posted on May, 29 2011 @ 06:52 AM
I have seen something like this. Not nearly as many, but individually. I live on the shore of Lake Superior in Canada, and several years ago I while
on a break at work (I was working nights, crushing rock), I was having a smoke (which due to new laws put me away from the shop, and therefore, away
from the shop lights.) As there was very little else to look at, I casually observed the stars. I noticed what I thought at first might be Jupiter,
as it was a significantly bright "star". It was winking, dimming and brightening. As I watched it, it moved in small looping motions generally
heading north-west. By the time anyone else had come outside for a smoke, it was long gone.
Several months later, I was driving with two friends into town from a lake far north of my city. There were no lights in this area, and the city glow
was very far off, and to the south east. We had come up a hill and just reached the peak, which had been cleared of trees by some forestry company.
The stars were bright and vivid, and directly ahead of me I saw a very bright "star". Remembering what I had saw not long before, I pulled over and
got out. My friends joined me outside, and we sat in the back of the truck to have a smoke. We watched the light, which was heading North East. It
was sure to miss us, and it appeared to be heading somewhat across our field of view. We were talking about what it might be, too slow to be an air
plane, we figured it was likely some sort of balloon.
The object stopped moving, became slightly brighter, and was shifting colour from white to purple. It began moving toward us, on the hill. As it
came closer, we then began talking excitedly about "how can a balloon change direction like that?" - But we were watching it, with a sort of thrill.
As it approached, we noticed it was "swinging like a pendulum" as it moved forward. Very slowly.
Distance is very hard to tell, but I do know that when we first saw the light, it was beyond the far tree line down at the bottom of the hill to the
south east. Which was no more than 1km away. As we watched it, it passed directly over us, slowing down as it did so. (We had to look straight up
to see it.) - I have no idea how far up it was, but I do know when we first saw it, it was no larger than Jupiter might be on a good night, and as it
passed above us it was at least twice as large in diameter.
It passed us over, and went back to its original north-east course. (That is, it was originally moving north east, changed direction to straight
north to fly over us, then changed back heading north east).
We continued to talk about it as we headed back in to town. None of us could figure out what would be able to move like that, with an almost balloon
like drifting slowness, yet be able to change direction, and "swing like a pendulum" as it moved forward.
One of the friends I was with that night has mysteriously "forgotten" the incident, and swears he was not there when it happened but had heard about
it from me later. The other friend, still remembers clearly as I do.