This is a curious sighting:
An object spotted in the sky by several people across Pike County last week has still not been identified. One local astronomer captured pictures and video of it through his telescope.
No one seems to know.
“It wasn’t anything I recognized. Definitely not an airplane, and I’ve never seen a helicopter that looked like that,” said Allen Epling.
Sightings of the object have been reported in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, but it has yet to be identified.
Epling says even with his background in astronomy, it is unlike anything he has ever seen.
“Looked like two fluorescent bulbs, side by side, parallel, shining very brightly. It would get so bright they would seem to merge, and you could see it very clearly with the naked eye. Then it would dim down almost invisible,” he said.
Here is the news video:
It does look like some sort of balloon but some commenters still will suggest a spaceship. I see no reason to think that. The luminosity could be reflective surfaces instead of generated light.
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13-Aug-2013 SOLVED: Go here