|Occurred : 7/9/2004 21:50 (Entered as : 07/09/2004 21:50)
Reported: 7/9/2004 7:46:53 PM 19:46
Location: Walpole, MA
|Object went straight up across the sky into space, 2-3 minute observation.
At approximately 9:50 pm EST I went out front of my condo to have a cigarette. As a stargazer I looked across the sky to see what was up. I saw a light that looked like a plane comming from the direction that planes usually fly from in my neck of the woods. I noticed that this object was different. It appeared to keep going up as to go into orbit. There were no marker lights on this object, like the ones aircraft have. I also noticed the object moving in stages. It seemed to move a little, then it moved a bit more, as if it got a boost. I don't think this was an alien craft but I do believe that it was something unusual. I attempted to run inside and get my Tele Vue refractor telescope to get a better view. I got the scope set up very quickly however, it was not quick enough. The object was either to faint to see or was in orbit. After being very frustrated I went inside to see if any orbiters have been launched today. The only thing that is close in terms of a launch date is July 11th. That is when Boeing is launching the AURA ozone layer data collecting orbiter from Vandenburg AFB in California. Well what ever I saw I am 100% convinced it was not a plane, weather-baloon, or satilite.