|Occurred : 8/5/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 08/05/07 21:30)
Reported: 8/7/2007 1:05:30 PM 13:05
Location: Success, NH
|wobbling in flight/ bright white light in night sky
9 of us saw this. We were sitting around a campfire in Success, New Hampshire at around 9:30 or 9:45pm on August 5th, 2007 at the edge of Success Pond. Other than the several camps around the pond, there is nothing in the way of civilization for many miles, going in any direction. There are no street lights and no light pollution from them.
Overhead coming out of the west, a very bright whitish light could be seen, moving at a high rate of speed. The light was bigger than Venus in size, and as bright or maybe a bit brighter, and the color was the blue tinged white, like a white LED or classic fluorescent kind of white. There appeared to be a football shape to the light.
It traveled over our heads, across the pond, going in an East-Northeast direction, vanishing over the state of Maine. It was above the clouds as it vanished behind the high clouds twice, to reappear after getting in to clear sky again.
It would be easy to pass what we saw off as a satellite in orbit, but it was clearly wobbling and moved like a fish tail in water, in a shallow S or slalom back and forth, while maintaining a straight course. It was also much brighter and larger than any normal satellite would be.
It was in sight for 2-3 minutes before vanishing over the horizon. There was no noise, although when a jet passes over one can eventually hear the faint sound of the engines.
((NUFORC Note: ISS passed over NH at 22:08 hrs.. PD))