|Occurred : 6/13/2002 22:14 (Entered as : 6-13-2002 22:14)
Reported: 6/14/2002 2:19:13 PM 14:19
Location: Omaha, NE
|Bright, low altitude white light moving accross night sky at medium speed.
I stepped out onto my back deck at about 10:10 P.M. to enjoy the nice, cool, clear night. A couple of minutes later, I noticed a bright, white light moving somewhat towards me from the NNW. I thought that it was strange to see the landing lights of an airplane near my house, as I am not in the flight path of the airport or the Air Force base. The object appeared to be flying at about 10,000 feet and moving at a medium speed.
I watched the entire time as it passed just to the west of my home, flying in a SSE direction. The intensity of the light stayed perfectly consistent as it moved toward me then away from me. As it passed, I realized that if those were landing lights, then they would fade as the object passed me, but the light stayed just as intense, so therefore it could not be forward lights on a plane.
So then I wondered if it possibly was a helicopter with a spot light, but why so high and there was no obvious beam pointing down, it was just a solid intense light. Then the light disappeared in mid air. At that point it was a few miles south of my home. Then I realized that there were no beacons whatsoever on this craft.
I never heard any engine noise, and it was too dark to see if it had a shape. I just thought that it was odd that there were no beacons and how the light just disappeared in mid flight.
This was unusual for an aircraft, even a military aircraft, NOT to run its beacons and to be equipped with a light so bright in all directions.
((NUFORC Note: ISS passed over Nebraska at 22:13 hrs. on this date. The witness has reported accurately. Pleas see website: