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20 Feet or Less
Object Flight Path
It was about 9:00pm 04-12-2013. I was outside with my dog. It was dark so I had a 1600 lumen, LED, 5 mode flashlight. I shined it up into the high trees to look at the tops of the trees more than 100 feet above here in the wooded area where we live. I had the flashlight on highest/brightest mode. To my surprise I saw rod like objects about 1/8 inch long & about the thickness of less than a human hair. These tiny objects were reflective & somewhat transparent in appearance & showed up in the beam of my LED flashlight on it's highest setting only. On the lower settings & with a regular flashlight I could not see the objects but it appeared to look like a microscopic snow storm of sorts with these objects gently falling in the still air at about the speed of 1/3 the speed of a snowflake. These objects or whatever they were, were mixed in with the dust & I suspect tree pollen since the other objects were round or irregular. There were hundreds if not thousands of these objects in the beam of my light. I walked around our property & saw this at every location I shined the light upward. Our trees are pollenating here in the woods at this time of the year so at first I thought "tree pollen" since we can see the yellow pollen on objects like a picnic bench. I looked up pine tree pollen magnified on the Internet & this was not what I saw. The pollen looked round & irregular. I then thought since we live in an area where there is gold in the ground & asbestos rock in the area I thought perhaps asbestos particles. I looked up asbestos magnified on the internet & noted many tiny strands that looked like what I saw but perhaps "broken up pieces." We had our doors open that day so I looked into the light beam in our house & saw these "rod shaped things" mixed in with the dust particles but these things reflected light & were all of the same shape. My wife saw the same "particles" in the light beam outside & confirmed what I saw. The strange thing was that all of these particles were somewhat transparent & reflective & about the same size. I went outside tonight 04-13-2013 & shined my LED 1600 lumen flashlight into the sky & did not see these particles or objects again. For the past week my wife & myself have had headaches & have felt very tired. I am finally starting to feel better but today my wife complained of tiredness. Perhaps this is the pollen. We do not know. Over 5 years ago our dog at the time died of lung cancer & had been coughing a lot. I don't know that what I saw has any bearing to anything except of this earth but I thought it worth reporting.
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