|Occurred : 9/11/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 09/11/07 22:00)
Reported: 10/3/2007 12:39:26 PM 12:39
Location: Wheeling, WV
|A star? satellite? space station? OR???????????
I was back in my hometown for a funeral and was spending the night at my deceased father's house, which is out in the country near Oglebay Park. I love the peace & quiet and wanted to go into his field to look at the massive array for stars out that night.
Approx 10PM, In the SSW sky I spotted to what I had assumed to be a star, but quickly deduced that it must be a plane because all of the starlight was a 'white-blue' when this was an 'yellow-white' and was MUCH lower than any star. As a guess I'd say it's altitude was 5 miles and distance (from me) approx the same.
I then realized that it couldn't be landing gear or lights on the front of a craft because it was moving away from me in a constant SSW direction. Overhead, a plane passed, coming from the NW--towards the 'light' to the SSW. As the plane got to what I would say about a 1-2 mile range, the light went out, then came back on as the airplane vectored to the SSE. I ran to get binoculars and continued to watch. This light did not twinkle as were all of the stars that night (it was crystal-clear), rather it was constant. I will note that another airplane was headed towards it and the light disappeared again, only to come back on another 90 seconds or so later like the first time. After about 15 minutes, the light then was completely gone as it continued heading SSW. Any ideas? This was I believe about a week after one could look straight up and see the space station..is that what I saw? Perhaps a satellite? I thought the light going on & off with appraoching aircraft was odd.
It was in this exact sky that approx 20 years ago I witnessed, as many people have reported on here, two objects (in the night sky) "playing tag with one another"
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Jupiter?? PD))