For three months now “something glowing and unusual” has been spotted in the skies over Connecticut, and despite ongoing investigation, there is no clear explanation. This current mystery has sparked the interest of the public, caught the attention of the media, and has our Field Team on what we suppose could be compared to a “high alert” status. What’s getting more interesting about this particular case is that we do have compelling photographs, and even two video clips, of these unidentified objects.
The first time any reports of glowing orb-like objects in the skies comes to us, we first take a look into the possibility of paper lanterns. These are often the explanation for such objects, as they move silently across the sky, can appear to “blink out” suddenly or “flicker” as they are seen, and are extremely difficult to estimate size, altitude, and speed even for those who know what they look like. And to the untrained observer, they can appear to be extremely unusual, even a group of them together can easily be mistaken for on solid connected object. But what we are seeing and hearing from witnesses to the most recent reports are not consistent with what we are used to with paper lanterns. All indications seem to be that these are something else entirely… the question is, what are they?
According to local Air Traffic Control there are no objects reported on radar in the vicinity of these sightings, though one individual we spoke to had mentioned that two pilots have reported observing “unexplained lights” in airspace around Connecticut over the last few weeks. However, as the pilots did not file reports, the controller had no further information. Additionally, the objects in the photographs do not match up with any astronomical objects such as planets or stars that are frequently mistaken as unusual objects. And paper lanterns were ruled out in most cases because the characteristics of movement associated with the objects could not have matched what paper lanterns are known to act like. Ruling these factors out doesn’t, of course, mean that these objects being seen are actually craft from another world. But it sure deepens the mystery in to what is in the skies over Connecticut.