Strange stars in the sky

*I’m re-posting this on this website because it was so strange.

I cannot explain what I saw

This is totally off-topic, and I’m still searching for a logical explanation for it, but I saw something strange in the sky the other day. 

I took this picture on a different date. I wanted to see how the towers were placed in relation to the star pattern (not in this picture). July 2016
I took this picture on a different date. I wanted to see how the towers were placed in relation to the star pattern (not in this picture). July 2016

The date was Saturday, July 16, 2016. I was driving southwest toward Bangor, Michigan just before 10 p.m. I’m always looking at the stars in the sky, wondering if I can find Jupiter, Venus, or Mars. When I looked to the west, I saw a star pattern of maybe a dozen stars above the horizon. When I looked again at the pattern (less than a minute later), I noticed it had shifted and I remember thinking, “That’s odd.” 

But that was not the oddest part. When I looked again—I’m driving during all this—I saw one of the stars swing down like a pendulum (in an arc) and abruptly stop in exact vertical alignment to the topmost bright star in the pattern. I was shocked! I have never seen anything like that before. It was not a meteor, and it was not something from one of the nearby towers.

The star I saw drop from a star, stop, and then ascend, was located here. July 2016.
The star I saw drop from a star, stop, and then ascend, was located here. July 2016.

Because of that, I kept an eye on the pattern, when it wasn’t covered by trees. I came up to the stop sign and turned right on M-43 and headed directly west toward Bangor. There, aligned directly above the road—high in the distance—was a bright star (I assumed it was the topmost bright star from the pattern). Then, like a spider, a star dropped from the top star and came to a dead stop above the horizon, it never went out of sight. Now keep in mind I’m driving and watching traffic. I reached for my phone and fumbled with it to turn off the podcast while I’m keeping an eye on the star. Then, the strangest thing of all, the star that had dropped from the one above, began rising up to the top star and stopped when it joined it (not window glare, a flare, fireworks, or anything like that). Now there was only one star in the sky. I said to myself, “Is anyone else seeing this?”

This is the picture I took when it all happened. When I saw the flash, I brought the phone down to my side because I knew it would not come out. The only thing this picture is good for is telling me the exact date and time of the strange event. July 16, 2016, at 10:55 p.m.
This is the picture I took when it all happened. When I saw the flash, I brought the phone down to my side because I knew it would not come out. The only thing this picture is good for is telling me the exact date and time of the strange event. July 16, 2016, at 10:55 p.m.

Anyway, I managed to get a picture, but the flash was on, so it’s basically a white blur. I should have used the video, but it all happened so fast. When I got to Bangor moments later, the road turned, and I lost sight of the star. Even on the way home, the star pattern was not the same, there were fewer stars. And to top off this strange event, one of the stars that was still in the pattern blinked out just like a flashlight being turned off. Not like a plane turning and not like by cloud coverage. 

I had to go back to Bangor again that night, around midnight, and the star pattern was gone. Ever since then, I’ve studied the same location and there is nothing there. Aside from a couple towers—they were not in most of my traveling view and I know what their blinking red and white lights look like—there is nothing there. Nothing at all. Especially when I got on M-43, there’s nothing there in the sky. The only thing of note that’s in direct alignment with what I saw is Palisades Nuclear Power Plant on Lake Michigan, but you cannot see it at all. It is about 10 miles west of Bangor.

I don’t have any pictures of what I saw, but I posted the picture I took at the time and a couple others I took to show what it looks like normally. Unfortunately, my house is in the woods and the only stars I see are the ones directly above. But every time I go anywhere, and I come across open fields where I can see better, I search for what I saw. I have not found it as of yet.

Whatever it was, it looked just like normal stars in the sky; except that they were doing some very strange things.

What about you? Have you had any experiences like this? Do you have any idea what it could have been?

What I saw was not:
  • normal stars
  • lights from towers
  • people working on lights
  • window glare
  • flares
  • fireworks
  • my imagination
  • a meteor
Could it have been?:
  • aliens???
  • high-tech helicopters/drones that look like stars???
  • something weird going on at the nuclear power plant???

CM007 Amazon pricing and free book days

CM007 Amazon pricing and free book days

Connie Myres Author PodcastWelcome to episode 7 of the Connie Myres author podcast. Today is Sept. 20, 2016 and I am your host, Connie Myres. In this episode, I talk about how I’m pricing my books on Amazon and when I’ll be scheduling free book days. This is an unedited episode. Stay tuned!

Journal: I added the rules for Who Killed Sweet Violet?

Who Killed Sweet Violet?: A Black Water Whodunit
Coming Jan. 2017

Shall we play a game? Will you find the villain before the sleuth does?

Rules of the game.

I, the author and puzzle-maker, will follow the 10 commandments of detective fiction put forth by Ronald Knox during the Golden Age of detective fiction.

  1. The criminal must be mentioned in the early part of the story, but must not be anyone whose thoughts the reader has been allowed to know.
  2. All supernatural or preternatural agencies are ruled out as a matter of course.
  3. Not more than one secret room or passage is allowable.
  4. No hitherto undiscovered poisons may be used, nor any appliance which will need a long scientific explanation at the end.
  5. No evil mysterious stock character must figure in the story.
  6. No accident must ever help the detective, nor must he ever have an unaccountable intuition which proves to be right.
  7. The detective himself must not commit the crime.
  8. The detective is bound to declare any clues which he may discover.
  9. The “sidekick” of the detective, the Watson, must not conceal from the reader any thoughts which pass through his mind: his intelligence must be slightly, but very slightly, below that of the average reader.
  10. Twin brothers, and doubles generally, must not appear unless we have been duly prepared for them.

Journal: Old posts

If you’ve visited my old website in the past, you will be noticing some posts you have seen before placed on this site. 

One I will be re-posting will be the article about the Casco Nature Preserve and its pictures. Another will be those strange stars in the sky. And yet another will be the ten commandments for writing a mystery novel. Basically, my favorites that I don’t want to lose.

~Connie

Sept. 5-9 Lucifer’s Island Season 1 is free to download at Amazon

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1) is free to download at Amazon Sept. 5-9, 2016. Be sure to grab your copy.

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

AMAZON ASIN: B01JJ4JJZ4
PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 9780996314190
CATAGORY: Gothic, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

(Season 1) Troubled Nurse Ruby takes the job as a private duty nurse at Vrolok Manor House on Lucifer’s Island, hoping to find her missing brother. Soon she will be living in the mansion, within the outer walls of the defunct monastery, now known as Castle Moldovan. Rumors of satanic worship, vampires and the black-robed monks inside the inner ward, are not enough to keep Ruby from the detective work she has planned.

Has someone, or something, been watching her? Will she eventually find her brother? Is she mysteriously meant to live there? Follow Ruby through this gothic horror soap opera, reminiscent of the Dark Shadows television series from the 1960s and the serial penny dreadfuls from the nineteenth century.