|Occurred : 6/18/2008 14:30 (Entered as : 07/17/08 14:30)
Reported: 7/8/2008 6:51:00 AM 06:51
Location: Dubuisson (Canada), QC
|Brigth white object moving across the sky
The event occured on last June 18 at about 2h30 PM. I was standing in my driveway and looked at the sky as i often do. I saw an object, like an airliner without wings, sharply defined, of a pure white color, just like the color and texture of the edge of cumulus cloud. It moved from SSE to NNO silently in about 15-20 seconds, nearly overhead, passing over scattered cumulus clouds in an otherwise clear blue sky. It dissapeared behind clouds at about 10 deg. above the tree line.
I estimate its angular size to be about half a degree, or the apparent size of the moon.
As it was receding in the distance, i noticed some "turbulence" of fusiness just behind the object, and something dark gray was visible at the back, like the tail of an airplane.
I am 61 and and a life long amateur astronomer. I consider myself a competent observer of the sky. This is my first sighting of something i can't explain easily.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))