|Occurred : 10/28/2000 22:50 (Entered as : 10/28/00 22:50)
Reported: 3/31/2001 15:44
Location: Jersey City, NJ
|Unknown out of atmosphere object observed while star gazing.
I was in my backyard stargazing with my telescope. It was a particuarly clear night and I was observing Jupiter and Saturn. I was gazing openly in to the sky without my telescope as a light caught my eye in the far western sky. ( Jupiter and Saturn being in the east and where my telescope was aimed ) I watched as the object darted across the sky and passed through Cassiopeia ( almost directly above my position ). It than moved towards Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter was to the lower left of Saturn. The object continued on its coarse passing just below Saturn from my perspective. The object apeared to not be in earths atmosphere. There was no discernable shape to the object and all I was able to observe was a brite white lite. The object was not a meteorite or any type of debrese because for one there was no tail and secondly it did not apear to move like previously observied meteorites.
((NUFORC Note: Anonymous source; only e-address provided by witness. PD))