|Occurred : 7/7/2004 13:40 (Entered as : 07/07/2004 13:40)
Reported: 7/7/2004 3:42:15 PM 15:42
Location: Englewood, CO
|Denver-area: starlike object in daytime sky is stationary, then speeds off
I looked up at the partly-cloudy sky, and almost directly overhead against the blue shone a starlike point of light or object, appearing stationary. I ran inside to grab my binoculars and was back outside within about 30 seconds, but I couldn't find the object, so I scanned the sky to see if it had moved to another location, thinking it may have been a balloon very high in the sky. I located it, or another object like it, substantially east of the original location, but again, appearing stationary. (I subsequently checked the current weather report and found that the wind was coming from the north, so apparently the object was not simply drifting in the wind.) I sighted it through the binoculars and it appeared to be a single, round, whitish object. As I watched it for a couple of minutes, sometimes with the naked eye and sometimes through the binoculars, it seemed to remain almost motionless. Then SUDDENLY, it took off heading to the south very quickly -- erasing any suspicion I had that it may be a balloon. Whereas I had been holding the binoculars steady, I now had a hard time keeping up with the object. I attempted to find it again with the naked eye but from that point on, I couldn't.
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
Starlike object seen again later in day
I made a report earlier today; a starlike light in the daytime sky. This evening I decided to recline on a lounge chair on my back patio to scan the sky again, and at about 7 PM I saw either the same or a similar object as earlier today. The object was apparently motionless in the eastern sky, directly in front of me, and about halfway between horizon and zenith. Way too early in the evening to see a star, but that is what it resembled, with a spherical shape discernible with binoculars. There are electrical lines overhead which connect from the house to the garage, and the object was centered between the two lines for the entire sighting, which lasted about 15 minutes until it became obscured by clouds and virga as a small storm rolled in. The object gave the impression of being very, very high in the sky and of reflecting the sunlight, as it faded in intensity as the clouds approached.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to this MUFON member for submitting the report. PD))