Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Last night, my buddy John and I took his huge awesome custom telescope out into the desert to see lots of cool stars and galaxies. We set it up at the abandoned trailer park site I have filmed at before (new film and pics coming soon--amazing place!)
We were out there hours in the pitch black, silent desert and decided it was about time to take down the telescope and go. John went to the car to get some tools and I looked up to the southwest and saw an orange light. It was gorgeous. I then saw it go out, but another one came on even closer to me. Then, it went out and another one came on closer to me again and I called John. He looked up to see this happen 2-3 more times.
We didn't know what to think. I knew it was something very unusual. There was no sound, no planes in the sky or anything that could explain the source.
I rushed to get my flipcam just in case it came back. He began to take down the telescope. I looked up and saw the orange light turn on again in a slightly more southerly position. It seemed to divide into two orange lights or gave that impression. They went off one after the other. A few minutes later, it happened again and this time both lights came on and seemed to move together in a very slow motion and then one by one the two lights went out. The next time it happened, John had his binoculars and said that he could see the stars around them, no structure blocking them out.
I began to film with my flipcam and they came on again while I was talking. We packed up the telescope and left, came back to my place and reported it to MUFON.
It was an experience I had never imagined running into. I had a fun night seeing Saturn, Venus, the moon and Mars and learning about constellations in a beautiful pitch black desert in the middle of nowhere. I didn't feel threatened by these lights. To me, they reminded me of lightning bugs, the quality of the light and the way they went on and off. It felt more like Marfa Lights or something to that effect, earth lights. I didn't get a sense of a vehicle, but then it was silent and there didn't appear to be structure associated with them. They did not seem to be flares, did not flicker, fizzle, or drop at all. The lights sometimes were close, sometimes further apart, and so didn't seem attached to anything that had fixed lights.
It was an exceptionally interesting evening and I would like to find answers to what we saw.
at 11:00 AM