|Occurred : 2/16/2018 01:15 (Entered as : 02162018 01:15)
Reported: 2/19/2018 12:00:10 AM 00:00
Location: Cheyenne, WY
|Stationary lights that looked like a sideways no. 8
My husband and I went in our back yard on February 15. 2018, to smoke a cigarette. It was 23:15 hours and our back yard faces southeast.
I noticed an unusually bright star in the sky and showed my husband. He noticed that it didn’t blink like the other stars do. It was very windy and clear that night.
Later on (back in the house), I grabbed binoculars and looked at it again before I went to bed. That was around 00:30 hrs.
The star was in the same position as earlier and through the binoculars it looked like 2 stars very close together.
I told my husband I believe the star seems so bright because it is just two stars very close together.
We left it at that and went to bed.
The next night ( February 16) we came home from the late movies and went in the back yard to smoke. It was 01:10 in the morning and we immediately spotted the bright star in the exact same place as the night before.
This time I took a picture with my I phone 6 and then decided to zoom in on it ( in video mode) to see if I could get a better look at it that way.
When I zoomed in and started filming I saw that it was two lights very close together. They were both round and reminded me of headlights of a car but like I said before, very close together.
In fact they were so close to each other I could not see where one ended and the other one started.
It looked in shape like a sideways number 8 shape, made of two bright lights that touch each other.
What I saw made me quiet unsure because neither me nor my husband had an immediate explanation for that “thing”.
What we do know for sure is that it was about at least 5 miles away from us and a couple thousand feet high in the air.
We live in a new built area with not much around us yet so we’re sure that it was no lights from anything on the ground.
Also, my husband who is active Air Force is very good at estimating distances.
(This is because he was a weapon instructor for 8 years and is used to estimating distances due to that job.) We are not the kind of people to jump to conclusions but the sighting left us both with the wish for a rational explanation.
Also not being able to explain the sighting left me so antsy that night that I could not go to sleep until after 02:30 in the morning.
I checked one last time around 02:30 hrs to see if that “star” was still there and it was, again in the very same position as before ( and the night before).
On both nights that we saw it, it seemed stationary in the sky.
Neither one of us ever saw it move.
Lastly I wanna say that we both had not been drinking any alcohol.
We were absolutely sober on both nights.
We are very rational people and that’s why we’d welcome a logical explanation for what we saw.
Please let us know what you make of this.
Thank you !