|Occurred : 8/23/2011 09:00 (Entered as : 08/23/11 9:00)
Reported: 8/23/2011 7:49:55 PM 19:49
Location: Lancaster, SC
|What started out as fun and exciting has turned into frightening.
My son and I were out looking for comet Elinin with binoculars. After a couple of minutes I saw what looked like a dim star moving very fast from North to South. I showed my son and we both saw it with the bino's. A few seconds later we saw a jet which has lights on the wings and you can make out the shape of the plane. While looking at the jet we saw another moving point of light and I thought for a second it was the first light but maybe it turned around.
Well, within 5 minutes we had counted 15 and the were all over the sky and going all different directions. Some were going faster than others but the slow ones were moving 3 or 4 times faster than a jet and they were completely silent.
I have a Celestron C8 and have been stargazing for almost 30 years so I know the difference between planets , stars, planes and swamp gas. It was completely clear out and I haven't been drinking. I did call the Charlotte NC airport to report but they didn't seem int! erested.