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Far Northeast Philadelphia Event, 9/12/2007

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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 04:21 PM
From 9:14 PM to 10:21 PM on September 12, 2007, I observed a point of white light escorted by a flashing object while facing the southeastern sky on the 11800 block of Jeanes Street in Far Northeast Philadelphia.

The point of light was slightly smaller than the size of the top of a standard plastic pushpin, did not blink, and was bright enough that rays of light emitted from it. The point of light was at the same "level" in the sky as aircraft flying from the east, southeast, and south. The aircraft were flying somewhere in between 10,000 and 20,000 feet.

The escort to the point of light was a small and what appeared to be circular object with flashing red, green, and white lights. I call this flashing object the escort to the point of light because it was consistently below and slightly to the left (when facing the southeast) of the point, just above the horizon. The escort's lights seemed to be flashing in a pattern. Red and green lights would flash alternately, and an elongated white light would flash constantly during this alternating. The escort disappeared below the horizon just before the end of my observation, at about 10:16 PM.

It is unknown whether the point of light and the escort were mobile or stationary. As I do not know the direction of the Earth's spin, I could not make a determination as to movement of these two items.

Does anyone visiting here at ATS have thoughts on the point of light and its escort I observed on the night of 9/12/2007? Information such as planets visible from Earth that night and their position in the sky; military activity and observations; air traffic control data; and similar public observations will be helpful and greatly appreciated.

I will be on jury duty on 9/14/07 and, depending on if I get selected, at trial next week. However, I will make every attempt to respond to questions and comments about the event I described above as quickly as possible.

Thank you, ATS, for providing a forum to share and discuss this experience. Thank you, fellow posters and readers, for your responses and considerations.

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 04:37 PM
Forgive me for pointing this out of it's well known, but red, green, and white are the colors of required navigation lights for aircraft. Red, green, and white lights in the vicinity of an aircraft traffic pattern aren't so unusual, I would think.

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by schuyler
The red and green lights were next to each other, and the elongated white light was immediately above these two lights. It appeared that the arrangement on the escort object was very compact.

I found the presence of this object and its association with point of light the main feature of my observation. Why was this object "keeping pace", so to speak, with the point of light? Further, what was this point of light and did it exert any influence on the escort object.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 02:10 PM
Philly International Airport just re-routed a bunch of flight paths recently. Maybe what you saw were planes on a slow approach on these new paths. I heard on KYW1060 radio out of Philly that they now fly very low over densely populated neighborhoods. What a brilliant idea that was, eh?

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 02:23 PM
reply to post by Kelpius

You live near me! I am in Northeast Philadelphia, but not the far northeast. I did not see what you are talking about, though I look to the skies often. What you are describing, however, sonds like an airplane. When you get the chance, please post more about anything out of the ordinary going on around here, I'd like to know because I can help you investigate.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 03:11 PM
reply to post by XFoxMulderX
Thanks for your help. I'll be sure to keep you up-to-date.

I can understand why the escort object may be interpreted as being an airplane. The catch is, this object did not make any discernible movements and kept constant "pace" with the point of white light. In the off chance the escort was an airplane, I cannot grasp what its business was with the point of light.

Truly though, I do not think this was airplane. I saw the same point of light and the same escort again last night, 9/13/2007, at 9:03 PM. They were a touch "higher" in the sky then they were on 9/12, and the escort was directly beneath the point instead of slightly to the left (when facing the southeast). Amazingly, I could not find a trace of them when I checked the sky before going to bed, at about 10:25 PM. This time was only a few minutes past when my 9/12/ observation ended.

posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 01:45 PM

Originally posted by Goosenapper
Philly International Airport just re-routed a bunch of flight paths recently.

I need to correct myself on that statement. It seems that the jury is still out as to whether or not the flight paths will be re-routed, and it certainly won't happen before the end of the year. So new flight paths couldn't be an issue in this sighting. That being said, it still doesn't rule out airplanes in general. Has anything happened recently?

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