|Occurred : 7/13/2018 22:30 (Entered as : 07/13/2018 22:30)
Reported: 7/19/2018 10:35:58 AM 10:35
Location: Portland, ME
|A group of adults witness two lights, moving rapidly overhead, which quickly swap positions.
At approximately 10:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (3:30 AM UTC) two fast-moving objects were spotted in the sky directly above Portland, Maine. The two objects initially followed identical linear trajectories through the night sky, separated by about 5 degrees of arc, coming into sight directly overhead.
The two lights were point-source, with brightness similar to a dim star. At an incredibly high altitude, the fast-movers paralleled each other with great velocity – much faster than any satellite could travel while still maintaining orbit, and much faster than any known commercial or military aircraft.
Around 4 to 5 seconds after visual contact was established, the two objects immediately jutted to the left and to the right to cross paths with each other moments later. The movement was seemingly impossible and violated laws of conservation of momentum, as an extremely large external force must’ve been present in order to move them in such a way. After crossing! paths, the two objects returned to their original distance of separation and, with the same seemingly-impossible course correction, returned to their linear trajectories. Two other witnesses and myself maintained visual contact until light pollution from the nearby city of Portland caused us to lose contact.
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((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-minded. PD))