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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Interesting video. Wonder what these orbs are. Interesting that it's flying over turkey. That area of the world right now is ramping up for some major drama. Maybe its a military type of advanced drone checking things out. Maybe the aliens have decided that earth is too hostile right now for their craft to be flying around it so they are sending drone like probes. Who knows.
Originally posted by gavron
FYI, on that date the ISS passed over between 20:53:10 and 20:58;25....from the northwest to the southeast.
Originally posted by MichaelWyatt
reply to post by deccal
Hi there...my first time on this site which I discovered looking for Istanbul strange light sightings. I also saw the orange glowing lights on or about the 25th of August. I was sitting on my terrace at about 10:30pm and the light came from ENE to SSW...it was definitely not a Chinese lanter, as the speed was too fast and consistent, and the light too bright. It was difficult to guage the altitude but I'd say lower than 200m. The light appeared constant (ie., it did not dissipate) but flickering (as, say, rocket exhaust) and maintained brightness throughout. This light was still glowing as the object travelled beyond the range of my sight.
Strangely, I saw two more tonight. I was sitting next door at my neighbor's, on their terrace, facing due east when all 3 of us saw the first light at about 9:05pm. Same as before, a glowing ball, not a lantern, travelling maybe 40-50kph, travelling basically from very nearly due East to due West. Then maybe 10 minutes later at about 9:15pm, another, same color, same speed, same altitude, same direction.
For all three sightings, I didn't detect any noise (not exactly silent in central Istanbul, so there very well may have been noise that I didn't hear).
Anyone got any ideas?
Originally posted by bilb_o
As you said you were not far from Kartal I immediately thought about chinese lanterns. Reason being, the people chilling and drinking in the Caddebostan embankment (which is also not far from Kartal, at least on the same driveway) have a recent trend where they light up and fly chinese lanterns in their nighttime picnics. You also said it was close to midnight so it's just the time when people are hanging out in the embankment. I hang out there quite often and I was out of my seat a few times thinking I was witnessing a UFO sighting until my friends pointed the guys prepping another lantern. Also the Sabiha Gokcen airport is not very far and something I noticed is that a lot of the planes landing there approach from the seaside (from where the Islands are) so you see the planes from the front with their "headlights". It looks much different and brighter than seeing a plane from the side (since their headlights don't blink), so that's another possibility. I have also seen some ships throwing flares in the night (probably drinking and partying as well and just going crazy with their #) one or two times in the night.
I should say I definitely believe in the E.T. visitation but there are a lot of visually misleading things flying in the sky in that regionedit on 30-8-2012 by bilb_o because: (no reason given)