|Occurred : 2/25/2009 21:45 (Entered as : 02/25/09 21:45)
Reported: 3/13/2009 12:36:26 PM 12:36
Location: Ellensburg, WA
|A large object at night, having nothing but reflective light, travelling at great speed.
On Wednesday night February 25th, 2009, at approximately 9:45 pm, I was going to my garage via my patio/deck and looked up to the skies, as I often do. From that location I can see most all of the southern half of the sky (horizon to horizon), but only about 20 percent of the northern half and no horizon. Unfortunately there is a utility company office and repair facility south of my home that has large floodlights, that are on all night and kind of fades out the horizon area directly south, but directly up and most of the southern sky is quite clear. I am in the habit of scanning the skies at night for about 30 seconds, most every night, and sometimes more than once. This night I did scan the southern sky and it was clear and all stars were very visible. I looked to 12 o’clock straight above me and I saw what I would have to describe as one of those clusters of faint stars that you see in the sky on a real clear night that almost appears to be a circle of foggy light. But, what I was seeing, was instead, an object moving very fast. No light was emitting from the object, but most of the object was discernable by what appeared to be reflective light, but not sharp or bright. It was a very dull, again as if it was one of those star clusters, but you could see that it was a hard object. This object was moving extremely fast from straight above me towards the SSW horizon. I believe that it was a very large object, very far above me. It’s shape exactly was very hard to determine as the edges of the object were blurry and it’s apparently very fast speed. It could have been round or triangular and appeared to be fairly flat. If I had to guess, I would say that it was 10,000 feet or more above me, and with that size of an object, it would have to be traveling at several thousand miles per hour. Within 4 or 5 seconds, it vanished as if it faded away. The object made no sound. I looked for and found a star cluster and it did have a similar size and appearance, except the object I saw, had a surface! look to it, especially in the center. I stayed out there in the cold for about 5 minutes in the hope if it retuning, but it did not. I am absolutely certain of what I saw and that it was as I have described to you.