|Occurred : 3/16/1998 23:00 (Entered as : 03/16/98 23:00)
Reported: 3/16/1998 22:29
Location: Worcester, MA
|Two lights, travelling close and very fast, from N to S
Two lights travelling extremely quickly from the north to the south, very high up. Appeared to be flying in close formation, but one kept coming in close to the other, varying the distance by 1/2 at even intervals throughout the observable portion of the trip. No regular aircraft lights, not flying in a logan or greene or orham air lane. Too high for civilian craft, and too erratic (and completely silent) for military. Having been exposed to most types of aircraft (including missiles and experimental craft) in New Mexico (worked at White Sands and Holloman for some time), I can say that I have never seen anything like this. The two lights apppeared like satellites, but moved too close, too erratic. No flames, no missile contrails. Overall, my estimate is 50,000 feet or more altitude, 2500 or more miles per hour nautical. I cannot explain or rationalize, though they may be more missile testing, but were headed from land to land, not over an ocean. VERY unusual.