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Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

Here is my story on things we can't explain and those of us that have sailed under the darkest of skies while in the middle of the ocean or even close to shore...

Back in the 80's I was on assignment to AUTEC on Andros Island in the Bahamas... this is the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center run by the U.S. Navy... while on a break we went to the Tiki bar by the beach and some of us were just having some drinks and looking out into the sea and sky somewhere around 9 PM... I (and others there) saw what looked like 8-9 stars (the magnitude of the light was the same as stars in the background) flying in all different directions and then all flew to one point of light and traveled some distance together until about the distance of half the view of the sky then dispersed into the same 8-9 lights and shot out of the horizon... now I'm an astronomy buff and know this was not birds, planes, balloons, etc... this was in space at least 20-50 miles up or more... we were blown away by what we saw... nothing can describe what we saw...

I am sure such things or phenomena have been seen by others... what have you seen above or below the water you cannot explain?
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

I saw small balls of light moving up and down while on Lake Michigan(night.) 100 ft up and down 10ft from the water . Kinda like lights in movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Next: as crossing Gulf of Mexico at night heard sounds like kids yelling, so much so that I yelled back ! I was surprised when no one yelled back. Probably Porpoise or Whales. ---Arrived at night near nuclear power plant and SMOKE was in shape of giant
Chicken. I was sober. Don't drink while underway. & not tired enough to hallucinate.
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

every time, i am heavy on the booze i see things ...

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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

I, too, am an avid amateur astronomer. Once, out in the desert near Palm Springs, I was looking up star hopping to Andromeda when I saw a small, pinpoint light, probably around Magnitude 3 or 4, slowly cruising North to South. Nothing unusual, I'm used to seeing satellites flying overhead. This one was unusual, however, because about half way across the sky, it stopped dead in it's tracks. It then brightened to appoximately Magnitude 1 for about 60 seconds, then receded back to it's original brightness, and then started moving to the South again. I had the distinct impression that during the time it had stopped it was actually descending closer to Earth, hence why it became brighter. To this day I have no idea what it was.
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Every single time I hear or see something unexplained on the boat, I find it was the early warning sign of something that breaks a few days later.
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

I have never seen anything like that. But then again I do wear my tin foil hat 24x7!
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

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I, too, am an avid amateur astronomer. Once, out in the desert near Palm Springs, I was looking up star hopping to Andromeda when I saw a small, pinpoint light, probably around Magnitude 3 or 4, slowly cruising North to South. Nothing unusual, I'm used to seeing satellites flying overhead. This one was unusual, however, because about half way across the sky, it stopped dead in it's tracks. It then brightened to appoximately Magnitude 1 for about 60 seconds, then receded back to it's original brightness, and then started moving to the South again. I had the distinct impression that during the time it had stopped it was actually descending closer to Earth, hence why it became brighter. To this day I have no idea what it was.

Eric... I've seen objects that do change direction and so have the space shuttle cameras... they also recorded objects changing 90 degrees after stopping for an instant.

Glad there is another amateur astronomer on these boards... I have an Orion Astroview 120 refractor (my best refractor) and a Meade LX200... seen some stuff lighting up on the Moon one time but didn't have the camera set up. What's your set up? Star parties, etc.

TimR... suggest you get a VW moon hubcap... works better!
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

Reflections of space junk, or so I have been told by our local astronomy buff.
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

If you had no memory loss and your bunghole did not hurt for days after seeing these things, it was just a happy show in the sky. A lot of times I pretend not to see things so I don't get into trouble...
But seriously... (well, that is a loaded term)... did you ever experience any psychological phenomena possibly connected with UFO/aliens? Some people say that they can read your mind or communicate through thoughts. A bit like ghosts.
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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

I just finished watching something on Youtube pertaining to exactly what you saw. It is believed that these are actually UFOs and this has been confirmed many times by various high level sources. Personally, I've never seen anything approaching that, but I sincerely believe we are NOT alone in the universe.

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