|Occurred : 10/4/2007 21:10 (Entered as : 10/04/07 21:10)
Reported: 10/8/2007 12:27:01 AM 00:27
Location: Denver/Aurora, CO
|Stealthy object enters atmosphere, conducts surveillance of Denver and Arapahoe counties in Colorado
UFO sighting by a non-believer!
Date: 10/04/07 (Thursday)
Time: About 9:10-9:15 p.m. MST
Location: Denver/Aurora Colorado USA Parking lot of the "Stampede Dance Club," on the border of the cities of Denver and Aurora in Colorado
Two Strange Phenomena
I. Apparent micrometeoroid flash 1) I went outside the club around 9:10 p.m. tonight to get some air, and walked to a dark area near the end of a parking lot between some trees. At about 50 degrees SE of the zenith there was a bright cloud over Parker, CO, at a height of about 10,000-15,000 feet. It was oblong and extended down to the horizon. Otherwise the seeing was great overhead with a dark and crisp sky (usual for autumn in Colorado).
2) I looked up and found Cygnus (extending about 0-30 degrees southeast of the zenith), then over to the west to find Lyra (normal sky gazing for me), then back at Cygnus, and then slightly to the east.
3) A very faint micrometeoroid flash occurred in Lyra. What struck me was that it was extremely faint, so short (less than 2 moon widths) and that it had a slight “j” hook to the east. This was at about 10-20 degrees SSW of the zenith.
4) Total sightig--about 1 second.
II. UFO 1) Following the trajectory of the micrometeoroid flash (contrail?), within a second or so and starting about 10 degrees due south, I saw an object moving across the star field at an apparent high altitude, squareish, with a cluster of lights centrally located within the square (perhaps a violet and a white light, extremely faint, and perhaps 1-2 others).
2) The object at first moved generally east toward Cygnus, shifting erratically back and forth at 90 degrees, while jumping erratically 5+ degrees north and south, instantaneously.
3) The object appeared to maintain the same altitude throughout the sighting, and was less than ¼ of a moon width. It finally disappeared to the SE into the glare of the cloud over Parker, and I waited to see if it appeared under the cloud--it didn’t.
4) Total sighting- about 7 seconds.
III. Personal notes 1) I’ve been a sky gazing hobbyist for over 45 years (I’m 54 now), and I know what to look for in the constellations.
2) I’m a veteran of seven archaeological projects including a survey, and am used to looking quickly for unusual detail (20:13 vision).
3) Except for some inconsistencies with the Nasca features and the nearby hill theory, or an occasional mutilation that goes against the predator theory, I’m afraid I’m pretty much a “Skeptical Inquirer” type. Crop circles are all pranks, etc.