|Occurred : 6/24/2010 21:40 (Entered as : 06/24/10 17:40)
Reported: 6/24/2010 11:27:16 PM 23:27
Location: Redding, CA
|Low flying ball of bright light - gliding across the sky
After returning from an evening walk, my husband and I stopped on our driveway to observe the stars and moon.
We were facing south and right at "12:00" position was a ball of light that was moving towards us. The object was bright and much, much lower than the stars - we thought it was a plane or helicopter. We observed the object trying to identify the flashing red/blue lights that acompany aircraft. This lighted object had none.
We watched as it "glided" through the sky in a northern direction. It would drop then continue, drop then continue - it never stopped but it took a long time to cross the sky. We watched for a good five minutes until we had to walk out into our street to see it (now behind our home) suddenly, it was gone. It never darted away, it didn't drop like before - it was simply gone.
It looked to be following the route of our freeway.
Less than one minute after it vanished, a jet-type plane flew overhead in the direction of the lighted object.
((NUFORC Note: We will check with the witness, to confirm the time. The stars are not visible at 17:40 hrs.. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of International Space Station. PD))
((CORRESPONDENCE WITH WITNESS))
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Peter Davenport <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Mrs. ((deleted)),
Thank you very much for your nice report!!
What was the time of your sighting, please? You indicate below that it
occurred at 17:40 hours, or 5:40 p.m.. However, the stars are not visible
at that time. Please let us know the time, if you would.
Peter Davenport, Director
National UFO Reporting Center
Oops! I'm sorry! It was 9:40pm when we saw the strange object
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