|Occurred : 3/6/2007 20:38 (Entered as : 03/06/2007 20:38)
Reported: 3/31/2007 6:01:41 PM 18:01
Location: Plainfield, CT
|Large round white light moving very fast, east to west across the horizon
I am a 38 year old female, medical professional, and have lived in this area of the country my entire life.
On Tuesday March 6, 2007 at 2038 hours, I was driving south on Starkweather Road in Plainfield, Connecticut, returning home with my son after dropping off one of his friends. Starkweather Road is a winding country road, and it was very dark, the sky was beautiful and clear with many visible stars. There were no leaves on the trees to interfere with the view of the sky, and I was driving past a clearing or small field.
According to Google Earth, the coordinates of my approximate position at the time were 41* 41’ 23.22” N, 71* 53’ 47.07” W, elevation 271 ft. It was three days after the total Lunar Eclipse which took place on March 3, 2007.
I was looking straight ahead, concentrating on the road, careful of deer that sometimes enter the road without warning. Out of the Eastern sky, a bright light caught my eye. I thought I was seeing a shooting star, but this light was perfectly round, with no aura or tail, and did not disappear in a flash as a shooting star does. It was slightly smaller than the end of a pencil eraser in the sky, but I have no idea how large it really was. It seemed much higher than a plane would fly, and did not blink or twinkle like an incandescent light. It was pure, bright white, and traveled from horizon to horizon, East to West in approximately 2 seconds. I was so surprised I slowed my car to almost a complete stop. My son is much taller than I am, and he did not see the light because the roof of the car was blocking his view.
When I got home, I called my boyfriend who is a mathematical engineer, currently residing in Utah to tell him about “the biggest, brightest shooting star I have ever seen”. He believes what I saw was a UFO. After discussing it in detail, I came to the conclusion that it was not a shooting star because I have seen many in my lifetime, and this had none of the same characteristics. I am sure it was a UFO.