NUFORC Sighting 11509

Occurred: 1999-12-27 00:00 Local
Reported: 1999-12-28 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 30 min+
No of observers: 2

Location: South Berwick, ME, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

Object with a white and red light appeared to be "dancing" in the sky. At times it would make quick moves up/down and diagonally, and then move randomly again.

My wife noticed a light in the night sky. The night was clear and the event was witnessed from our livingroom window. The object appeared to have a white and red light. At first, she thought it was a plane. It is very common to see planes in the sky due to the air traffic between the Portland, Me and Boston airports. We usually can determine an airplane in the sky by the lights and the way they appear to move. What made this so interresting is this object moved distinctly different than the planes. She watched it for about 15 minutes, then woke me up to take a look. I immediately could tell this was no ordinary plane. It appeared to be dancing, or moving in random directions, not fast and not in right angles. It would periodically seem to move quickly up or down, and diagonally, but not far. From our vantage point, we were looking toward the northeast. There were other air traffic in the sky, but these were normal airliners from the aiports. There were no other objects in the immediate vicinity. We could not determine any features of the object; just the lights. I estimate the object to be approximately 2 - 5 miles away and about 45 degrees up past the horizon. My sister-in-law who lives adjecent to us has said she has seen this in the past also. My wife is 34 years old, administrative specialist for a major supermarket chain. I am 35 years old, ex-navy, submarine, nuclear reactor operator. I am currently a technical trainer for a semiconductor equipment company. I am baffled as to what this was. It appears that this object is not an airplane, commercial or military. My only explaination is maybe a remote control airplane (like a toy), but why at midnight?

Posted 2000-01-07

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