|Occurred : 11/8/2006 18:35 (Entered as : 11/08/06 18:35)
Reported: 11/8/2006 9:39:24 PM 21:39
Location: Monterey, CA
Duration:Apx. 1 Minute
|Yellowish sphere traveling at high speed with sudden sharp and well defined course changes
My brother in law and I were on a walk between downtown Monterey and a forested park. He gave me a jab and was pointing into the sky. The object he was pointing at appeared to be a little larger than a satellite appears and had a slightly fuzzy yellow light to it. I actually thought it was a satellite until it made a sudden jag from its North/Northeast line of travel to a Northern one. Apx. 10 more seconds into its flight it made a sudden Northwestern zig, maintained this for apx. 5-10 seconds and then made a sharp zig back to the North path again. It was completely silent and it was difficult to determine its height and/or size. Our best estimate is that it was at least 10,000 feet up and probably traveling in the 1,000 mph speed range. My brother in law had already observed it zigging from a Northern course to the Northeasterly path it was on when I first saw it. My brother in law has a hobby of astral photography (time lapse galaxy etc. photos) and I'm pretty familiar with the typical satellite or "shooting star", but this was none of those, I'm certain. I have never seen anything manuever like this did with its sharp and linear course changes and speed.