Posts Tagged ‘northward’
Me and my two roommates were in front of my apartment building talking when I decided to lay on my back along a garden wall and look up at the sky while my friends carried on the conversation. I immediately noticed the big dipper, it being one of the few constellations I can recognize. As I was looking up, two dim orange-red lights appeared overhead and began travelling at a tremendous speed in a northerly direction. They traversed the entire span of the sky in only a few seconds. The lights traveled parallel to one another, varying the distance between them in a rhythmic, repeating cycle. They appeared directly overhead in the constellation of the Big Dipper at approximately 11:20 PM (PST) on Tuesday March 15, 2011. They moved north quickly and steadily, fading rapidly in and out of view, and they bobbed toward each other as described above. Before I could get my roommates to look up, the lights disappeared behind a tree and were gone.
When I first noticed the object I thought it might be a plane. I thought it immediately unusual that the lights would appear overhead so suddenly after I had already been staring at the sky. The lights were much broader than the lights I’m used to seeing on planes at night, and there was no audible noise. The lights at their furthest distance from one another were a thumb’s width apart. At their closest, they were half that distance from each other. The speed of the lights astounded me. They were much slower than any shooting star and much faster than any aircraft I’m used to seeing. After years of service on a naval air station, I’m quite used to the appearance and sound of aircraft at a distance. When I realized the unusual nature of what I was seeing I jumped up, and tried to get my friends to notice. All I could say was “Whoa — whoa — whoa!” while pointing and jumping. They didn’t look up until the lights were out of sight.
All I want are answers. I’ll take any plausible explanation. I’m really weirded out by the whole thing. Anything moving at that rate was either really close or really fast. The way the lights seemed to fade up and then down suggested to me that they entered and exited the atmosphere in a simple ballistic trajectory — with the exception of the lights bobbing toward and away from each other. If the lights didn’t mirror one another’s actions in this weaving motion, I’d be much less perplexed. I was not under the influence of any debilitating substance.
Related External Links
My girlfriend and I were going out for a bite to eat and as we were going down the hill we saw a Large Black or very Dark object moving fairly quickly in front of us going across town. At first I said, “Is that a balloon?” but very quickly knew that it wasn’t and immediately said, “That’s no balloon!!”. This very dark or black object moved northward across the sky towards the house but as I slowed to take a look at it closer, it went behind the trees but my friend could see it still. She exclaimed, “it’s getting smaller” and all of a sudden it took a quick left turn towards the west/northwest and just disappeared out into the sky. This took place at 6:49pm so it was still light so we saw the object very clearly. We were very excited and she was a bit numbed at first before she could say anything. I’m so used to seeing them now and actually I had multiple sightings last night but I will report separately.
View the full post on UFO Stalker
Related External Links
I was at home in my apartment getting dressed for the day when I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye. I turned my head to look out of my North-facing window and saw, VERY clearly, an airborne object gliding slowly northward. The weather was partly cloudy but the object moved low in the sky, well below the clouds, and for the entirety of the sighting it remained at a consistent speed (slower than an airplane/faster than the wind that morning) and on a consistent altitude.
The first thing that struck me was how the object was behaving as it flew. This is going to be tough to describe but I’ll give it my best shot. Like a spun top slowly losing momentum the center of this solid metal disc stayed stationary while the outer rim dipped methodically as it traveled. It was a very attention-catching motion that allowed me to see every detail on every side of the object. My mind was trying very hard to convince me that it was a balloon of some sort. My eyes wholly disagreed. The top of the disc was convex, smooth, and featureless. The bottom side was the same except for six (give or take) smooth bulges, or warts, evenly spaced protruding in a circle near the outer edge of the disc.
The object made no noise as it moved overhead and traveled north, directly over the I-405 bridge and it simply shrank into the distance and finally disappeared. Aside from its undulating motion, it seemed to be out for a leisurely stroll.
The entire sighting lasted about eight minutes and filled me with awe and excitement. Being my first sighting I honestly did not think to film it as it was happening but I did think about calling a local friend of mine and ask if he could see it too, but since my phone was on the other side of the room and I did not want to miss a second of witnessing this astonishing happening I made no such phone call. I did, however, attempt to wake my sleeping girlfriend, and despite my elated cries of “oh my god!” and “Hurry! come see this!” she was too tired to want any part of what I was freaking out about.
Post-sighting I was left with a warm afterglow. The experience seemed to fill me with energy and optimism. I’m in no way a skywatcher. I’ve never doubted that we aren’t alone in the universe, but until that day I had little interest in looking for evidence of ETs. I’m posting this out of sheer curiosity. I want to know who else saw what I saw. An object that size behaving the way it was DIRECTLY on top of downtown Portland did not go unnoticed. Does anyone have a practical explanation? Did anyone else see the damn thing?
View the full post on UFO Stalker