|Occurred : 10/31/2007 02:15 (Entered as : 10/31/07 2:15 UT)
Reported: 10/31/2007 8:06:22 PM 20:06
Location: Saint Paul, MN
|Orange points of light racing South from Perseus at great speed and altitude slowing, speeding, passing each other.
I was out observing Comet 17p/Holmes, again. I spotted it again tonight and it is a bit fainter maybe magnitude 3 now also more dispersed. Look in the East (just North of East really) find Cassiopeia above the area Capella, the brightest star in the East, below and the seven sisters (Plieades - a little tiny dipper) to the South, in the middle between all those is an equilateral triangle of close to the same magnitude stars -the fuzzy dirtball is on the lower left- obviously hazy through binoculars.
I just witnessed my first UFOs these two lights passed near the comet at an apparent altitude similar to the ISS/Space-Shuttle (which I saw a couple nights ago) silent, orange color points of light and chasing, slowing, speeding, passing- speeds that ranged from faster than ISS to full stopped on a dime and then 90 degree instant turns East and gone.
This was unlike any heavenly body not even meteors move like this. Human's Jets could not move with such speed especially in the turning, no Earthly flight technology can slow down like these did.
I cannot rule out plasmas but plasma still has to follow the rules of physics regarding inertia, energy conservation and acceleration.
I followed these with my binoculars for perhaps half to three-fourths of a minute. The initial direction was South out of Perseus away from the comet when I first noticed them.
I have no explanation for these 2 things.