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Old 04-12-2019, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Strange lights over Exhumas

I am in the Exumas anchored in a little bay on the west side, Samson Cay. Only 2 boats west of me, its 9: 30 and I come out on the Aft deck and notice a star flickering left and lower of the moon. A guess of 30 -40 degrees. I put my 10x binocs on it and saw red, green and white lights. Odd looks like a plane landing except wrong to landing strips here. Then I realize it has not moved! I watch for 15 mins and call my friend who is behind Big Major cay advoid the winds of Bay of Pigs. I told him the grab his binocs and look left of the moon. He diid and said there are lots of Anchor lights and he can see any stars. Then he saw it after a coach him to look, He had a few adult beverages. He saw it, looks like a Drone, I said damn you right, I have one and it has the flashing LEDs. He wanted to talk about other things, 45 mins when by and I watched the light and took pictures as he talked how we started off in the sand box together and now we are in the Exumas on boats!!! He is 71, I am 70. But the drone was still there. He was approx 1.5 miles away and looking over a hill. I took a shower and looked again, It moved right slightly over the point. Not my boat movement. Layed down for a while and came back, It was back in same place. Sleep to 6am, starting to get light, looked again, it was still there. I was so tired I laid down again, thinking I should take the dink out, but to tried. It was cloudy in the morning,could n,t see any thing, its 8:28 now no stars, cloudy again. Nothing. Most drones run just for mins on batterys. Any body's thoughts? I have a science back ground and 2 and 2 makes 4.
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Yes me two I have a science background, 2 drinks and 2 drinks make 4 drinks = too much drink

Just a joke!

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Same damn thing happened to me in Green Turtle Key!
Something is going on....
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Same damn thing happened to me in Green Turtle Key!
Something is going on....
Maybe little green critters coming from Pluto

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Ain't my drone, I am over off Long Island.

Telecomm billionaire Malone owns Sampson - he is probably up to 'someting!"
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night 2

To night 4-12-19 Clouds, trying to see if I can see anything. Moon is higher. Very bright star more pure white to the south and higher. Just be low what my mother called the “Three sisters I see a light higher than yesterday that has what and green , but not seeing the red flashes Clouds moved in again.9:22 and the clouds have moved and I see the light in the same area. Not as bright other stars brighter. Last night it was the brights and twinkling. To night I see white and blue/green maybe a hint of red. Nothing like last night. Same binoculars. Maybe some optics reflections? Sure look like my Phantom last nite and to my friend too. 9:32 Now I see blue/green and red no white. I guess no more rum and to bed.
Must be a star. 9:45 time to rest. Hope all is well for TF people.
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Probably the BTC tower at Staniel!
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Greetings,
Mr. SZ. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Atmospheric conditions can cause all sorts of weird, wonderful and seemingly unexplainable effects. Post the pictures.


Are we alone in the universe? Probably not.
Is there intelligent life on other planets? Probably.
Is there intelligent life her on earth? Besides myself? Possibly.
Are we being visited by otherworld beings? Possibly.




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We went up to the local "boater's happy hour" here in Salt Pond, Long island.

A mix of short term visiting boaters (like us), long term US boaters (6-8 months every year), land based US "visitors" 6-8 month term, and then locals.

Yes, we definitely have plenty of visitors from different planets! And many like their booze.
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Big spinning satellite?
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Big spinning satellite?
Or a 10 years old kid playing with a balloon and laughing while thinking about the old blokes looking a the spaceship with binoculars lollll

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Here's a thought...

https://astrobob.areavoices.com/2011...tter-in-color/

However, shouldn't a star change position relative to the moon over 24-hrs? Did you say it was staying in place?

A lower earth orbit satellite (like the international space station) might be visible but will not be geosynchronous (standing in place relative to a spot on the earth.

A geosynchronous satellite should not be visible, even if it's rotating and reflecting light from it's solar panels, due to the size and distance involved.

I like the phrase "somethings going on", as it's usually true. LOL. Prepare for visitors
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"The brightness, twinkling and color changes sometimes prompt people to report Sirius as a UFO!
In fact, these changes are simply what happens when such a bright star as Sirius shines through the blanket of Earth’s atmosphere. The varying density and temperature of Earth’s air affect starlight, especially when we’re seeing the star low in the sky.

the above is from......

https://earthsky.org/brightest-stars...brightest-star
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Thought Starman was well out range but you may want to look for the Musk license plate anyways!
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If you have the bearing to the object from your boat and your friends boat, you should be able to triangulate the location of the object as the intersection of the lines from each boat to the object
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Any drug traffic surveillance balloons in the area?
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Could be a tethered blimp. http://www.tcomlp.com/
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