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#1    perplexedstargazer

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:01 PM

Three nights ago I remembered a strange experience I had around this time last year (2008).  Can't remember the exact day anymore, and I didn't write it down.  It was around midnight or a little later, but I saw two stars fairly close together through my bathroom window that looks off to the north - northwest side of our house.  Not in union, but these two stars were dancing high in the night sky.  By dancing I mean, standing still, jumping a little west, jumping a little up, jumping a little east, and jumping quickly a little downward.  Sometimes as it was stationary, it seemed to black out and disappear.  The dance was 'not' in any kind of pattern.  It was actually random.  The light from these stars 'seemed' to be flickering or flashing.  I thought I could see blue, white, green, red & yellow.  Not at the same time either.  It was such a strange experience for me that I decided to go outside on my back porch and get a better view.  I did, but I could not find the stars again.  I just shrugged it off as my eyes playing tricks on me.  

Three nights ago, 14 Dec 2009, around 8:30 p.m., I remembered this experience and went out on my back porch to look at the night sky.  I look off toward the same direction (north) and just rested my eyes there.  After a few seconds movement caught my eye, and low and behold, there was one star up in the sky doing the same weird dance as the year before.  Not two this time, just one.  Just guessing now, it was probably positioned just right to be over Phoenix, AZ.  I live in Cochise, AZ.  

Anyway, I really got excited.  I thought to myself that hey, I'm not crazy.  Just to make sure, I called my husband out on the porch and asked him to look off into the north to northwest area of the sky and let his eyes rest there until something caught his attention.  He did, and he told me he was seeing a crazy moving star.  I got so tickled and kept repeating that I wasn't crazy.  I now have a witness.  

The next night, 15 Dec 2009, I was in the kitchen late doing some of my Christmas baking.  I did not get outside until about 9:47 p.m.  The same dancing star was there, but it was more north this time.  In about 15 minutes or so I could only pick up flashes of it for it was behind our tall Elderica pine windbreak.  My husband came out and saw it for a few minutes, and said he thought he spotted another one further to the north and higher than the other one.  

16 Dec 2009, last night I worked late on Christmas preparations and did not get to go out and look, I'm sorry to say.  I was exhausted and around 1:24 a.m., I fell into bed.  Tonight I want to try to remember to look for the strange dancing star again.  

I've searched the internet looking for reports of others seeing this same thing, but nothing has matched up with what I and my husband saw to my disappointment.  That is why I'm here typing this up for others to see, and I hope I'm doing the right thing.  I'm really not sure what exactly we were watching.  It looked just like any other star to me, other than the strange dance movements.  I'm hoping that others will see & read this, and go outside tonight and look for this thing themselves.  If you do, and if you also witness this, please leave me a reply about it.  Otherwise, I feel like I've done enough with reporting this, and I probably won't be back otherwise.  Folks, I live in a small settlement where everyone knows everyone else, and I (nor my family) do not need any trouble or ridicule about my sightings.  It's just hard to imagine that we are the only ones that have seen this with so many, many folks out there watching the night sky as a hobby these days.  

Thanks for reading this, and I hope it made sense to you.

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Edited by perplexedstargazer, 17 December 2009 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:17 PM

I saw the same thing a few years ago. If it's dark enough and you have patience, you'll see stuff on any given night. This night I was ready getting ready to go in the cabin but just decided to look up one more time and there it was. Zig-zagging all around. I thought it was pretty far up there and then a satellite passed under it! Weird stuff. I got scared and ran in the cabin and kept it to myself 'til morning.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:36 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 17 December 2009 - 07:17 PM, said:

I saw the same thing a few years ago.

Thank you so much for replying.  Zig-zagging is a really good description of the strange dance the star was doing.  I'm sorry you were so scared by what you saw.  It did not scare me, it only excited me, and it has left with me with a strong 'need to know' exactly what it truly is.  I may never find out, but at least I know for sure that it wasn't a weather ballon...  Actually, I've never seen anything that could move like that in the sky, night or day.  

We're lucky where we live.  We have 40 acres around us, and the only lights are the ones we choose to turn on & off.  We're able to light this place up around us like little Vegas when we want or need to, but normally it's dark & quiet.  With the exception of the big dogs barking at the deer or havalina passing by the fence line ever so often.  I like to tell folks that we live out so far that the hawks & owls play with the chickens for something to do.  The sky is huge and open out here in the high desert, and the only obstructions are the large tall windbreaks that we planted ourselves.  Star gazing is not a hobby of mine or my husband's, but we do enjoy coming out and viewing the night sky when we can.  

Thanks again for sharing your story.  I hope others will, too.


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:48 PM

I've seen this too but I put it down to small involuntary eye movements

During the day you dont notice these  due to the large amount of light information entering your eyes,

But at night, trying to concentrate on a small pinprick of light, it becomes more noticeable because the small amount of light is only firing up a few light receptors in the back of the eye, hence the 'jerky movement which only increases as you try to focus on it and keep it in your field of view.

also the light may enter or cross your 'blind spot' causing it to momentarily dissapear making it look like its jumped

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:31 AM

View Postglyndowers heir, on 17 December 2009 - 11:48 PM, said:

I've seen this too but I put it down to small involuntary eye movements

Thank you for replying and trying to help.  I just came back inside from trying to find the dancing star again for the second time tonight.  I went out at 7:00 p.m, but did not see it anywhere.  I did find it the second time, 17 Dec 2009, 9: 09 p.m.  It was northeast of my backyard, above my roof line, and doing the same zig-zag little dance.  No other star was doing this, for I look at many while trying to find it.  

I put on my glasses and I saw it better, still dancing.  I took off my glasses and used two different binoculars.  Still dancing.  Lots of stars out, but only this one dancing.  Sorry but I do not agree with your explanation.  There is something going on with this particular star, if it is a star, and I don't believe it is a problem with my eyes.  

Why not try to find it in the night sky yourself.  If you see it and you still believe your explanation, then that is your right.  Me?  I'm going to continue to track it when I can, and continue to look for another explanation for what it is, and why it's acting so peculiar.  

Thank you again for trying to help.


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:17 AM

View Postperplexedstargazer, on 17 December 2009 - 07:01 PM, said:

Three nights ago I remembered a strange experience I had around this time last year (2008).  Can't remember the exact day anymore, and I didn't write it down.  It was around midnight or a little later, but I saw two stars fairly close together through my bathroom window that looks off to the north - northwest side of our house.  Not in union, but these two stars were dancing high in the night sky.  By dancing I mean, standing still, jumping a little west, jumping a little up, jumping a little east, and jumping quickly a little downward.  Sometimes as it was stationary, it seemed to black out and disappear.  The dance was 'not' in any kind of pattern.  It was actually random.  The light from these stars 'seemed' to be flickering or flashing.  I thought I could see blue, white, green, red & yellow.  Not at the same time either.  It was such a strange experience for me that I decided to go outside on my back porch and get a better view.  I did, but I could not find the stars again.  I just shrugged it off as my eyes playing tricks on me.  

Three nights ago, 14 Dec 2009, around 8:30 p.m., I remembered this experience and went out on my back porch to look at the night sky.  I look off toward the same direction (north) and just rested my eyes there.  After a few seconds movement caught my eye, and low and behold, there was one star up in the sky doing the same weird dance as the year before.  Not two this time, just one.  Just guessing now, it was probably positioned just right to be over Phoenix, AZ.  I live in Cochise, AZ.  

Anyway, I really got excited.  I thought to myself that hey, I'm not crazy.  Just to make sure, I called my husband out on the porch and asked him to look off into the north to northwest area of the sky and let his eyes rest there until something caught his attention.  He did, and he told me he was seeing a crazy moving star.  I got so tickled and kept repeating that I wasn't crazy.  I now have a witness.  

The next night, 15 Dec 2009, I was in the kitchen late doing some of my Christmas baking.  I did not get outside until about 9:47 p.m.  The same dancing star was there, but it was more north this time.  In about 15 minutes or so I could only pick up flashes of it for it was behind our tall Elderica pine windbreak.  My husband came out and saw it for a few minutes, and said he thought he spotted another one further to the north and higher than the other one.  

16 Dec 2009, last night I worked late on Christmas preparations and did not get to go out and look, I'm sorry to say.  I was exhausted and around 1:24 a.m., I fell into bed.  Tonight I want to try to remember to look for the strange dancing star again.  

I've searched the internet looking for reports of others seeing this same thing, but nothing has matched up with what I and my husband saw to my disappointment.  That is why I'm here typing this up for others to see, and I hope I'm doing the right thing.  I'm really not sure what exactly we were watching.  It looked just like any other star to me, other than the strange dance movements.  I'm hoping that others will see & read this, and go outside tonight and look for this thing themselves.  If you do, and if you also witness this, please leave me a reply about it.  Otherwise, I feel like I've done enough with reporting this, and I probably won't be back otherwise.  Folks, I live in a small settlement where everyone knows everyone else, and I (nor my family) do not need any trouble or ridicule about my sightings.  It's just hard to imagine that we are the only ones that have seen this with so many, many folks out there watching the night sky as a hobby these days.  

Thanks for reading this, and I hope it made sense to you.

Merry Christmas And May God Bless Each And Everyone.



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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:43 AM

ssing by it.illstop and gaze into,but on the 14 the mist or what i thought was when i focused in on it it wasnt 2 more orbs,but groups of orbs 15, 8, 20 ,10 ...etc.between 75 and 100 parked in circles,grouped in twos,some of the single orbs split into two orbs they were coming in and leaving the meeting place or whatever you want to callit i grabbed everyone in the house to view. my girlfriend went up to store to grab batterys for her digital camera.the pictures she got were to dark.but if you put it on the computer you can zoom and photo enhance tools you can see the outline of them and the pattern on them.shes got other pictures from other nights that have strange things on them but the 14 was by far the tops so far gazing the stars ,i reported it the night of the 14 also well i hope that might help you out.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:27 AM

In regards to the OP I have seen this before, it was with Sirius, and it was something everyone has to see at least once in their life. It was so bright it looked like a plane but it did not move. You could see it like it was almost dancing, never before had I seen it, what happens is when a star is low on the horizon you have to see it through more layers of atmosphere than if it was directly overhead. This causes some atmospheric interference, in my case it was a hot day and the heat waves were still dominant in the air, so it was like seeing a light in a mist.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:27 PM

View Postperplexedstargazer, on 18 December 2009 - 04:31 AM, said:

Sorry but I do not agree with your explanation.
Thank you again for trying to help.

People on boards will always try to explain things away, but until they see them in person, it means nothing unless the witness can agree that it is plausible. The reason it scared me, is because nothing we know of can move like this, not that high, not that fast. It's an amazing sight to see.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

View Postperplexedstargazer, on 18 December 2009 - 04:31 AM, said:

Thank you for replying and trying to help.  I just came back inside from trying to find the dancing star again for the second time tonight.  I went out at 7:00 p.m, but did not see it anywhere.  I did find it the second time, 17 Dec 2009, 9: 09 p.m.  It was northeast of my backyard, above my roof line, and doing the same zig-zag little dance.  No other star was doing this, for I look at many while trying to find it.  

I put on my glasses and I saw it better, still dancing.  I took off my glasses and used two different binoculars.  Still dancing.  Lots of stars out, but only this one dancing.  Sorry but I do not agree with your explanation.  There is something going on with this particular star, if it is a star, and I don't believe it is a problem with my eyes.  

Why not try to find it in the night sky yourself.  If you see it and you still believe your explanation, then that is your right.  Me?  I'm going to continue to track it when I can, and continue to look for another explanation for what it is, and why it's acting so peculiar.  

Thank you again for trying to help.

Hi there No problems,
I was not saying you had problems with your eyes, everyone eyes have these micromovements its part of how your optical system works.

You say you have tried 2 pairs of binoculars with the same result, well that only leaves 2 common denominators - the star and your eyes.

the other thing I thought of was perhaps atmospherics, you say you live way out in the desert, maybe thermals rising at night from the cooling desert are distorting the image under certain conditions,

As i said I have seen phenomena similar to those you describe, mostly they turn out to be Iridium satellite flares or the eyes trying to make sense of what you are seeing. the decision to accept as possible or to deny outright the explainations I offer is of course your perogative!

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

I saw something exactly like this when I was a teen. My first UFO. :) I stared at that darn thing for a long time, but could only find it that one night. I too thought of my eyes twitching. Makes sense that your eyes would do that after staring at a tiny prick of light for so long, but it didn't happen with the others stars I looked at. Mine changed color too: green, blue, orangey-red.

It's one of the "Hmm... interesting" things I filed in my memory banks.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:40 AM

im staring at this star right now, the past two nights ive been trying to fall asleep and staring out the window, and i keep thiking its  plane because i thought i saw it move, i would squint my one eye and try to see if it moved up at all. tonight i saw it again, i went over to the window and stared at i and its changing all diff colors green, blue, red, yellow, and moving al around in no order its so cute!! and facinating i cannot stop starring at it!!!


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:53 AM

I have seen this too. I started a topic about it in the UFO section. It's called "WTH is that?? Jumping stars?" You should take a look I posted some videos from Youtube that someone recorded in my home town.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

My brother and I witnessed two dancing black dots, one following the other, high above the clouds on a sunny day. Not zig-zagging but doing big loop-the-loops then little loop-the-loops all over the blue sky but high above the clouds. It was very graceful to watch. These sorts of things just stop you in your tracks.




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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

Twinkling Stars ..one of natures gems

and inspiration of the old nursery rhyme 'Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are'





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