|Occurred : 6/19/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 06-19-2007 22:00)
Reported: 6/20/2007 3:30:21 PM 15:30
Location: Aurora, CO
|((NUFORC Note: ISS orbiting with Space Shuttle? PD))
0n 06-19-07 at approximately 10:00 PM I observed the strangest thing I had ever seen. Two fairly bright white lights moving in tandem in the northern sky above Denver Colorado. The two lights were the size and intensity of the bright star Sirius. The night was beautiful and clear, the moon was hanging large and low on the horizon. These objects or object turned southeast and flew directly over my house and then suddenly vanished.
I was standing at my open rear door of my house when the sound of an approaching helicopter caught my attention, As usual with any low flying aircraft, I would go outside to watch for it. As soon as I stepped out onto my rear deck my attention was diverted to two bright lights approaching from the north. At first I thought the lights were stars and stationary, but then I soon realized they were moving in my direction. They were moving slowly in tandem as if two planes were flying in formation, one in front of the other. This struck me as very odd so I continued to watch them. The two lights were approaching me from a slight angle and they never once deviated laterally from their position. They continued heading in my direction. I stood there trying to understand what it was that I was looking at. As it over flew my house, I ran through the house and called for my teenage son to come to the front door to observe this as well. The two of us stood watching this thing cruise overhead silently and almost effortlessly. We both stood motionless trying to understand what it was we were watching. Within a few seconds the two lights flashed off in unison and it was all over.
The object appeared to be close; however, it had no discernable shape. The object made absolutely no sound. The space and distance between the two lights can be measured by extending one full arm length and turning your hand at a 90 degree angle. one hand length. The area in which this thing traveled penetrated heavily regulated airspace, (class Bravo airspace) for DIA. This portion of class B airspace has a floor of 8000 feet MSL and a ceiling of 14,500 MSL. The object was in this air space and had also flown in between Centennial (KAPA) and Buckley AFB airspace. All three are manned by radar. I am an instrument rated Private Pilot and I think I have a pretty good understanding of what airplanes look and sound like. This was no airplane, as this object had none of the required position lights / navigation lights or strobes that one would recognize as local aviation. The object was not a small dimly lit fast moving satellite, nor was it a commonly observed meteor streaking across our celestial heavenly body, and no, it was no weather balloon. I don’t know what this thing was that my son and I observed, but it left a bad taste in our mouths.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))
((NUFORC Note: ISS orbiting with Space Shuttle. PD))
ADDENDUM FROM ORIGINAL WITNESS:
Two fairly bright white lights moving in tandem. ((NUFORC Note: ISS orbiting with Space Shuttle? PD))
First of all, the ISS orbiting with Space Shuttle occured the the next day. My son and I observed that as well.
What we witnessed on 6/19/07 at 2200 Hrs was Absolutely NOT the ISS/Space shuttle. NOT EVEN CLOSE!