|Occurred : 9/10/1999 21:10 (Entered as : 09/10/99 21:10)
Reported: 9/10/1999 15:05
Location: Weiden (NE Bavaria) (Germany),
|2 bright light "events" happening about 10 min. apart.
Was observing the night sky (cloudless, moonless) from my balconey when I observed a star like object which, all of a sudden, gained great brilliance and was surrounded by an illuminated "haze"(similar to the consistency of a haze you would see surrounding the moon). The brilliance peaked then wained, however the object moved, slowly, in a hook pattern (like the letter "J" starting at the top of the letter) until it vanished. The area it moved in could be described as a 3inch by 3 inch square area of sky at arms length. At first I thought it was a supernova explosion, but ruled it out due to the haze (plasma?)and apparent movement. The star-like object in the center of the haze maintained it´s shape as a "star" or point of light without warping or disappating. It steadily lost its lumonisity until it disappeared (along with the haze, which mimiced the brilliance accordingly). The event lasted about 5-6 seconds. Maybe it was a meteorite entering the atmosphere at such an angle as to be "head on" if you catch my drift. Or a satellite activating a booster rocket? Well about 10 minutes later the same event happened again...about 12 inches at arms length to the right of the previous event. Charecteristics almost identical only this time the patern of movement was of a reversed "J". This was no flare, no sound was emmitted. Since only I witnessed the event (my wife heard me yell "wow!") a report such as this would only be of use if others reported activity in this part of Bavaria. A correlation maybe, at best, but worth reporting. By the way, there was heavy observable satellite activity around this time. I am 32 years old, married, an ex-US Army air traffic controller with over 5 years of active duty (Fort Rucker, AL and Grafenwehr Germany).