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Light show between 40 and 30 West

Old 22nd Nov 2022, 22:27
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Originally Posted by siftydog View Post
Saw the same thing over Central Europe last week. Initially thought Starlink but the terminator was way too far west....
Can you provide any more details of your location, date & time for this? (A flight number would be great) I'd like to check to see if Starlink is a possibility here... 👍
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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 08:59
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Planet Earth is in man-made turmoil right now and when this has happened in the past , UFO sightings have increased .

In 40 years of professional flying, I have been witness to only one sighting but heard of many. Of course we are not alone !.
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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 13:06
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You’ve been on the Commanderia again Gordo ?
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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 13:33
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Lights over the Atlantic

Much talk on internal forums about this. Very hard to take pics in low light conditions. Has also apparently been seen over the pacific.
Numerous sources, reliable and consistent accounts. Sometimes the lights move left to right, sometimes create shapes (eg triangles) an sometimes just coming on and off (what I’ve seen) like stars but with constant periodicity.
At first I thought just a slowly rotating geostationary satellite catching the sunlight, but the movement is quite unlike previously seen satellite activity.
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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 14:13
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Originally Posted by draglift View Post
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Collective suggestibility? You were all listening in to the excited comments.

Were you perhaps looking too intensely at celestial objects in the dark, thus making them appear to move about?
Most definitely not! I have been flying the atlantic for 34 years and have never seen anything unusual. However on 17th Nov 2022 I was eastbound and between 40 West and 30 West I saw things I have never seen before.

There were a couple of objects moving which were clearly not aircraft and may well have been satellites. Not very unusual. However then there was a bright light similar to Venus (but not Venus which I have seen hundreds of times) but more like an aircraft head on with its landing lights on, except it suddenly went sideways at great speed for 10 seconds but then reversed its direction.

That disappeared but a few minutes later there was another not so well lit object with another similar one visible. These two then moved very fast in the same direction but not in sufficient formation to be a reflection and then one reversed direction and then after a pause the other changed its direction and followed slowly catching it up.

About this time an American accented voice on 123.45 said "Is anyone else seeing some very strange lights in the sky around 40 West?" Several other voices joined the conversation and there was then a discussion and someone suggested Elon Musk's Starling satellites. However everyone agreed they could not have changed direction like that.
The lights suddenly moving at great speed, then reversing direction do push at the boundaries of the Starlink explanation. What you observed does not sound like the footage of Starlink satellites linked to earlier.

Thank you for your post. If I may reiterate: I do not seek to dismiss unusual sightings out of hand. I am keen to achieve as much clarity as is currently possible.
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Originally Posted by MENELAUS View Post
You’ve been on the Commanderia again Gordo ?
St. Pandemonium works too
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Old 26th Nov 2022, 20:46
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Do we all accept that Starlink Flares are the answer then?

I for one think its worth extended discussion and I would prefer more clarity on what we are seeing.
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Old 26th Nov 2022, 23:17
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Originally Posted by nuisance79 View Post
Do we all accept that Starlink Flares are the answer then?

I for one think its worth extended discussion and I would prefer more clarity on what we are seeing.
Unfortunately extended discussion won't get us very far. Eye witness testimony will always be questioned as it is subjective. The only way we can get clarity on what has been seen is through a video with accurate time & location date (or a flight number & time so that location can be derived through ADSB data). This is how we have objectively confirmed that all the videos so far have been Starlink. And it's the only way that a claim that the lights could not have been Starlink will be confirmed too.
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Originally Posted by Flarkey View Post
Unfortunately extended discussion won't get us very far. Eye witness testimony will always be questioned as it is subjective. The only way we can get clarity on what has been seen is through a video with accurate time & location date (or a flight number & time so that location can be derived through ADSB data). This is how we have objectively confirmed that all the videos so far have been Starlink. And it's the only way that a claim that the lights could not have been Starlink will be confirmed too.
Or, maybe just take the expert explanation for granted and leave the tinfoil hat at home (and the superstitious discussions for the bar) ?

Really, all the proper, science based explanations have passed in this thread, there is no doubt any longer.
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 19:37
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Originally Posted by WideScreen View Post
Or, maybe just take the expert explanation for granted and leave the tinfoil hat at home (and the superstitious discussions for the bar) ? Really, all the proper, science based explanations have passed in this thread, there is no doubt any longer.
Er...I'm the one who has provided the science based explainations in this thread! 🤣 👍
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 14:35
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Hello.
Last night i saw something that i cannot explain. This phenomena happen for 2 hours until I start my descent. I was flying to Barcelona vor and i spotted what i thought that was a satellite. Commented with my FO, but he did not see it. After a few minutes, the same pattern. That raised the alarms, and now we both started to pay more attention.
We saw what looked like a star, and then another star appeared on the right side and crossed the first star. After a few seconds both disappeared. Was about out height, on the horizon. We saw several times this pattern, separated by some 3/4 min. Always about 1 o clock of our aircraft, witch-ever heading we were flying.
Reaching Madrid, the pattern changed a little. Just one light, stronger, that appeared to move in a circle on the same plain as ours. When was inbound was a strong light, than started to fade and disappeared. When we started descend to Lisbon, we crossed some high clouds and we stop seeing that.
I reported it to the controllers, and asked if there was a military exercise or an military area. They did not have any info on that.
It was my first time seeing something like that, i cannot understand what it was, but pretty sure that is something that someone can explain.


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Old 30th Nov 2022, 16:20
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Originally Posted by jds_portugal View Post
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I reported it to the controllers, and asked if there was a military exercise or an military area. They did not have any info on that.
It was my first time seeing something like that, i cannot understand what it was, but pretty sure that is something that someone can explain.
Hey jds_portugal If you send me the date, time & flight number that you saw this I can check to see if the Starlink explanation checks out....? (Feel free to DM me of you don't want the details published).
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 16:26
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Hey jds_portugal If you send me the date, time & flight number that you saw this I can check to see if the Starlink explanation checks out....? (Feel free to DM me of you don't want the details published).
Hello.
Was flight TP843, from FCO to LIS. I think first sight around the border space from marseille to barcelona control, and then until after ccs vor.

Thanks
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jds_portugal here's your flight track. For simplicity I have taken a point on your flight near Madrid, at 20:37UTC



At this time the sun was practically due West and about 44 degrees below the horizon. These fit with the condition where we expect to see Starlink flares. Checking on in-the-sky.org shows that there were multiple Starlink Satellites on the horizon around that time. So it is at least 'possible' that you saw Starlink flaring. If you check the videos I posted earlier in the thread you can see what they look like and if they matched what you saw.







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Meanwhile in North Atlantic »»»

https://www.reddit.com/r/UFOs/commen...ng_the_recent/

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Terminology

It wouldn't play for me. I offer a quote from Stanton T. Friedman:
Not all UFOs are flying saucers, but all flying saucers are UFOs.
Except the Avrocar, of course.
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It wouldn't play for me. I offer a quote from Stanton T. Friedman:

Except the Avrocar, of course.

As well the

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