|Occurred : 5/13/2004 18:55 (Entered as : 05/13/2004 18:55)
Reported: 5/13/2004 9:19:48 PM 21:19
Location: Bakersfield, CA
|Two slow moving "tethered" objects"
I was standing in my driveway, looking northwest, and observed an airplane taking off from the local airport. I noticed an object, reddish in color, and angular, moving much slower than the airplane and quite a bit higher moving in almost the same direction, northwest to southeast. I then noticed quite a bit higher than this object was a small black dot, moving at exactly the same rate of speed as the reddish object, as though they were attached. My initial thought was a ballon or kite, but these objects were way higher than the the airplane. I ran inside to get my digital camera. I tried to focus on the objects,, but they did not show up in my viewfinder. I took pictures anyway. The object continued to move at a very slow pace until it was almost directly overhead, when my brother returned from a trip to the store. He immediately saw the objects as well. I gave him my camera nad told him to keep taking pictures while I went to get my video camera. When I came back, inoticed three or four of my neighbors also pointing and looking at the object. I tried to find the object in my camera viewfinder, but it did not show up. I took footage anyway. The object continued on a straight line, seemed to be gaining in altitude, until it went out of site. As a side note, I had no trouble at all getting Venus to come into focus on my digital camera, an Olympus C2100 UZ. I am in the process of transferring the images to my computer for further analysis.