|Occurred : 10/24/2005 17:20 (Entered as : 10/24/1905 17:20)
Reported: 10/24/2005 7:03:49 PM 19:03
Location: Denver, CO
|The objects were reflective and the movement was not wind driven and appeared in the field at once.
I was in downtown Denver and just happened to look up in the Northern sky at a jet coming over head. The fall day was clear, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was in the low 70’s. The Sun was low in the western sky and blocked by high rise building. The jet reflected the silver off the body of the aircraft.
I just happened to look off to the side and I noticed a small rice grain shaped object that was a reddish brown color, very subdued. I watched it and at first I thought I was watching a very high flying bird or weather balloon. I now saw another object that appeared to be about the same size. I looked at my clock on the wall and it was 17:25 (5:25 PM MST). I continued to watch for about 5 minutes as the two faint objects went around each other. If I held out a silver dollar at arms length the two things would have circles that item.
At about 17:31 (5:31 PM MST) I noticed a very bright object appear. Now that looked like a weather balloon, very bright, silver colored and the other two objects circled it. One of the smaller object started to move southeast and a slow rate, about the speed of a satellite crossing the night sky. The larger object and a smaller one stayed in the area of the northern sky, high angle to me. I was under the impression that the objects were reflective and the light was reflected from the Sun and they were very high in altitude.
At this time a friend, lady was leaving the building and I showed her the two small objects and the larger one. The objects were as follows. The small one was traveling south east and I showed her. The larger one was in the northern sky with one of the smaller one. At this time another small object just appeared. We both saw it and the lady stayed for a few minutes and watched but left to get a bus to go home.
It was 17:36 (5:36 PM MST. A friend that worked with me came on station, (Court Security Officers) and I showed him the objects. The first small one was moving slow and almost east of us and the larger one was moving in that direction. I lost sight of the two and as my friend and I watched, two more appeared, we looked at each other and I said, “God they look like weather balloons but they move as if powered. The first small one was still moving southeast and went behind a building and we lost sight.
The bright, larger one was moving south east and as it was east of us just stopped. At this time the two lost objects came from the north and passed by the larger one with in 30 seconds and were gone out of sight. The large bright object appeared to have stopped and I I would not have seen what took place I would have thought that I was looking at Venus or Sirius at this time. Several other people came by and we showed them the object, they saw it and thought it was a star or weather balloon. One of the younger men stated that the bight object looked cylindrical in shape and was reflective. That object stayed in the east and I had high rise buildings covering 75% of the sky.
I am ((deleted--sixties)), retired ((civil servant; considerable responsibility, ((deleted--three decades)) years in the military, active and reserve, I have had a telescope sense 1957 and have seen everything in the sky that could be observed in that time. I in my life can not explain this one. I would have thought it to be a weather balloon at first but not the way it moved and stayed in position. The reflective silver of the one object and the five others were a reflective redish brown color and fainter the large one. When the large object just appeared with the two smaller ones I was floored, I can not explain that sighting. I you need to contact me please do so.