|Occurred : 10/14/2008 22:05 (Entered as : 10/14/2008 22:05)
Reported: 10/14/2008 7:44:54 PM 19:44
Location: Louisville, KY
|Fast moving object with flashing red light near Louisville, Kentucky.
A few minutes after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, I was sitting on the deck in my backyard in Louisville, Kentucky when I observed a small round object with a red flashing light and a white light which was not flashing moving from north to south across a clear sky. The object appeared to be spinning. I was lying on a lounge chair facing west and looking toward the sky when I first observed the object coming from the north. The northern horizon is not visible from our house due to large trees in the neighborhood. I observed the object first as it came into view in the sky above the trees obstructing my view of the northern horizon.
I am not good at judging altitude, but I would guess that the object was at least a couple thousand feet in the air. We live eight miles southeast of the Louisville International Airport. The object did not come from the airport and was not going there-it was not in any kind of a holding pattern, and it was moving too fast to be a plane. It was too high to have taken off from or to be landing at the Louisville International Airport. I could not hear any noise from the object, but due to the constant drone of the traffic on my street and on nearby Bardstown Road, it is likely that any noise the object was making was drowned out.
The sky was completely clear, and the moon was full. Visibility of the nighttime sky is never good in my neighborhood. We live two blocks from a major Louisville thoroughfare, Bardstown Road, and the city lights make spotting even any of the constellations difficult. Despite the completely clear sky, few stars were visible.
As I was watching the object move across the sky, my wife opened the kitchen window and asked me what I was doing. I asked her to come outside. She and my 15 year old daughter came out on the deck as the object was nearing the southern horizon. They also observed the object and were unable to identify what it was.
I would be interested to learn if anyone else in the Louisville area observed this object.