It was fall in the mid eighties when my second son came home with a 4th grade astronomy project to map and Identify some simple constellations. My wife and I were on the front porch looking skyward and helping locate the appropriate stars. My son pointed out a fast moving light and I explained it was probably an airliner or a sattelite reflecting sunlight. As we watched we noticed another light converging with the first, not unusual I stated, they are likely at very different altitudes and one would pass over the other. As we watched them converging we noticed yet another light which was, it appeared, converging on the same piece of sky. I explained that this was rare, I'd never seen three airliners converge like that over our home in Anchorage, Alaska. We watched as they grew ever closer the angles aparently trisecting the sky at very nearly an exact 120 degrees. As they came together we watched kind of to make sure they didn't actually collide. But that is what they did. No explosion, no sound, no flashes of light. They came together and each reversed its course at a considerably higher speed than it originaly appeared to be moving. All three of us stood there watching them move apart, then they each started slowing down until they each came to a total stop, at which time they started converging again. They accelerated toward each other gaining speed until they colided yet again, this time with a much higher aparent speed than the first time. Again they reversed course when they seemed to collide but they kept on going over the horizon accelerating as they went, this time never to return.
I explained to my son that it was some sort of atmospheric anomoly because things don't do that if they are made of something solid. Maybe it was some sort of electical discharge, or some sort of sun dog or other glare phenomenon caused by the ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
What ever it was, it qualified as an unidentified flying object in my book. It doen't mean I saw an alien, just something else I have seen, that I do not understand.
Anybody have a clue what this was?
Any other unexplained things similar in nature?