I think this was the summer of 2003. I was sharing a really crappy house in Tottenham, North London, and for various reasons, (didn't have a computer, tv wasn't working too well, awful house that got freezing cold in the winter and stiflingly hot in the summer -and this was one of the hottest summers on record) I decided to start sitting outside in the back garden in the evenings.
I had a bunch of spiritual and new-age beliefs at the time that I've now changed, and I figured I'd go otuside and chill, watch the stars, get into a contemplative state, and maybe if I was lucky might even see a ufo.
(I had the idea at the time that what people think of as UFO's might be trans dimensional beings that require your brain to be functioning in a certain way in order to be interacted with, so I was interested to see if I could tap into that at all).
I can't remember how many nights I sat outside, I have a feeling it was maybe three weeks, maybe less. I don't think it was every single day, but many days.
I should note my vision wasn't quite 20/20- but not far off.
I looked at stars, looking for different colours, but finding that they are extremely subtle and mostly look pretty colourless to me. Planes following flight patterns above, and annoying helicopters further down. I gradually became bored.
(Embarrassingly, I can't remember all details of the object totally clearly, but I'll recount what I can).
One day, when my boredom had just about won, as I looked up, I saw this thing.
It passed above from my right to my left on a steady path.
The closest thing I can think of as a description is a cell.
From my viewpoint, it was round- might have been slightly ovoid. It was transparent. It appeared to have an outer ring/shell, and an inner nucleus. It also had smaller convolutions within that gave a granular quality to its insides- but they were subtle, and at the limit of my vision, so I've no specific observations on those.
It was lit with very low-key light that had no obvious source. The body of this jellyfish is pretty much bang on (Minus that opaque nucleus) in terms of how it was lit.
Despite the fact I'm describing it as a cell, it didn't look quite biological, because its lines seemed artificially accurate. Cells and similar biological things are almost always a little bit misshapen.
That said, three or four seconds after seeing it, my first thought was to check it wasn't a floater (dead cellular creature on the eye), -even though it looked nothing like a floater- so I moved my eye around (the floater moves with the eye), but it was clear it wasn't on my eye. The thing didn't deviate from its steady course across the sky.
There was no sound, and it passed steadily on a trajectory from my right to left- which looking at google maps now, was pretty close to directly north to south (and heading towards or just to the east of central London).
I estimate it was about 10-20 seconds between the time that I first spotted it a little to the right but close to overhead, to the time it disappeared out of view to my left ( I can't remember if it disappeared behind the building, which was on my left, or I lost it against some aspect of the backdrop- it was an easy form to lose.
And that's it.
Edit: Here's a drawing:
And a nice spangling of stars for ye to better set the scene:
I know there was more detail to the thing than this, but I just can't remember it, sorry
I have a vague feeling there may have been more concentric activity of some kind. bah
Should totally have written all this down years ago.
Wish I knew what it was!
psychological/brain effect, aliens, government craft, optical illusion, other lifeforms, strange natural phenomena, or odd brain interaction with any of the above. Couldn't even say that what I perceived was necessarily representative of what was actually there, considering the abstract nature of its form.
reading a post by Scowl on another thread, (Flying geese at night blurred into boomerang UFO) I even wondered if a flock of birds ever fly in concentric rings with a few stragglers in the middle to make up the 'convolutions'. Can't find any reference to that, though.
Dunno. Interesting though :]
Edited by Ad hoc, 01 August 2013 - 11:20 PM.