Star-Like Objects Zigzag Move in Circles.

Location of Sighting: El Cajon, California
Date of Sighting: January 25, 2017
Time of Sighting: 5:20 AM PST

Description: I went outside around 5:20 AM this morning. I looked up at the stars. One of them was moving. It was alternating between going in circles and zigzagging all in a rather tight area, but enough to be honestly noticeable. I watched it for about 10 minutes and it was still up there when I went back inside.
It was in the Southwestern sky above the Pacific Ocean from San Diego, California. I thought it was a star at first, it was so far away. Then I saw it was moving rapidly in the manner I described above. It was too far away to make out the color of the lights. It couldn’t have been an aircraft from the earth since it was moving so erratically. I don’t think my cell phone would be able to capture, but I gave it a try. At 5:45 it was still out there and I spotted two others. I tried to film them, but they were too far away for my cell phone to pick up. I looked a little to the North of the first one I spotted and saw another one, farther out, moving around the same way. Then I looked to the South of the first one I saw and there was another, equally as bright as the first one, but at a greater distance in the skies than the one to the North of the first one. There were three of them! They were circling, moving in straight lines, turning to the left or right and circling again. I do hope someone else has seen them, or that some of the big telescopes may have caught them.

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101 Responses to Star-Like Objects Zigzag Move in Circles.

  1. Jennifer L. says:

    I saw something similar years ago in the early 1990s. I lived in Bolivia at the time and it was just at dawn at about 5 AM in the morning. It wasn’t dark as daylight was coming on fast. It was a pale light blue sky. What I saw was like one flying object sort of spinning like a saucer but you could only see the front part of it with spinning strobe like lights that were white and red. All around that craft were smaller crafts zigzagging in the sky, several of them. The smaller craft with bright white lights from where I was looking were like small stars in the distance but these were much closer and so was the main craft that was much, much bigger spinning with the strobe like white and red lights. The smaller craft were zigzagging while moving through the sky quickly and covering a lot of distance rapidly and sometimes they would go backward toward the larger craft. Then the smaller craft all moved in a straight line behind the larger craft and they took off and were gone. At that time my very skeptical, Catholic husband did not believe in things like this but I woke him up and he went to look out the window where I was watching this incredible happening and he saw it too.

  2. Cathy says:

    I had my first experience with this the other night. I don’t look at the stars often , but a friend of mine has seen all kinds of UFO’s just by looking at the stars every night for a good while. I looked for about an hour from approximately 1:30 AM until 2:30 AM. A bright star way up high starting moving. I thought to myself well that must be one of those things that happens when you stare too long at one star. So I decided to look at another dim star a bit away from it. I said to myself – if that surpasses that dim star, then I’ll know it’s really moving. It did seem to go kind of fast for it being so high. At one point, I saw it go backward for a second, then forward again. It surpassed the star, veered toward the left and stopped, stayed there and stopped moving completely for the latter half of that hour. I did a google search and this came right up. If you are reading this, and have had any somewhat similar experience, please post! Maybe we can figure it out together if there are enough posts. I’ll be looking again now trying to find the colored ones talked about above!

    • Mary R. says:

      I live in Central Oregon and have been seeing these stars dance around since New Years Eve, 2018. This was the first time that I started watching the sky at night and it was beautiful! It felt like it was dancing just for me, and if I talked to it then it seemed happier. Weird. And it’s any star that I just happen to focus on. I feel very blissful when I watch. An empathetic friend I have said it was my Angel or Guides trying to get my attention. Hum? Later I contacted a psychic from YouTube and she said it’s my star family saying hello! I’ve also seen UFOs flying at night. They are very obviously not airplanes. I find this amazing and exciting, and finding all these experiences from other people has been a huge relief!

      • Cathy F. says:

        I experienced the same thing 10/7/22 at Cannon Beach, OR. It looked like a distant star then started moving around. I felt like I was able to connect with it and when I asked it to change direction in a specific way, it did! I tried to film it but only got a second of what looks like a star before the camera adjusted. I narrated it moving around in the sky. My husband was with me and he saw it a little bit. I had three different experiences over the course of a few hours. It felt light and playful. My sense is that it was a being of some sort rather than a craft. I totally believe I saw something but second guess myself. Glad to find this thread.

        • Mike says:

          I live in Wheeler, a stone’s throw away from there. I’ve been seeing these things all over Tillamook County for a couple years. Basically I see an orangish looking star moving sporadically!!! This is no joke, it’s pretty obvious it’s not a star. I am still looking for the right answers. It didn’t make me feel anything but I felt in a little in danger maybe. It could be aliens, but of course I’m not ready to accept that!!! I see them every night.

  3. Victoria S. says:

    A couple of nights ago, I was looking in the sky and saw what looked like a star shoot out a burst of light and then proceed to move around erratically. It was in the wee hours. This morning, at approximately 5:30 AM CST February 4, 2021, I saw several of them, also moving erratically. They are so tiny, looking like stars. Some of them just seemed to disappear, but one shot across the sky in a straight line, as fast as a bullet. Something is going on.

  4. Sam C. says:

    This morning 8/16/2020, I was looking at the sky trying to see meteors when I noticed four star like objects moving in a straight line about a half mile from each other. They were tiny and looked like small stars, but they were moving a little faster than a jet aircraft. They were east of Lake Havasu City where I live and were low in the sky. I had a small pair of binoculars and looked at them with it, but didn’t see any flashing lights like a plane. I looked at them for about three minutes then they faded out of view. They looked to be at least 10 miles away so it was hard to tell how big they are. I thought they might be satellites, but I’m not sure if they follow each other like that.

  5. JACK S. says:

    I was camping in Lee Vining, CA last night, July 26, 2020. For over an hour I observed what appeared to be a star, slightly brighter than most, move erratically. It would stop and jump forward two or three times. It would appear to change direction in a zigzag like pattern at times even making tight circles, or just random movements. It never changed location in relationship to other stars. It would be still for a second or two and then move. This went on for over an hour, consistently. It started about 9:30 PM or so. It may have lasted longer, but I went inside my tent. I was looking almost straight up, but slightly to the north-northeast. Yes I also saw planes, linear motion and three shooting stars. I have never seen anything like this before and I am on old camper.

  6. Romina G. says:

    I got this blog because I was googling something similar. I just remembered what I saw when I was around 10, so about 20 years ago. I was looking at the stars and saw one of them started moving around in circles, every time faster and faster. I remember telling my dad, and not only he saw it too, but he called my uncle and went “Dude, do you see that?”. The “star” kept going faster and faster, and suddenly it sprinted to the left, then in diagonal to the right, and then it stopped and didn’t move again. As a 10 year old I lost interest and stopped looking after a few minutes of it not moving. The movements were like someone pointing at the sky with a laser, very fast and effortless. It was crazy! This was in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  7. Ethan says:

    I live in New Zealand and I have seen a very similar light in the sky., I know it’s not a plane or helicopter just from the way it moves. It can stay still for extremely long periods of time (don’t know why, maybe they have something that warns them when someone is looking?) And as soon as the planes fly far enough away it starts moving weirdly, from zigzags. These are sharp point zigzags, to figure 8’s. I tried showing my partner in Douglas (place in New Zealand, heading to country land), but she didn’t put much thought into it thinking I was too stoned or something, but in Douglas it moved like nothing I’d ever seen before from moving ever so slowly (when I 1st ever noticed it) to shooting up into the sky. It’s not in the sky every night (probably to re-fuel or eat) so it’s not like I can go outside and point it out. My partner and I were out on beach in car and I had saw it for the second time at this point, I pointed it out to her and it took her a few minutes (because it was staying still, but kept telling her it will move just watch). Sure enough it started moving and fast.

    • Ingo says:

      I had a similar experience. I also live in NZ. It was 2009 in the Coromandel were I was camping with my girlfriend. I stood in front of my tent looking at one of those very clear starry nights when I noticed one star spinning wildly for a few seconds. Then it changed directions in a zigzag motion. I mean I’m talking in a space of maybe my thumb and index finger as a guide in the sky, thousands of kilometers in an instant or more. The star went to the left of my view point to the right and then downwards and shot away. It was truly fascinating. 🧐

  8. Charles S. says:

    Saw these objects tonight in the vicinity of the comet GeoWise. I wonder if it was super high clouds moving across the surface of these 3 to 4 objects I observed. Whatever it was was very strange moving in a super-fast zigzag fashion. Then I saw a flash of red bright light. It lasted about as long as it would take to flash on and off a flashlight.

  9. Dave says:

    I live in AZ and I see them every night. I find it hard to believe that no one knows what they are.

  10. C says:

    In Markleeville, CA 2 nights ago I saw what I thought was a shooting star then it began to ZIGZAG!! Each time it would zigzag it seemed like it would rotate and a light would get brighter then dim in a pattern. I’m so relieved to know I’m not crazy and it’s wild when you read that so many other people have seen it too! It is the first time in my life I’ve ever seen anything explainable in the sky.

    • Susan Ann Hughes says:

      Yeh thought we were going crazy. I have seen this for the last 3 nights, like a very large bright star that moves like a kid scribbling. What is it? Does anyone know?

  11. Kay R. says:

    I saw the exact same thing this entire month. I first noticed it June 24th in northern California by Willits. I thought it was a drone or something, but noticed it was way too far up. It went around in circles and appeared to have blinking lights on the sides, but it would blink very sporadically. Tonight I saw it again even brighter and more intense. It was in the northwest sky close to the Big Dipper. This time it was colorful, bursts of green and red. My girlfriend noticed it as well. Amazing!

  12. Ray J. says:

    A friend and I used to call these things “Fiends” for want of a better name in the 60s and early 70s when we were children. We literally used to watch them for hours as we laid on the ground and watched the night sky and took them for granted. I’d forgotten all about them until 2000 when I was looking at the sky and saw one zigzag, go “Fuzzy,” then zigzag again and then fade away.

  13. Joey says:

    Hi folks. I enjoy stargazing when I step out for a smoke at night. A few months ago, I moved to Cottonwood, AZ from Long Beach, CA. and the visibility of the nights sky here in AZ versus when I was back in California is astonishing! Anyway, in my first week here I noticed something I had never before seen and at first assumed it was my mind playing tricks. The strangeness of what I had encountered riddled my curiosity and drew my interest in further observing the sky more and more frequently that it has now become a hobby of mine to observe it on a nightly basis. For 3 months now, since my first encounter, have repeatedly watched a multitude of sorted stars in the sky appear to me as if they are dancing/swaying/zigzagging and quite honestly it’s fascinating! Finding this blog has provided me with relief as well as joy to now know there are others whom have also witnessed this phenomenon.

  14. Azell W. says:

    I am so glad I have found this thread! I live in Scotland and have been seeing these objects for the past two weeks late at night and early hours In the morning. I have only ever seen two, but the main one is big. I zigzags about, moves up and down, around in circles and then just floats off then back again! Sometimes it’s very bright and large other times it’s smaller. It’s light also changes from a glow to a very bright light! When the other smaller object is out it will move then stop, then the other object will move almost like they are taking turns! I know I sound nuts! I have tried to find info on this, but can’t. There is nothing to explain this! It’s not from Earth that’s for sure

    • Person says:

      I have been seeing this every night for the past 8 months exactly as you described. I am in Phoenix, Arizona.

  15. Lizzy C says:

    I live about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I am so grateful I found this thread. I initially thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw this in the eastern night sky because I asked my husband to look and of course when he did it stopped moving! The following night (tonight) I saw it again, this time in the northern sky, this time he saw exactly what I saw. We noticed an additional one in the western sky, and so I checked to see if there was still one in the eastern sky and there was! What are these things and why do they seem to react more to particular people? I joked with my husband that they didn’t like him that they were reacting to me (but it legitimately seemed that way). I don’t know it is super weird, but undoubtedly real.

  16. Elmer says:

    I can’t figure out what they are. First, I thought droids, the more I see, the more I can’t explain. I have taken a paper plate and poked a small hole in middle to get a better look. I’m telling you, they may look like they’re hovering, but constantly moving like a hummingbird. It’s unreal. I’ve seen them across the river, above the trees, moving up so slowly until they are so small and disappear. I saw them across the same river (Sac. River, CA, North of Colusa) at tree level. I also believe it took a picture, or, the only way I can explain it, and believe, it’s aware of my presence and reacts to flashlight. I find this hard to believe because why would anything out there be tripping on me. Over the last few months, I’ve seen a lot of moving objects. These are so much more than the rest. I believe they try to mimic stars. If you pay attention, they become easy to spot. Every night I’ll see one to three. With that said, why with so many sightings is there no answer. Thanks a fellow star gazer.

  17. David p says:

    Like a person said you have to look up and focus on a star and after a while the star to move. I live in the boothill of Missouri I can also lookup and see star that appears to move and dance, but it never goes anywhere these are mind tricks. However if you see a star like object that catches your eye that is moving fast and zigzagging and doing other movements this is not a mind trick. It’s real. I see these often l don’t have a clue to what they are, but there not of this world. That is my gut feeling.

  18. Shane R. says:

    We live in east Texas and my wife and I are watching three different “stars” move with great intensity tonight! It is 1:30 AM and these things are moving! So far we have found three. I found this thread by searching on Google about stars moving and zigzagging. This is not a drill! These things are moving big time! There is no way it’s an optical illusion, or anything like that! I used my “SkyView” app to try and get a name for what these are, and they exist in a blank space! So, they are not stars!!

  19. Girl says:

    I have noticed these for a long time, just as everyone else has described: they zigzag, move in circles, left to right & are too fast to be anything else. The only time I have ever had the balls to mention it to anyone else, they claimed that it is a star burning up & getting ready to explode or burn out. It is kind of like letting the air out of a balloon and letting it go. I don’t know how much I believe it, but it’s the only answer I have really ever received.

    • A Child of God says:

      Please read It’s lengthy, but enlightening. Especially the second half.

  20. Diana says:

    I live in WA state and have seen these objects for over a decade. I’ve counted at least 12 of them and see them every time the night skies are clear sometimes they flicker in different colors red, green, blue & white with spinning and zigzag erratic movements! You know our government knows what they are, but they avoid ever talking about them!

  21. Boat says:

    Guys try using a good flashlight Aim it at ANY or cluster of some quote unquote star or stars. Blink it at them, work the light on them in different ways and they will start dancing. They don’t like us shining light on them. If you stay with one for a while most time it will start coming down from the sky to lower altitudes.

  22. Joan says:

    I live in British Columbia Canada. I remember first seeing the erratic, zigzagging lights 23 years ago while I was in college. We visited an observatory and I asked what they might be, but was brushed off. I have seen them various times over the years, but this past March while sitting on the beach on a clear night we sighted over a dozen of them all across the sky. There was no way they were airplanes because we watched the airplanes fly by a the same time. I would like to know what they are.

    • Administrator says:

      You are probably seeing Star-Link communication satellites.

      • RevRude says:

        Can Star–Link satellites zig zag and move in circles? If so, how and why do they do that? Is there any video evidence of satellites moving like that?

        • Administrator says:

          No, but optical illusions (which are common) can create such effects. People stare at Venus and swear that it jumps around. It is an effect called “autokinesis.”

          • Me says:

            Autokinesis, right until you understand that these lights are different from real stars. When I look at a real star, it doesn’t move, but these are just so much different. Also, if looking through binoculars, with a real star and this light in the same view, if you move the binoculars around slightly, the rate of movement of the two lights are drastically different, indicating one of them is much closer to you than the other.

  23. Melissa says:

    I live in the great state of Tennessee and have watched these things since 2012. I am not the only one that sees them here. I thought it was just something military as we live near Ft. Campbell, KY. I am looking for an answer to what it actually is.

  24. Chris says:

    I see this all the time in northern Minnesota. It drives me crazy.

  25. Michael N. says:

    I have mostly stayed in Yucaipa, CA and started noticing the same stars moving like what everybody describes. I have seen them late at night and very early in the morning to the point where I feel something in my chest and heart tells me that it is not good. I just moved a week ago up to northern California and went outside to look up at the sky at 8:15 and only to notice the same thing in the city of Carmichael. May God be with all those who believe in him as are lord and savior. Thank you and goodnight.

    • C says:

      My chest felt weird too!! I had a mild anxiety attack and I couldn’t catch my breath just before I saw it! I prayed!

  26. Linette says:

    My friend and I used to star gaze at night around 10 to 11 PM on his patio. This took place nearly 5 years ago in summer and fall, but happened frequently. (This is in a small town in Iowa.) We both spotted a star-like object which would actually move from star to star, usually in a zigzag fashion, even backing up. It would stop near a star for a few minutes, then move on, turn around and then continue on in a nondescript fashion. Some evenings we would see several within a span of an hour. We would joke that it looked like the “object” was “gassing up” at a star. Once one stopped directly above us and and flashed an intensely bright white light coming from it. We again joked that it took our picture. These weren’t satellites (we checked) nor drones. The object was high in the night sky. What can start and stop like that? This helps validate our sightings. We are definitely not alone and never have been.

  27. David B says:

    I have seen something similar to this up in the north woods of Wisconsin. This time it was around 11 PM and my family and I were relaxing on a very still and cloudless night in the middle of a lake. I was the first to notice that a star-looking object came up from the horizon (looked like any of star in the night sky). This one caught my attention. This was significantly brighter than any other star that was on the horizon and I knew that it looked off. The thing rose up a little from the treeline (about 15 to 20 degrees up from horizon) and was moving so unlike anything that could exist on earth. I saw it doing small circles and then moving back and forth with gradual stops, but certainly faster than any man-made aircraft could handle. (I’m pretty young so I know it wasn’t my eyes messing with me or the horizon making it look weird.) It would stop for a few minutes, move a few inches over (from my perspective), stop fast and then move again. It did this for about 10 minutes and then started moving slowly across the sky slowly then disappeared. (If I can recall correctly.) One thing I can say for certain is that this was in no way a man-made aircraft. I know what looks real and what looks fake. This was definitely not from earth.

    • Kerri F. says:

      I just experienced something for the first time last night. What you described is very similar to what I saw. What I saw had more of a bright, almost like glowing color. It looked as if it was changing shape and size as it was moving in a zigzagging motion. It also appeared to turn directions in such a way and at such a speed, that I haven’t ever seen in my life. It was like almost in an impossible way. Did what you witnessed by chance have this orange like bright color as well? I am in Monroe City, MO and I witnessed this amazing phenomenon at approximately 11:30 PM last night 6/30/20. I walked out onto my back deck to do a quick check before locking up to go into bed. When I walked outside, I immediately noticed this orange glowing like object, on the east side of sky. It was like just there almost in a hovering like position. It then started slowly moving going to the north. It then mysteriously moving in a zigzag VERY fast motion. It moved toward the front of my house in this same motion, before making a quick turn back to the east disappearing. It’s speed picked up and in doing so, looked more like a flashlight orange light, in a popping like zigzag patter and then was gone. The whole encounter took approximately 60 seconds. I do want to also mention, when I first saw this, as I walked outside on my deck, the object seemed a lot larger then when it was moving in the sky before disappearing. I did also manage to get a picture and a quick video (not the greatest) before it was gone.

    • joseph mayeur says:

      My buddy and I have observed these “moving” stars in southeastern Wisconsin and have also wondered what they are!

  28. Ji11 T. says:

    I saw the same thing that night. I really thought it could have been a plane at first. It was falling in a zigzag while exploding. I got an adrenaline rush watching it.

    • Ji11 T. says:

      I just realized this was posted in 2017! And I saw this happen on either the 4th or 5th of January 2020 during the peak of the Quadrantids.??‍♀️

      • Matthew F. says:

        I saw this star moving kind of zigzaging too, It seemed like that star could move freely wherever it wanted too. It would move to the left and then it would move back where it was. I live in Lubbock, Texas. I saw this last night and the night before.

  29. Lauri M. 1:17pm says:

    I found this website after seeing zigzagging lights in the sky on nights the stars are out. When taking my dog out, I usually look up in the sky just to star gaze. I live in Vancouver WA. The stars that move are typically in the far west. At first I thought I was seeing things because I wear glasses. I made sure I cleaned them and then went back out to take a look. It’s strange because usually it’s only 1 or 2 stars that move. They actually zigzag, sometimes moving forwards and backwards. I’ve read all I can about this and don’t find any real answers as to why this occurs. I’m not crazy, but I would like to hear of a rational answer.

  30. Lisa B. says:

    I have been experiencing the same phenomenon for over a week. My children have seen it and my friend and neighbor have seen it. It makes zigzagging erratic movements starting, stopping and going in a tight circle suddenly moving forward and stopping. This morning I went out there and watched them for an hour. There were ten of them. Why is this not on the news. Why is it not being reported by anyone else?

    • A Child of God says:

      The government controls the news. And the devil controls the government. The devil doesn’t want anyone to believe in God and the Bible. He doesn’t want anyone to be saved.

    • Tyrone M. says:

      I have seen one too. It was very close to your description.

  31. Brett says:

    I actually got a video of one of these objects this morning. It is not an illusion.

  32. A Child of God says:

    I saw one of these last night. I live in Gainesville, Florida. It was bright and much closer than a star. It moved in a small area back and forth, diagonally, etc. My daughter said she’s seen them before, but in a different direction. I looked up how satellites move and they move slowly on a straight path. I believe they are God’s Watchers. Read the Book of Enoch.

    • Grace G. says:

      I agree with you. I have been learning a lot of these things since being born again and I have definitely been deceived up until then.

      • A Child of God says:

        The devil is deceiving everyone. I pray that everyone wakes up soon.

        • Jen says:

          My husband and daughter saw it tonight and called me about it. I went outside to look and had to wait about 5 minutes to “dance.” In so doing, I researched which star it could be. I found it to be Sirius. This star that I saw was literally white. It was not the dimmer/yellowish colors of the other stars (which I noticed tonight). Something amazing is going to happen soon. Something wonderful!

  33. Aaron says:

    I live in Australia and in about 1984 when I was eight I was at my friend’s house. We were both looking up at the stars and I saw something that looked like a satellite. It didn’t stand out and then I saw it spinning around in circles fast then it stopped and would spin the other way. I pointed it out to my friend and he could see it too. Then it started zigzagging very erratically and then doing circles again. It went on for about 5 minutes and then it just shot off in a straight line and disappeared out of sight. It looked a long way up as it was quite small. I will never forget it.

  34. Nicole G says:

    I am in central New Jersey and have this exact phenomenon going on. Every night in the same spot in my backyard there is a star-like light moving erratically. I have shown about 6 friends over the coarse of a month, everyone sees the same erratic pattern.

  35. Nishant says:

    tonight 11-17-2019 I saw a light in the sky which was moving on a zigzag path. It was very strange when I observed that it doesn’t have a single or fixed path. The time was around 9:30 Indian Standard Time.

    • Deepak says:

      I am watching it right now at 9:03 PM IST. It is a light which is shining bright and dim and sometimes vanishes completely. Even I have checked satellite movement and there was no satellite at that movement. Then what can this be??

  36. Claire says:

    I just saw two and looked this up! I saw one first and it was going zigzag then started in a circle pretty quick. Then another appeared right beside it and started in the same circles at the same speed. My boyfriend said it was a satellite, but he’s an idiot. My sighting was in WEST TN.

  37. Ani says:

    I’m in the process of seeing one right now. Its just one “star”. I woke up at around 4:45, and out the window -above the tree line- is this abnormally bright star. I went to get a closer look and realized it was moving in tight, circular movements. After watching it for about a minute or so I also found that there were tiny, super-fast flashes of light that dotted around if every now and then. It’s now 5:15 and it’s still doing it. I tried to wake my cousin up, but she was “too tired”.

    The State is Maine, United States, but I’m not comfortable with giving any more details than that.

    • Ryan C. says:

      I’ve seen this same phenomena many times in rural Connecticut in different parts of the state. I pointed it out to other people and they have seen it too. They’re always very high up and once I start paying attention at they almost seem like they’re paying attention because there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the movements that they’re doing other then displaying themselves because they’re not going anywhere and at first I normally only notice one and then there’s always 3 or 4. Who knows it’s very strange.

      • Meg says:

        In July of 2018, I saw a a very distant small satellite within the stars. I was in the “country” (vast rural area) and could see much more than I normally would in city limits. I watched it for a bit and it began to love in an erratic non-pattern. It was almost playful or evasive, depending on the way you look at it. I thought I was crazy, but figured since I couldn’t explain it, I should just accept that I saw something.

  38. Crystal W. says:

    I am from Alabama and I too see the same damn one every night. It never fails. Sometimes it even seems to move in the same direction as I do when I walking my dog. Usually if I stop it stops too. My fiance says I’m crazy that’s it’s a star. Yes, it looks like a star, but not near as high up and it looks almost like a winged object that goes back and forth and zigzags. What is this thing?

  39. Jamie B. says:

    I live in Anderson, SC and I too have noticed the same flashy object! I have a really bright flashlight that strobes just quickly flashes and if you point in front of it (the zig zaging object), it will respond! I just came inside from being outside playing with this flashy object! Come on guys we all know we’re not alone! I just wish it would come to me, but I think it can’t enter our atmosphere!! But it can obviously see us trying to communicate!!

    Thanks for everyone’s honesty! At least I’m not the only person captivated by our solar system, earth, aliens, etc. I agree you have to be open minded & very tuned into everything around you including this object that is not a star! If only astronomers would be honest to the ones like us!!

  40. Rosie says:

    I have been watching these for many years. I sometimes get a torch and mimic them and they respond. Try it yourself. It’s like they can see you and like to play with your light. I worry in case they are aliens and might zap me! They are all over our Shropshire, UK skies. They sometimes shine out random spikes of light and look like the shape of a J shape. I agree many of you say they move within a small space, like they are trapped in a bubble. Maybe astronomers with their big lenses can tell us more, or could map their positions out in the world to find logic to it? I have written to BBC to see if TV astronomers would cover this mystery. I got no reply? Many of us open minded sky watchers have seen these things, many times, even our friends see them with us. It needs an expert to look into it or at least to explain it!

  41. Danno says:

    OK so I have been seeing two stars in my town that move in a small tight circle. They are there every night and always in the same place. Well I see one from my house and another from a friend’s house. One is facing the southeast and the other to the southwest. At first I thought they might be a satellite, but that can’t be it.

  42. Marie M K says:


    You aren’t the only one seeing them, and I’m very glad to have found this forum, as I have been experiencing this myself ever since I was a small child (I’m 55 now).

    I’m currently living in San Diego, however, I work currently in where El Cajon and Santee intersect at a County airfield. I’ve always wanted to believe that it wasn’t just my imagination or my eyesight playing tricks. And I’ve never seen more than one do this, but tonight at work I decided to look to see if another ‘star’ would do the same. And when one did, I knew I had to just be nuts.

    But reading everyone else’s experiences here, I do feel better, and I do, also, feel much more certain that it is ‘someone’ intelligent behind this. And as Helen mentioned, I’ve not seen every single star do this. So, it isn’t a trick of the eyes.

    So, now I’m going to get a laser pen, and experiment with ‘them’ as Joseph D suggested.

    I’ll also come back here and update what I found!

  43. Joseph D. says:

    I have been watching these lights for awhile now and still haven’t figured out what they are. I live in East TN and every night they are up there. If you shine a bright light or laser at them they will kind of dance in a circle or zigzag pattern to avoid the light they will also try to black out there light to get you to stop. What are these things? The sky is full of them!

  44. Karyn says:

    I was at a Florida beach on the Gulf of Mexico, far from any external sources of light. The sky was clear with no clouds. This particular stretch of coast line is part of flight path, and during the course of sitting there, several planes flew over. During a period of time in which there were no planes flying over, my husband and I both witnessed what appeared to be a “star” moving erratically and zigzagging, with no particular direction (not in a circle or in a straight line). This occurred in two different locations in the night sky, and went on for close to 5 to 10 minutes during each session. I suppose it’s possible to assume this was our eyes playing tricks on us, but it certainly makes one stop and think.

    • Administrator says:

      Thanks. Sounds strange. I have been receiving similar reports as of late.

    • Theresa C. says:

      I live in that Tampa bay area, Florida. My daughter and I looking east have seen on numerous occasions a star moving erratically. It moves in circles, left, right and zigzags around. We wonder what it is and every article I see has no real answer as to what it could be.

  45. Ambra Halley says:

    I live in Arkansas and I came here looking for an explanation. A friend from another state posted on her Facebook that she saw one: “What is this in the sky and it moves up and down and from side to side. With the naked eye it looks like it has wings. Stretching the photo really makes me wonder.” Seeing it brought back to my mind that my Mom, Rene, and I saw some one night on the way over to my aunt’s house. It happened in Sheridan, Arkansas. I think it was around 2006. My mom actually pulled over on the side of the road because there were so many. I think she counted around 16, but they kept moving so rapidly and they were close. They were not like right in front of us, but closer than the stars; sort of like how close helicopters fly. They were moving up and down and swaying side to side, in half circle kind of motions. Coming back home from her house around two hours later, they were all gone. It was crazy.

  46. JP says:

    Probably you’re all experiencing an optical illusion called the AutoKinetic Effect ( I ‘saw’ the same thing and thought it was a UFO, but researched it and found out it was just my eyes/brain! (Thank goodness because I was pretty freaked out and about to start preparing for the invasion.)

    • Administrator says:

      Yes, autokinesis can lead observers to think that stationary objects are “jumping around.” This happens with many sightings of Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

    • Jamie B. says:

      Seriously? An optical illusion, huh?
      You don’t even need to be stating your opinion if you actually believe that’s what IDK how many people have seen! It’s not every night it’s there! And if you have awesome eyes like I do, your a dummy if you can’t tell it’s moving around and not some illusion!

    • Juan S. says:

      Ok, so I’m not crazy. And I guess that would explain why 2 people looking at the same sky & stars see different things. It seems like I have to either be staring at the same stars for awhile before it starts happening (1 of them moves erratically). It also kind of feels like I maybe have to focus A certain way, like what you do to see the hidden image/object in those 3D illusion posters.

  47. Jillian says:

    I have been seeing these “stars” since 2016, across America.

    Taking a liberal leap here: My family has always told me that, as a toddler, I was fascinated by the night sky and would frequently comment that there were “angels” flying above us. I don’t remember seeing them at that age, of course, but perhaps those young observations are connected to the strange reports described here. Regardless, their movements feel lifelike to me, as if a living force orchestrates them.

  48. Art says:

    I saw pretty much the exact same thing about 20 years ago. It was about 1998. It was in the winter. I was standing on a roof hanging out with some friends. I was looking up at the stars just talking. The night sky was super clear and the stars were bright so I was just looking up checking them all out. There was one pretty big star up in the center of the sky that caught my eye. It wasn’t super bright or anything. It was just a tad bit bigger than the ones around it so it stood out. I was looking at it for maybe 2 seconds and it was perfectly still looking just like any other star. Then it moved VERY fast and zigzagged about 4 times up, down, side to side in a very wide space. It did not just appear to zigzag or appear to have some slight motion. This thing whipped around the sky super fast with complete precision. When I first saw it and it was just still in the sky it was not really blinking or anything. It was just solid like a normal star. Once it started shooting around and zigzagging it was not solid anymore. It kind of looked like the light was buzzing at a super high speed. It was kind of like a halogen light looks when its flickering on. It shot up, down, and side to side at angles about 4 times then just like a halogen light it flickered off and completely disappeared. I didn’t see it shoot off in any direction or see it go anywhere. It literally just blinked out and disappeared. I have never seen anything like that again, and I have been looking up at night for over 20 years to try to see it again. I have no idea what it was but whatever it was, it was DEFINITELY disguising itself as a star….and it was DEFINITELY some type of craft. It was moving with purpose and something was moving that thing. If anyone knows any other posts or sites where people are talking about the same thing please let me know. I have been trying to find people who have seen similar things. This has stuck with me all this time and I am still looking into it. Back when it happened there was really no internet and there was no google or Youtube to find anyone that also saw this type of thing. A few years ago I was looking online and I found a guy who wrote about when he was a kid laying on the beach at night and looking up at the stars in Los Angeles I think. He saw the exact same thing I did and this was back in the 70’s I believe. Whatever we are seeing has been going on a very long time.

  49. Emily says:

    I have seen this maybe two or three times before exactly as you described. I normally like looking out for satellites or the ISS going past, so at first I thought it was something like that. But as you say the movements are too erratic for currently existing technology, except maybe a drone, but a drone wouldn’t appear so high up or have the same magnitude as these lights. My sightings were in North Yorkshire, UK around 2006 and then 2014-15 as far as I can recall.

  50. kev-cra says:

    About a week ago my friends had me go outside around 3 to 4 AM and he pointed to a star. He said do you see this s**t? I looked and it had a slight flicker to it. It would dim ever so slightly and move back and forth up and down and do circles. We watched them for about 30 minutes. There were 2 stars moving that night. He was happy to know I too saw the movements. He said they have been doing it every night for months in OHIO from 3 to 4 AM.

  51. Ju says:

    Hi All. I’m from Bulgaria. For a long time I’m searching for some explanation of what I saw a long time ago. It was in year 2000 around 23:00. I was looking at the night sky and I saw stars moving in a circle exactly like the above post at medium speed. I observed them around 20 minutes. There were 5 or 6, but during this time nothing more happened so I decided to continue and I’m still asking myself what was that?

  52. Noname says:

    I am from Croatia. My friends and I were looking at the sky at around 9 PM when we saw 2 lights moving in circles. The stars were moving medium speed. They were circling and going front to back. My friends and I freaked out, but didn’t look away. The stars were moving like that for 15 to 20 minutes and then just disappeared. This happened in 2016, but lately I have been looking at the sky every day and yesterday I saw it again. It was the exact same thing, but this time there were 5.

  53. liv says:

    The same thing has been seen in North Carolina. I went outside at about 11:45 at night and I looked in the sky and saw a bright light. It moved back and forth and in a zigzag like motion ALIENS!!!!! are here!

  54. Connie says:

    I am in the town of Westwood, CA (Lassen County). These “lights”, literally, surround the town. There are three types. The ultra bright white, which seems to have dual lights, an amber one and the multi-hued red, blue and white flashing. They do move extremely fast, slow, and they can hover. One of the white ones came in low enough to spotlight the entire high school. Then, it moved over to the county dump, which it also turned to daylight. I wish I knew what these lights were. I am too freaked out to leave anywhere at night anymore. By the way, they are silent.

  55. Mick says:

    A friend and I saw something very similar about 20 years ago. It was about 6 to 7:00 PM on a clear night facing to the west of where we were standing in Mogo, NSW Australia. The lights were zigzagging down then up down up then around in circles very erratic as if they were playing tag or something. This went on for a few minutes then they just took off vertically and disappeared at super high speed..

  56. Helen (Poconos) says:

    In my sky, there is a set of about 15 of these zig zagging, up and down ‘stars’. These are always blue and occasionally have a small blast of lightening-like flashes behind them. The other thing that I have noticed is that, as the body of stars move from side to side during the nightly hours (IE: on the left of my hours in the evening, on the right in the early morning). These particular moving ‘stars’ are always in the same area. Some have mentioned that it’s a trick of the eye if you stare at them. However, the real stars are still while viewing these others as they zigzag, move in circles (sometimes wide) and a few times, have moved in a square. Often, they seem to be playing tag with each other.

    Anyway, these ‘stars’ are really bugging me. Are they UFO’s, air force maneuvers, maybe even drones? It is starting to drive me crazy because they NEVER leave the area. They are always there. They move around in the evenings, but are even more exaggerated in the very early morning hours.

  57. kyle justice says:

    I live in Kentucky and can also see these in the night sky here. The colors are mostly blue, followed by red, yet they flash so quickly at times you almost can’t tell what the other colors are at times. I have noticed yellow green and an amber-ish orange color being emitted as well. The objects whatever they happen to be do in fact move quite quickly at times in a circular formation and a random back and fourth zigzagging type motion, but it’s more of a circular zigzagging motion. I have noticed a couple of these while I am watching the sky at random times during the night. The one that I first noticed and keep my eye on mostly is usually a lot lower toward the horizon than most of the stars that you can normally see due to trees and the hilly landscape here. After researching what these might be it seems I just run across a lot of people that are just as clueless as the rest of the people that have noticed it in the sky. I am attempting to pursue some type of further knowledge on the object hoping that there will be a legitimate explanation of what this is from people who aren’t talking crap saying that it’s people just tripping out or thinking it’s a UFO, and when I say UFO. I highly doubt that this is a UFO or anything of the sort. I have personal belief that it perhaps may be a supernova that we are just catching the light from that is bright enough to catch yet far enough away that it wasn’t able to damage our celestial objects is our solar system, or perhaps a binary star that is getting very close to it’s ultimate fate of colliding with it’s neighboring star. Or it could even possibly be a pulsar which is spinning at such a rate that it is giving itself an erratic movement. Who knows?

    • Juan S. says:

      Ok, so I’m not crazy. And I guess that would explain why 2 people looking at the same sky & stars see different things. It seems like I have to either be staring at the same stars for awhile before it starts happening (1 of them moves erratically). It also kind of feels like I maybe have to focus A certain way, like what you do to see the hidden image/object in those 3D illusion posters

  58. Helen says:

    I live in the Poconos and this very same phenomena is happening here ALL the times. What are they?

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