|Occurred : 6/10/2006 23:45 (Entered as : 06/10/06 23:45)
Reported: 6/24/2006 6:42:03 PM 18:42
Location: Amarillo, TX
|Strange object and light
I was sitting outside with my son and a neighbor when we noticed (to the direct east) a bright object speeding high across the night sky. It wasn't high enough to be a satellite, and to the best of my knowledge, all airplanes have blinking lights. This object was not blinking. It disappeared, possibly into some high clouds, though clouds were scarce that evening because we could see the stars quite clearly. About a minute or two passed. We were joking around and speculating the distance the object might have traveled over the time that had elapsed when suddenly a VERY bright light slowly blinked high in the sky- at the exact spot our rough calculations had placed the flying object. It looked like a headlight that had turned on- then off. It flashed once more and it was over. Kind of like when kids are playing Morse Code with flashlights. It was an alarming spectacle because the light was incredibly large for any object at that high of a distance-- and it was much, much larger than any light source that might come from an airplane.