|Occurred : 8/12/1997 23:00 (Entered as : 08/12/97 11:+)
Reported: 2/25/2002 3:34:55 PM 15:34
Location: Newfoundland (Canada) (on ferry boat) (Canada), NF
|two dully glowing high altitude objects steaking towards (not with) Persied meteor shower
It was a clear, starlit, inky black nightsky and we were standing on the foredeck of the westbound ferry from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia during the Persied meteor shower. My wife and I were admiring the occasional streaks when I happened to look straight up and my eye caught 2 seemingly high altitude, dully glowing, small, silent objects moving at incredible speed, one ahead of the other, towards the the direction from which the meteors were eminating. I immediately blurted for my wife to look up, but she was only able to catch sight of the trailing object. The whole sighting lasted from 2 to 3 seconds before the objects disappeared downrange towards the east. I've observed nightime satellites and aircraft in my binoculars before, but these objects were moving much faster.