|Occurred : 5/16/2006 21:45 (Entered as : 05/16/06 21:45)
Reported: 5/17/2006 4:10:14 AM 04:10
Location: Westhampton, MA
Duration:At least 20 minutes
|Colorful spinning ferris-wheel-shaped object seen in Northwest sky.
Seen in Northwest sky was a bright, flashing ferris-wheel-type shape just a tiny bit bigger than other stars.
It was facing north/south and we saw it at an angle.
We got our binoculars to get a (somewhat) closer inspection of it.
It was spinning and flashing brilliant rainbow colors and appeared to move quickly to the side or up and down in micro-second bursts about a quarter of a centimeter or so.
There were also little flashes of tiny white lights to the right and to the left of it... I saw 2 to the right and 1 on the left.
We live close to Westfield Air Force Base and Barnes Airport in Westfield, MA, and there were 3 planes that came from that direction and went directly toward it and one dipped below the horizon and disappeared, and the second came about 5 minutes afterwards and flew higher at it and then dipped below the horizon. A third plane went by and continued northward.
There was definitely SOMEthing strange going on.