|Occurred : 8/22/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 08/22/09 22:00)
Reported: 8/23/2009 9:54:23 AM 09:54
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
|Two objects over north GA emit strobes then moved away.
Conditions: Very clear night, no clouds, very little light pollution.
Details: As I often do at night, I was sitting in the hot tub looking up (usually looking for satellites or meteors). I noticed a bright double strobe of light in the N-NW sky about 80 degress in altitude. I dismissed it as nothing but kept looking at the "star" in which it originated. It double-strobed again. About 2 seconds later, another object about 10 degrees away to the south appeared to give a "reply" double-strobe. Both objects were stationary and had a magnitude of about 2.0 when not flashing. Immediately, both objects started slowly moving toward the SE. The lights faded to dark within 10 seconds and I didn't see anything else. The amount of distance covered when both objects faded to dark were not consistent with normal satellites moving into the earth's shadow. This means that the object's light source was not created by the reflection of the sun at that altitude. I assume the altitude was very high since none of the stars in the direct path were eclipsed by the ! object. At the presumed altitude, the objects went from a standstill to the speed of an orbiting satellite in under a second. I have no other supporting information of this sighting nor were there other witness.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))