|Occurred : 11/7/2004 16:50 (Entered as : 11/07/2004 16:50)
Reported: 11/9/2004 7:30:16 AM 07:30
Location: Swiss, MO
|Tailless elongated comet visable for 30 or so minutes in the daylight to dusk.
While hunting my daughter and I saw an apparent comet directly overhead at a few minutes to 5PM. It was as large as my finger at arms length and looked like a comet without a tail. It was so weird that I told my daughter that if it hit it would be a dinasour killer. It continued WSW and when we returned to our vehicle it had moved to just above the horizon in 35 or so minutes. I felt that it was at the upper atmosphere since it remained visable for so long. We took numerous pictures with a digital and a throw away camera. Our friends , father and daughter also watched it for several minutes before it went behind trees and horizon. There was no following tail, no noise, nothing else in the sky, clear evening, no wind and it was traveling opposite of where winds normally originate. I'm sorry but this is unexplainable to me . We checked the internet for comets, strange objects or anything else and found nothing so we went to this site and called in a report. Just for validation the two witnesses make around 6 figures each, are homeowners , married for ever and our daughters are A students or grounded, no wacko's here. The grossly enlarged pictures show an elongated smokey or hazey cigar or streak. I will send the pictures on friday since I am in Denver until then.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke to one of the witnesses to this interesting event, and we found him to be seemingly quite credible. We do not know what the observers witnessed. PD))