|Occurred : 3/12/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 03/12/15 22:00)
Reported: 3/13/2015 6:00:39 PM 18:00
Location: Baltimore, MD
|9:24 PM I know it was because Gadget made it very clear we had to take one more walk in the park before bedtime.
Reluctantly I took him out the back and over to Patterson Park. It was a crystal clear night, very pleasant weather and only 1 or 2 other dog walkers out. As we rounded the Pagoda on the home leg of our walk I was looking south and could clearly see the constellation Orion just off to the SSW. I remember saying to myself, "So clear, I’ll bet I can see Taurus
(my Zodiacal sign)." Started to swing my head to the west and out of the corner of my eye, approaching from the south, I saw something I cannot explain.
At least 9 amber/orange lights in formation and 3 or 4 more lights not in formation, meandering around the formation, were rapidly moving across the sky from almost due south to due north. I was dumbfounded. I observed this for about 15-20 seconds.
The formation consisted of 3 v-shaped flights in a chevron that was rock solid, all flew in unison. The meanderers seemed to circle and wander around the solid chevron as they tore across the sky at incredible speed.
Flabbergasted, I muttered a few expletives. Trying to get a grip on myself I struggled to get my phone out but just as it cleared my jacket pocket the phenomenon disappeared over the horizon to the north.
I looked around to see if anyone else in the park saw this. There was nobody around except Gadget who, sensing my astonishment, looked at me with concern as if to say, “What’s up with you, ((name deleteed))? Why so frantic?” Completely blown away we stood there for a few moments. I Goggled the number and called in the report to UFOReports.com right there from the park.
Bewildered we walked home and I made an online report of the sighting.
I tried to explain it to myself most of the rest of the night.
Was it reflections of street lights off my glasses? Their color was similar to sodium vapor street lighting. No I surmised. I had to swivel my head from south to north to track the lights and they never wavered in their flight path. Arrow straight the formation flew, no wavering or smearing you would expect if it was a reflection.
Space junk? Maybe, but the formation was so solid the flight appeared to be on an intentional course. And to have 9 lights in solid formation and 3 or for in a seemingly random formation is a mix of trajectories and not likely to be a single object that broke up on reentry. Such junk would all follow the same path and would leave a trail of some sort. There was no flaming trail.
Aircraft? I've never seen anything move that fast in the atmosphere. I've seen satellites, the ISS, Skylab, these moved just as fast if not faster across the sky. The meandering lights also seemed to take a non-ballistic course and moved in ways no aircraft I know of could reproduce.
So, there you have it.
((NUFORC Note: The source of this report appeared on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on March 13, 2015, in order to describe his sighting. He also submitted a report about his sighting in Tehran, Iran, in September 1976. At the request of this witness, a colleague of his submitted a second report for that same sighting. They both witnessed the same event, from different vantage points, in Tehran. PD))