|Occurred : 5/26/2009 01:00 (Entered as : 05/26/09 1:00)
Reported: 5/26/2009 8:14:15 PM 20:14
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
|Bright orange object moving slowly, stopped then dimmed out completely after a few seconds
At roughly 1:00 a.m. on May 26 I noticed a bright orange colored object in the western sky at approx. 45 degrees, moving slowly to the east in my general direction. At first I thought it was an approaching airplane but realized there were no flashing lights, just the same steady orange light, my next thought was it was possibly the international space station.
After maybe 15 seconds the object seemed to be moving a bit slower then came to a complete stop in the sky at approx. 70 degrees. I could not hear any sound coming from it. I knew at this point I was observing something unusual and became excited. Then after maybe 5 to 10 seconds of it being in a stationary position the object then dimmed out in a what I can only describe as a controlled, steady manner, and I could no longer see it.
Almost a day later I am still very excited over it. Conditions were completely clear while viewing it.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))