|Occurred : 8/19/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 08/19/1904 20:00)
Reported: 8/20/2004 8:08:10 PM 20:08
Location: River Falls, WI
|Immobile teardrop object in the west near evening.
I went outside for a minute when I saw a very bright object that looked like a star in the west. I am an amateur astronomer and I knew that there weren't any stars over there, at that time. I ran an got my telescope and when I focused on it at 125x, I could see a transparent teardrop/sphere object just sitting. It never moved at all for the duration, but after the sun had gone far enough below the horizon, it faded to an orangeish yellow, then finally disappeared for good. I had called my friend just a mile away and in his telescope he could see the exact same thing. His whole family could see it as well. While we were observing it, the streetlights went out for just a second. Also, while I was on the phone, we could hear a pulsating (sp?) buzzing noise in the background that lasted about 10 seconds. It is a 2.4 GHz cordless telephone. We knew that after we had seen the object fade with the sun setting that it had to be in the vicinity of the Earth, perhaps the upper atmosphere, and not a supernova, comet, asteroid, meteor, etc.