|Occurred : 6/13/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 06/13/99 20:00)
Reported: 9/12/1999 02:43
Location: Arvada, CO
|Report to COMUFON: ((name deleted)), 303-(telephone # deleted)). Two observers. Very fast moving lights. Changes in direction and velocity.
At 20:00 hours, Observer1 notices a bright object from his back porch that is almost directly overhead. Observer1 is sure of the time because he could hear a popular television program starting inside. He was facing towards the south and the object was aproximately 80 degrees above the horizon, almost directly above his position. The object catches his attention because of its brightness and that it seems to be moving around. The object is not confused with normal air traffic, which was present at that time, planets or a satellite because of its intensity. Observer1 calls his friend out to witness the object. Observer2, who was a sniper in the Army, easily sees the object and three other objects in near proximity to it. Observer1 goes inside to get his binoculars: West German, Steiner, Commander Pilot S, 7X50mm with a built in compass. With binoculars, Observer1 is able to see the other 3 objects noticed by observer2. Observer1 is not able to make out some substance and colors to main object. Main object begins to move rapidly to the south after loitering around with 3 smaller lights. Observer1 tracks main object to the south while observer2 follows 3 smaller or less intense lights. Observer1 watches the main, brightest object disappear beyond the horizon at a heading of 136 degrees in a time span estimated to be 5-8 seconds. Observer2 sees other 3 objects depart straight up or "radially" from the Earth. Observer1 not able to reaquire the 3 smaller lights and observer2 is able to see the 3 smaller lights longer than observer1. Note: terms "smaller" and "larger" deal with the intesity of the lights and not necessarily to their true size. The terms were used by the observer1 to report the event to this investigator. The altitude of the objects seemed much higher than surrounding aircraft traffic.