.5 seconds at most. The lights were orange in colour and it looked like they formed something like a shallow arch. They were not small, I
would say medium-sized, much bigger than the stars or the plane lights.
The peculiar thing is that the lights lit up and disappeared in sequence, one after another which created a feeling of movement, like a closing
chinese fan or something, or sometimes like pebble that jumps and slides on the water when you throw it. Before and after the lights - complete
We went closer to the sea to investigate. We stared into the black skies and saw a small yacht far in the distance, a few tiny blinking lights, which
we assumed were planes, but other than that there was nothing. At first I thought that those might have been some fireworks or flares dropped by
planes or helicopters but I mostly dismissed that idea after I saw the lights a few more times.
These lights kept appearing and disappearing in complete darkness and silence. We observed the lights for about 6 or 7 times during 2 nights, I
believe. They always lasted for about a second - too short to see any details or to draw any conclusions. It was like someone turned them on and off.
Could it be flares? I thought flares normally light up and then slowly fall down while they continue burning, right? I also ruled out fireworks as we
did not see anything launched into the skies, neither we heard any sound. What good are fireworks that do not make any sound and last only a
I had a camcorder with me on the second night but I just could not catch the moment when the lights appeared. It was always unexpected and in
different parts of the sky. I tried filming some blinking lights, which might be connected to the phenomenon, but I think all of that footage is
useless. Although I am still to dowload it to my computer.