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Originally posted by ghostsoldier78
OK, so I clicked on this thread, read it to my wife, and we both dismissed it as nonsense. Then while checking some other stuff online my wife went outside on the porch to talk to her sister on the phone and comes back in excited, telling me the stars are moving. I thought she was pulling my leg, but I lit a cigarette( and no, nothing in it but tobacco.) went outside, and at first I told her that the clouds were moving and were fooling her eyes. She pointed at one and told me to watch it, so I did. IT MOVED. Ever so slowly but it was definately moving east to west across the sky. Then I noticed another star close to the moon with a kinda reddish tint to it, and it WAS MOVING TOO! In almost the same direction as the first. Another thing, just after I realized they were moving we noticed a plane, flying very very fast moving along in the same direction as the lights/stars were. The plane was REALLY moving fast but I could hear no engines, and it was leaving a pretty good contrail. But it struck me as a jet, not a passenger plane. This was just 5 mins ago, if anybody else is in central Louisiana please go outside and stargaze for a minute to maybe confirm/deny this, its really really wierd
Originally posted by The GUT
I've smoked twice as many cigarettes tonight as usual and I have a crick in my neck. Thanks.
Cool thread and fascinating topic. Lotsa strange stuff in the heavens lately. I'm experiencing an oddity in the last few months as well: The stars seem SO close some nights...as if they are only a few thousand feet in the air.
That's new to me in 40+ years. I've been mostly leaning towards the theory that my eyesight ain't what it used to be and that affects my depth perception. I'm keeping an open mind however because it's pretty impressive for an 'optical illusion.'
I also remember an account I've heard in the last few months--not sure if it was here or not--of someone relating a 'star shift' experience that was a lot like yours. It made an impression because the person came across much like you--they had seen something and were just looking for answers.
I've searched but can't find it so far, but I'll give it another go if I can come up with some new search terms.
Originally posted by okamitengu
my mother who is wiccan and watches the moonreligiously was complaining about something to do with the moon just recently.
i ignored her as,, usually its just hippy crap (:
might have to chat now.
thankyou OP, for sharing a tale that really, can only get you insults. you risked it, and to our credit very few idiots bagged you.
Originally posted by Frank Dinkle
there seems to be a lot of funky business with the our magnetosphere.
this may be due to the CME the other day?
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
reply to post by purplemonkeydishwasher
"WTF! So she comes out, not entirely sure what I'm on about and it takes her a few moments to gain perspective on everything, but she agrees! The whole sky was moving."
That (sky moving) happened to me once after a college party when I had too much to drink!
What was in your coffee??
Originally posted by free_form
When you have low and fast moving cloud formations at night against a starry sky, it can look like all the stars in the sky are moving.. once you understand this and are in the same situation, do a double take, and you will see that the stars are stationary as they should be, but there are some really fast moving clouds
I fell for that trick when I was little one day.. almost crapped a fireplace, woke up my grandpa and showed him, but he pointed out that it was just the clouds moving fast.. he was right, and I was disappointed
Please do tell if it was actually a completely clear night. That would be interesting.
edit on 14-2-2011 by free_form because: typoedit on 14-2-2011 by free_form because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Antoniastar
reply to post by purplemonkeydishwasher
Respectfully, maybe it's all in our head
edit on 14-2-2011 by Antoniastar because: I need more practice driving my body.