|Occurred : 2/27/2007 01:00 (Entered as : 02/27/07 01:00)
Reported: 3/25/2007 11:52:03 PM 23:52
Location: New Kensington, PA
|Eastward object in SW Pennsylvania
I was driving up Tarentum Bridge Rd Eastward and looked in sky. I saw an object I first identified as a helicopter flying low, approx. 150 to 200 ft. It was yellow-orange in color with multiple bright white lights and a flashing blue light. I pointed it out to my passenger, who was watching it at the time.
The object was silent and moving at low speed, but accelerated as we watched it.
I pulled over in the parking lot of a bank and watched as it continued moving, eventually disappearing into the distance.
By my observation, it was slowly gaining altitude, as it remained at an even height in relation to the horizon.
It was missing the red/green navigation lights common to helicopters and airplanes, and had a definite solid structure.
I am an ex-Navy signalman with practical experience in spotting and identifying aircraft, as well as living a majority of my life in close proximity to SAC bases around the world as an Air Force dependent, as well as living 3 years 1 mile from a major helicopter repair depot. I do know my aircraft, I could not identify this one.
My passenger is inexperienced, but was able to confirm my observations.