|Occurred : 12/11/2000 17:18 (Entered as : 12/11/00 17:18:00)
Reported: 12/12/2000 04:45
Location: Norwalk, CT
|object displaying what appeared to be flames appeared out of the north at 1200-1500 feet
We had just gotten into the hot tub when my husband and I both noticed a very bright light coming towards us from the north. At first we thought it was a helicopter with unusually bright anti-collision lights, but the light wasn't white, it was yellow/orange, like a campfire. The size at first was approximately 3 to 4 times the size of Venus, which was visible in the west at that time. We turned off the radio to hear it, but there was no sound. As we watched, it gradually travelled south over the house, and we were still thinking it was a helicopter, but that is was on fire inside. As it travelled south, it gradually slowed down. A bit past our chimney, the object stopped, and just hovered in place for about 2 minutes, while we watched it flicker. There was no pulse or regularity to the flickering. The object began to move again, this time towards the northeast, and faster. Then it appeared to turn away from us. The "flames" were no longer so easily seen, and it ascended and disappeared. We live in a very heavy aircraft traffic area, and this object did not display any normal navigation or anti-collision lights.