|Occurred : 8/25/2007 22:48 (Entered as : 08/25/07 2248)
Reported: 8/26/2007 10:53:28 PM 22:53
Location: Madison (north of), WI
|Madison Sighting 8/25/07
I would like to report to NUFORC a sighting which occurred last night, 25 August 2007 at about 2248 Central time just north of Madison,WI.
At that time,my fiancee (who was driving) and I had just passed Madison on our way home to the Twin Cities from Chicago on I-94. I noticed a bright object moving from north of us to the south, which I initially took to be the ISS (space station). The first glimpse put this object at the 1100 position (assuming the hood of our car is the 1200 position, and it was to the west of us about 35 degrees off the horizon.
As I am a former member of the military (16 Tango - ADA) I was extensively trained in visual identification of both man made and naturally occuring atmospheric phenomena. I quickly deduced that this was in fact not the ISS due to its increasingly fast speed.
This object did not have any visible navigational lighting, nor strobes. I watched the object traverse the entire expanse of sky from the 1100 position to our front, to about the 630 position behind us all in about 10 seconds before it disappeared into nothing.
Within a few minutes I contacted the Columbia County Sheriff to describe the incident, and left my name and number.
I am very interested in knowing what this object was, and if anyone else sighted this very fast thing near Madison last night.