|Occurred : 7/19/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 07/19/2007 20:30)
Reported: 7/19/2007 10:54:11 AM 10:54
Location: Canberra (Australia),
|Two, orange maneuvering objects seen streaking overhead.
UFO Duel Object Sighting
Time: 20:30 EST
Sighting Location: Rooftop Parking Station, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Object Sky Position: East rising about 85 degrees from my horizontal gaze
Altitude Est: Extremely high - upper atmosphere / possibly beyond Resolution: No shape discernable – star like
Description: I wish to state up front that before tonight I have had little to no interest in the topic of UFOs. Also wish to state that I am not drawing conclusions as to what I saw, but I am documenting this so that other witnesses may corroborate with my account.
On my way back to my car after work, I turned my head skyward briefly. The night was a little cloudy but some stars were viewable above me. I focused in on one of the fainter stars (I am not into astronomy – star is a dim orange colour in the high vertical east bound sky of the ACT) and a shooting star happened to fly pass. This did not amaze me much, as I recall seeing what really was a shooting star just a few nights earlier outside my house. What did amaze me is that this object, while appearing to have the same relative looking speed of a shooting star, continued to remain in view without the characteristic fadeout of a shooting star. This suggested to me that the object is upper atmosphere, possibly higher.
My amazement ended and astonishment began when a second shooting star like object tailed, accelerated and caught up to the original object. The second object moved in on the first object and produced the trajectory of a side-facing parabola – something like stunt pilots would execute. The first object then circled around at a very high speed in a wide arc, but only completed about ninety percent of the circular turn.
As I was focusing on the sudden – and frankly mind boggling – acrobatics of the first object, I lost sight of the second. The first object disappeared in its incomplete turn.
The whole experience felt like about ten seconds all up.
I have no idea what I saw, but I can tell you it was no shooting star.
Yes Canberra has an airport in the vicinity of my eastward vantage, but this event was right above me and these objects were EXTREMLY high. No way it was the air force, balloons etc and I don’t know much about satellites or space stations, but I would guess they don’t move like that.
The only other likelihood I can think of is very high altitude lightning, asteroid collision or maybe even aurora, but again I know nothing about these subject areas. I also discount the possibility of my tired condition resulting in eye floaters, simply because these were bright objects. To test this, after I arrived home, I tried staring at dark surfaces, but my eyes were not producing any bright artefacts.
The objects in question were just dots but the way they moved! The trajectory crossover and turn did not seem natural.
Can anyone who witnessed this event please confirm. This has certainly messed up my scepticism. I am trying to register an account on the website ATS, but my password doesn’t seem to come through. I will keep trying. This needs to get out hence the email.
I do however choose to remain anonymous to protect my professional reputation.