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Occurred : 12/22/2004 07:55 (Entered as : 12/22/1904 07:55)
Reported: 8/22/2005 5:28:03 AM 05:28
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Frederiksted (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands),
Shape: Flash
Duration:2 minutes
Streaks of light moving quickly and erratically around an open field.

I was taking pictures of the double rainbow in front of our home, when I saw several white circles of light out of the corner of my eye. The odd part was that I could not see them when I looked directly toward them. They appeared to be moving very quickly and changed directions often, staying in the area directly in front of our home. It was not raining where the objects were spotted, as the rain was still over the mountains at the back of the photos. I was able to record them on several photographs. I've ruled out any lens flares, as there was no direct light hitting the camera, and there was no water on the lens. I've taken several thousand photos with this camera and have never seen any thing like this before. At a friend’s suggestion, I'm reporting them to see if anyone can explain what the objects might be.

My background is in computer science from University of Baltimore, I've worked in research and development and academic computing most of my life. I'm currently consulting for several companies here on St. Croix and I'll be teaching a computer class at the University of the Virgin Islands in the fall. Basically, I am pretty much a skeptic of anything that can't be explained by science and I’ve done my best to explain what these lights could be. However, I'm at a loss to explain what I've seen.