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Occurred : 8/31/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 8/31/03 22:30)
Reported: 9/3/2003 6:24:32 AM 06:24
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Light
Duration:10 Sec.
Bright light flying at a low level and high rate of speed - much faster than any aircraft and too low to be a conventional space craft.

My wife and I were driving from Sun Prairie to Madison at 10:30 pm on 8/31/03, just north of the airport. My wife was sleeping at the time. I saw a bright light screeming across the sky, from southwest to northeast, at a fairly low level (approximately 10,000-15,000 foot range). It was traveling much faster than any jet plane, and my first thought was meteorite - but it was flying horizontal, not in a downward direction, and there was no trail behide it. It was also flying much faster than any craft that would have been flying in or out of the airport - and at a direction not in line with any runways. There was one airplane coming into the airport from the oposite (south) side of the city, and the pilot may have seen what I saw, although he/she was likely preoccupied in preparation for landing. I only saw it for a few seconds as it was moving so fast. When we arrived at home, I told my wife about it. The next day, she heard part of a brief report on either CNN or Headline News about a light in the sky seen somewhere - but didn't catch any details. Wondering if there is any more info. about the other report(s) - where else this was seen - etc.