|Occurred : 8/12/2007 23:45 (Entered as : 8-12-2007 23:45)
Reported: 8/14/2007 8:23:34 PM 20:23
Location: Orlando, FL
|V shaped red lights flying overhead, very large and silent
I went out to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. I was lying down next to my pool which is screened in but I still could see the stars easy enough. I am an amateur astronomer and I specialize in imaging so I know the night sky well. It was 11:45 and I was laying down and watching the stars when I saw it. It was a perfect V shaped set of red lights going right overhead. I believe there were 6 lights on each of the two sides. There was no noise and no strobes.
The lights did not change position to each other and the object went across the sky at a moderate speed.
This object was quite large, about the size of two full moons. So either it was a very large object at a very high altitude or still a large object at a lower altitude. Either way I did not see any strobes or hear any noise. I have jets fly over my house all the time and it’s quite easy to tell them apart even at night time and this did not look nothing like one. In fact I watch a jet fly over about 10 minutes later and not only could I hear it and see its strobe lights, it was much, much smaller is size. I have seen blimps to and it did not look like them.
I was wondering if anyone else noticed this object that night at that time frame.
I would find it hard to believe that no one else saw it.