|Occurred : 2/12/2008 13:30 (Entered as : 02/12/08 13:30)
Reported: 2/12/2008 11:05:52 AM 11:05
Location: El Paso, TX
|Bright sphere, flashing light, changes in intensity and patterns. Not consistent with weather balloon.
A bright sphere was located in the sky near numerous contrails (314838N 1062222W). The sphere emitted a light that changed in intensity, flashed in different patterns continuously. The object looked to be somewhere between 35k and 40k feet (above contrails) and was moving at approximately 100-150 mph to the East/Southeast. It stayed at approximately the same altitude for about 10 minutes before it descended to about 20k before it disappeared. I have seen weather balloons before and this object was not consistent with one.