|Occurred : 9/12/2002 17:30 (Entered as : 09/12/02 5:30pm)
Reported: 9/16/2002 8:17:58 PM 20:17
Location: Omaha, NE
|Stationary object sighted over Omaha days apart.
Standing in parking lot of workplace waiting for a ride.
I looked directly up to see a stationary object I estimated to be about 75,000+ feet directly overhead of me at the 96th and L Street intersection of West Omaha. Height estimate is based on height of constant overhead airplane traffic over Omaha which I would imagine to be at roughly 37,000 feet. The object remained stationary for over 45 minutes when another appeared next to it. Spherical, I believe, but too far up to discern any details at all. It looked like a star. The 2nd object appeared and moved away from the other over the course of 10 minutes. I later heard the news of the "new moon" or "space junk" which had found orbit around Earth. Perhaps this is it. The sun at these times is 2 hours or so from setting, and it would reflect on this object. The skies were very clear.
I saw it again today, 09/16/02 in a slightly different location, and I captured about 20 minutes of it on VHS videotape. Various zooms were used, mostly the camera's max, then some digital zoom (which pixelates...) as well as some "pulled back" shots with reference items in sight.
VHS tape recorded by a Panasonic AG456 SVHS Camera, tripod mounted. I was in the parking lot of my workplace, an audio visual equipment rental company. I narrated all pertinent details such as time, date, height of nearby buildings for reference, on the tape while recording.
Feel free to contact me via email. I will mail you a videocassette within a week or so.
Thank you, ((name deleted)) Omaha, NE