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I have seen a few strab=nge

I have seen a few strab=nge objects in different parts of the Chicago Suburban skies. Saw what seemed to be a meteor with a long white trail falling from the sky on 8-25-11. Then today, 8-29-11, we saw 5 objetcs with the same characteristics, except some were bigger and brighter than the others. This was in the Naperville area around 7 pm. it was amazing! I'm wondering if it all has to do with Elenin????

red/orange & white light in southern sky on Aug 28, 2011 9:45pm

August 27, 2011   approx.  9:45pm 

While I was walking my dog in East Redlands, California, I saw a sizable red/orange and white ball  in the southern sky that vasilated back and forth in the colors,  as if turning.  ???

I stood still to see if it was moving toward me possibly as a helicopter, or?????  It stayed basically in the same position from my view.  It did not move to the east, west or proceed north toward me. It just  continued the color vasilation back and forth going bright red, then less,white light flash, then repeated the pattern of brighter red glow (flash), etc.

The red light would go bright, then whitish.  It did this maybe a couple of minutes and then went out!  ???

What was it????


Ford

8-27-11 9pm aprox fire in the sky

It was around 9:00 me and my friends saw an orange and yellow light shoot throught the sky like a shooting star but not, it had a long tail and it went out and blew to pieces and it was lower than a airplane.   WHAT WAS THAT!!!!Undecided 9-28-11 over south orange county????

Over Victoria BC we say a massive light 4 minutes later jets

last night August 26 at approximately 9:45 pm my wife and i watched a very bright light very high up sort of like a satellite but 100 times brighter it took  about two minutes to travel north to south when it got south it just seemed to speed up and fade away. I have never seen anything like it...I had time to call my neighbor who watched this too. What is more interesting is about 2-3 minutes after it disappeared we  both saw two jets flying at very hiigh speed on the very same trajectory..they seemed to have twin tail lights and the speed they went over tells me they were CF 18s out of Comox...they were not commercial airlines they were two fast and flying together. I got a call about 15 minutes after all this from a friend who recieved a call from his wife who is cmaping in Parksville she was in a panic as she watched this same thing except she didnt see the jets. Did anyone else on Vancouver Island see this?  I keep searching for something on the net and I am really suprosed others didnt see this and it isnt a big deal this was one of the most bizarre things I have seen.

light over victoria

I too saw this light. I live out by the observatory. I have seen it 3 nights in a row now. The first night it travelled across the sky from south to north, only to return again 10 minutes later going north to south. The next two nights, travelling north to south. All three times have been from 830-1030pm while I'm out gazing at the stars. This light was a solid white light with no blinking. White from the front and the back. Lower in the sky than any satelite I've ever seen and travelling much faster. I thought it could possibly be the space station? but the first night of it travelling south to north then back north to south has me boggled. Me and my neighbour both witnessed it. Weird stuff.

Over Victoria BC about 10pm Aug 27 2011

My friend and I witnessed basically the same thing but on Saturday, August 27th at about 10pm.  Two bright lights we had been watching that we thought were stars suddenly began to move across the sky.  One from north to south and stopped adjacent to another star and just stayed there.  The other bright light 5 sec later came from the opposite direction going south to north. It was not a plane, shooting star or meteor/comet nor was it a satellite (we had seen a satellite earlier).  The one travelling south to north basically dimmed out of view but the first one (north to south) stayed where it had stopped and once again appeared to be just a star. About an hour later we noticed a red light travelling across the sky from north to south.  It was predominately red with just a flicker of white.  Planes generally have intermittent lights flashing but the predominant colour is usually white.  This red light powered across the sky faster than any plane arriving or departing from the airport.  Just minutes later a bright white light suddenly appeared over a highrise apartment building to our right.  It moved quickly up and over to the right and stayed there.  It was stationary just below what was the flight path of the red light we had just watched.  Approximately 40 min later the bright light was still present and the red light returned flying east to west across the sky.

On August 25th I had awakened around 3am and got up to have a cigarette.  I looked for stars but did not see any which I thought was odd as it was a clear night.  I went back to bed and 45 min later knew I could not sleep so got up again.  I opened the patio door once again and a line of stars caught my eye.  There were 4 stars rather low in the sky but what was odd was that they appeared in a straight line and were equidistant apart and then I noticed a 5th one just farther back and slightly below the other 4.  As I watched them something else suddenly caught my eye and I saw what I thought was Venus at first.  A ball of light flashing red, blue and white lights.  I realized that it was too close to be Venus.  The lights had a strobe light effect.  I could not see any other stars in the sky.  I thought it was odd that within 45 min these lights appeared. The strobe light effect continued for quite some time.  It appeared stationary as did the line of stars.

Over Victoria

Hi Ara where were you when you saw this on Vancouver Island because we saw something last night (Saturday) similar to what we saw the night before but no jets after it went over..sometime just after 10 pm though andd it was dimmer, this time I was prepared and ahd a 60X spotting scope and viewed it it is definately not a plane there wer no navigation lights all I could see was a one bright light travelling. I have to say I am a workaholic so dont spend too much time gazing at stars and havnt for a long time....these last 2 nights have changed that.

Over Victoria

Hi Ara where were you when you saw this on Vancouver Island because we saw something last night (Saturday) similar to what we saw the night before but no jets after it went over..sometime just after 10 pm though andd it was dimmer, this time I was prepared and ahd a 60X spotting scope and viewed it it is definately not a plane there wer no navigation lights all I could see was a one bright light travelling. I have to say I am a workaholic so dont spend too much time gazing at stars and havnt for a long time....these last 2 nights have changed that.

Aug 27 2011 Victoria BC

Hi Peter!  I sent a response to your question last night but as it doesn't seem to be here I am trying again.  I was in the James Bay area the night I saw the strange lights.  And you?

Hi Ara I am in the Gorge

Hi Ara I am in the Gorge area. Have to admit I now look up each night about 10:00 just to check. The 2 jets we saw in the sky following the same path was the neat part albeit seeing the lights was reallu spectacular. Let us know if you see it again

red ligtht

me and my wife both seen it fly by, the red light, evrer find out what it was, im still searching


 

Aug 27 2011 Victoria BC

Hi Guest!  No luck so far in determining just what those red lights were.  Please post here if you happen to learn anything.  Enquiring minds want to know! LOL :))

Fire ball in the sky.

At around 9:00pm in Ottawa while driving down walkley road there was a big fire ball that went through the sky, it stoped at one point and started moving slowely down, it then disappeared. It was moving too slow for a shooting star and definatly wasnt a plane! Wondering if anyone else seen this. I know my friend did and a man we talked to on the road.

FIREBALL INTHE SKY

We also saw fireballs in the sky at Cedar Shade Campground in Alfred on August 27th at 9pm, it moved towards us in a fast motion then disappeared, we saw 5 of them at different times during a spam of half an hour many people on the campground took pictures and videotape.


 

today at around ohh i dont

today at around ohh i dont know 545-600 pm me and my dad were driving and seen a greenish colourd ball flying threw the air and then burnt out didnt know where it landed no smoke or nothing- kenora ontario canada

At about 11:00 pm last night

At about 11:00 pm last night IN VANCOUVER WA, I saw what at first I thought was a shooting star. However it the got really bright like a fire work. It was all white. so then I thought it might have been a fire work but I could not small or see anywhere where it might have been fired into the air at, just then it dulled the whiteness color and got like orange and redish and looked as thou it was on fire befor it dissapared into the night sky.

red streaking light

Last night at about 10 pm my husband and I were driving in East Vancouver, WA and saw an extremely bright red light streaking across the sky. it lasted at least 5 minutes.

metor

At about 11:00 pm last night I saw what at first I thought was a shooting star. However it then got really bright like a fire work. It was all white. so then I thought it might have been a fire work but I could not small or see anywhere where it might have been fired into the air at, just then it dulled the whiteness color and got like orange and redish and looked as thou it was on fire before it dissapared into the night sky.

I saw the orange ball at

I saw the orange ball at around 9:00pm EST at Sampson state park on Seneca lake August 26th. It seemed to come up from the horizon to the north then faded away near the ursa major constellation.

commet?

I saw it just after 11pm aug 26 from Olympia Wa, yellow and orange with a long tail..

silent orange ball crossing the sky

I've just seen a orange ball crossing the sky from Egham, through the Sky, west to east, going to London... what is that?

shooting star or silent orange ball

We just saw what we think ws a falling star, but much bigger and brighter than anything we have seen before. It was orange and so fast across the sky. In a north to south direction - we are in Bognor, England.Saw it about 9.20pm.

Orange Fire Ball

I have seen an orange ball looked like it was on fire going west to east very quickly and no sound.  Nottinghamshire near East Midlands Airport.  Saturday 27/08/2011    21.40

Comet like object seen 8/26/11 at 11:05pm in DES MOINES, WA

Last night while driving from a service at approximately 11:05pm I was just passing the intersection of 216th and Pacific Hwy in Des Moines, WA. I see up the hill to my left (SUPER CLOSE) a bright blue comet like object streaking down from the sky. For a split second I thought it was a plane or something but dismissed it as I saw it was more of a sphere shape with a tail, and not big enough to be a plane. I believe I saw white light and a little bit of orange in the comet. Almost positive it landed in Des Moines. It was way too close and visible. I went up the street to see if I could detect where it might have landed but didn't see anything. I am super excited to see or hear if it landed here, any pictures, or camera shots!!!!Laughing

Meteor landing/ break up

I saw something at the same time here north of Corvallis 08/26/2011 11:07 pm. I saw what appeared to be heading straight down very fats and bright. it only lasted a few seconds. Bight white lit up the sky and broke apart with two large red tails of fragments as it disappered to the E at about 110 degrees of my location.

me and my friends saw the

me and my friends saw the same thing and we were in bend oregon


 

bright light and shooting star over portland 21:10 08/28/2011

I stepped out for a smoke and wacted  a bright light go across the sky headed north maybe, then intersecting what looked like it was intercepted by a dim satelite or star a plane was also flying but i could tell the plane apart the light was higher and brighter than the plane. Im not sure if satelite or this bright? but it did not go in the direction of the airport but off to the side past it i live in milwaukie oregon and suprised  I read about other people seeing the same thing

About 11 pm last night I saw

About 11 pm last night I saw a very large and bright meteor with a very long tail and it lasted 4 to 5 secs before is vanished in the horizon like a small explosion here in Albany OR.

Location and direction.

I would be interested in where in Albany you are and in what direction it was from you. From my perspective it looked like it went down on Albany or between us. Was it to the east or west of you.

Location and direction.

I would be interested in where in Albany you are and in what direction it was from you. From my perspective it looked like it went down on Albany or between us. Was it to the east or west of you.

i live in houston. between 11

i live in houston. between 11 and 12 at night i was out with my telescope looking at the sky. As i was trying to align my telescope i saw a flash across the sky falling down to earth and i looked up. At first i thought it was a firework someone shot cuz i thought thats just way to bright cuz i was viewing from the city. so i went back to looking at some more stars then another one came by. i happened to look up just in time to see the whole thing. it was a very bright white color with a very long white tail. it shot from the west and then just dissappeared right in the middle of the sky. Now i was sure i wasnt looking at fireworks. the weird thing was that the first one i saw it look like it shot from the south cuz usually meteor showers they all shoot in one direction.  

people tend to forget we live in a universe. there is much more out there that we dont know about.

Houston sighting

I was in the front yard with a friend, and we also saw the 2 "falling stars".  It was around 11pm, Thurs.  We couldn't believe how big and bright they were.  They had a large white round head with a very long white tail.  They were less than 10 min apart.  We also describe them as being like fireworks, but silent.

METEOR

I SAW A METEOR FLYING OVER KOZANI, GREECE YESTERDAY AT MIDNIGHT! IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE THE ONE FELL TO PERU?!!

orange falling stars and blue and white orb

 i live in spokane washington and tonight at about eleven pm i was driving home from work and i noticed the falling orange stars or meteors.it was there then disappeared then reappears a second later only to fade again. then i kepted watching the sky and noticed a blue orb or ring with a bright white light within it, the white light was much smaller than the blue ringed light around it. i saw small white "star like" objects sparaticly remaining from where it was. it looked like the blue orb was moving upward in the sky. when it first started over head, close enough to appear as the distance of a helicopter. anyone else seen this? in the northwest area?what is it?

I live in Spokane, Wa. also

I live in Spokane, Wa. also and tonight I saw something very similar twice in two different locations. I was on Trent coming from downtown getting ready to turn onto the Hamilton street bridge and I saw a very large white light. It was just sitting in the sky for like 5 seconds and then just glided through the sky real fast. It was like nothing I never seen before ever! So I kept my eyes on the lookout but saw nothing until I was almost home. When I got about 1 block from my home which is near sprague and Havana, I saw the same thing again, just blocks from my home. I was so freaked out, my daughter suggested I look on the news or google it to see if others had seen the same thing... Wow! The weirder thing is, I also saw this at about 11 pm. First at like 10:57 and the second time at about 11:02 pm.

bright yellow-orange object

About eleven-ten pm PDT I was looking out the window facing directly east and I saw a bright yellow-orange ball streak through the sky, It disappeared before it reached the horizon line.  It was very bright and very fast, larger and brighter than any shooting star I have seen before. Very beautiful.

Location: Portland Oregon

I saw bright blue!!

It was about 11:05 here in Des Moines, WA when I was on my way home and saw a bright blue ball like comet. It was soooooo close, it seemed like it was landing here in Des Moines!!!! I can't wait to see or hear exactly what was going on and where it might have landed!!!Laughing So exciting!!

We saw it too

I was in Vancouver, WA and a couple friends and I seen it also. It was falling SE of us. Awesome sight! We couldnt believe that we couldn't hear it.

Eric G.
Vancouver, WA

on 8/27/11 at approx 12:15am,

on 8/27/11 at approx 12:15am, was on my deck having a cigarette when i seen a reddish-orange ball shoot across the sky. Didn't know what the hell it was n dismissed as a shooting star. later was told it was a fireball i had seen. something i'll never forget and feel blessed to have witnessed such a beautiful thing. I live in Fallsburg, NY

Orange ball rapidly shot across sky

8/27/2011 around 10:30 or 11pm I was outside star gazing and saw what appeared to be a orange ball of light looked like a fireball shoot RAPIDLY across the sky and just disappear. It went from west-east and appeared to be moving at many thousand miles per hour. it was just a quick flash. I continued watching and several more shot across the sky. They appear to come into view and disapear just as fast. I assume they are burning comets ore something. Not sure. I am in Massachusetts at about 1400 feet elevation. Will go out and check later to see if anymore appear.

Orange redish ball of fire in sky

Tonight at 10pm eastern time I just saw a orange-redish bright light in the sky caught my eye while watching tv and then ran outt o see if it was a plane , it look as though it was flashing or flcikering very bright so i figured probably not a plane then was moving south-north and it started to fade and was getting smaller and then just disapeared after about a good 2 minutes!! Am I the only one who seen this? And what is it exactly???

we saw the same thing tonight

we saw the same thing tonight but it was 5 red/orange objects appearing to burn up moving from west to east.  what the????

Me too!

It was 9:40pm Aug 27, 2011 here in Vancouver, BC, and I saw 4 bright red round objects sort of slowly float overhead from west to east.  They triangulated, and then slowly each one looked like it was rising higher and then faded into nothing.  Then another 2 showed up and did the same thing.  What are they?  UFOs?  Meteors?? 

Meteor/Lights

My wife saw same thing. Same description. 4 lights, look like they were rising. A fifth entered her view and was behind which looked as though it was aflame. This also rose. Whole thing lasted over five minutes. Lots of witnesses.

A friend and I saw something

A friend and I saw something very similar last night at around 10pm too... There were two red lights that looked like dying stars, but then we noticed them moving towards each other. One flickered and seemed to "burn out" or fade, while the other one was still clearly visible. Then the second light began to flicker red and white, even brighter than the last one, before it too flickered and just sorta died off. This sort of thing seems to be happening more and more often lately.

Bright blue/greenish ball (pasadena TX)

around 10:30pm August 26...
I saw this huge blue greenish ball, at first i thought it was a shooting star but it was way to big and well idk. but i saw something and i wanna knw what it was 

bright orange/red FAST object over Port Macquarie NSW Australia

tonight we (my family) saw a bright orange object in sky , it rose from the horizon (E) super fast-went over our house (SSW), across the horizon before dissapearing!! was amazing to watch fast it was gone in 3 minutes def. not a satellite - .... am glad i wasn't the only one to see it - tried to get on video but didn't work... wonder if it was the US hypersonic glider that they lost  . Mid North Coast  Australia- Port Macquarie  - around 8.30pm (maybe slighlty earlier) 26/8/2011

Reddish Orange object in sky

Last night at around 11:30PM. I looked in the sky and saw a bright reddish orange light coming in my direction. Looked like it was up as high as the airplanes fly. I thought it was a plane at first but the lights were too bright. I couldn't tell if it was flashing or twinkling. It was moving from north to south very slowly for about 1- 2 minutes and then it faded and was gone. I was shocked cause I really thought it was an airplane and was waiting to hear the sound, but nothing. Anyone else see this around the Dayton Ohio area??


Saw the same thing from S.

Saw the same thing from S. Minnesota on 8/27/11 at approx. 10 pm.  Bright orange light moved East to West.  It took about 2 minutes to cover the visible sky.

Saw the same thing from S.

Saw the same thing from S. Minnesota on 8/27/11 at approx. 10 pm.  Bright orange light moved East to West.  It took about 2 minutes to cover the visible sky.