NUFORC Sighting 142783

Occurred: 2018-08-18 22:59 Local
Reported: 2018-08-18 14:54 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Oslo (Norway), , Norway

Shape: Light

Two bright distant objects near constellation Cassiopeia, hovering still, then dimmed and moved up.

Two bright distant objects, hovering in the same spot in the sky near the Constellation Cassiopeia for 5 seconds. I have been an amateur astronomer for 17 years, as I was walking and looking up at the stars, saw these two bright lights that were not moving (I stood still and saw they are not moving). (Luminosity: Magnitude -2).

Surprised, I asked my Mom who was walking next to me to look up, she saw them. Then 2 seconds later the two bright objects dimmed down inmediately and became faint (magnitude +3) while still on the same spot. Then the two started moving at the same time and with the same speed, and with the same bearing/direction. The two were about 2 degrees apart. (The apparent size of 4 fullmoons apart) They travelled for about 5 degrees and then completely faded and disappeared in what I can describe as a fast upward movement. They were not planes, did not move at the speeds of commercial planes or jet fighters at high altitudes. They were also ! not movIng at the speeds of the various sattelites I have seen and tracked in the past. Checked my app for nearby sattelites. None nearby in that reigon of the sky or even remotely close.

I have always believed UFO stories are fake. I have a scientific outlook, but this is the first time I am seeing something that I cannot identify with anything I have ever seen before. The two objects did not twinkle. So my first thoughts was hey those are two planets, but there are no conjunctions tonight, also that’s not the right place in the sky for seeing planets. Then I thought they cannot be Supernovae, you can’t get two of the explode at the same time. I am quite familiar with this region of the sky, it’s one of my favorite constellations.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2018-08-22

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