|Occurred : 11/19/2002 05:30 (Entered as : 11/19/02 05:30)
Reported: 11/19/2002 7:54:26 AM 07:54
Location: Bradenton, FL
|Sighting of seven flying star looking objects during Leonid Metor Shower
My daughter and I had gotten up to watch and file the metor shower this morning for her sicence project we were facing North East of the Sarasota-Bradenton International airport in Sarasota Florida--which we live about 1 mile north of the airport. In the process of watching the sky my daughter thought she saw a star move across the sky. She asked me to look and to my surprise I also saw what appeared to be a star moving across the sky. It was not a shooting star because it did not seem to be falling but moving in a horizontal direction over the sky. As we were watching this happen we saw another object, that also looked like a star moving towards the first object. We continued watching and proceeded to notice several of these star looking objects moving all around. They appeared to stay in pairs except for one that stayed seperate from the others. As we watched them move we saw them come to abrupt stops in mid-flight and seem to be suspended in air. They would make right angle turns and also appeared to be doing 360 circles within there air space. They were not spinning in one spot but literally doing a full circle in the area and would go from that motion into either a 90 degree turn or shoot straight across the sky. They almost appeared to be "dancing" across the sky but always within what seemed to be their "area of space" and in pairs except for the lone "star." It was simply amazing. My daughter and I woke my husband up and he too came out and saw the phenomena. My husband was in the Marines for several years and I know that there is nothing yet that can make such amazing movements and seem to suspend in air after a immediate stop in mid-movement. These object did not fly down or come even remotely close for us to see them as anything more than waht appeared as "stars" that moved.
My family has never in our life seen anything that we would even say has come close to a UFO so we are not used to this, admittedly we were a little "freaked" out yet completely amazaed and unafriad.
I have always beleived that it is very arrogant to have the frame of mind that in all the vast spanse of space the earth is the only place where life of any form can be found so I do think that what I saw is for real and not something from this planet. I just feel priviliged that I now have a personal experience with this type of phenomena. I can only hope that we were able to catch it on video--I am only worried that they were so far up in the atmosphere that it will not show up. I will be checking tonight when I get home from work.
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