|Occurred : 1/20/2009 05:00 (Entered as : 01/20/09 5:00)
Reported: 1/23/2009 6:40:24 PM 18:40
Location: Marathon, FL
|Two cluster of lights stationary in sky 45 degrees off horizon
January 20, 2009
About 5:00 AM EST
I observed two close packed clusters of lights (no observable space between the lights) from my window looking northward on the gulf side of Marathon in the Florida Keys that remained stationary in the sky about 45 degrees off the horizon.
I watched them long enough to be sure they were not aircraft or satellites. The one on the west from my vantage point was slightly higher than the one toward the east. They were about 10 degrees apart.
The right hand cluster blinked very slowly approximately every two to three seconds it would disappear for two to three seconds. At one point a very bright and fast ball of light shot down all the way to the horizon from the left hand cluster.
Having seen many shooting stars I knew that I was not observing one.
During the five minutes I observed this happened only once. The two groups of lights remained in the same position in the sky during my entire observation.
I am a 63 year old college educated female
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))