|Occurred : 7/25/2008 20:30 (Entered as : 7-25-08 20:30)
Reported: 7/30/2008 7:00:39 PM 19:00
Location: Cary, NC
|To bright, to smooth, but mostly to fast
I was standing alone, on some railroad tracks simply looking up into the skies, noticing how many stars I could see compared to other nights. The two nights prior to this night I had been noticing that there were becoming more and more stars each night. This night, as im standing there, many airplanes begin to fly over head. In total time of about 7 minutes, there were 6 planes. Two where coming on my left, flying strait from east to west. Four planes were flying directly over me, two of them clearing way up in the air, while the other two clearly flying low. All planes were identifiable by their lights, the two four high ones making a small triangle with three lights, one white, and two blinking red and green. Even the lower ones were noticeable with about 4 white lights in a line and a blinking red light I could only assume at the tail. As they entered my airspace, I could hear the low planes, same as they left my airspace.
As the first low plane passed directly over me, I noticed a newer "thing" just as low. It had 4 white lights but these lights were to bright to be that of a plane and not quite bright enough to look as the stars did. The lights almost made a shape of an "L" with the top two pretty much directly in formation, the third a little more to the right and out of formation and the fourth a little more out of the formation of the third. Again I was looking at the first low plane that was just beginning to leave my airspace and took note of the sound it was making. This L one however made no sound, speed was a little bit faster than those of the planes I was noticing but also, I did take reference of how smooth it seemed to go. Of course it was night and to dark to truly see the smoothness in its ride, but I couldn't help but think and wonder about "smooth".
So a second low craft is coming over me, and I turn my direction to where I noticed the L thing and as a joke tempting more "stars" as I called this L thing, to fly. That's when I see this single white light cruising through the air. Now this Single, was as bright as a star. Just as quiet as the L, but was moving at a speed that was incredible. This Single, with its speed, could definitely be described as moving really smooth. Some say it might have been a shooting star, and I'll go along with it, but it was going to slow to be what I think I've seen as a shooting star, but way to fast to be any aircraft I've ever seen flying. What really caught me was as it cruised I could see two stars that were directly in its path. That natural humanistic thing to do was worry about a collision, due to the angle of which it was being seen. But I kid you not, as they crossed paths, they became one, and as the Single would leave each of the two stars, I did take note that when right next to each other, they looked identical. Both in size, shape, and brightness. It was really quite inspiring to see something like this, that I could not explain, but still could not jump to any conclusions.
If this sounds familiar, please contact me.