|Occurred : 7/24/2010 00:00 (Entered as : 07/24/10 0:00)
Reported: 8/5/2010 12:14:18 PM 12:14
Location: Calgary, AB
|One light trailing another much slower than satellites at high altitide overhead.
Ok. I am a very good observer. My mind isn't easily fooled. Me and my equally conscious buddy saw an aerial phenom at about 0600 UT to 0700UT July 23 or 24 that was not easily explainable.
We are in western canada on MT. So it was about 11 pm or 12 midnight local.
My buddy alerted me to this and this what we saw.... 2 apparently stationary lights, one about 1.5 or 2 magnitudes brighter than the other that was "in front" of the less bright one and separated by maybe 1- 2 degrees. I realized right away they weren't stars because the position near Lyra almost overhead, wasn't correct. ..anyway, these apparently stationary two lights "began" to move together in formation...one trailing the other SW to NE and certainly too slow to be satellites because a real N-S polar satellite passed by...SO the crazy thing is the brighter light in front of the trailing one faded to the same brightness as the other..then they both just faded away. I estimate we saw this for a good minute..maybe 2.
It wasn't an Irridium Sat because they are in polar orbits only.
I checked the ISS sightings for this area too and there weren't any scheduled for Friday or Saturday.
I like to think we saw a real UFO ..or rather 2 !