|Occurred : 1/17/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 01/17/07 20:00)
Reported: 1/19/2007 6:02:35 PM 18:02
Location: Davenport, FL
Duration:3 to 5 seconds
|Light traveling in an arc, at high altitude.
We were visiting with neighbors while walking our dog. One of the neighbors happens to catch something out of the corner of his eye, and says: "Look at that!" and I turned to look. I had time to turn and see it for about a good 2 seconds. We all witnessed a large, (about the size of a quarter to your naked eye at arms length) orange light traveling in an arc (with the shape of the earth, or atmosphere) The reason I say it was large is that it appeared to be at a very high altitude. It traveled slowly for the few short seconds we saw it. It crossed the sky on a heading or west to north west, and then simply vanished.
Our first thought was that this was a piece of space junk re-entering the atmosphere. I have no idea what it was, but it was moving a lot slower than a shooting star would move. I've seen Russian Rocket bodies enter the atmosphere, and generally they tend to disintegrate and you can see different parts, or a shower of sparks as they fall. My other thought was that it had something to do with a Chinese Anti Sattelite weapon test, and could have been debris from that. Again, it didnt splinter or spark. It was just solid. This was really odd. We have no idea what it was.