|Occurred : 8/10/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 08/10/01 10:00 pm)
Reported: 8/13/2001 15:04
Location: Cape Cod, MA
|Observed 40 -50 lights flying across the sky in Cape Cod on Friday Night 8/10/01
I saw at first what I thought was a shooting star except that it was going a bit slower than usual and had no tail trailing behind it. I then saw another very small bright light amongst the stars and it moved across the sky in an arc, not a straight line. That was followed by another, then another almost as if they were chasing each other. The next few that I observed zig zagged across the sky changing speed and direction. Then I observed a formation of four to five, lined up across from one another with one slightly ahead as if it was the leader. These lights are all very small, bright and appeared and dissappeared very quickly. The formation appeared, flew in an arc-shaped pattern then vanished. This is when I became very concerned as I knew the possibility that what I saw was natural was about zero now. I made my girlfriend come outside, after a minute she poointed up and said "is that one?" I looked up and a light was very quickly moving across the sky in a very tight arc shape. She became frightened and went inside. I stayed and saw more of these lights. The last one I observed before it clouded up was travelling toward me (due west) then suddenly sped off in the opposite direction, very quickly. This whole event freaked me out, I know what planes, satellites, meteors, etc. look like, I have seen allof these, but these objects flew very fast, looked as if they were skimming off of the Earth's atmosphere, coming from every direction, I saw 40-50 of them within 1 hour and fifteen minutes time. There was no sound as whatever it was was very high up, maybe in space. If anyone else saw these Please post it, I need to know others saw what I saw.
((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witnesses observed, but satellites do not course to the west. If, in fact, the one object the witness cites above was traveling to the west, it was not any kind of man-made orbiting device. NUFORC has received in recent months several reports somewhat reminiscent of what this witness describes. We do not know what is causing the reports. PD))