|Occurred : 8/11/2008 02:15 (Entered as : 08/11/08 02:15)
Reported: 8/11/2008 2:41:14 PM 14:41
Location: Petersville, AL
|A three lighted object seems to be surveying north Alabama.
Last night I was watching the pre peak of perseids meteor shower in my back yard. I was facing east north east, I have light pollution in the sky to the south east and trees to the west that determine where I watch. At 2:15 I was getting up to refresh my coffee, standing and turning south my attention was caught by a bright light through the trees at about 30* off the horizon. I knew immediately what it was, my wife and I had seen something similar in early June in the southeast, only at a much greater distance. This time I could plainly see a three lighted object that looked like a standing triangle. The lights were blinking/trading places, and were amber/white and red. It was swinging like a pendulum and played hide and seek behind the trees. I ran in to get a witness, my 13 year old was my choice for his good eyes. After sufficiently freaking him out he went back to bed and I jumped in the car to go get a better look. It seems as if it knew I was watching, as I was driving down CR 124 it was moving away from me at a great speed. When I stopped at the top of a large hill it was of to the west and much farther away. Continuing to watch all I could think was “what are they doing, surveying, taking inventory?” One minute it would swing north and south the next it would shoot straight up only to settle down to where it was. By 3:00 it was very far away to the west or much dimmer. I wrote it off in June thinking it was a star and temperature inversion, but now I have no doubt what it was, and my jaw is still on the floor.