I was walking the dog tonight in a small town just outside of Newcastle in the North East of England... I looked up at the sky to see a bright light,
much like a bright star, slightly bigger and brighter though. I watched it for a few seconds and it appeared to be moving! Strange I thought so i
continued to watch it and sure enough it was slowly drifting along. I use the word 'drifting' as it didn't seem to be moving very quickly at all.
Today in Northern England it's VERY windy and there are lots of weather warnings, and I observed this light slowly moving against the wind and so I
can rule out any sort of chinese lantern as it would be moving with the wind not against it.
I continued to observe it for a few minutes and it didn't have any flashing lights like a plane (planes do fly over my area and I see them a lot...
this wasn't a plane) I looked around the sky and sure enough I could see a plane flying in the distance, the lights were completely different. This
was one single very white bright light.
I took a video on my iphone and have uploaded below. i apologise for the rubbish aiming but I couldn't see the light on the screen so was searching
for it. I actually didn't think I'd captured it at all until I got home and loaded it on my pc.
As the light wasn't doing much other than slowly (and I mean VERY slowly) drifting along I turned the corner and continued to walk the dog... walked
another 5 minutes but continually watching this thing move along and eventually I got all the way home and again it was still there just merrily
I ran in the house and grabbed my DSLR with a 200mm lens and ran out the back to shoot it in more detail. I unfortunately think I lost it and took
pictures of a star instead. After a few minutes I realised this star wasn't moving and indeed must have been a different point of light in the sky.
At that moment I was about to come in, stared at this light one last time to check it wasn't moving and saw a quick streak of light shoot across the
sky under it!!! Probably just a shooting star but really weird as I was staring in the only part of the sky I could have seen it. It just appeared
for a brief moment and vanished again.
Definately the strangest thing I've ever seen (the 1st bright light not the shooting star)
A couple of things I would love to have answered if possible are:
1) Just say I was looking at a star and the fast wind and moving clouds (there were a few but not many) gave the optical illusion of the star moving
in the opposite direction, could I film the star on an iphone?
I know I saw what I saw, but I guess my mind is making me doubt myself now!!
2) Has anyone seen anything like this before?
Ok here's the video... it's rubbish but I know everyone (including me) says no video or pics then it's probs just a tall tale
sorry i dont know how to embed it... could someone do it for me?