|Occurred : 8/14/2009 20:30 (Entered as : 08/14/09 20:30)
Reported: 8/18/2009 4:01:25 PM 16:01
Location: Cross Lake, ME
|Round balls of fire in sets of two
We were without power here at Cross Lake in Northern Maine Friday night, August 14, 2009, from about 6 until 2:30 Saturday morning. So it was a particularly dark night, but with the brightest stars that I have seen since I was a kid growing up in Monticello 60 years ago.
The objects in the sky first started appearing about 8:30. They would first appear just over the horizon in the SW. They approached at the speed of a high flying plane. They were always in pairs of two, one following in the path of the other, and each the same size and shape as the other.
When they got to a vertical height of about 60 degrees above the horizon, they would gradually turn black and disappear. Moments after they would disappear another pair would start appearing over the distant horizon. There were five sets of two that appeared this way, and then they was a time lapse, and then 3 appeared at once. Their general appearance to the naked eye was that of a ball of fire. The shape changed when they neared the height of their visible flight.
I was able to zoom and get six pictures of different sets at various stages.
The 5th picture in particular, shows the degree of similiarity in size and shape between the two objects.
I have no idea what they were, but I would definitely categorize them as "Unidentified."