|Occurred : 6/26/2004 22:50 (Entered as : 06/26/2004 22:50)
Reported: 6/26/2004 8:25:16 PM 20:25
Location: Tionesta, PA
|Four Green Meteors
These "craft" seemed to be of the green meteor variety. They traveled soundlessly from horizon to horizon, from the northwest to the southeast. There were four total. The brightest one was approximately the size of a pea held at arm's length and shown with a greenish, hazy light (approximately 2 or 3 times the brightness of Sirius -- without the haze surrounding the object, it would have been much brighter). Approximately half a degree to the right (SW) of the brightest object, two smaller, dimmer objects flew along side, one behind the other close enough that the second one seemed to fly inside the trail of the leading object. A fourth object flew to the left (NE) of the bright one; it was perhaps 4 standard magnitudes dimmer than the brightest.
All four objects traveled at a uniform, unchanging speed relative both to the ground and to each other (they never changed formation), and all four left a long trail behind them (approximately 4 degrees long), narrow at the emission point and fanning out much as an aircraft contrail does. None of them blinked or winked in any fashion and burned steadily for their entire transit across the sky. Their speed was much slower than the standard streaking "shooting star" but still 300-500 mph faster than a typical high-altitude jet liner. As mentioned earlier, they made no noise. It is difficult to estimate altitude but I would guess it to be somewhere between 10,000 to 30,000 feet (but this is could be very wrong). They traveled approximately 20 degrees to the north of the zenith (they passed close to the two "pointer" stars of Ursa Major, through the "bowl" of Ursa Minor, through the coil of Draco, into Cygnus near the star Deneb, and into Delphinus before disappearing behind a hill).
I know these were most likely meteors, but I thought I would send a report just in case.
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of re-entering space debris. PD))