There is also the possibility that it wasn't Earth that the pilot of Asteroid 2004 BL86 was interested in. It could have been a relative on our Moon that was being given special attention.
Okay, you want to know how I know there was a pilot on Asteroid 2004 BL86, right?
I think I'll keep that a secret, as well as the identity of the relative.
Here is what CNN thinks they know about this flyby, and I'll provide a paragraph from their article.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/26/us/astero ... index.htmlAsteroid 2004 BL86 came about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon, just after 11 a.m. ET Monday, according to NASA.