Location of Sighting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Sighting: January 1, 2017
Time of Sighting: 6:15 PM EST
Description: I used my phone to zoom in to what I thought was the brightest star I have ever seen. I love zooming in to see what stars look like up close. Well when I zoomed in, this did not look like all the other stars that I have zoomed in on. This looked like a glowing orb with a small dark center and this orb also appeared to be pulsating. I continued to hold my camera zoomed in on this “star” and as it was pulsating I saw it expand to where it looked like it had double ring of lights. I keep watching through my zoomed lens and now I see 4 distinct lights and it seemed as if it was either turning to face a different direction, or changing shape and as this was taking place it changed from a simple pulsating white orb with double ring of lights to an aircraft shaped object that is displaying blue lights which there now appeared to have 6 lights. I also begin to see smaller sets of lights flying away from this aircraft. At first it looked light one object flying away with 4 orange color lights, but then they separated into 2 separate objects with 1 set of orange lights. Then it turned again to where it now looks like a white double ringed pulsating orb. To the naked it eye it looked noticing larger than what we call the north star and brighter. The news reported that it was Venus. Had I not taken my own pictures I would have believed it was. You tell me.
Note: The witness makes a good point that Venus is not a good explanation for he saw and photographed. Many reports this past month have been sightings of Venus. However, the photos suggest that the witness saw something else.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.