Originally posted by twhitehead
If it wasn't reported by astronomers then the phenomena was likely within the atmosphere or in your eye. There are various possible explanations for either, aliens [b]not being one of them.[/b]
One thing it could have been, a meteor coming straight at him, assuming it was NOT in his eye. If it goes tangentially by like a normal meteor, of course you get the obvious streak of like but if it came straight at you and would have come close to hitting you but of course burns up in the atmosphere 20 miles up or something, that is pretty much what you would have seen.
I remember one night, working as a civilian in Thailand, I had these great binoculars, 20X80's, russian job, and I am looking at the night sky which was really clear, spectacularly clear, and I see this light going across the sky that was very dim, not even close to being visible naked eye but I tracked it with the binoculars and it was SCREAMING across the sky, gone in maybe 20 seconds, looking like it was headed out into space. I figure it was a satellite I just happened to have spied but it looked like some kind of missile launch coming out of the horizon and going up up and higher, to maybe 40 degrees up and then just got too weak to see even with my magnificent binoculars. It was a freaky think to watch, it was FLYING! I knew it wasn't a meteor, they go by in a second or so, this thing took about 20 seconds to fly by and it wasn't a streak of light like a meteor it was a flying dot of light. So my best guess was either a missile launch or a satellite. Either way it was freaky.