|Occurred : 4/15/2011 19:00 (Entered as : 04/00/2011 19:00)
Reported: 9/19/2011 7:33:09 AM 07:33
Location: Campville, NY
|Two large bright white lights flying in tandem low in the night sky, absolutely no sound, nor any other lights nor color.
In the spring of 2011, perhaps April or May, in the early evening at approximately 5:50 pm or 6:50 pm, I had stepped outside. The weather was fine, no cloudiness nor precipitation. In the West something caught my eye and I stood looking in that direction a moment to identify what it was.
A small light, the size of a distant evening star, seemed to be moving. As I stood watching it, the light became slightly larger and brighter. The object was moving toward my direction heading in a North East direction coming from the West.
My home is in a darkened area, raised away from city lighting and surrounded by mountains. All nature of planes fly constantly overhead as two airports are located in relatively close proximity, as well as the area of sky above our property is a fly zone for all aircraft. I am a casual night sky observer, familiar with constellations and etc. and very familiar with observing shooting stars, satellites and all manner of aircraft.
As the object was coming in my direction, there was only a bright white light, no plane marker lights to be identified at that angle. The pace/speed of the object was steady and constant and the light visibly growing larger and brighter the closer it came toward my property. At this point in time I now suspected I was watching a satellite, as there was no sound, nor other usual plane markers.
As the object reached the range of my property I was able to see clearly two separate objects. Both bright white lights and flying in tandem, as you might see two fighter planes flying in tandem. As the objects flew by I never took my eyes from them and turned my body in conjunction with the movement of the objects, so that as I saw them clearly I was now facing North. The objects continued toward the East until out of my sight.
The entire flight pattern of the objects was in the pattern of an arc, flying in from the west toward the northeast and flying out toward the east.
Unlike a satellite, the objects flew very low in the sky and were both large, very bright, white lights with no other lights, neither flashing nor colored.
Neither object had any kind of identifying shape.
Unlike a shooting star, the objects did not have any other coloring except bright white, similar to the look of a larger bright star in the night sky. There was no trail, no sparking, nothing to indicate that these objects were shooting stars. Nor did they have the speed of a shooting star, as those “shoot” quickly past.
Their constant speed was similar to the steadiness of a satellite’s movement. The altitude was similar to a low flying prop plane. The speed was not as slow nor as ungraceful as a prop, it was smoother like a jet, but not as fast as a jet. These objects moved quickly, but steadily.
Lastly, from start to finish, there was not a single sound emitted before, during, nor after they disappeared from sight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))