Is it too much hyperbole to say it was one of the most elegant and stirring moments since man first stepped foot on the moon?  Felix Baumgartner stepped onto a ledge high in the stratosphere some 23 miles high and jumped to the earth.  But was he alone up there?

Soon after the broadcast of the nearly 10 minute jump, videos began appearing on YouTube with odd objects appearing on the screen.

The most conventional answer is that there objects are weather balloons.  The balloons were launched to monitor Baumgartner's descent.

Two different videos are posted below.  Check them out and judge the evidence for yourself.