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Originally posted by observe50
I wonder if what you are seeing out there is what I am seeing here at dusk.
A little before darkness begins to fall I see this one star appear it is smallish and somewhat high up in the Southwest sky, it is the only star that you can see. When I checked just as darkness was appearing this star came dowm in the sky and got larger and brighter.
A couple of my Grandkids watched with me and it looked like it was changing colors reddish and greenish at times.
I hope it isn't as cold as last night so I can go out. I am noticing they are laying the chemtrails out there so the skies might become a white out tonight and we are supposed to get rain starting tomorrow for a few days.
If the skies are clear I am going to time from the first I see it and watch it's exact movements.
Originally posted by Landis
Originally posted by fuzzkill
Ive been visiting ATS for a few monthes now but i had not registered untill now so that i could respond to this one. Ive been seeing a bright start in the west too that i assumed was venus and im sure it has been. however last night (4/13/07) i walked into my sunroom, looked out the window and venus was shining even brighter than it normally does. i didnt really think anything of it, but i was looking at it for a few minutes and there was absolutly no movement at all, so i figgured there must be some natural reason it was brighter. so i went back to doing whatever i was doing. about an hour later i left my house to meet up with some friends and i was walking to my car i looked to see the bright star again and it wasnt there. at first i thought i might be looking at different angle or something but i looked all around the sky and there was no star in the sky that was nearly as bright as that was. so i began thinking, well it was probably a plane. i live relativly close to an airport (i have A-10s flying over a few times a week even) so i know how a planes landing lights can be misleading and seem like they are just hanging in the air when they are flying in your direction. But with a plane normally it will grow in sizes over several minutes and this light remained a constant size. Also the color of the light wasnt one you really see on planes. this looked exactly like a star, it was bright white but a hint of blue. Now this was PROBABLY Venus but it kinda made me scratch my head. i figgure that it dissapeared because the earth is spinning and all that and it probably just moved out of view but it covered ALOT of sky in just an hour. it wasnt really that close to the horizon to dissapear so fast
Originally posted by lilygotsilly
On the night of Tuesday, April 10th I was flying in a private plane from palm beach to teterboro,NJ. It took a while (50,000 ft) but as soon as we got above the clouds 3 of the 4 passengers (me, my sister and my gf) noticed a really bright star to the west of the plane as we traveled north over the atlantic up the atlantic coast. We figured this must be Venus, though I right away wondered why it was SO bright and big. I thought maybe Venus is real close to earth right now and being 50000 ft up might have something to do with it. Right away we noticed some sort of plane flying what looked to be ABOVE the star. Of course we figured that was an illusion, but we immediately wondered what kind of plane is flying so much higher than our 50000 ft. My Dad said that anything above 60000 ft has to be military.
Nothing else eventful happened - what we felt must be Venus was our star companion out of the left windows of the plane for the remainder of the trip. I was trying to see the color and it was a murky yellowish color. I thought it was supposed to look a little more blue for venus , but I rethought and figured the yellowish haze was from the intense venutian atmosphere. I was still suprised that it was sooo much bigger than all the other stars including mars.
Sometimes during the trip "venus" looked like it dropped a lot in altitude to be at our level. Once again it seemed to coincide when the plane was turning so I figured it was again just an optical illusion caused by the tilt of the plane.
Finally it was time to land. As we started our final descent "venus" suddenly seemed to be descending with us. I told my gf , but she couldnt position herself to see it and was too tired to do so. My sister was the only one with a view like me , but she was really tired (pregnant) and not in the mood. She just laughed and told me that its just the reflection from the plane window making it seem like it was descending. But then I noticed other stars in the background and "venus" was wizzing by them. I could tell our speed as we descended , because I could see the speed that this supposed star was descending.
As we landed the "star" leveled off - still as bright and big as at 50000 ft and the same yellowish color. None of this made sense. It seemed lower in the sky now , but I couldnt tell how much. I kept my eye on it the whole time as we taxied. My sister and her husband were laughing at me watching this object. I kept thinking it had to be an optical illusion, im a former physics major, I tried to think of reasons for what I saw but couldnt. I watched it until we got behind some buildings. I lost it and never saw it again. Nothing like that in the sky.
I tried to explain to everyone that the star is gone, but no one thought much of it. On the car ride into manhattan I was starting to realize I think I just saw a ufo that basically followed our plane from florida to nj. When I got home I went on the roof of our building and searched the sky for a star like that. NOTHING.
The further I get away from this event and the more that I can't come up with an answer the more I feel that we were tracked by a ufo. But who knows - maybe it was an illusion that happens all the time. I know I never saw anything like this in all my years of flying.
Originally posted by antar
It is most probably the decending moon. Last week I also was amazed by it. I took pic's with my camera phone to see how it would look on the computer and knew that if you did not know better it looked like the typical UFO. Your camera was moving an awfull lot but towards the end of your video there is a point where you can actually see the moon and its shadow. My vote is keep on looking don't give up you will see an actual UFO one day, but that was the moon. Also Venus has been very curious looking for the past 2 weeks as well. I could swear it looks like a UFO.
Originally posted by WAZZIT32
I did a thread on one like that awhile ago in the Orlando\Celebration posting. I have a few cell pics I haven't uploaded yet but it seems odd to me. In the end I fear it'll be an ominous star and will discredit other more credible sightings of mine...
Originally posted by Lost_Mind
A small investment into Starry Night Backyard correctly configured would show that this very bright object to the WNW is Venus.
No more no less.
[edit on 30-4-2007 by Lost_Mind]