8/13/2004 1:09:48 PM
Size of Object(s)
round, very far out in the sky
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
100 miles to 200 miles, by sattelites
Shape of Object(s)
Color of Object(s):
Full Description & Details
I was on my back patio, looking through my binoculars to find my usual sattelite sightings. This was the second paticularly clear nights. I found one sattelite following it's normal West to East path, when I spotted another much fainter sattelite directly above it heading in the opposite direction. Only much much faster and farther out. I followed it for a moment, and then noticed it split into two. I shook my head and refocused the lense, and saw it again, still two. Now following parallel to each other at a speed I have never seen a satelite fly. Then it did something strange, it would come back into one, then split out into two, heading about a 45 degree angle away from each other, then come back to parallel each other. But sometimes they would jump backwards, as if my vision jumped. Only, they did it a few times. I would keep my eyes off center, and keep a major star in focus and steady to jude the movement of the objects. They were definately jerkish and would shoot out fast then come back a little then join together and head out. I followed them until out of sight, about 3 minutes in all. They made the other sattelite seem slow like an airplane, but I have been watching sattelites long enough to know the difference. Plus I fly. This thing was in my estimation about twice the distance of the sattelite I was watching, very faint, but clear enough to see it's movements. This was no sattelite. Moving at 90 degree angles, 45 degree angles in a split second. It was quite amazing. I truely hope some day, I see them again. It was remarkable. My background has included being a Police Officer-Reserve, a volunteer with the Fire Department, and trained in Disaster Response with UMCOR through a FEMA training program. This event was clearly not an airplane, sattelite or shooting star.
TV Writer, Producer, FEMA/UMCOR Disaster responder, Civilian Emergency Response Trainer through the Oregon Emergency Management Organization, Volunteer with the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, FEMA trained in Disaster and Terrorism and community planning. Producer of Earthquake Preparedness, and Oklahoma Tornadoes.
I have seen unusual objects three times in my life. First time as a child, secondly when in the Navy, and third this year as indicated above. Not once was I looking to find what I saw.
Reported To:UFO National Reporting site
Name:Michael B. Whipple
Your Location:Beaverton, Oregon, USA