|Occurred : 10/3/2001 20:20 (Entered as : 10/03/01 20:20)
Reported: 10/4/2001 7:59:23 AM 07:59
Location: Dunbar, WV
|2 singular lights traveling south to north with a third appearing to go straight up till fading out.
I observed 3 seperate lights in the night sky. The first was a bright white light I mistook for a star, then I noticed it was moving or started moving from south to north at an airliner like steady rate. On first seeing the light I dismissed it until I saw a couple of airplanes flying nearby and realized it wasn't lit like an airplane just one bright white light. It continued across the sky until lost to view.
At this time I had been laying on a concrete bench. I resumed looking straight up at the sky and noticed another bright white light overhead. This one, as I watched, got progressively dimmer as if going up. It didn't take but a moment to fade out. It wasn't a star and I'm aware that some stars viewed directly seem to disappear.
The third was, obviously, at a very high altitude, also, going south to north near the area of the faded light. This one appeared to have a slight reddish caste to it. It was moving faster than the first.
My background is in mechanical drafting and design and I am an air and space buff and like all forms of airplanes, rockets and spacecraft. I know what is flying around, generally speaking. This aroused my curiousity so I thought I'd find if the internet had a reporting site and it does. So here you go.