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Occurred : 9/22/1998 23:15 (Entered as : 22:15 20 sec)
Reported: 9/23/1998 23:30
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Shape: Other
Duration:Highlands Ranch
Object moved silent to west at an estimated altitude of 2500 feet.

At 23:15 Sep. 22,'98 I had glanced up at Jupiter which was at appx 30 degrees above southern horizon. At this point I noted an object moving rather slowly (speed est. 250mph) on a course of 250 degrees. No sound came from the object. It appeared a dull copper from below and was shaped like a very thin, elongated boomerang. I thought it might be gease flying at night since several lakes are nearby--but no tell-tale calling amongst members of the flight could be heard. I blocked low level lighting as best I could and observed the object make a slight 15 degree banking turn slightly to the WSW. I lost sight of it against the background of a streetlight. I hold a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science, and have worked in the aerospace industry for several years. I currently teach college level Astronomy.