|Occurred : 5/7/2006 21:30 (Entered as : 05/07/06 21:30)
Reported: 5/8/2006 4:51:49 PM 16:51
Location: Davenport, IA
Duration:less than 1 minute
|I was sitting on steps leading to my house. I was facing west when I noticed a light moving from a westardly direction that was very high in the sky. If it were not moving, I could have easily mistaken it for a planet.
It followed a slightly arced pattern in the sky, heading in a south east direction. When it was directly above me I called my wife to come outside and witness what I was seeing.
At first she thought it was an aircraft, then I pointed out how high it was and how fast it was moving. There were no flashing lights.
She then realized that it was unusual. As we were facing south east, at about the ten o'clock position the object stopped and started to fade. It appeared like it was going straight up. It then disappeared.
I've seen meteor showers and this did not look like a meteor. Right after the incident, we saw a high flying aircraft and realized from that reference that what we had seen was not an aircraft. We've never seen anything like this.