|Occurred : 2/28/2007 18:00 (Entered as : 02/28/07 18:00)
Reported: 3/7/2007 4:43:41 AM 04:43
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration:40 minutes +
|Fixed bright white dot seen near Atlanta Airport, Feb 28 from aircraft.
I had a window seat on a small 50 person passenger plane. We were making our approach to Atlanta Airport, but still about 75 miles out. I saw a bright dot outside the window that I took for Venus because it was sort of scintillating. Despite the fact there was complete cloud cover that night, I still thought it was Venus somehow breaking through. It was too bright to be another aircraft, unless it was pointing a landing light right at us. But it couldn't be Venus, because we were moving in relation to it.
I watched for 15 minutes, on and off again, as we "passed" it. It must have been as far as 50 miles away, so it took time, but it wasn't fixed like Venus would have been. And, it didn't move at all, like another aircraft would have. 20 minutes in, we were coming in for a landing and I could still make it in the distance. Even at that distance it was brighter than all the other incoming planes. It was mostly a bright white dot, but I could make out shades of red and yellow that occasionally shifted. Waaaaaaay too high up to be a radio tower of any sort. I had a camera, but thought "what's the point?" It would just be a dot. P
ease contact me if there were other reports or if there is a logical explanation.