|Occurred : 10/17/2008 19:20 (Entered as : 10/17/08 19:20)
Reported: 10/17/2008 10:21:50 PM 22:21
Location: Colony (1 mile NW of), WY
Duration:5 minutes +
|Uknown object over northeast Wyoming.
Date: 17 October 2008
Time: 1915-1930 MST
Location: 1 mile northwest of Colony, Wyoming.
Duration of Sighting: Approx 5 minutes.
Number of witnesses: 3 Description of Sighting: I exited the building where I work at approximately 1915 hrs. At approx. 10 degrees above the horizon I viewed a light in the WSW sky. I called a co-worker to look at the light. The light was amber in color, very similar to the mercury vapor street lights that are common. The intensity was about twice the yard light of a ranch that is five miles from our location. However the size of the light was three to four times larger and did not vary in intensity for the duration of the sighting.
We viewed the light and noticed that it was moving. It was moving very slowly and without deviation from whatever "course" it was on. The general movement could have been east to west, but from our perspective, it looked as if the light was descending. We observed this light for at least five minutes. Our observation was with naked eye and with 10X binoculars. We could not discern any shape to the object, just a "light." We observed this object until it went into obscura over the horizon, at around 250 degrees azimuth.
We considered what it may have been, and agreed that it was not a conventional aircraft, nor a celestial body. The only possible conventional explanation we could determine from our sighting was that it was possibly a satellite reflecting the sun. Though other obvious satellites we have seen did not have the same color of light, nor did they reflect light so consistently or so long to our respective position as this object may have been.
The witnesses have a combined experience of 70 years in ground radar, satellite tracking, and working with military aircraft.