|Occurred : 11/11/1998 01:23 (Entered as : 11 Nov 98 0123hrs)
Reported: 8/15/1999 21:16
Location: St. John's (Antigua),
|Appeared at first to be just another meteor burning on entry, but it stopped moving and started a random controlled flashing.
Not a Hundred percent on the date but I'm almost sure it was in the early morning hours. My wife was out and I was up outside waiting for her looking up to see the stars. I was hoping to see a falling star so that I could make a wish (nothing else to do I guess..) Looking towards the stars I started to not stare any any particular one but adjusted my eyes so that I could look sort of in oblivion and take in as much starlight as I could and there it was..out of the corner of my eye I saw a shooting star and looked in that direction when I saw a flash liske that of an high altitude aircraft. It was hard to make out exactly where the flash was so while staring in the general direction I again stared not at a perticular place but took in as much strlight as I could thinking I'll track the aircraft. No such luck, there was the flash again and in the same position and again the flash, still in the same position, I'm now staring at the exact postion but looking about 3- 5 degress to the right of it because of the natural night vision the eyes have. I saw the flash about two more times and out of the corner of my eye I saw again what I thought was a meteor on re-entry. I have given this sighting a lot of thought and in the end what I have concluded is that the speed at which the object was travelling given it's random flashing of light it appeared to me as a falling star or meteor burning up on earth entry while in fact this was not the case. This sighting was a high altitute sighting, quite possibly in the FL80 range or higher...(80,000) I also reported the sighting to the US Air Force Air Station here in Antigua and was surprised to learn that I was the second person to call confirming such a sighting.