|Occurred : 9/16/2012 20:08 (Entered as : 09/16/12 20:08)
Reported: 9/17/2012 9:12:59 AM 09:12
Location: Milford, CT
|Overflight of two separate orange lights.
((NUFORC Note: One of six sightings from same source, submitted over the course of two months. PD))
(Sequel to previous sightings on 6/16, 8/18, 9/02 - same location.) Milford, Gulf Beach Clear, no wind.
Start: 8:08PM First orange light appears, approaching rapidly above treetops @ 8 degree elevation, 295 degrees NW (above Milford's Fort Trumbull area).
Observed with 10X21 Olympus binoculars (field of view = 5 degrees), while intermittently aiming 110 lumen LED flashlight in strobe setting towards it (No obvious response to this signaling).
To naked eye, hazy orange glow with brighter core; occasional flickering of luminosity givering a spark-like appearance.
Approximate altitude during approach: @ 500 ft, but seemed to be gradually rising. Speed within the range of 75 - 95 mph, roughly estimated on the distance traveled divided by seconds observed.
Apparent size: 15 - 40 ft diameter.
No sound, even though other, more distant aircraft were perfectly detectable.
Appearance of light through binoculars, prefocused at infinity, while being observed for a minimum of 60 seconds: 1. Very bright, concise ball of orange light 2. Surrounded by a faint yellowish halo 3. outlined by a reddish ring These create an impression of a lens which is positioned within the bottom of a tapering fan-shaped nimbus of hazy orange light.
Imagine a headlamp which has its short light beam funneled upwards instead of outwards, creating a funnel shape of softer light.
During travel this fan-like beacon occasionally flutters or jitters from side-to-side, imparting a flame-like effect.
As this device passed above at about a 25 degree angle, traveling to the SE, its light began to sputter and fade. Anticipating the usual disappearance, I maintained a tight view, detecting the fact that the light's dimming was the result of its becoming obscured by a structure surrounding it. Eventually the forepart of this device, from which the light was issuing, became totally hidden.
However, there was still visible a vague, smokey oblong of light which continued traveling over Long Island Sound into the SE. After moving over about 140 degrees or arc across the sky this blob of light became too faint to follow.
End: 8:12 PM Within 90 seconds after losing sight of the first object, the second orange light appeared slightly to the right of where the first one had flared up (@ 305 degrees NW).
This next UFO appeared to be heading directly towards me. Again, I immediately (though nervously) began to strobe-signal it, while trying to maintain a steady view of it with binocs.
Same altitude, speed, trajectory, lack of sound.
More pronounced was the stuttering variance of this orange light beam - almost like the jumpiness of a bad video feed or the breaking up of a noisy hologram.
Obviously this accounts for the seemingly "erratic" or wobbly flight pattern that many have commented on while watching these things pass by.
Steadily tracking this UFO with the binocs as it duplicated the trajectory of the first one (or maybe repeated itself!), I watched as its orange glow gradually dimmed until it too was visible only as a ghostly blob sailing over the Sound into the SE.
End: 8:17PM (Unlike some previous sightings, this one was not followed by a subsequent pair of lights appearing from the opposite direction. At least not within the next 90 minutes I remained watching).