posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:10 AM
I've tried posting about this once or twice, I believe, but it wasn't well received. However, since that IS what this thread is about, I'll share
my experiences with you.
I've watched these things since about '93. I'm rural and I'm to see more stars than people who live in light polluted areas. The most I've seen
at one time (as in all up there moving at one time) was 9 of them and it could only be described as someone or something putting on an aerial
acrobatics show. They would stop, start, make hard left or right turns. Some would go slow while others would zip across almost faster than the eye
could follow them and then come to an abrupt stop.
I, too, have looked up and seen a bright star only to see it go from being a star to being a rapidly moving ball of light.
There are now several of us who watch for them across 4 states. We have no idea what they are. We are careful to use the sites that let you know if
a satellite or the ISS is in your area and nothing ever corresponds with these moving stars.
One thing we DO know is that they cannot be inside our atmosphere because, if the timing is just right (time zone-wise) and
if everyone has clear skies, most of us can see the same ones even with the geographical difference. We will use a constellation as an
orientation point so that we know we're looking in the exact same direction.
They DO zigzag. I've seen them pass one another by each moving slightly out of the way, giving the impression that they required a certain amount of
space between them in order to pass.
Twice my husband and I have seen them inside our atmosphere, though it was impossible to tell at what elevation they were - and they
looked like nothing except a bigger ball of light, even with binocs. Both times it was but seconds before military helicopters approached. Husband
was military and knows the difference versus a police or ambulance helicopter. Both time the balls of light did the same thing: they stopped and
waited and, as soon as the choppers were within, say, a mile of them (and I'm guessing as it's difficult to tell) they shot straight up until they
were out of sight.
I watch for them more than my husband does but one thing he was outside to observe one night was one of them making a hard left turn that was unlike
any other turns we'd observed. As it turned, the whiteness of the light intensified to a more silver color, the ball of light stretched into a short
line of light and then it took off at an incredible rate of speed, turning more intensely red as it went and *POOF* it was gone.
We've watched them rapidly flash off and on, slowly blink off and on and brighten up to an intensity as bright as the moon and appearing nearly half
I even have my father-in-law watching them now and he doesn't believe in ANYthing .. except he now believes they are there and they are something
unknown to us and Mr. Show-Me State will jump in if anyone attempts to make fun of me for claiming to see them. He'll say "You get your @$$ outside
and watch with her. You'll see 'em!" They made a big impression on him.
Upon telling my father about them 10 years or so ago, he shared the following with me: back in 1965, my father and several men in our neighborhood
all took off in their cars chasing what he described as a "fleet" of them (his words; not mine as I don't know what they are). I was 5 y/o at the
time, but I do remember a hullabaloo with the local men running for their cars and taking off together - turns out that's what it was. He said they
never caught up with them but when they first spotted them, the balls of light were quite low. He said it was as though they were toying with the men
chasing them in cars ~ slowing down to let them catch up a bit and then taking off again, only to slow down and wait again. According to him, this
repeated several times and then all the men observed the "fleet" shoot straight upward and out of sight.
When I was 8 y/o, it was too hot to sleep one night; I moved my head to the foot of the bed to be nearer the window in case there was a breeze. From
that position, I could look out over the river bottoms about a mile down the hill. I watched a "bright helicopter" descend down into the bottoms
and later come up again. That's always what I thought it was as that was how my child's mind could make sense of it. Years later, I realized no
chopper could have done that - too heavily wooded and to close for me not to have heard the rotors. In retrospect, I believe it was one of those
Keep looking up and keep observing them because, if you're like me, you're going to see other really strange and unexplainable things sooner or
later. Some of the things I've seen I believe to be our own secret technology. A couple of things I've seen, though, cannot be of this world.
But, since it's "pics or it didn't happen," most will presume it didn't happen. But it did!